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Are You a Diamond in the Rough?

We are all Diamonds in the rough!

Mirror Mirror Personality - by Jan Addams

Our Inner Characteristics

There are common denominators that stay with us throughout  our life, and aspects of our personality that change with experience and maturity. By first knowing how you act, react and evolve (infinite), you then have a basis for understanding and getting along with others.

There are 4 Basic Personality Traits:
PLANNER – organizer
DOER   – action-oriented
MEDIATOR  – relates more to people
COMMUNICATOR  – initiates ideas

This  is  the  first  part  of  the  infinite  side  of  us.  Our  inner  character carries an essence of structure within that continues to change and evolve with education, experience and maturity.

The universe as we know it follows an expected degree of organization to function properly. We have all seen what happens when this goes awry as in hurricanes and earthquakes. We expect the sun to rise everyday giving us light and warmth and allowing us to differentiate between day and night. We look to our moon as it continues its journey non-stop around the earth, pushing and pulling the tides to create our days and seasons, pleasantly lighting our way in the darkness of the evening.

Structure  can  be  very  good,  but  structure  without  knowledge  and flexibility can also be very destructive. By being  too  focused  within  ourselves,  our belief structures can sometimes cause us to make costly errors.

Have you ever watched ants that have discovered a honey pot? Notice how the small lookout team runs back to announce their find and within minutes a steady stream  of insects arrive on the ‘sweet scene’.  They have mastered the art of pick-up and delivery to their lady queen who feeds and gives birth to  more  little  troopers  that  will  continue  their  lineage.  OK,  some would say that this structure or system isn’t very intelligent. All one would  have  to  do  is  follow  the  lines  of  ants  back  to  their  nest  and poison the lot of them!

Please don’t get me wrong, we need to understand and live within our  structure  and  its  limitations.  But,  we  also  need  to  continue to evolve. This is done through education and experience which transforms us into becoming well rounded human beings (I am not talking about physical  girth  here!).  Imagine  that  this  process  is  like  walking  up  a long and winding slope with many twists and turns. Finally you reach the top, look down and feel a renewed awareness and appreciation for the abundant life in the meadow below.  At that moment you come to the realization that beauty comes from four things:colour, consistency, diversity and continuous change.

 

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1. I like to work by myself. My pace is slow and methodical. I love to handle details. Some think that I border on being a perfectionist. Who am I?

____ A. The DOER
____ B. The MEDIATOR
____ C. The PLANNER
____ D. The COMMUNICATOR

 

2. I don’t like pushy, aggressive types. I enjoy warm, close relationships, and I am a good team player. Who am I?

____ A. The DOER
____ B. The MEDIATOR
____ C. The PLANNER
____ D. The COMMUNICATOR

3. I don’t like to waste time. I enjoy challenges, taking control and solving problems. Who am I?

____ A. The DOER
____ B. The MEDIATOR
____ C. The PLANNER
____ D. The COMMUNICATOR

 

4. I love to be the center of attention. I like to be involved with people. I do not like to work alone, and detailed work bores me to tears. I love to work with ideas, rather than data. Who am I?

____ A. The DOER
____ B. The MEDIATOR
____ C. The PLANNER
____ D. The COMMUNICATOR
After answering these questions, how does it fit with this analysis of yourself. Does it confirm your initial personality type? Knowing your personality type and the personality type of others will make a big difference in how you get along with others. I would venture to say that after you have completed this section, you won’t look at yourself or others, in the same way again.
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