What’s ahead of me and what’s behind me are nothing
compared to what’s inside me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This afternoon my husband and I stepped into an elevator in a town away from home. We were only going a few floors and then out to dinner. Normally shy and reserved, I always look forward to the few moments of silence and reflection an elevator ride provides.
“Good afternoon, folks!” Just as the doors closed a man and his wife jumped through the opening. A happy, playful/sanguine man as well, my husband replied, “Hello, how are you doing?” I rolled my eyes. Read the rest of this entry
One of the easiest ways to decipher your personality is to think back to the way you were as a child. Were you bossy? Bold and brave? Were you careful, quiet, concerned? Were you shy or a show-off?
I clearly remember standing with hand on hip and stomping my foot as I bossed my sister around. My powerful personality raised its head in early years. (Sorry, sis.)
One place where I see the personalities come out to play strongly is in the kitchen. Ever notice the personality types when gathered around the ol’ butcher block? Read the rest of this entry
Perspective…what is that? It’s more than whether you view life as a pessimist or optimist. It’s more than the glass being half empty/ or half full viewpoint.
We want to give you clues that can help you sort out how you and others operate – think – respond – and react, largely due to the innate qualities of the personality one is born with.
There are four basic personality types:
You may be familiar with these personality types by other names. Hippocrates called the purposeful person a melancholy, the powerful person a choleric, the playful person a sanguine, and the peaceful person a phlegmatic based on an interpretation of body fluids. Others have given them animal names such as beaver, otter, lion, and golden retriever. Still others have used letters such as DISC. There are many ways to classify our personalities. But in every method of assessment there is a purposeful personality, a powerful personality, a playful personality, and a peaceful personality. No matter what you call them, each of the four corresponds with one of those descriptions. Read the rest of this entry