Personality

Personality

When we have a sense of self that allows us to interact appropriate with the world and other people we have a functional personality. Some forms of mental illness can skew the thought process so it interferes with how we deal with others. People with personality disorders may abuse drugs, may have lots of ups and downs in relationships, may have trouble making friends, may be isolated. There are many different kinds of disorders, but its important to know that it is possible to overcome them.

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    Our ego can be our ally or our enemy.  When we first constructed our ego, we were doing so to protect ourselves from the sting of the message that entered us that brought the notions "we are not worthy" and "we are not responsible."

    At some point, it as if our ego tries to take over the day-to-day operation of our lives, like computerized machines that try to take over the world in some sci-fi movies.  In many cases, the ego does take over our inner world.

    But the ego is meant to serve our authentic self instead of our authentic self serving the ego.
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    Fours' need to be special often drives them away from relationships and genuine connection. They're so in touch with their own feelings that they can let those feelings become their only reality. This self-absorption can lead to isolation and alienation. They're by no means easy. With a tendency to be moody anyway, Fours frequently slip into melancholy or outright depression. Even happyish Fours take themselves really, really seriously. Somewhere hidden underneath the layers of eccentricity and omantic nuance, many Fours feel lacking or unworthy.

    Fours' work lies in resisting the urge to withdraw into their inner world. They need to detach from their powerful emotional states and refocus their creative energies into something outside themselves. Transcendence for a Four occurs not through more self-awareness but through outward creative expression. It takes a great deal of discipline, but when Fours turn their attention from their specific experience to the broader scope of humanity, they can bring true beauty into their lives and the lives of others.

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    Assertive communication means that both your needs and the needs of the other person are equally important and respected. Assertive statements often begin with “I.” For example, “I find it helpful when you don’t keep chips in the house.” This statement is more effective than a blaming or aggressive statement (“You always try to undermine everything I do”) or reacting passively and being inwardly resentful.
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    As our higher-self counterpart, our soul is shaped and enhanced by all that we do and say. The more we aspire to achieve all that is right and true and good and kind, the more our soul becomes enlightened.

    If this is plausible, then it stands to reason that your soul is both positively and negatively influenced by your thoughts. You may have observed this yourself; do you know someone who is usually optimistic and sunny and who “lights up a room” when they enter it? This person’s inner soul is reflecting their attitude and thought processes. Conversely, we’ve all known individuals who are destructive in their thoughts and deeds, or from whom we get immediate “bad vibes.”   

    Your soul's awareness is limited only to what you expose it to in terms of positive or negative thoughts.

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    The biblical injunction to turn the other cheek makes little senseto your ego. When it feels pushed, "I" wants to push back. When itis harmed, it wants to lash out against the attacker. In this waythe cycle of attack and defense never ends. The soul's approach isnot to oppose, which means not defending your position when asituation defies your expectations. Let the opposition pass, eitherby waiting or leaving or surrendering to the obstacle. The essenceof this strategy is to put an end to struggle and conflict byallowing spirit to find its own way to the solution. You aren'trequired to be passive, however. You will only discover this whenyou refuse to oppose. In many cases a solution will appear as ifmagically, which is a sign that you are learning to act from thelevel of your true self.
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    I’m not saying that speaking up is always the best option. The idea is to have a range of choices and pick the one that will be most effective in a situation. There’s a big difference between telling your sweetheart of a boss that you can’t do a top-notch job alone and need some help and raising the issue with a supervisor who’s not your biggest fan and who’s in the midst of choosing which supervisee to lay off due to budget cuts. The key here is options: You have the ability to speak up but use your judgment to decide when and where. Nice girls aren’t comfortable asserting themselves and are almost always living in protection or survival mode, even when they no longer need to.
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    Pure awareness is the same as the awareness you now have, but itsscope is infinite. Pure awareness isn't bound by time; it knows noobstacles. When you have a desire, all solutions are known at thelevel of your soul. These vary in how easy they are to attain. Ifyou want a new car, having one miraculously appear in your drivewayis one possibility, but more likely is an outcome in which you workfor the money to buy the car. However, by precluding thepossibility of miracles the ego has tied itself to struggle,thereby overlooking the infinite power of spirit.

    To change this situation, shift your expectations. Ask to achieveyour desires with the least effort. Spirit will uphold this shiftmore and more as you learn how to live from the basis ofnon-struggle. In time you will be doing much less to receive muchmore. At the level of the soul, you already possess everything bydoing nothing at all.
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    In positive psychology, the virtue of justice is associated with social or civic strengths that help bolster a healthy community. Strengths associated with justice include:
    • Teamwork: Working well in a group. Displaying loyalty and responsibility to support the group and do your share.
    • Fairness: Treating everyone fairly and justly without letting personal feelings bias your decisions.
    • Leadership: Encouraging a group to get things done. Organizing and following through. Fostering good relations among members.
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    In the same way we know people with extremist personalities, we all know people at both ends of the empathy spectrum: The ones who will rush right over with a freshly baked lasagna when your cat dies, and the ones who make you work until 9 p.m. on the night your kid has the solo in the seventh-grade choral concert. Typically, we'd call the latter scrooge "cold-hearted." But the biology's all wrong. Ain't the heart that's cold; it's the brain that is.
    As it is with virtually every one of our biological functions, there's a survival value to feeling empathy for others; teaming up with a community to get a job done or fend off an attack is more advantageous than going it alone. It's more than just adaptation at play, though. It's brain function. Our morality is largely dependent on how connected we feel with others; the more connected we feel, the higher our degree of generosity and compassion.

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    In positive psychology, the virtue of transcendence is associated with strengths of meaning that connect you with the larger world and provide meaning. Strengths associated with transcendence include:
    • Appreciation of beauty: Noticing and valuing beauty, excellence, and skill expressed in nature, performance, various professions, and everyday experience.
    • Spirituality: Holding beliefs about the meaning of life and its higher purpose. Knowing where you fit within the larger scheme of life, and taking comfort and direction from that knowledge.
    • Gratitude: Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen. Taking time to express thanks.
    • Hope: Believing that the future can be good and working to bring it about. Being optimistic.
    • Humor: Liking to laugh or see the light side of life. Being playful. Bringing smiles to other people.