Personality Test--Discover Your Genius
In these days of overused phrases like, “thinking out of the box,” “looking for synergy,” and finding one’s “passion,” what most people are really seeking is recognition and expression of their genius. I don’t mean a lofty intellect unattainable by most of us; I am referring to the uniqueness and originality we all have.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, genius is “that disposition or bent of mind which is peculiar to every man, and which qualifies him for a particular employment.”
We all have it. It emerges when you are truly yourself using your distinctive gifts to their maximum.
How do you know if you are accessing your genius? Here are some clues for discovery:
· You find your genius easy to do. It is often something you take for granted thinking, “Anyone can do this.” But just because it is easy for you, doesn’t mean it is simple for everyone else. I recently went for a weekend with my sister-in-law to celebrate her birthday. She produced a large color-coded binder that outlined every detail of the event; hotel, food, airfare, entertainment, guest list with personal bios, directions, etc. While this level of organization and coordination leaves me with a feeling of awe and disbelief, it comes as second nature to her. As she describes, “I love assignments like these. I was the kid at school who asked to do extra reports that I could organize in a three-ring.” She has taken this genius and created a career in event planning, advertising, and special projects.
· People appreciate your genius. You receive numerous requests for your activities, services or products that result from your talent. Recipients let you know their appreciation by thanking you and praising your efforts. They tell others about your amazing abilities. I have all my speaking clothes designed and sewed by Becky Peelen in Bay View. She can take fabrics, styles, and ideas and create ensembles that glisten on stage. While she teases that she can just wiggle her nose and her productions magically appear, I know it is years of practice, experience, and learning that have fine-tuned her talent. She now is in demand all over the Midwest for specialty design and custom sewing. This level of appreciation and word of mouth advertising are signs that you contribute to the world in a special and unique way.
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· You have an amazing memory for anything related to your genius. We tend to remember facts, stories and trivia in our area of interest. The information seems to come “naturally,” as it quickly lands in the memory boxes already established by our genius. You instinctively seek out information and additional resources that “feed” your talent, and you can talk on the subject all day. It is easy to tell when people are talking about their genius areas because they become animated and enthused. Friends may say, “Don’t ask her about it, she will never shut up.”
· Working with your genius feels like play. What comes easy and is enjoyable for you is your talent and gifts. Many people discover their personal genius because they enjoy the activities associated with it. When you truly connect with your genius, it feels like fun. A sure sign that you have reached pay dirt is when you become so totally absorbed that you lose track of time. This is like the absorption that children experience when they are playing. You think you have only been working a short time and are astounded to see that hours have passed. This is something to pay very close attention to.
Genius truly is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm. Discover and rediscover
the enthusiasm in your life. Many a profitable second career has begun with a part time focus on a special talent or interest.
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