Saturday, March 6, 2021

Being aware of the “extreme personalities” and how we can help them to balance

In counseling, we often see the “extreme” of personalities. Being outside the bell curve, these groups tend to face more challenges, as society is geared for the majority in the middle of the curve.

They run the risk of adjustment disorders, often manifesting as the “fight or flight” responses, if they and their families don’t know how to navigate it better.

We see the extreme emotional personalities who follow their hearts, but don’t have enough “headiness” to ground them. They may struggle with excessive drama in their lives.

We see the extreme “heady” people, who don’t have enough emotional sensitivity to soften them and empathize with others. They may struggle with social interactions and relationships.

We see the extreme “outer compass” folks who care for the opinions of others too much that they forget who they are and to be who they are.

We see the extreme “inner compass” folks who know who they are, what they want, but find it hard to follow and conform to social norms and expectations.

We see the extreme extroverted folks who live outside their heads frequently, but need more quiet moments to deeply reflect.

We see the extreme introverted folks who prefer to live inside their heads, but need to get outside more to seek and explore the outside world experiences.

There are many more....

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