Leadership

P for Personality

Does your spouse get on your nerves? How about your co-worker or child? Because of personality styles, we can drive each other crazy! How do we love people who are so different?

Discover your personality type. Own your strengths. Admit your weaknesses. Accept people for who they are.

There are 4 basic personality types. Take a look at the chart or listen to the video to discover yours.

imagesMy husband is a strong choleric. I am a loud sanguine and part choleric. Cooperation can be a challenge. My husband leads powerfully and I try to do the same. The only difference, I’m talking and bouncing the whole time I’m leading. He, on the other hand, has no time for talk and is accomplishing his mission quickly and seriously.

How do we survive? It took a lot of hard work and learning. (maybe a fight or two, cough, cough). We had to learn…

…when to lead and when to follow

…when to speak and when to be silent.

…when to give and when to take.

…when to go last and when to be first.

We are still learning daily  but the knowledge of our personalities transformed our marriage. We understand perspectives, motivation, and actions of the one we love. We can overlook easier and forgive quicker.

God gave you a personality to be used for His glory. It’s not by accident that you talk loud, are a little bossy, aren’t quiet as motivated as others, or need your pictures hung perfectly straight. Embrace your personality. Actually, love it and be thankful God made you the way you are. Allow Him to use your personality to make a difference in your world.

For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:13-14

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