The paradox of self-discovery is that the more we understand ourselves, the more we understand and accept others. The more we know, the less we fear. A Course in Miracles teaches that there are only two main emotions: love and fear.
The Changemaker Test, designed to provide personality indicators–called labels–so anyone has some tools about themselves that they can study to see why they make the decisions and choices they make. Then from this foundation of self-discovery, he/she can continue exploring and recreating themselves through her/his lifetime.
The Changemaker Test Categories are:
(1) NLP–Neurolinquistic Programming
(2) Birth Order
(3) Family Roles
(4) Our Emotional Energies
(5) MBTI– Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Using the energy you spend in re-inventing yourself, you will learn new career choices for your personality labels. The labels can be quite effective at weeding out what you love to do and what you’ve taught yourself to do against your basic nature. Find what you love to do and life will be a continual joyful experience.
The Changemaker Test is available free on this blog and free at a blog designed just for the Changemaker Test–Learning Your Labels.
Some longer posts you may enjoy reading are:
(1) Reinventing Yourself at Good Life Coaching has some good tips: take it at your own pace, look at where you want to go, maybe take an interim step, deal with the flak and remember that reinventing yourself means creating a new identity.
(2) Reinventing Yourself from Psychology Today suggests that reinventing ourselves means letting go of the memory of who we think we are.
(3) Reinventing Yourself from Mike Bellah is about the fundamental quest at midlife. He quotes Ross Goldstein: “The fundamental quest at midlife is to figure out who we are and who we want to be as we get ready to embark on the second half of life.”
What are the practical uses for the Changemaker Test?
The primary use for the Changemaker Test is to understand yourself and all the people who are of importance to you. After you learn the characteristics for each of the 25 personality traits (called labels) in the test, you will be able to “see” personality traits in the people around you.
Use special care with this knowledge of others. Many people will feel that you are judging them and/or evaluating them in some way. Remember all personality traits can be positive and negative. Help yourself and others to learn the opposite or positive side of each trait.
Also always remember that each person is so much more than his/her personal traits. If someone you are talking to you gets defensive, change the subject. Always assume that conflict comes from you. Allow the other person the space, time, and interest to pursue this discussion of personality traits.
Another way that the Changemaker Test can be used to understand yourself and others is to study which personality traits are better suited for each type of career or job. After taking the test, each person you give it to will be able to understand why a certain job or career wasn’t or isn’t a good fit for him or her.
We each need to reinvent ourselves many times throughout our lifetime. I, Kathy Berman, have had eight separate careers. However each one had similarities to the other.
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