Recently while having a chat with friends over a cuppa, the topic of temperament & personality profiling arose…
Then this morning I read an article on another creative format for personality profiling that has become popular in recent times.
Personality & temperament profiling have been around since Hippocrates (2500 years) equated his observations of certain personality traits to four main temperament typing.
So there are many forms of profiling available today, basically they all provide similar categorization to Hippocrates in their blend combinations. They may have differing titles & descriptions but the base types are recognizable.
While these can be helpful in acquiring a greater understanding of the people around us & give insight into why we do the things we do!
There are a few cautionary things we need to keep in mind when we gain this knowledge & how to utilize it.
Shall we get ourselves a cuppa & get comfy before we continue…I have a cup of Oolong tea today with some cinnamon & yogurt coated almonds. Delish! What’s yours my friend?
In my working life as a mental health professional I have used testing & profiling for various reasons in a variety of settings.
These can be very useful tools for such things as corporate team building days, professional development activities, understanding others & ourselves, improving communication, cooperation & relationships.
However we also need to be aware that while our temperament blend may be a certain type, we are individuals & our individual life experience gives us our unique personality.
And that the traits & behaviors of our temperaments can increase or decrease over time depending on our circumstances, health, personal & spiritual growth.
I’ll make this personal with a little bit about my temperament, if you know the temperaments, see if you can recognize my blend;
- I have always had the ability to be able to look at multiple options, weighing the pros & cons to reach a decision quickly & proficiently.
- I’m a “can do, get it done” kinda gal & procrastination was never an issue.
- I like my world to be organized but I’m also described as easy going.
- Though I am able to work happily & competently as a team member, I’m normally heading the team.
- I’m extremely independent & confident.
- And I love assisting people to live their best lives!
These have been inherent since childhood.
However since the nasty tenants took up residence shared in Focus…I have noticed that my ability to reach a decision proficiently takes longer then it did before. As with a decision in the pros & cons of each ebook publishing company to epublish my books at the moment!
I’m still a ‘can do, get it done’ kinda gal but now I take a lot longer to get it done & yes a little procrastination has crept in!
I still like my world to be organized, though it’s not as organized as it once was with chronic pain entering the scene & disturbing the status quo. Though my easy going trait isn’t that concerned as it gets organized eventually!
I still try to be humbly independent & while I have lost some confidence in my capabilities, I am very confident that the…
“Joy of the Lord is my strength!”
Though my inherent temperament & personality are still there, circumstances have somewhat impacted them.
I have noticed that the other blend in my temperament is becoming more prominent which is interesting & reason to Pause & Reflect…in this time of personal growth.
The most notable is that I’m learning a new depth to patience, peace, joy, surrender & dependence on my Creator. And a newfound emotional, mental & spiritual serenity in my life as never before.
Have you noticed that what we thought were negative circumstances in our lives, quite often turn out to be times for great personal & spiritual growth!
So my friend, have you or a significant other had any experience with ebook publishing? What company would you recommend?
Until next time,
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