We’ve all encountered them. The personality tests that assign you to a style that defines your major characteristics and traits. Many of them have been around for decades. Many of them are quite accurate, some quite entertaining.
What differs with Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard’s book is it aligns personality theories with current brain science, and for the more sceptical, provides fresh insight into how personality affects our behaviour. So join us for the next ten minutes to explore the book further and find out who we are meant to be!
Lesson 1: What Me, Worry?
The problem isn’t that we can’t meet our potential. The issue is we spend more time considering and trying to fix our faults and bring frustrated by other seemingly more successful people. Who are You Meant to Be isn’t just another self-help book. As the authors state: who you are meant to be doesn’t mean what are you meant to do.
Being is a state, not an activity. The purpose of the book is to show us how to fill the gap between what we know and what we do, to experience our life instead of worrying about what might happen. The authors combine modern studies in how different parts of the brain function together with the role of emotion in learning and development.
Together with psychological type analyses, needs and brain dominance theories they have created their Striving Styles Personality System or SSPS. It’s Carl Jung with Brain Science.
We often get so caught up trying to do what others expect of us, that we have become Human Doings rather than Human Beings. We let our fear decide and define what experiences we will have because we don’t want to upset anyone. Whether we recognise it or not, fear is the biggest barrier to achieving our potential. Fear is a nervous system response.