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It Takes All Kinds

Learning to work with nature is much less exhausting than trying to work against it.  It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out, but day after day, people try so hard to pour themselves into molds that just won’t hold their personalities, passions and desires (working against nature).

The other day I came across a personality testing site (apparently the site is no longer around).  All you have to do is answer several questions (approximately 40) and it will tell you which of the four temperaments your personality falls under whether it is sanguine, melancholy, choleric or phlegmatic or a combination thereof.

Too Accurate for My Liking

After taking the test and finding out that I scored as a Choleric/Melancholy, I did quite a bit of online research for better insight into my strengths and weaknesses.  Actually, it helped me to understand why I do some of the things I do and think the way I do.  It also helped me to stop trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  It made me take stock of how I view and interact with my family, my business and my writing.  It made me look at how I got things done.

Worth a Look See

If you dare, visit the site and take the test.  Be sure to answer the questions honestly.  Once you get your results, do a little research on the internet to get a better understanding of your temperaments strengths and weaknesses.  The purpose is not to condone or condemn your personality.  The purpose of taking the test is to learn how to better work with your personality.  Learning to utilize your strengths can catapult your freelance writing career.

Working with NatureFlowers

At this stage in my life, I’m learning to embrace my personality, my quirks and my strengths/weaknesses and stop trying to be like everyone else (one of the blessings of growing older).  The same thing goes for my writing and blogging.  There is a tendency for writers/bloggers to compare themselves with other writers/bloggers.  After taking the personality test, I realize I’m wired to do things the way I do them.  Just like you’re wired to do things the way you do them.

Room for Improvement

There’s always room for improvement.  Just make sure that your improvements are aimed at making you the best “you” you can be and not the best clone of someone else.  There’s something to be said about authenticity.

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  • Sher March 25, 2009, 12:33 pm

    This is a great post!! I agree–we should work with the way Nature made us, rather than against!

    I’m going to try that test and see how it comes out!!

    Thanks for the great post!!

    Have a great day,
    Sher :0)

    Shers last blog post..Tours–Beautiful City in the Loire Valley

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