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What one word describes you best?

A couple of years back, I took a personality test from an app I downloaded for my ipod.  I found out later that the test was called the Enneagram Test.  I found out that my personality matches that of a Helper.  I read the information about that personality and I felt that it completely matches mine.

Helper

— ok so I know I’m supposed to just describe myself with that one word but still wanted to post the information about this personality below.

Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people’s needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.
  • Share fun times with me.
  • Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.
  • Let me know that I am important and special to you.
  • Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

In Intimate Relationships

  • Reassure me that I am intersting to you.
  • Reassure me often that you love me.
  • Tell me I’m attractive and that you’re glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being a Two

  • being able to relate easily to people and to make friends
  • knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better
  • being generous, caring, and warm
  • being sensitive to and perceptive about others’ feelings
  • being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What’s Hard About Being a Two

  • not being able to say no
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling drained from overdoing for others
  • not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish
  • criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
  • being upset that others don’t tune in to me as much as I tume in to them
  • working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Twos as Children Often

  • are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism
  • try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding
  • are outwardly compliant
  • are popular or try to be popular with other children
  • act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention
  • are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Twos), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Twos)

Twos as Parents

  • are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren’t)
  • are often playful with their children
  • wonder: “Am I doing it right?” “Am I giving enough?” “Have I caused irreparable damage?”
  • can become fiercely protective

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

I’d check in to a 5 star beach front hotel with hubby. 🙂

Is there a language you would like to learn?

I would like to learn how to speak French and Mandarin.  I’d also like to learn all the dialects that we have here in the Philippines.

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (feel free to add link)

I don’t have a favorite yet, but people seem to like “An Indie Wedding” as it has the most views of all time…

KJSO

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