The Personalities That Keep The World Functioning

The personalities that keep the world functioning.

This past month I have been exposed to other truths that helped clear some fogginess in my thoughts. I come to understand myself better and others as well.

Socrates was right when he said, “Know thyself.” Indeed, knowing oneself is the beginning of wisdom. Not knowing our self may make us appear, idiots, though, in reality, we are far from being one. We don’t know because we simply lack the knowledge.

Hence, I want to share with you these type of personalities that change our world. All of us may resonate to one or more types. The good thing is there is no type that is above others. It plainly shows how we need each other to make a better functioning world.

Here they are:

1. The Initiator. The initiators are the doers of the world. They epitomize beginnings and initiations. Their decisiveness and courage drive them to get things done. They’re innately strong and positive thinkers that others find them an inspiration.

2. The Healer. The healers bring balance, unifying both positive and negative, dark and light, yin and yang. Their sensitivity makes them more effective in bringing peace and harmony. And they are the advocates of personal growth.

3. The Catalyst. These are the enlivening, enthusiastic, and youthful personalities. They contribute to the world through music, writing, dancing, and public speaking. They have the ability to change people and circumstances with their broadmindedness.

4. The Protector. The protectors are the lightworkers who love the environment and nature. They are loyal, hardworking, and dependable. They contribute to the world by ensuring that all is safe and secure.

5. The Game Changers. Game changers walk their talk. They are intellectual, investigative, versatile, free-thinking and imaginative. Their inquisitiveness makes them the best teacher in life.

6. The Nurturer. The nurturers are the most harmonious personality type. They light the path when others need spiritual and mental balance. They are the mothers who keep the community and family together. Their biggest contributions are fixing things and taking care of others.

7. The Explorer. The explorers are more in tune with the workings of their minds and the universe. They are the visionaries, thinkers, seekers, and searchers of truth, mostly spiritual but not religious. They contribute in healing people spiritually, mentally, and physically.

8. The Equalizer. This is the most misunderstood personality type. They represent authority, personal power, self-confidence, and money. They are more comfortable in material and tangible facts and are result-oriented. They mostly accumulate prestige and wealth and contribute to improving the lives of others in practical ways.

9. The Finalizer. The purpose of the finalizer is for the greatest good. They stand for universal love, eternity, and faith. They contribute in the fields of arts, medicine, religion, drama, philosophy, and metaphysics.

The above personalities are masterfully interweaved and integrated into the millions of people in the universe. This makes each one of us important in our own small way. No one is above or below. Each of us has our own role to play in the bigger scheme of our world. May we have played that role purposefully.


Daily Prompt


A Glimpse Of The Pensive Mind


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“Know thyself,” Socrates said. Luckily I do. As far as I can remember, I am what I already am ever since, wherever I am. I have taken several personality tests, DISC included. One thing is common, I belong to the meditative and intuitive types – the people who talk less and think more.

I used to question myself why do certain people dislike me when I even treat them nicely. The answer is simple – sometimes it’s not me, it’s them; not because they are bad but they just do not quite understand me. At first I took it personally. I kept on asking what must I do to be liked and accepted by many? I envy those bubbly type, those life of the party. But I could not also imagine myself acting the way they do. It’s not just me at all. Later, when I had fully soaked up into my deeper self I slowly understood everything. The mistakes I have done in the past concerning my attitudes, fears and performances were mostly due to who I am and not because I was born a failure. I was not that good at everything because I am good at some things that others have the difficulty doing. The catch was, I just have to accept who I am because that is the best of me. Others may not accept me for what I am, but I just have to accept that fact and allow others to be themselves and respect their preferences.

One personality test results say, women of my personality type are especially rare, forming just 0.8% of the population. The word rare flattered me. I don’t know if it’s true. But honestly, I have not found a single friend who has the same interests and likes as me in my forty-one years of existence. It may sound embarrassing, but I do not have that best of buddy whom I can share every single thought I have. I am not selective. Perhaps, I just could not connect that easily with someone. I am married, yes. I go well with my husband. But he could not delve deep into my thoughts and musings no matter how much I try to bring him there. He just accepts me as I am which I am so thankful for.

Have you in your life feel that you are swimming in a deep ocean, so deep no one is there except you because others are swimming on the surface? That is what I feel. I feel I am swimming deep, deep down there, alone. However, in this place I am not lonely. I am at peace. Whether I am alone or not does not matter. I am just me.

When I was perhaps, five years old I loved to look beyond the trees and the clouds and wondered what was beyond there. At night I looked into the dark skies and wondered what’s beyond there. In my teens I asked, ‘what’s beyond the universe? What’s beyond God?’ One time I asked, ‘what if there’s nothing beyond earthly life?’ That was when I stopped asking those questions because nothingness seemed to hold me breathless.

This is the expanse of my pensive mind. This is the reason why other people find me uninteresting; because an expensive dress for one does not matter a thing for me. I may appreciate but I don’t crave.

One time someone commented how boring my life is. Oh, if he just know how beautiful my mind lives. I am not perfect; but my mind opens me to see perfect things that sometimes no one seems to see. My boss considered me passive. If she just know how active my inner world is. It is perhaps, the pensive mind operates in the beyond earth existence, timeless and boundless. If the extroverts are the breathe of life, we are the depth of it.

I am not saying other personality types are less interesting. We are all interesting. We are all created with gifts. It is these gifts that we should lay on the table before we should bid goodbye to this amazing world. No matter what type we are, as long as we accept what we are, and live our best self regardless of people’s expectations, we contribute beauty to our amazing planet. Take that from the pensive mind.

Have a purposeful day!



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