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What is Lady Gaga like?

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Published on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:16 by Bill McAneny

With the release of her new album, “Applause” Lady Gaga is interviewed on ABC News.

I thought of nothing but my fans

I am such an active person, I love performing

I used the ‘ode to the jester’ who lives for applause

I truly missed my fans…I began to cry

I live for making you happy

I couldn’t dance or walk so I had to create

We believe she demonstrates her ESFP character type, describing the details of her hip injury, her extremely emotional connection to her fans, the unhappiness of not being able to perform and her action orientation and need to always be doing something.

Judging vs Perceiving - certainty vs flexibility

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Published on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 07:41 by Bill McAneny

Railroad TracksJudging vs Perceiving is all about the need to plan and drive for closure vs the need stay flexible and keep options open. Judging types will want to plan the work, work the plan and drive with certainty towards known closure, whilst perceiving types will prefer to remain loose and indeed get energised by last minute pressures and things that don’t go according to plan. You remember at school there were people who prepare and plan in advance for exams whilst others crammed at the last minute, preferring the excitement of the deadline pressure; that is judging vs perceiving.

The ESTJ - factual carers, built to manage

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Published on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 12:08 by Bill McAneny
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ESTJDirect, to the point and wanting to get on and ‘do’ the ESTJ could be viewed as not a people person; but they so are, they just don’t really understand the subtleties of emotion. ESTJ’s have at their core ‘factualness’ and they need the facts, the details and they like them clear rather than woolly. ESTJs tend to be quite traditional, family oriented and place a premium on old-fashioned values. They are caring but find it difficult to ‘do’ emotions, as they like to translate anything that is unclear, emotional or fuzzy into facts that can be placed in a box and understood. I once had an ESTJ say to me “I think I’m becoming emotional,” I mean how factual is that! Everything needs a label so the ESTJ can quantify and understand it.

Loud: The Power of Extraverts! (we need to be understood too)

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Published on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 09:11 by Bill McAneny

TrumpetWhisper it quietly but there seems to be a groundswell of support for, and understanding of, introverts. And rightly so! As Susan Cain points out in her book: “Quiet: the power of introverts” it is difficult to be quiet in a noisy world and self-projection is often seen as the norm. So yeah more power to the introverts.

However what if this goes full circle, what will happen to us extraverts? Our maxim tends to be ‘Dico ergo sum,’ ‘I speak therefore I am,” and so will we be expected to let our energy drain away in pale silence? Who will break the ice at parties and social gatherings, who will state the obvious? We extraverts NEED to speak, it is how we process our thoughts and silence kind of scares us. Social chitchat is the glue that holds the fabric of society together and we are often expected to ensure the atomisation of the introvert world is brought into the collective world.

Personal Branding: Projecting Authenticity

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Published on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:13 by Bill McAneny

Wall Mounted Cosmetic MirrorPersonal Branding has become a modern industry, and with so much advice being offered sometimes we might just lose sight of that most important attribute: ourselves! Often well meaning advice can be basically suggesting we change our personalities, which we all know is not possible, nor would it be desirable: we are each OK as we are. The Latin root of the word 'education' is 'e-ducato,' which means 'leading out.' So rather than try to be like someone else it is far better to project the best, and most appropriate, version of ourselves, the optimal version of who we are really are inside.

Blogging for Your Personality Type

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Published on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:33 by Guest Blogger
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What kind of blogging is right for your personality type? One of the most widely used personality tests is the Jungian model. This test uses four scales of traits—called cognitive learning styles—which the Prelude Character Analysis personality tool has distilled into 16 character types. These types each consist of

  • Extraversion (E)/Introversion (I): this scale refers to how people focus their attention and re-energize themselves.
  • Sensing (S)/Intuition (N): this scale refers to how people take in information (sequential processing versus “big picture” thinking).
  • Thinking (T)/Feeling (F): this scale refers to how people make decisions, objectively (T) or empathetically (F).
  • Judging (J)/Perceiving (P): this scale refers to the way people deal with the outside world. Judging types plan and schedule, while perceiving types are more spontaneous.

When someone takes the Prelude Character Analysis Assessment, she or he receives a score for each of these four scales that, when combined, indicate a particular character type. So, someone could be ENFP, INTJ, etc. For example, a person who falls into the INTJ type is apt to be introverted, take a broad view of events, make calculated, logical choices, and prefer to adhere to predetermined plans or schedules.

What is Emma Watson like?

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Published on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:38 by Angharad Jones

Emma WatsonNew film The Bling Ring shows a remarkably different side to Emma Watson to the virtuous Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. So what is the real Emma Watson like? Lets look at her tweets:

Emma is open with people and enjoys the buzz of things happening around her:

May 16 Having the best time in Cannes. Shame I can't get my shoes off . . Thank you team!

She’s happy to share more personal anecdotes and little incidents and shares them readily:

May 15 Just did four interviews in Cannes without realising the nerds I had eaten had made my tongue green.

Five Reasons Why It Helps To Know Our Personality Types

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Published on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:36 by Dan Murfitt

Rubiks cubeIt doesn’t matter which profession we’re in, or what skills we possess, we all have a personality, and it comes packed with strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. Exploring our personalities can help us both personally and professionally, so it’s something we should all probably take a little time to do.

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”

Abraham Maslow

So here are just five reasons why we should all get to know our personalities a little better:

What is Mariah Carey like? Idol, Diva, Butterfly?

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Published on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:34 by Angharad Jones

Mariah Carey, American Idol judge and singer is promoting new single #Beautiful and (not uncharacteristically) Mariah is surrounded by intrigue. So what does characterise Mariah?

We can see Mariah is comfortable speaking, openly and unscripted in public and with being the focus of attention. Both clear signs of an Extravert.

She speaks out how she feels about people and things and what they mean to her:

"Miguel is one of my favorite new artists…"

 "Very me…"

"This business that we all love so much"

"I feel like …"

And she is very people oriented:

Three Common Misconceptions often made about Feeling Types

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Published on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:32 by Dan Murfitt
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Spikey heartThe ‘Thinking vs. Feeling’ (T vs. F) dichotomy is an interesting one, as it’s all about how we make decisions. Thinking types (Ts) make decisions with their head: logical, factual, and more direct. Feeling types (Fs) make decisions with their heart: based on their values, feelings of people (including themselves) and emotion. This does however lead to a few very common misconceptions:

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