So I was just looking through my daily reads (20+ websites, can you believe it? I can't) and saw this post by one of my makeup guru, Caralyn Brook. It's about a personality test with some sort of Enneagram thingy I don't quite get but I tried, and my results are out.
I am one, the Reformer. I share the same traits with Sandra Day O'Connor, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mahatma Gandhi, Al Gore, Kate Middleton, Katherine Hepburn, and the list goes on. Needless to say that I feel very awesome at the moment. It's not that I 100% believe this kind of tests, but it kinda helps you know who you really are (our main goal in the teen years, am I right or what?)
Reformers are realistic, conscientious, and principled. They strive to live up to their high ideals.
Below are basic pointers about being a 'one'... And spot on. I *am* hard on myself and I'm super tense and anxious when it comes to excitement.
How to Get Along with Me
- Take your share of the responsibility so I don't end up with all the work.
- Acknowledge my achievements.
- I'm hard on myself. Reassure me that I'm fine the way I am.
- Tell me that you value my advice.
- Be fair and considerate, as I am.
- Apologize if you have been unthoughtful. It will help me to forgive.
What I Like About Being a One
- Gently encourage me to lighten up and to laugh at myself when I get uptight, but hear my worries first.
- being self-disciplined and able to accomplish a great deal
- working hard to make the world a better place
- having high standards and ethics; not compromising myself
- being reasonable, responsible, and dedicated in everything I do
- being able to put facts together, coming to good understandings, and figuring out wise solutions
What's Hard About Being a One
- being the best I can be and bringing out the best in other people
- being disappointed with myself or others when my expectations are not met
- feeling burdened by too much responsibility
- thinking that what I do is never good enough
- not being appreciated for what I do for people
- being upset because others aren't trying as hard as I am
- obsessing about what I did or what I should do
Ones as Children Often
- being tense, anxious, and taking things too seriously
- criticize themselves in anticipation of criticism from others
- refrain from doing things that they think might not come out perfect
- focus on living up to the expectations of their parents and teachers
- are very responsible; may assume the role of parent
Ones as Parents
- hold back negative emotions ("good children aren't angry")
- teach their children responsibility and strong moral values
- are consistent and fair
- discipline firmly
(please refer back to Cara's site for more detailed info! x)