Showing posts from May, 2015

Cracking the Concrete

I am incredibly stubborn. No, really. I can prove it to you.  I like things done the way I have always done them. If they are not done that way, it upsets me. My expectations for myself are rigid, and I hold myself to the most immovable standards. For instance? I must be to work at least five minutes early every day. If I am not, my day starts in a rush. And I do not like to be rushed. Most social events or expenses I begin planning for at least a week in advance. For large events or expenses? At least a month of preparation. I always notify my immediate loved ones of where I am and what I am doing, especially if there is a change from the normal routine. To do otherwise is just unsafe. Convinced yet? I am the concrete. I admire concrete, with its well-made structure that is built to withstand thousands of pounds of force thousands of times daily. But even concrete weathers. Then you get potholes, worn out sections of road with pebbles that kick

Personality Plus

From the time I first took a personality test as a freshman in college, I’ve been fascinated by the measurable and observable differences in people’s personalities. We are each so vastly different in how we think about ourselves and the world, and how we choose to interact with other people. The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator was first published by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers, a mother and daughter duo, in 1943. In the development of their type indicator, they drew from the studies and philosophy of famous Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. The tool has been used now for decades and is continuously being developed and expanded by different people who use the tools for education. Companies and organizations across the country have developed and modified this indicator with their own tests in order to improve individual and collective awareness of peoples’ differences and how to work well together. Due to the fact that the workplace is more and more becoming a collect