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Caring for Different Personalities in a Crisis

We are in unprecedented and strange times…I’ve been watching the reactions of different personalities in this crisis. Now more than ever we need to shift our thinking to OTHER people. We must remember that not everyone thinks like we do or responds to challenging circumstances the way we do. If you’ve ever heard me speak…

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Is Your Personality an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Yellows and Reds are extroverts. Greens and Blues are introverts. Yellows and Greens are people-oriented. Reds and Blues are task-oriented.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does that really mean? What is the difference between an introvert and an extrovert? And which personality colors are which? Red and Yellow are the Extroverted personalities, and Blue and Green are the Introverted personalities. Remember, the intro/extroversion spectrum is a question of energy. Reds and…

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A New Challenge for This Yellow-Red Personality

Midwest Djs Live 2019 group photo of all attendees

Speaking on Something OTHER THAN Personalities & Serving as Co-MC at Midwest DJs Live Challenges are good. Challenges are opportunities for growth.Challenges can be a lot of fun. I spoke at the Midwest DJs Live conference two years in a row, and later was recruited to join the board. In my second year helping produce…

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Helping Youth Learn about Personality Colors

Did you ever have a teacher that you didn’t like? Or a coach or teammate? What if instead labeling that person as “bad” or “mean” you learned to see them through a different perspective? This was my goal as I was creating a “Seeing in Color” presentation for a younger audience. I wanted to share…

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The Perfect Suitcase

My brother-in-law is a kind and generous man who over the years has given many wonderful gifts to our family. Last year around this time he contacted my husband as he was preparing to shop for my Christmas gift. Knowing that I travel regularly, he decided he wanted to buy me some new luggage. Being…

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What DOES a Certified Personality Trainer Do?

Many people ask what exactly a Certified Personality Trainer does. I help people understand our differences and learn how to use that knowledge to become better communicators and improve business and personal relationships. To get a glimpse into some of the ways I do that here are some of my highlights from 2016:

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Strengths and Weaknesses – Part 2 Minimizing Your Weaknesses

Every personality type has some natural weaknesses. (Yes, EVERY one.) We need to be mature enough to be honest with ourselves about the areas in our lives that can be or have become weaknesses.  Hopefully, you have enough self-awareness to zero in on these areas, but if you are having trouble, find someone who you…

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Strengths and Weaknesses – Part 1 Maximizing Your Strengths

Perhaps the single biggest advantage in learning about personality types is being able to understand your own natural strengths and weaknesses. There is no one “best” personality type. The purpose of what I teach is to help people better UNDERSTAND themselves and others and to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. The goal is…

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Pokémon Go Teams Have Personalities!

Guest Post by Jonathan Knitter Pokémon Go is more than just a friendly game of catching your favorite fictional creatures in the real world. It has an extremely competitive side that continues to sweep the world off its feet and that involves joining seemingly arbitrary teams. Once you are strong enough and reach Level 5…

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What Can I Say About Kevin Smith?

I texted my husband as Kevin Smith began his keynote session on the main stage at Podcast Movement. This was his immediate reply: Let me guess he’s wearing a backwards baseball hat, probably Chicago Blackhawks hockey jersey.  And I laughed. My husband is a smart and observant man. But Kevin Smith has also done a great…

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