The personality is the chief executive of a person. The personality is made of eight major skills, which work together to achieve contentment and wellbeing. Personality skills are learned, like playing tennis or cooking a turkey. Mohandas Gandhi was skilled in helping people. Genghis Khan was skilled in killing people. Here are the eight skills of a healthy personality: let there be no skill left behind. 1. RELATIONSHIPS: Be a friend, make a friend. This is perhaps the most important skill. 2. INDEPENDENCE: Wars have been fought over it. “I am who I am.” – Popeye. 3. REALITY: Yes it can rain on my picnic. 4. THINKING: “Thoughts rule the world.” – Shakespeare. 5. IMPULSE CONTROL: Look before I leap. 6. DEFENSES: Bounce back when criticized. 7. RELAXATION: Muscles tired today. Give them a break tomorrow. 8. BALANCE: Without it, I fall down. The eight skills are taught and trained in each of the eight chapters. Relationships are valuable. Balance is comforting. Independence offers freedom. Defenses renew wellbeing. Relaxation generates tranquility. Reality delays some impulses, and thinking about these skills provides the framework for a healthy life.
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Published January 5, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Health, Fitness & Dieting.