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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Words - Creative Every Day February 09
These are the words that describe me. At work, we did a team-building exercise called DISC Profiles which is to give us some insight into our personality. We filled out a lengthy questionaire that sorted us into one of four main personality types - Dominant, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientious. I scored highly in the Steadiness quadrant and these are the words that discribed me. I was disappointed. Thoughtful? Steady? Reflective? Perhaps this should be called the Boring quadrant. Where were the words that I longed to be - Eccentric, Impulsive, Idealistic, Spontaneous? But really - those words don't describe me and this was, after all, an exercise to give us some insight into our personalities. So... these are the words that describe me. Serene? Yes, I like that. I've worked hard to move from perfectionism to serenity so I'll own that word. Caring? Well, I like to think so I'll keep that word, too. Reflective and thoughtful? Perhaps those suit me better than eccentric and impulsive. Steady and consistent? I have certainly worked steadily and consistently at learning to draw over the past few years, so OK, I'll adopt those two as well. Well, may these words do describe me after all. And that's not to say that I don't or can't have flashes of brilliance, eccentricity or idealism. Maybe those are just not the words that I choose to wear publicly. Perhaps beneath my mild- mannered, steady appearance, there beats the heart of a superhero who longs to change the world.