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“Type” is defined according to popular concepts of typing personality that we find in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(r) or in Keirsey Temperament Theory. If you wonder what your “type” is, visit www.keirsey.com for a free self test.
Here are some examples from real life.
•If you love solitude and great outdoors, don’t get yourself stationed on a submarine.
•If you love confrontation, competition and running show don’t be a teacher or case worker.
•If you love children, soft moments, nurturing and intimacy don’t try being a litigation attorney.
Why do we try to be something we aren’t? It happens in a context of trying to please others – parents, teachers, religious leaders, spouses.
According to Dr. Katherine Benziger (www.benziger.org) short term cost of trying to be something you’re not is “increased irritability, headaches and difficulty in mastering a new task.”
The long term results include “exhaustion, depression, lack of joy, a homeostatic imbalance involving oxygen or pre-mature aging of brain and a vulnerability to illness.”
I have clients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, cancer, tumors, esophagitis, migraines, bleeding ulcers, chronic diarrhea, obesity, manic-depressive disorders, deep scarring acne, strokes, apnia, and drinking problems who still will not consider making a lifestyle change.
Could these people be healed? Yes, certainly. When they begin to shift over into who they really are, symptoms will disappear, sometimes dramatically.
If this solution is too simple, please ask yourself why things have to be so complicated in your life.
My special message today is for introverts. Our definition of ourselves has been controlled for most part by people who don’t understand us because majority of people in world, 70%, are extroverts.
We’re in process of reclaiming our right to be exactly way we are. Introverts need to spend at least half their time alone for good mental health. This has nothing to do with our love of people. We give energy to others and need time alone to fill up again.
Introverts, please be honest about your needs for time alone and other territorial issues. You can find some great resources for introverts at my website www.theintrovertzcoach.com .
For all people wanting to cut down on their stress, one of greatest services I can render is an astrology reading. Astrology is one of few places you can go in world where you will find someone holding up a clear mirror to who you really are.
Astrology is a paradigm that gives each person permission to be exactly who they are. We get as close as we can to “god’s eye view” of you. Astrologers recognize absolute uniqueness of each individual.
When you see an astrologer, we will say to you, “Let me tell you about wonderful person I see here in your astrology chart….” We are positive and supportive people.
If you have drifted so far from yourself, you can’t find your way back home, give an astrologer a call. We have map.
All change starts within. I hope I’ve given you some great things to think about on your road to good health. Please remember these three principles …
•#1 It is your health. •#2 Your physical health and your mental health are same thing. •#3 Be yourself.
Nancy R. Fenn is a professional astrologer in the San Diego area.