Kade enjoying a sunset from the pier in Panama City, Florida. Lots of blog content to come!

Monday, February 3, 2014

How well do you know people?

Read this list of traits that describe a certain individual.  Could these be characteristics of someone in your community?  Your church?  A neighbor perhaps?  A family member?  A CEO you know?  Even you?

  • Did not turn back.  Never reconsidered plans.
  • Did not drink.
  • Nothing agitates. Has no doubts.
  • Had great power of mental concentration.
  • Prizes and protects privacy.
  • More reserved. Difficult to access. Less social.
  • Friendly with only those who were useful.
  • Used coarse, foul language with non-friends.
  • Clever and capable.
  • Was politically incorruptible.
  • Backs straightened and attentiveness concentrated when he/she entered a room.
  • Always under control.
  • Makes subordinates responsible for their advice.  "What do you think should be done?"
  • Would go into an explosive rage upon receipt of unpleasant news.
  • A shrewd judge of people.
  • A strong will and decided personality.
  • Ability to rally people.
  • Gift for organization.
  • A born leader.
  • Had a vision and a pounce.
  • Aware of limitations.
  • Clever enough to share other people's prejudices when it’s advantageous to do so.
  • Had capacity and energy.
  • People underestimated his/her intelligence.
  • Played one off the other.
  • Was willing to serve.
  • Avoided the reproach of having benefited personally by the change of circumstances.
Click here to see the person.
And these characteristics I took verbatim from this very interesting book.

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