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How A Personality Test Brought Acceptance

I ran into some old papers last evening from a job I had over 20 years ago and included in them I found a personality test I had taken, a Myers Briggs test.  I vaguely remember taking the test back in the day and the feeling of disdain I had for being placed in a defined box.  The last sentence in the summary of the report states, “Leanne is a highly introverted individual who has mastered extrovert skills.”

My personality summary was defined as an INFJ type.

Now, I never cared about what an INFJ type was 20+ years ago, but I found another Myer Briggs test today, and I retook it.  The results have not changed, the same four letters appeared to define my personality type, INFJ.

Learning To Let Go Through The Body

To be in the moment but not of the moment. To accept my Self fully.  To embrace the physical manifestations of choice and responsibility.  To let go.  To accept the hanging on is something I am doing. To let go the gripping, holding, and stuck turns to freedom, flexibility, and malleable movement.  

Acceptance, A Path To Wholeness

There is a fine line between acceptance and being involved to fix, resolve and replace.

Acceptance is just letting it be.

Fixing is seeing it and wanting or needing to do something about it – action steps to rid yourself of the experience.

Acceptance is, however, totally accepting it, period.  Accept it.  There it is.

The Power of Knowing What You DO Want?

“Ugh, I don’t want to clean the kitchen.”  “I don’t want people to think I’m stupid or lazy.”  “I know I don’t like red cars.”  “What do I want for dinner?  I know I don’t want Mexican food.”  “I don’t want this to come across wrong but…  I don’t want my boss to think I’m a doormat.”  “I know 100% I don’t want to waste my life.”  “I don’t know what I want to “do” with my life.”  “I don’t want to feel this way (frustrated, resentful, disappointed, angry, etc…)”