Self Knowledge

I believe that generally, what we need comes to us when we need it most if we let it.

A couple of weeks ago I was channel hopping and came across Pollyanna, the film about the little girl who always looks for something to be glad about.   I watched the whole film a few years ago and enjoyed it but I didn’t have the time to sit and watch it this time.  It has been on my mind though, over the last week or so, buzzing around my head while I try to figure out how to become more optimistic.

Then, yesterday I was browsing the kindle books on Amazon and came across a book called the Pollyanna Plan (by by Talli Roland) about a woman whose friend suggests she should try to see the good in everything like Pollyanna did in the film.  I am finding it difficult to put down.   Maybe this is my answer.  Perhaps I should have a go at playing Pollyanna’s Glad Game.  Maybe….

I opened my e-mails today and had a post notification from Think Simple Now – one of my favourite blogs.  It was about finding your purpose which is also something I have been thinking about for a long while – since reading The Happiness Hop books and doing the workbook (Tim Pond) that goes with them.  The books are great but I must admit that while I felt they pointed me in the direction of an answer to the question of my purpose, I was still missing something.

As part of the process of discovering your purpose the post had a link to a 72 question Carl Jung and Briggs Myers personality test to assess your character and also a Core Values questionnaire.  Both of these appeal to my thirst for increased self-knowledge so I immediately completed the Jung and Briggs Myers test and identified that I am INJF (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging).

I then read the explanation for this personality type and it seemed to shout at me “this is soooo very definitely you!”

Almost all my quirks, strengths and weaknesses seem to be explainable by INJF!

I felt buzzy and excitable for the rest of the day because of this, but I have not put my finger on why I am so excited by this yet.



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