Positive Traits: Adaptable, relational, considerate, thoughtful, aware, in tune with nature
Challenges: Indecisive, insecure, fear of disappointing others, overly analytical
If you are an "In the Flow" personality type, you wait for external signals before making a change. You might follow signs or signals you receive in your environment. The symbolism of the hawk flying overhead might be a message for you. You seek others' opinions before initiating a change in your life and check for validation. When unexpected changes occur, you observe before acting, and you step into the existing current of change. Once you do make a move, you allow yourself to be carried and remain optimistic about the outcomes. You might even look for a greater purpose or ask yourself, "What can I learn from this?"
Your own changes flow with those of others in your life and in your environment. At times, you might feel led by these shifting currents, and you might feel a need to direct your own course. Insecurity can be an issue for the In the Flow personality type, which leads to your need for external validation.
Your change challenge is that you can rely too much on external sources to inform your internal sense of direction. You love gathering data, making lists of pros and cons, and hearing what others have to say. However, you run into problems when you have too many contrasting ideas. You can become indecisive analyzing all of that information! Your best bet? Pay attention to your intuition and trust your heart. As an other-directed individual, you are caring and compassionate, in tune with others. In times of change, focus on your needs and desires. Self-care is extra important for you, as well as maintaining a step-by-step plan to help you maintain a sense of order in your life.
What might help? Of the Seven Principles for Change outlined in ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change, these are ones that are best for you:
Find passion from within to motivate you to move through change.
Listen to only those you trust. Most importantly, listen to your heart. You might even journal or meditate to tune into your intuition.
Understand that when the current of change takes you too far afield, you can stop and make course-corrections.
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To find out more about how to incorporate the 7 Principles for Change into your life, read ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change by Sharon Weil. Now available in paperback!