Apparently, I like to provoke people. Poke and twist, I call it. Not one to back down from conflict, I’m even known to argue ideas I don’t believe to find out what people really think and to provoke them to think through their ideas and thoughts. Having teen-age sons, I now receive this behavior, much to the amusement of my mother and husband. I’ve always pretended to have thick skin, even when words have wounded, but my skin has truly grown a little thicker thanks to my boys.

I don’t think I’m generally offensive, but perhaps I’m just not aware enough of others to notice. My goal is to understand others’ thoughts, ideas and opinions. Also, I find that the older I get, the more difficult it is for me to change. However, once I learn something, I do try to change to the best practice. There’s no point of learning something if not to apply the knowledge if it is possible.

Two friends recommended books and information about Enneagrams. Not surprisingly, I’m probably a Challenger. If you are interested in personality and the strengths and weaknesses of yours, here are a couple great resources. I was surprised to find out I scare people with my aggression. Oops.

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