Category Archives: Shrewd Digging

Getting below the surface

It’s Good To Know Me

There is a famous quote from The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles… if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”

This has become very important to me. So I have been doing some digging…and have come to know myself quite well, gifts and deficiencies. And I am aware that everyone I encounter has both as well. I wish we could all walk around with this information readily available to others… It may take some of the fun (if you know me…I am not keen on removing fun) out of it but we would definitely save time…by removing judgment/expectation. We could recognize where others may need some assistance with their personal challenges. As well as recognizing that we might receive help from another perspective. Or maybe the real key is to offer Grace… All the time…Every time.


Myers-Briggs/Jung – INFP , INFP (another look)

Enneagram The Peacemaker/9 This particular personality profile was suggested to me by a friend. It wasn’t necessary to take the test just read through the nine profiles and you will find one you identify with the most. However, I did take the free sample test. And being a gemini (the twins) I realized I am both 9 and 2/”The Helper”equally…with a few drops of 4/”The Individualist“. After digging around on the Internet…I found some very useful information about the healthy as well as unhealthy aspects of my personality. Nice to see it from a new perspective.

The Four TemperamentsPhlegmatic

I don’t think it’s healthy to align yourself and label and put yourself in certain boxes based on words. However, recognizing that I’m an introvert has been one of the most liberating things that I have come to understand about myself.

So many people I know have taken some of these test before…mostly for work. I’m not sure that they truly take it in to understand the magic that it holds. That these things really do give you such powerful insight.