Testing my Personality

Sunday morning surfing led me to discover this new-to-me website, Helping Writer’s become Authors, and their article on “What’s your writing personality?”

After reading the piece I figured I would fall into the Phlegmatic category:

Phlegmatics are the Steady Eddies. They’re not easily ruffled, which means they get to avoid many of the high and low mood swings the other personality types can be prone to. They’re dependable, thoughtful, and pragmatic. But they can also struggle to find motivation and energy to start—and then finish—projects.

It definitely painted a picture I could easily relate to. I do struggle with motivation and follow through. I’m thoughtful, sometimes to the extent of getting lost in my own, and I’m not easily ruffled.

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Riddle me this

What do you value most about yourself?

Not what’s your greatest skill or what’s your favorite feature, but what do you value most. When asked, this question set me back a moment.

I really wasn’t sure what I valued most; and that bothered me.

Now, the question was posed by a silly little quiz I found in my news feed on Facebook but the feeling it stirred in me was not little. I realized it had been a long time since I last took stock of myself.

So I thought for a while and was increasingly disturbed by the lack of anything that jumped to mind. I’m generally a happy person and like myself so why was it so hard to verbalize what I value about me?

My very good friend Google told me the definition (noun) of value is:

  1. The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
  2. A person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgement of what’s important in life

By not being able to answer the question does that mean then that I don’t feel I’m important, useful or worthy?  Does it mean I have no principle’s? No, I don’t think so. It may mean that I’ve lost my personal sense of what’s important in life though.

Being caught up in my life’s routine, I believe, has led me to focus only on what I can I do rather than who I am or want to be. My aspirations have been about gaining things; a promotion at work, more money, items for my house.

As a child I remembered valuing things like kindness and courage and happiness. So I tried to think of the question as the mini-me would have.  Breaking it down to it’s simplicity and clearing my brain of the adult fog that is bills, work and more work.

And then I had an answer.

And now I’m starting a list.

It’s important to look into yourself from time to time. I had forgotten how good it feels.

Give it a try! You will be surprised by what you find and you will discover things you want to cultivate and turn into action. Good natured and positive? Maybe you would find satisfaction volunteering at the hospital or soup kitchen and spreading that brightness around! Brave or courageous? Maybe someone in your life could use that kind support and learn from you.  Whatever it may be, it is a way that you can change the world.

So…what do you value most about yourself?

My Liebster Award Q & A

  • What is your biggest dream in life?
    • My biggest dream is to be a writing, singing, dancing, animal saving and habitat owning, lawyer, princess.
  • Are you planning to make it happen and how?
    • I work on writing, singing and dancing almost every day.  My blog is helping me write and though singing and dancing aren’t professional objectives, I still can’t leave the house with out busting out a tune and some new moves. Both of my animals are rescues and they live in my home 🙂 I’ve already watched all of Boston Legal and How I Met Your Mother so I’m totally lawyer-ed.  I’m talking to the Universe about the Princess thing as I feel they really do need to fix that s***.

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