Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) August 27, 2007
Hale Dwoskin, founder of The Sedona Method and a featured teacher in the #1 blockbuster bestselling book and movie, "The Secret," has just announced "Type A and Type B Personality: How Much Are We Really Controlled By Personality Types?"
People have been trying to identify and characterize their individual personalities ever since the famous psychologist Carl Jung began discussing psychological types in 1921. There are countless purported "types" out there - introverts and extroverts, dreamers, realists, idealists, leaders - but perhaps the most familiar to us all are the Type A and Type B personalities.
What characteristics make up each of these personalities?
Has trouble relaxing
Has a "short fuse"
May get upset over small things
Time urgency (interrupts others, becomes frustrated while waiting in line)
May avoid confrontation
Not quick to anger
It is possible to have a mix of these characteristics, which is classified as Type AB personality.
Do we really have personality 'types'?
Certain characteristics of one's personality are likely an innate part of who they are, just as one's physical features are. Things like extraversion or introversion, for example, tend to be more innate.
However, many aspects of one's personality have been molded by life experiences - how one was raised, their culture, habits, work life, and more.
For instance, a person may have had a Type B personality in college, but since entering the working world has switched over to a Type A. This is clearly due to the stress of the career, not an actual change in the person.
Furthermore, even if someone thinks a specific personality type fits them like a glove, it's important not to limit him- or herself with its expectations.
In fact, a person can use their personality type to see where they need to grow. For example, a person who is Type A might learn how to become more patient to get along better with their coworkers, or may try to relax during the weekend for some enjoyment.
A Type B personality also has room for growth. They may learn how to be more aggressive when asking for a raise at work, or may need to become more aware of timeliness to avoid being late.
Balancing Your Personality to Achieve Goals
Of course, if one is not happy with any aspect of their personality - their impatience, quick temper, tendency to avoid confrontation (even when perhaps it's warranted) - it can always be worked on.
Remember, personality type does not control a person - a person controls their personality.
Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates says, "Personality profiles can be helpful in order to see where we can do some work with ourselves, however they are not written in stone as most people believe."
In fact, balancing one's personality to include a healthy mix of characteristics is simple when using The Sedona Method to release. The Method is a tool that allows you to let go of just about any feeling you'd rather not have, leaving you free to experience only beneficial emotions.
"When you release, your personality naturally comes more into balance and becomes more healthy and supportive of your goals," Dwoskin says.
Anytime you feel restricted by your personality type, you may be missing out on a positive experience, but a balanced personality can be instrumental in helping you to achieve your goals.
"So let go of any attachment to whatever personality type you may have, and keep releasing on all issues - whether or not they are related to your type. This tends to bring things into balance with ease and grace," Dwoskin continues.
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For more insights on the issue of self-esteem and related topics, Hale Dwoskin, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Sedona Method, featured expert in the film and New York Times bestseller "The Secret," and CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, is available for interviews. Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.sedona.com.