“It is the courage to be open and loving which is the manifestation of underlying strength and power. And it is only in embracing the possibility that you have a Higher Self that knows how to love, that knows truth within, that is truly powerful, that you can begin to face and dismantle the false beliefs of the protected self, the ego. You can’t begin to look at these and deal with them if you don’t believe there’s anything else. You can never move into the feeling of personal power until you recognize truly that there’s a peaceful place within you that is already there, that doesn’t have to be fixed.” Jordan and Margaret Paul
Having been a teacher and counselor in addiction/mental health, I learned that most people love to learn about themselves. I realized that many of the labels used by counselors are unknown to all the people who never attend therapy. So I took these labels and developed a short test that will teach anyone 10 of his/her labels.
As individuals, we sometimes choose paths that are harmful to us. To get off that path and onto a new path takes exploration and experimentation.
My test, called the Changemaker Test, offers education for self-discovery as I believe that change within a person involves the courage to see(insight) and the courage to act (action). Therefore by using the labels to change themselves, the changemaker is the person who decides to learn and make the change happen.
The Changemaker Test includes:
- The test of 25 personality traits include the categories of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), birth order, family roles, emotional energy, and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
- From the 25 traits, each person will learn 10 of his/her personality traits
- Each of the 25 traits is explained in an individual description
- Included is the Big Five Test and enneagram information
- A bibliography for all the personality traits
- Also recommended websites for the included personality schools
By learning our personality traits, we can determine the positives about ourselves to enrich our self-image. The Changemaker Test is meant to be the starting point for self-discovery. Using this blog, anyone with compassion and interest in others can use these materials to begin discussion groups to help others.
In compiling this test, the answers, and explanations, I know that people with a desire to help others can use these tools to help any who want to continue with self-discovery.
This test and related materials are available at on this blog as well as one of my other blogs, Learning Your Labels.
It is estimated by the age of 21, each of us has acquired 20,000 hours of negative self-talk. Learn to listen to the voices in your head. Whatever you are thinking is what you are feeling.
Everyone has many personality labels yet most of us resist being labeled. Over a lifetime, we each will have hundreds of labels because we each have unique life experiences. The main way we learn our labels is from others. We generally resist these teachings as it feels that the labels have a negative connotation. Yet most of our labels are positive and negative at the same time.
We each love to learn about ourselves. But we pretend that we don’t want to know. It is the same maneuver we use to view a group picture that includes us. While oohing and aahing over all the other group members, we are secretly gazing at ourselves.
Personality labels are personality indicators. Labels can be positive and negative at the same time. By learning our personality traits, we can determine the positives about ourselves to enrich our self-image. Understanding ourselves and what motivates each of us can be a powerful tool towards meeting life’s challenges and personal dreams.
Does a personality label mean that a person will always act according to that personality trait? No! A label is only a personality indicator. For the Changemaker Personality Test, as in most personality tests, in choosing your labels, go with your first choice. Don’t try to figure out the best answers. There aren’t any best answers. As we stated before, each label has positive and negative aspects. How we use our personality labels is our choice. How you feel about anything is your choice. No one can make you feel anything you don’t choose to feel.
On your road to self-discovery, remember to look for guidance among persons that are on their individual path of growth. If someone wants to tell you who to be, that person is not growing but is trying to avoid growth by “changing” you. Some people call this codependency.
By learning our personality traits, we can determine the positives about ourselves and change the negative thoughts to positive ones. The Changemaker Personality Test is meant to be the starting point for self-discovery. With the complete test, answers and explanations, anyone can test their friends and family.
Also anyone who has compassion for others can use these materials to begin discussion groups of persons interested in self-discovery.
The Changemaker Personality Book includes:
The test of 25 personality traits include the categories of NLP(neurolinguistic programming), birth order, family roles, emotional energy, and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
From the 25 traits, each person will learn 10 of his/her personality traits.
Each of the 25 traits is explained in an individual description.
Included is the Big Five Test and enneagram information.
A bibliography for all the personality traits has been added and links for each of the personality labels is added.
The Changemaker Test, answers, and explanations for all the answers is available in a book I published. It is 50 pages long and is available here–buy