OCEAN- 5 Traits -Neuroticism

Here we are at our last trait; neuroticism. I find it odd that this is a category. Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, and Agreeableness are positive traits.Or so one would think. As with anything in life, if we focus on the bad, the bad is what we see. Openness allows others to take advantage. Conscientiousness illustrates the…

OCEAN-5 Traits-Agreeableness

The agreeableness trait identified the warm, caring person who gets along with everyone. Well, that’s how the story goes at least. Who wouldn’t want a world filled with these people. But like everything else. moderation is essential.Though there are awesome pros to having this trait, the cons are not far behind. The good: Where to…

OCEAN-5 Traits- Extroversion

Extroverts are outgoing, love to chat, social butterflies of the world. Engaging in conversations or activities provides a chance to recharge their batteries. Solitude stand back! These people have hands to shake, topics to discuss, and parties to attend. My earlier post, Extrovert Happiness, covered many aspects of this trait. So why review it. Because,…

Driver’s Seat

Left hand steers as the right hand shifts. Left foot clutches, the right never lifts. Music blares. The bass keeps time. Passing everyone, leave ’em all behind. NASCAR, F1, WRC Nobody drives quite like me. Hit the corner and everyone’s leanin’ Tires burning fast . “Why y’all screamin’?” We have all been in a car…

OCEAN-5 Traits- Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness, the most deliberate of all traits. This lovely trait envelopes control and self-discipline. A person who scores high in this trait know where they want to go in life, and have the long range plans to get there. These are not your spontaneous half hearts. No, this type of person is deliberate. If they…

OCEAN-5 Traits- Openness

This week we start by jumping into the acronym with openness. Just as the word states, a person who scores high in the openness trait is more likely to be adventurous, social, and open-minded. New ideas and expressions tickle their interest. Creativity shines in the work they produce. A person of openness does not merely…

OCEAN-5 Traits-Intro

This week we are starting a new segment geared towards our personality. Get ready as we begin to dissect our soul, or that tender part that makes us feel … feelings … and stuff.  Moving on!  Character, nature, disposition, temperament, makeup, persona, psyche, and identity all describe our personality. So, what is personality, and why is it important? Imagine, if you will,…

The Light Bulb

Darkness envelops the room.  Each step is  made with caution; remembering key item placement. Recollection of past encounters with the sofa, end table, and recliner intensifies the “Marco Polo” moment. A flip of the light switch would be capital. Instead, a little toe cringes with each step. A noise from the darkness brings inquiries filled…

The Battle Within A Soul

Darkness envelops as fear takes hold. Anxiety clouds the mind. A dry throat reveals the nervousness within. Hopelessness beckons the heart as despair soon follows. These to behemoths have quenched the life out of millions and seek millions more. Salvation seems so far away. However , a truth resides deep within. Darkness can only reach…

Creation Of Happiness

What started as a single brush stroke on a blank canvas turned into a whirl of colors. There were no images, just and onslaught of colors being added at a whim. Each stroke brought happiness closer and the heart lightened. This was evident in the choice for brighter colors. The brush whisked along with a…