When you want to improve and become a better You, you set out goals and milestones and go through all the work of creating a new you. Then after time you become discouraged because things are not happening the way you thought they would. Now What?
Understanding your personality type can give you great insight into who you are and what you do to better understand how to evoke change, acceptance, or reactions to others. Start by looking at your Mindset that affects your underlying Traits.
Do you consider yourself to be:
- Do you lack motivation?
- Are you inconsiderate?
- Are you stubborn?
- Are you complacent?
- Are you arrogant?
- Are you critical of others?
Always seeking Change
- Do you lack self esteem?
- Are you unable to make decisions?
- Do you obsess over things?
An attention seeker
- Do you need social approval?
- Are you competitive?
- Are you impulsive?
Once you’ve identified yourself, you can then then understand a little deeper what types of traits you have and what they mean to you. These traits can also crossover dependent on the situation.
Confident people are usually the most unlikely people to want to make a change. They already are stable and consistent, determined to achieve what they set out to do, and have a good self-esteem.
Outgoing people embrace change and are quick to implement once they decide to do it. The are very receptive to others, they seek approval and affirmation, and they tend to stress less than others.
Change Seekers are perfectionists but not always realistic. They are driven by passion and motivation, they are high achievers, and are creative and inspiring to others.They have a low self-image and low confidence.
Attention Seekers are usually successful with change because of their enthusiasm and energy, their resilience to failure, and they are determined.
Let me ask you this. If I took all the photos above and mixed them up, could you tell which was which personality type? Most likely not exactly. I want to point out that personality types are characteristics of your mind not your appearance! That is why and understanding of how we think is important to evoking change.
Once you understand your personality traits, you can then work with them instead of against them when trying to achieve your goals. For example, one of Erin’s goals is to be more involved in meetings at work. They consider themself to be confident, however, in social settings they are more of a change seeker. So you can see there is a conflict there and as a result, Erin always gets the same results with every meeting which is frustration and withdrawal. So how does Erin change that?
I bet you are already thinking of things Erin can do and would have lots of advice! So turn the tables on yourself and see what is stopping you from achieving your goals or making a change.
One of the best things I have ever done for myself (for FREE mind you) is to take a personality test. From this test I learned a lot about myself. I was able to identify the areas that I needed to focus on that would stop me from becoming who I wanted to become.
I encourage you to take the FREE test as well! Sign up to receive the test link and get started achieving those goals today!