In our training session yesterday afternoon at work, the training facilitator talked about different personalities in relation to the Four Elements. The idea is that each person exhibits various traits related to Earth, Wind, Fire and Water (I pause here to challenge you NOT to think of an R&B group). Once you understand what catergory a person falls under, you can better communicate with him or her. Which actually sounds pretty cool in theory.
I do however resist the theory that I must fit into once box or another… in life there are too many “elements” to deal with… and why should anyone have to be the same all the time?
Curiosity got the better of me though, so after the training session I had to take at least one quiz, just so I could know. So like everything else I want to know more about, I googled the topic. If you type in “personality elements earth fire wind water quiz” you get:
The Random Quiz I Found.
So I realize I am a … wait for it … DIRT CLOUD OF FIRE.
Ok I just totally made that up.
I’ve never been one of those people that can easily answer questions about “favorite things”: what’s your favorite book? place to visit? mountains or beach? rainy or sunny? favorite show? favorite movie? So quizzes were you have to answer crap-ass questions like that always trip me up.
(Mental note: post future blog regarding answering dating profile questions)
That kinda stuff changes all the time! Just like personalities… I’ve met people that were totally mellow one day and completely craz-o the next. Fortunately there are prescriptions and intensive therapy for those types, but for the rest of us a gentle flux in our day to day response is perfectly normal.
Besides, I don’t think they make boxes that would fit my dirt cloud of fire in them anyway.
About the Four Elements:
Reference: Tracy Marks book: The Elements in Ancient Greek Philosophy