I could talk about what I've learned about myself during this vacation or about the HUGE verbal progress KayTar has made recently. I could talk about how we are trying to wean BubTar off the constant habit of dissolving into tears over inconsequential (usually video game-related) things or about how in the last two weeks, KayTar has suddenly realized she is TWO and has been missing out on the whole "TERRIBLE" part and is wholeheartedly seeking to rectify that. I could talk about how I am being forced to eat more healthfully by my restricted diet and have been medically motivated to get a bit more exercise or about how this vacation from the medical world has been perfectly timed for all of us. I could talk about how KayTar was eating a single container of yogurt per day last week and this week finds her eating toast, nuggets, baby food, yogurt, Cheez-its, and more. Or about how KayTar is reading, reading, reading. Words, sentences, and more. Words she has no real business reading at age two, but still she does it. She read to me from my Jodi Picoult book yesterday. I could talk for ages about that. But I won't, because I can't seem to get it all to congeal into words yet. But there I will say this little break has been beautiful for us all.
But in lieu of all that actual content, I give you my personality test results, courtesy of my father. He works in the oil business as a safety guy. He has a big seminar or conference with Chevron coming up and they sent him out a fancy personality profiler test because they are using the results to arrange seating properly for the conference/seminar/whatever. Cool concept, I think. So this is what it says about me.
The Socializing Relater, The Helper
I am a low key, inclusive person who makes others feel comfortable and wanted. I fit into one of the two most naturally supportive styles. I am a natural conversationalist who both listens and expresses myself with ease. I seek positive relationships and enjoy being involved with different kinds of people in different situations. However, there are times when I enjoy being on my own, having time to think about why people are doing what they are doing.
I have a tendency to build esteem in others and I am always looking for opportunities to seek harmony both at home and at work. I sometimes lack assertiveness with others and play down my own personal needs.
I have an inherent sense of fun and enjoy seeing people happy. I do not like confrontation, arguments, or conflict.
My tendencies include:
* I empathize and project concern for others
* I become overly subjective about people I care about
* I am dependable, caring and responsible
* I listen to people's feelings and don't mind sharing my own
* I will show confidence and trust in people
* I prefer people oriented, positive work environments
* I like to hug and kiss those I love
My Potential Limiters:
With tasks: I would benefit by learning when and how to take charge of a situation. I sometimes find myself procrastinating, waiting for others to provide direction. To be highly competitive, I need some coaching on assertiveness.
With people: Because I have strong people needs and a desire to please others, I can become exhausted by striving to meet their demands. I must learn how to say no. I also have difficulty dealing with conflict, because when people express displeasure or disagreement, I tend to interpret it as personal rejection.
* I should become more assertive about my personal needs
* I need to learn conflict resolution and negotiation skills
* I need training or coaching on how to set priorities, manage resources and monitor tasks
* I should find a method to satisfy my need to know how people really feel about me
I think it pegged me pretty well, actually. I wish that it was an online test, because then I could find out how many of you fine folks would be seated next to me at this hypothetical conference. I'll settle for knowing how many of think you'd fall into the same profile, though. These things always pique my interest.
Be back tomorrow...with a bit more to say, I hope!