They come in groups of three. We have body, soul and spirit. We have mind, will and emotions. We also have the temperament categories of inclusion, control and affection. This blog addresses three categories of people utilizing the test. It is…
- For those of you already armed with the knowledge of your temperament scores, this may be a refresher in some of the basic information you have already utilized to gain wisdom and success in your life. It may prompt you to the next rung on the ladder.
- For others, it may be a reminder of that handout you were given and of the analysis your counselor shared with you. You may have recognized so many of the characteristics and needs shared (the test is approximately 94% accurate). It’s possible that you had determined at the time to do some of the work you knew needed your attention but didn’t.
- For those of you who have not yet taken the plunge into the world of temperament: here’s some basic information to get you excited about this next important step to secure a better foundation for your future endeavors; whether business, marriage, family, finances etc.
Knowing your temperament is as fundamental as
knowing your blood type.
If you have ever needed a blood transfusion or been pregnant, you know what I’m talking about. There is a phenomenon that occurs in human blood. You must take a blood test to determine your specific type. Humans have several different blood types with some having a protein on the cell called the Rh factor. If you don’t have this protein (some moms don’t) and you come into contact with a person’s blood type incompatible with yours (a Rh+ baby), your immune system will recognize the antigen on the other person’s blood as foreign and you will produce antibodies against it. The baby’s blood will be attacked and it could be fatal. If a pregnant mom is Rh- and the baby, Rh+ the doctor simply gives a specific medication and averts the issue. Can you see where I am going with this?
In regards to temperament there are similarities one can glean from individual traits just as you can categorize blood types. Knowing this can bring you valuable insight into your personal needs and to gauge where you are functioning in the three categories (inclusion, control, affection). You will begin to connect the dots of where you are now and where you want to be in order to be at your best. Of course temperament also affects all relationships such as with your significant other, your children, your parents, extended family members and business associates. If you do not gain the understanding of each other’s inborn tendencies(temperament) nor how they affect you nor how to get along it could lead to issues, an inability to work together resulting in poor outcomes such as divorce or a demise to your business.
There is a way to avert the issue. Once you secure your scores, you then know what you need, how much and what you may be doing in response to those needs not being met. You will no longer be second guessing your plan of action to a better you.
In future blogs, I will share in greater depth basic temperament wisdom for you to utilize and grow healthier in all your relationships. For now, start with you. If you have not had your profile done, make it a priority in the new year. It can change everything as you move forward.
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