Today, we bring you the concluding part of the piece we began yesterday (October 4).
Neuroticism refers to tendencies to respond with negative emotions that dread, frustration or loss. If you’re a person who cannot seem to let things go, or ponder over things that went wrong yesterday, and what crisis might come up tomorrow, then you’re a bit neurotic. However, you are a person who tends to stick with something and persevere until the very end. As we already know, being conscientious is one of the most important traits of highly successful people. So it’s time to start harnessing this trait.
Being overly sensitive means you have a difficult time with criticism, and you often take it very personally. On the other hand, it makes you sensitive to the feelings of others as well, which is certainly a good thing in many instances. You are more empathetic than others. And being able to put yourself into someone else’s shoes is a valuable skill to possess. Embrace your ability of being mindful of the sensitivities of others, but at the same time learn to accept criticism without taking it too personally.
Nobody likes being around a person with a negative personality. However, there is a plus side to having a healthy dose of pessimism. Thinking about everything that could potentially go wrong can actually help you plan for those situations and ultimately avoid them. You can come up with all of the cons while everyone else is only thinking of the pros. As long as you aren’t fatalistic, a little bit of negative thinking can go a long way.
We often tend to think that lazy people are an unproductive bunch. We usually get by with the least amount of work possible. However, being lazy often means that you belong among the inventors and innovators. You spend time trying to discover easier ways to get things done. You are also quite good at finding ways to get paid for the things you actually enjoy doing. Your laziness can be the mother of ingenuity, so use it properly.
If you’re always putting things off and off endlessly, and then scrambling to finish everything at the last minute. You are a procrastinator but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You have learned to work this way and do it very well. Yes, there are people who simply do a better job under stress, and you just might be one of them. While others plod along and overthink everything, you simply don’t have the time. However, once you sit down and focus you managed to get it all done. So embrace your procrastinating tendency. It actually serves you well.
We all know people who act without thinking. The trade often leads to risk taking to blurting out whatever comes to mind and to making rash decisions. Being impulsive means that you embrace new experiences and you seek activity. You may very well make some bad decisions. But when you make good ones the rewards are tremendous. Your impulsiveness ultimately creates a life that is full of excitement.