Me vs. Me: The Battlefield of the Mind
November 08, 2011
Have you ever felt as if you weren't normal because you seemed to fight with yourself all the time? For instance, you might battle between making a quick decision and wanting more data. Or you may be the life of the party and then later wish you hadn't been so trusting when you divulged all of those funny stories about yourself.
Worry no more about having a split personality.
There is nothing wrong with you, you just have inner or "Me-Me" conflict.
I often see conflicting behavioral and/or motivational styles on my clients' assessments and experience plenty of my own inner conflict between goal achievement (tasks) and relationship building (people).
The good news for the mindful conflicted soul is that inner conflict makes it easier to see things from a variety of perspectives.
Embrace your inner conflict as a strength that helps you adapt easier than others!
When it comes to personalities, with or without inner conflict, the most important thing is knowing ourselves inside and out so we can adapt our behavior when necessary to obtain the best outcomes. Self-knowledge is power, especially in the heat of the battle of life.
How well do you know your instinctive behavioral patterns? What are you doing with that knowledge to leverage who you are, where you are? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
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