Super Bowl Day I found myself sitting in a small hotel room with six other people in front of a small flat screen TV. This one television was supposed to be seen by each person whether they sat on one of the two beds, on the sofa bed, or on the blow-up mattress on the floor. Not your ideal viewing situation. But as we watched, I realized our personalities played a part in how we watched this nationally acclaimed football game. Read the rest of this entry
We’re all familiar with Tom Hank’s catchphrase in the movie, Forrest Gump,“Life is like a bowl of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
Here’s a little PERSONALity Perspective on that bowl of chocolates:
- Playful personality – chocolates are fun to share
- Powerful personality – chocolates are a quick energy boost
- Purposeful personality – chocolates are a suitable snack
- Peaceful personality – chocolates are good soothers
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
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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.
- Do you know someone who wakes up happy and thinks everyone else should do the same? Are you that bouncing ball?
- Have you ever met someone who personified Grumpy, one of the seven dwarfs of fairytale fame? Are you that sourpuss?
- Ever been rolled over by someone so on fire with their own energy they failed to notice anyone else? Are you that steamroller?
- Have you ever had to push, prod, and pull someone into joining an activity? Are you that couch potato? Read the rest of this entry
There are four basic personality types:
- Purposeful – your basic I-play-by-the-rules person
- Powerful – your basic I-want-to-be-in-control person
- Playful – your basic life-of-the-party person
- Peaceful – your basic I-like-everything-to-be-on-an-even-keel person
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