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There is one area in my life where I am quite constant =)

I am constantly thinking about myself – and I question myself a lot. I ask myself:

In which area do I want to grow this year? There are lots of areas where I do want to grow:

– relational
– professional/ carreer
– physical health
– spiritual
– character
– emotional intelligence
– hobbies/ recreation
– partner/ family
and and and…..

Last year I worked on some of these areas with a coach and there is still a lot of work to do =) I love to coach people, but I also love being coached because it keeps me accountable. It’s good to think about myself and challenge myself to move ahead.

In the area character I wrote down a few specific things like being more patient and becoming a better listener. I still have a long way to go…..

Yesterday I looked up again my Myres Briggs profile and how I can grow in my personality in different areas. It shows the strengths and the weaknesses of my personality and it’s so good to read it once in a while. It also helps to see that there are so many personality types and why we get into trouble sometimes with one another!

Every person has gifts that are specific to her/his personality type. And if you recognize these gifts and work on their growth and develop them, you will be more content with yourself. You should embrace your strengths and nourish them.

And there are not only strengths but also weaknesses. Sometimes we only think on our strengths and ignore our weaknesses. But if we want to grow as a person we cannot only value our strengths but also face our weaknesses and work on them. I just thought about that I wrote already a whole list with my weaknesses around 13 or 15 years ago. It’s very interesting to read this list again. Back then I did not now about the Myers Briggs Test yet, but about other tests.

And yesterday I looked especially on my Myers Briggs personality type’s problem areas. So I will be busy this year =) and the following……

?? Do you know the Myers Briggs test?? What personality type are you? What did you discover about yourself so far? What do you have to learn? What do you want to improve??

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10 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    neenslewy said,

    I am a Life-Coach who is currently trying to amend all areas of my life, this year is the year I am moving my life forward, back in the driving seat after free wheeling for too long!

    I have 6 main areas to focus on, a separate diary to record progress and keep track of progression.
    January has kick-started well. With two big areas addressed already!

  2. 3

    Knowing yourself is the first step in living a truly happy, healthy life. Loving yourself is the most important aspect of personal growth. The Myer-Briggs is awesome. I actually just read my profile last week. I’m an INFJ.

  3. 5

    Chef Randall said,

    Thanks for this post Tabea. I am going to take the Myers Briggs test to see what personality I am so I can see what I need to improve on.

    Thanks again. Wonderful blog you have here.

    Chef Randall

  4. 7

    Chef Randall said,

    I took the Myers Briggs test. My personality is ESFP. But it did not give any comments about this personality. I don’t know what that means.

    Chef Randall


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