Understanding Each Other

Understanding Each Other



Have you ever wondered why your spouse can never remember where they parked the car, or why your child will organize all of their toys just right and get upset if anyone touches them?  Without proper understanding of the four basic personality types, these things can seem extremely foreign and unnatural.  In order to understand people; the way they talk, act, work, and even have fun, a basic understanding of personality traits is fundamental.

There are four basic personality types that are concerned with where one draws their energy (internally or externally) and what motivates a person (tasks or people).  The traits are broken up as follows;


For a detailed explanation of the four types I would recommend two books; Personality Plus by Florence Littauer and Positive Personality Profiles by Dr. Robert Rohm.  While these two authors use different title to describe the different personalities, their definitions are very similar.

Let me use professional life as an example of how the different personalities operate:

Popular Sanguine volunteer for everything even if they don’t know how to do it.  They think up new activities, are creative and colourful, and look great on the surface.  They are full of energy and enthusiasm, they inspire others to grow and charm others to work.  Professions where a popular sanguine would thrive are actors, comedians, and politicians.

Perfect Melancholy is very schedule oriented.  They are perfectionists with high standards and are very detail conscious.  They love order and an organized work environment that is neat and tidy.  They will see the problems and think of creative solutions, always needing to finish what they start.  They love charts, graphs, figures and lists.  Becoming an accountant, attorney, scientist, or pilot would be a perfect fit for perfect melancholy.

Powerful Choleric are people who see the whole picture, are goal oriented and seek practical solutions.  They move quickly into action, delegates work, and insists on production.  These people thrive in the face of a goal, deadline or opposition.  Excellent career choices for powerful choleric are police officers, navy seals, and umpires/referees.

Peaceful Phlegmatic is competent and steady.  they are peaceful, agreeable, and has great administrative ability.  they meditate on problems, avoid conflict and are excellent under pressure.  Jobs suitable for peaceful phlegmatic are hostage negotiators, personal support workers, relationship counsellor, and bomb defusers.

Each personality type has amazing strengths as I have noted.  There are professions that are more suited towards people with specific personality traits, and the world needs people like them.  A sanguine may not be suited to be an accountant or an actuary, just as a phlegmatic would probably not make the most effect border patrol officer.  These are jobs we need, and I am thankful that there are people out there with the personality traits that fit them so they can be filled by people competent in those areas.  I’m not saying that someone couldn’t do a job that their personality traits were not complementary to, however they may find it uncomfortable and unfulfilling, and most likely have a career change in mind.

Another great example for explaining the differences between each personality type is their expectations on time matters. A choleric is easy on themselves, but hard on other people.  Even if they are late to an event or a meeting they would just consider everyone else lucky they even showed up.  But if someone was late to an appointment they had arranged and was important to them, they would not be understanding.  Sanguines are easy on themselves and easy on others.  They aren’t even really sure why they are going to most appointments, they probably lost track of time, and if you showed up late to a meeting they would be just as happy to see you.  Phlegmatic are hard on themselves and easy on others.  A phlegmatic would never want to be late because it would bring attention to themselves or make someone else upset, and if you showed up late they would understand any reason for your tardiness.  A melancholy is hard on themselves and hard on others.  They run on a schedule and wouldn’t miss an appointment, and if you were late to a meeting with them they would be annoyed that you disrupted their schedule for the day.

You can probably start to sort out who in your life has what tendencies.  Your spouse who forgets where they parked the car probably has some sanguine traits.  Your child who organizes their toys probably has some melancholy tendencies.  As you look into the four personality profiles more you will start to understand those around you better, and become better at interacting with them and understanding their methods of communication.

As with anything, there are positive and negative elements to each of the four profiles, so I will leave you with a message to each;

Choleric, look up!  You may be able to destroy the world, but remember, you didn’t create it.

Sanguine, button up!  Tell one less story every time you talk.  Yes, all these people will miss out on your amazing story, but they will appreciate you listening to them.

Melancholy, lighten up!  Nobody is perfect, we don’t expect you to be perfect, so please give us some grace too.

Phlegmatic, get up! a body in motion tends to stay in motion.  It’s great to rest but you truly feel better about yourself when you are accomplishing a task.


God Bless,


Thank you Wayne for that.





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Mental Fitness Challenge

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The 90 Day Mental Fitness Challenge Includes:

  • 1.Self-Assessment Test to establish your mental fitness baseline
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Month 1

  • Self-Assessment Test to establish baseline
  • Book: RESOLVED by Orrin Woodward
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    • MFC 1: 13 Resolutions for LIFE – Orrin Woodward
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Financial Fitness

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We call it “The Money Thing;” the elusive, often difficult mystery of acquiring, keeping, and continuing to produce enough money to be able to live the life of our choosing. While prescriptions and advice about one’s money are as available and varied as physical diet plans for one’s health, financial fitness appears to be as rare a thing as 3% body fat and proper cholesterol. But it doesn’t have to be that way.


The principles of financial fitness are available for everyone. Just as with physical diets, where fanaticism and extremism are not only suspect but are unsustainable, so too with financial fitness. What works best is knowledge and application of basic principles. Learning and applying these principles, over time, can produce incredible results, and, perhaps surprisingly, can also be a lot of fun.


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Although leadership is for everyone, not everyone will equip themselves. Therefore, it may be helpful to consider a list of people for which the LIFE Leadership materials don’t apply. LIFE leadership training materials are NOT for those who:

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We don’t know what we don’t know, we’ve forgotten some of what we did know, but we know what we didn’t used to know, and we’ll help you learn it too!

Mediocrity is for the many.

Leadership is for the few.


Everyone will be called upon to lead – few will be ready.


Natural cure’s for Migraine’s

“Common herbal remedies and treatments”




More and more people are looking at alternative and herbalremedies as a way to get rid of their migraines. Thepopularity of herbs has rised among people as they werelooking for natural cures rather than using synthetic medicines.Herbs play an important role as cost effective drugs.


Side effects are another consideration. Most every drug you can think of comes with side effects, some of them even worsethan migraines. Most herbal remedies are side effect FREE andvery well tolerated.


Herbal remedies are versatile. they come in many differentvarieties. You can buy loose dried herbs, or grow your own anddry them at home. There are countless varieties of herbs andnatural remedies to treat migraines.


Remember that conventional medication contain certain elementsand substances extracted from plants and herbs. Various herbsand plants with their absolutely unique medical properties are widelyused in modern medicine to prevent, treat and cure modern diseases.




By taking natural medicines or treating migraines with herbs, you canward off or successfully treat this painful problem.


Specialists and healing experts have been using herbs and other natural methods to relieve pain and get rid of symtoms associated with migraines.




FEVERFEW: is notorious for its ability to prevent and stop migraines. If oneor two leaves are taken on a daily basis, it reduces the frequency of migraines,and if one does occur, it tends to be less severe than normal.


GINKGO BILOBA: Gb may also be of assistance if you have migraines. It improves circulation, decreases inflammation and inhibits the production of a substancecalled platelet-activating factor that may be linked to migraines.


CHAMOMILE: One of the best natural sedatives, chamomiles can relieve migraines andtension headaches and can also alleviate symptoms such as nausea, vertigo and dizziness.


ROSEMARY: Used in many medicines and conventional treatments, rosemary has antioxidantcapabilities and can increase your sense of well-being. Very powerful against migrainesand headaches.


Herbs and herbal remedies are a great way to relieve pain and get rid of migraines, theydon’t have side effects and the results are most of the time amazing.


But there are other alternative treatments that work as great or even better thanherbal remedies…



I’m going to try it out. if it works for you I would Love to know as it’s not easy living with Migrains.

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

Top ten myths about introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.


 From the book The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World Paperback by Marti Olsen Laney Psy.D. (Author)

Originality: What Do You Have?

Amazing story

LIFE and Leadership by Chris Brady

In 1923 a member of the board of directors for Lloyd’s Bank in London asked a literary expert at a party: “You may know of one of our employees who is, I understand, a poet. Mr. Eliot.”

To which the reply was given: “Indeed I do. He is a very remarkable poet.”

“I am glad to hear it. He is also most proficient in banking. Indeed, I don’t mind telling you that, if he goes on in his present way, he will one day be a senior bank manager!”

Thankfully for fans of literature the world over, T.S. Eliot didn’t settle merely for what he could become, but instead pressed forward to what he should become.

We have discussed the elements of meaning and scandal as they relate to leaving a legacy. These two opposite poles should be ever present in our minds as we live out our lives…

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Top 50 Leadership

Dave Stadel

This month Inc.com published a list of their Top 50 leadership & management experts.  On the list were two of Life Leaderships founders, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady!  I’ve included a re-blog from Tim Marks below sharing the pride in being partnered with them for many years and also as a co-founder of Life Leadership.

God bless, Dave

Hey gang!  I want to extend a huge congratulations to both Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady for being recognized by Inc. Magazine in this months article titled The Top 50 Leadership and Management experts!  Orrin has reached #20 on the list, and Chris reached #39.

The list was compiled by tracking various statistics including Google references, GoodReads rankings, Wikipedia page references, blog content, number of Twitter followers, etc.  The results were averaged and the list was born.

It is gratifying, though not…

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The story of our LIFE journey

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