Why we do the things we do

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Success in life comes easier when we decide to take our own path.

Knowing that direction comes with knowing ourselves. Once we become familiar with our strengths, gifts and talents, we’ll more easily recognize the way we are meant to go.

Another key factor in getting to know ourselves is understanding which of the four generally recognized personality types most closely characterizes us.

Everyone is perfect just the way they are. Realize that you don’t have to change to be successful in business or in life.

One of the best ways to think about the four personality types is using colors to represent them. The four types can easily be determined by considering how you interact with other people.

About 35 percent of people have a yellow personality. Those with this personality are open, but indirect. They answer questions, but tend to give short answers. They are nurturers. They value their families. They want to help people.

People with a blue personality represent about 15 percent of people. Those with this personality are open and direct. They will let you know their feelings. They want to have fun and like to talk.

Another 15 percent have a red personality. They are direct, but self-contained. They will answer questions, but won’t reveal much. These are usually people in power.

Those with a green personality make up about 35 percent of the population. They are indirect and self-contained. They are the least likely to directly answer a question. There is often dead space in conversations with them because they have to process the information before answering. The are analytical and want to have as much data as possible.

Knowing your personality will help you understand yourself better. You’ll understand why you do the things you do. And you’ll realize that you’re a great you just the way you are.

Steve DeVane
This free e-book helped me understand my personality better.

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