Personality: Static or Elastic?

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It started with the good, old Greeks. I imagine them spending time on park benches under large olive trees, finder shelter from the sun, while philosophizing about distinctions between people and self-knowledge. Probably not knowing that psychologists would develop theories and interpretations of personality types centuries later. Personality – the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive …

Force versus focus

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‘People think they have to train hard and feel muscle pain, in order to get results. But the no pain, no gain mentality could actually bring you backwards’ said Zdenek, the personal trainer that helped me prepare for a road bike tour in the Alps last month. One of my personal goals of this year (one of my points on …

The Voice Dialogue bus

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Imagine, you are driving a bus, and all the passengers in the bus represent a side of you. One of the passengers ‘Ambitious Anna’ sits next to you while you are behind the wheel. It’s your ambitious side, the one that makes you work hard, and keeps you from taking regular breaks. Ambitious Anna likes to swop seats with ‘Karen Control’, …

Picture Perfect

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So.. Ok.. Here we go. I’m a bit of a perfectionist. Wait, I’m not saying it right; I’m a perfectionist. In my corporate job I would double-check if the outlining of text boxes in a presentation were done appropriately. When I handed over a paper in university it was always with a feeling of unease, even when the same paper …

Emptying a bucket of clarity

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Journaling. It has become somewhat of a buzzword. It’s also more often introduced in coaching, and I’m a fan. I also believe it is not only for clients who naturally feel attracted to words and language, as journaling is more about jotting down thoughts than to create an entertaining story, or grammatically perfect sentences. It’s just for you and does not …