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Super Bowl People

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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

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More Than Half Full

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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

Hippocrates’ New Twist

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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

What’s Your PERSONALity Perspective?

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Personalities are as individual as fingerprints, yet, according to Hippocrates, can be classified into four general types, with common blends. Linda and I have studied and trained in the personalities for years, earning advanced lifetime certification in the field. We’ve taught and helped hundreds across the country to relate better with their friends, family, and co-workers through a better understanding of these innate personality traits, needs, and tendencies.

Our book, PERSONALity Perspectives – Clues to Building Better Relationships, due out soon from OakTara Publishing, Read the rest of this entry