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What’s Your Type?

20 Jul

2013-02-19 05.17.29

Recently after I read about this in another blog I decided to take one of those personality tests. I’ve done a few of these in the past for work and it’s kind of amazing how just answering some situational questions can put you in a personality category. Anyhow, since I didn’t want to pay for the full test I took the free sample; and since I didn’t really like the results I got the first time (because I thought I was a different personality type), I took it two more times on two different days only to get the same result. I am a 2 in this test, A Helper. What does it mean? It’s not bad, caring, warm hearted, unselfish. But on the other hand, ‘The Helper’ is also people pleasing, has a hard time acknowledging their needs, and are non-confrontational…peace loving. I was recently told that I don’t fight back or speak up enough because I am more interested in keeping the peace, which in turn makes me a pushover. I think before cancer I was definitely a ‘yes’ person and maybe a pushover, but after cancer I feel a little differently. There are many things in life we can’t control and those things well, pfffft…let it go, not worth the fight. I also know that kindness and respect go alot farther than yelling and anger. Do I have a problem with confrontation? No, but I usually have a smile on my face which tends to soften the blow.

Do I want peace? I crave it, especially now. Is there sometimes a price to pay for peace? Absolutely. Anytime you compromise any part of yourself; your beliefs, your worth, your ‘voice’, in order to keep the peace to please another, well, that is a hefty price to pay. No, being soft spoken, choosing kindness and respect over angry confrontation, being quiet at times instead of speaking out, being a listener instead of constantly having to hear yourself, I don’t think anything is wrong with that. Do I speak up when I have to? I’d like to think so. However you are wired, whatever label someone has put on you, be proud. Thank goodness the world has variety. We were all made differently and we weave ourselves into each others lives, imperfections and all. Life is fleeting. I say it all the time, love God, love others. Be respectful, love peace, speak softly…there’s too much anger out there already.

Today I wear Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in Spirited Red. At first look, the color of the lipstick is in the middle and it is surrounded with what looks like clear wax in the shape of lipstick (hard to describe)…anyway, it looks kinda funky. What it is is the pigment of the lipstick is surrounded by glossy balm, argan oil. It’s pretty cool and super moisturizing. Since there’s quite a bit of the ‘balm/gloss’ component, the result is a little more sheer but you do get lots of color. I chose Spirited Red because I love red lips and I’m just happy to be me. Cheers!

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5 Responses to “What’s Your Type?”

  1. Jo July 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    I am also a 2. I think it fits me when reading the healthy 2 description. I’m good with that! Kinda interesting. I think I’m a giver who can’t be easily taken advantage of, and never twice by the same person!

    • Anna July 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

      Jo, how interesting! Based on our writing I’ve always thought we had similar personalities! I’m good with being a 2 also!

  2. Diane Bogdan July 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Well spoken my dear 😉

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Anna July 21, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Thanks Diane!

  3. Bob Janke July 21, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    As usual, you right on the money. You are definitely a “helper”!! I don’t even want to know what number I am, but I am happy with who I am and what I do, so numbers or ratings don’t really matter. Just happy to wake up each morning and do whatever I am able to. Now, if you ask my grandkids, they will tell you that I am a “pushover”. Love Ya’

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