Which Cluster of Traits Best Describes You ?
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Extrovert vs. Introvert
Extravert (E): You charge up your energy by being around others, staying connected to people, places and things. Tend to be openly sharing of what you're experiencing, ability to relate to others easily.
Introvert (I): You restore your energy through alone time, finding retreat from others a welcome relief. You do well in nurturing a few very good relationships rather than many acquaintances, and tend to reflect deeply.
Sensate vs. Intuitive
Sensate (S): You gather your information about the world through your five senses. Your practical nature keeps you in the here-and-now, and generally you don't attach a larger meaning to events or conversations with others. You keep matters literally interpreted and place a high value on the facts at hand.
Intuitive (N): Your ability to perceive meaning and significance allows you to move beyond the immediate and scan the possibilities for the future. You tend to overlook the down-to-earth details as you activate your impressive imagination and view life from a loftier perch.
Thinking vs. Feeling
Thinking (T): You trust decision-making that is based on sound reasoning, objective data, and just policies. Your sense of right and wrong help you take a systematic approach to problem-solving, so that you�re not caught up in subjective emotions.
Feeling (F): The high value you place on relationships allows you to balance facts with feelings, moral standards with circumstances, principles with compassion. Your decisions weigh in favor of harmony and win-win rather than by-the-book outcomes.
Judging vs. Perceiving
Judging (J): Your ability to be well organized makes you the perfect project manager. You know how to put forth a disciplined effort to bring matters to completion and enjoy clear and tidy endings.
Perceiving (P): Your spontaneity and sense of freedom create a great deal of opportunities for exploration. On a team project, you tend to be the one who asks if all possibilities have been considered and all avenues researched. You hesitate to close a project, always seeking a better answer.
Which Personality Type Suits You Best?
Based on your scores from the personality quiz, take a look at the following descriptions of the chief temperaments or personality types. Determine how closely your score results match up with what you know about yourself. Once again, don't worry if you can't relate to all the traits. Everyone is unique and individual variances always occur, but for the most part, a majority of the traits probably cluster within your personality. If they're not self-evident, check out the description with friends or family and see if they think it's a match for you.
Now that you've got some idea of your personality pattern, you're ready to take the next step toward instinctive fitness by understanding how movement is paired with personality.
Look for the type you discovered in the quiz (i.e., ENTJ, ESTP, etc.) in the following chart. It will be paired with one of the four types: Racer, Stroller, Dancer or Trekker as a fitness personality style. Read through the chart and the next section entitled "Four Basic Movement Patterns" to get more insights on the optimal ways for you to sustain exercise.
As you learn about these attributes for each personality type, consider how you would design a fitness program that was appealing to each type. The objective is to make it so well aligned, that exercise feels natural and like a seamless fit for their inborn preferences and style of living.
THE FOUR BASIC MOVEMENT TYPES
Integrative fitness begins with getting in touch with what literally moves you from the inside out. You tap into your inner wisdom until you know who you are, listen to your body, and find the hidden inspirations. Take the information from the self-test that began in Chapter 10 ('Self-Discovery Tools for the Coach') and then apply your finding to the information in this chapter. Do it for yourself first, and then duplicate the test for your clients. You need to discover if you tend toward Stroller, Trekker, Dancer, or Racer, each associated with a personality type. As you learn about these movement types throughout this chapter, you'll get to know each of the four as if they were your new best friends. They help you tap into your seventh senseyour instinct for movement. (Your five senses are touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing; the sixth sense is intuition.)
Even though one of the basic types will be predominant for you, you will perceive parts of yourself in each of the four types. Over time you naturally grow and develop toward the full constellation of characteristics, expanding and enriching your range of potential responses. A little bit of you is in everyone, and vice versa. You no longer see people in stark contrast to your own traits, but begin to blur the old lines of distinction, recognizing commonalities. For now, get to know the predominant personality within you. After you decide which type is most closely matched to your own, then read through the descriptions below for movement types. Again, not every trait will be owned by you. Some will stand out as obviously yours, and a few characteristics may simply not fit. That is normal. Afterall, each human being is a completely unique person, so there will be individual differences. But on the whole, one (maybe two) movement type(s) will stand out for you. Discuss your type with friends and see if they agree with your conclusion. After you've done this exercise for yourself, try it with family and friends. Practice it a few times before trying it on a client.