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Learn to Live and Lead in Your Strengths #1

(C) 2017 John Thurman 

​Living and Leading in Your Strengths

John Thurman
Have you ever wondered what makes you tick? Why you do some of the things you do? Have you ever wanted some clarity on your personality sytle and how it impacts your work, play, and decision makeing?
I have had the joy of helping hundreds of people learn how to live in the power of their personality blends for over thirty years. It has been a remarkable journey of seeing the lights turn on in individuals as they begin to understand some practical ways that they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
In the next several weeks I will be sharing some of the truths and insights that I have learned. I know that as you engage in this journey with me, you will grow both personally and professionally. Your confidence will grow as you learn just how unique and talented person that you are.

Are you ready?

You are original, don’t die a copy.  Did you know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made? Did you know that you have been purposefully created and equipped with a beautiful and unique personality style combined with a set of talents and gifts that God wants to use to touch others?
Your personal journey in combination with your personality style, talents, and gifts are poised to make a powerful impact in your world.
I am going to share with you some information that could change your life if you allow it to. Who knows, you just might discover a piece of the puzzle that you have been looking for to take the next step.

In the next few weeks I am going to:

  1. Review the four primary personality styles and teach you how to focus on the strengths of each one, with the awareness that we are combinations of these styles.
  2. Give you a couple of practical tips on how to push back the fear that might be holding you back and
  3. Help you understand that God has brought you, with your beautiful, unique, personality style, gifts, talents, and life story to give hope, comfort, encouragement and strength to others.
  4. Provide you four simple steps to help you create a Basic Personal Inventory.

If you would like more information, check out John’s website www.johnthurman.net.
 
An Overview of the Personalities.

First, an overview of the personality styles from 36,000 feet. I will use the labels of the systems that I have been using for years.

1.  The Dominant Personality ( The Lion or the Choleric)

  •  Basic Desire: To be in Control
  •  Emotional Needs

            Loyalty
            Sense of Control
            Appreciation
            Credit for work
 
2.   The Influencer (The Otter or the Sanguine)

  • Basic Desire: To Have Fun Optimist
  • Emotional needs
    • Attention
    • Affection
    • Approval
    • Acceptance

 
3.  The Steady One. (The Golden Retriever or the Phlegmatic)

  • Basic Desire: To have Peace
  • Emotional Needs
    • Peace & Quiet
    • Feeling of Worth
    • Lack of Stress

 
4. The Compliance Person (The Beaver or the Melancholic)

  • Basic Desire: To have perfection
  • Emotional Needs
    • Sensitivity
    • Support
    • Space
    • Silence

 
 So now that I have your head spinning let me remind you that my goal is not to have you all become personality experts but to be able to identify your unique blend.  Once you understand your basic hardwiring, you will find that is easier to be whom you are as opposed to an up line or cross line that you admire.
Next week I will share three secrets to overcoming those show-stoppers that may be holding you back.
Would love to hear from you in the comments section. Happy New Year!
(C) 2017 John H. Thurman Jr. All Rights Reserved

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3 Replies

  1. Sharon Engram

    Happy New Year to you and Angie! I enjoyed reading your blog!! Good to be reminded of the different personalities and needs of each one!

  2. Beth Sutphin

    Thanks John. Always a good reminder that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Praying every day about where and what God would have me to do in this life.

  3. Ginger Harrington

    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. You’ve got a great website. Understanding our personality and those of our family is so very helpful. Love this quick breakdown of the 4 basic personalities.

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