I'm a Gemini, the sign of the twins. We Gemini’s often get accused of being moody, fickle, and a little ... People claim, on any given day, they don’t know which of the twins they will en
I'm a Gemini, the sign of the twins. We Gemini’s often get accused of being moody, fickle, and a little unpredictable. People claim, on any given day, they don’t know which of the twins they will encounter.
But Gemini or not, everyone’s life, to some extent, is made up of multiple characters. We all have several personalities that show themselves depending on the circumstances.
* At work we’re organized, thorough, and professional.
* Around our friends, we may be goofy, talkative, and relaxed.
* Around strangers we find ourselves quiet, amiable, and pleasant.
Each of these personalities serves us in some facet.
Some of you may think: "Oh no, I’m consistent. I’m the same person around my friends that I am at work or at a party." Really? Have any of these situations ever happened to you:
1. You are at work, alone in your office, talking to your significant other on the phone. Your boss sticks her head in the door. Does your tone suddenly change?
2. You are having lunch with a group of friends at the mall. One of your former professors walks by. Do you suddenly find yourself sitting a little straighter, speaking a little more proper as you introduce him?
3. You are at the park with your family. You spot someone from your networking group. Is the laid back family guy suddenly replaced with Mr. Business?
Depending on the circumstances, we all have a different face we put on to play a certain role.
Now imagine this: your personalities suddenly become real life people. They can walk and talk, but they stay in character ALL the time. For example, The Organizer from work behaves the same way at home and around friends.
So what would happen, if you and all of your "real life" personalities took a road trip? You’re stuck in the car for 10 hours really getting to know each other. What drives each one? What are their strengths and weaknesses? What could they learn from one another? What skills does The Manager possess that could benefit The Wife? What sensitivities does The Friend display that The Colleague could mimic?
Each of our personalities helps us be successful in our relationships and various circumstances. But each of our personalities does not need to be confined to a specific situation. Your team members could use some of the compassion you show your kids. Your marriage could use some of the creativity you display at work. So, don’t be afraid: let your personalities out to play, no matter where they are.