How to Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Each of us has this beast that at times is tame—even charming—and at others, can be unruly and wild.
It’s our personality.
There are smarter people than I who can explain the interplay of id, ego and superego, but I like to keep it simple. Take this test.
You should get a series of four letters, each corresponds to a different dimension of your personality. Me = ENTP.
What does that have to do with pursuing health? More than you’d think.
I’m not shy about being critical of others here — so let me apply that same microscope to myself to assess how I’m doing now that we are 25% into 2013.
The following are descriptors of my personality and how they have helped me so far:
I handle pressure well. I’m calm. Even charming. “ENTPs are known for their insightful, thoughtful and unique perspectives”.
But there’s another side.
- Come up with a million ideas (finishing them is another story)
- Annoy friends and family with “playing devil’s advocate” and debating
- Bring tremendous energy, vision and focus at the start of a project
All true — unfortunately. I mentioned in an earlier post that I was worried about March.
Why? Because I tend to get bored. I have a problem with finishing things—hence the infrequent posting. And the steady creep on the calorie count.
But last week’s weigh-in (that I forgot to post—see above for the reason why) — was a no gain- no loss. I’m still working out (with less ferocity) and still budgeting calories (with less passion).
I’m not discouraged and I’m nowhere near done. Now that Spring has arrived I feel a new sense to recommit to what I started—in spite of myself. March was a stall — I haven’t gone backwards or forwards.
How does your personality help/harm your pursuit of health?