How would you describe you?

how we see ourselfHow would you describe you?

I came across a website that lists 100 common personality adjectives that describe people positively.  How many of these would you use to describe yourself?

adaptable
adventurous
affable
affectionate
agreeable
ambitious
amiable
amicable
amusing
brave
bright
broad-minded
calm
careful
caring
charming
communicative
compassionate
conscientious
considerate
convivial
courageous
courteous
creative
decisive
determined
diligent
diplomatic
discreet
dynamic
easygoing
emotional
energetic
enthusiastic
exuberant
fair-minded
faithful
fearless
forceful
frank
friendly
funny
generous
gentle
good
gregarious
hard-working
helpful
honest
humorous
imaginative
impartial
independent
intellectual
intelligent
intuitive
inventive
kind
loving
loyal
modest
neat
nice
optimistic
passionate
patient
persistent
pioneering
philosophical
placid
plucky
polite
powerful
practical
pro-active

quick-witted
quiet
rational
reliable
reserved
resourceful
romantic
self-confident
self-disciplined
sensible
sensitive
shy
sincere
sociable
straightforward
sympathetic
thoughtful
tidy
tough
unassuming
understanding
versatile
warmhearted
willing
witty

The same site also lists 100 negative personality traits.  How many of these would you use to describe yourself?

aggressive
aloof
arrogant
belligerent
big-headed
bitchy
boastful
bone-idle
boring
bossy
callous
cantankerous
careless
changeable
clinging
compulsive
conservative
cowardly
cruel
cunning
cynical
deceitful
demanding
detached
dishonest
dogmatic
domineering
finicky
flirtatious
foolish
foolhardy
fussy
greedy
grumpy
gullible
harsh
impatient
impolite
impulsive
inconsiderate
inconsistent
indecisive
indiscreet
inflexible
interfering
intolerant
irresponsible
jealous
lazy
Machiavellian
materialistic
mean
miserly
moody
narrow-minded
nasty
naughty
nervous
obsessive
obstinate
overcritical
overemotional
parsimonious
patronizing
perverse
pessimistic
pompous
possessive
pusillanimous
quarrelsome
quick-tempered
resentful
rude
ruthless
sarcastic

secretive
selfish
self-centred
self-indulgent
silly
sneaky
stingy
stubborn
stupid
superficial
tactless
timid
touchy
thoughtless
truculent
unkind
unpredictable
unreliable
untidy
untrustworthy
vague
vain
vengeful
vulgar
weak-willed

How many of these traits — both positive and negative — would others use to describe you?

positive-negativeHow you describe yourself and how you believe others see you may or may not be an accurate description of who you actually are.

Often those opinions (or perceived opinions) are nothing more than stories you tell yourself or stories you have told yourself for so long that you have actually come to believe them.

Yes, there are always things about you that you can work on improving, but more often than not, what you believe others think of you (and possibly what they actually do think of you) is merely a reflection of what you have come to think about yourself and the world around you.

So in order to begin to change those images, merely begin to work on changing your beliefs.  Those thoughts and beliefs have an amazing power over all aspects of your life.

What thoughts and beliefs about yourself do you need to begin to change?

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

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