Do you want to reduce conflict in your home but struggle to know how? This episode will help you understand how personality types can affect the ways in which you relate to your family and what to do to make peace a reality.
As parents, we want to believe we know our own kids, but without understanding their temperaments we don’t have the full picture. In the second part of my conversation with John Trent and Dewey Wilson, we’re breaking down the different personality types we have in our homes. According to Dr. Trent’s four animal personality assessments, we’ll discuss how we can encourage each other rather than cause friction in our relationships. We’ll also explore how these personality types interact with one another. Want to learn more about your personality type? Take the assessment for free at TheRelationallyIntelligentChild.com.
The Four Animal Personalities:
Strengths: Bold, adventurous, determined, and competitive, lions are “take charge” types who love solving big problems.
Challenges: Impulsive decision-making; can be too direct or impatient with others or doesn’t listen; may seem more interested in their goals than their relationships; bored by routine and chit-chat
Strengths: Energetic, fun-loving, and optimistic, otters can chat for hours and are great at motivating and inspiring others.
Challenges: Energized by novelty and so avoids details or lacks follow-through; overly trusting; may set unrealistic goals or seem unconcerned about risks or meeting deadlines
🐕 Golden Retriever
Strengths: Easygoing, empathetic, and loyal, golden retrievers are patient listeners and peacemakers who highly value their relationships with others.
Challenges: Easily hurt or holds a grudge; needs routine and time to process change or major decisions; ignores their own needs to keep the peace; explanations meander
Strengths: Analytical and detail-oriented, beavers like to do a job well and to ponder all the implications before making a decision.
Challenges: Can frustrate others with their precision and desire for details; their impulse to troubleshoot new ideas can make them seem like a “wet blanket”; too critical of self and others.
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