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Yet Another Personality Theory… Emergence

My Research First (and business later)

How is it that a normally excitable, physical, expansive person can turn into a little, sleepy, homebody who is willing to risk it all to stay in their ‘nest’?

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Yes. This is me right now. The heck is going on and how can I flip back over to my normative self?


[su_pullquote align=”right”]Want to know more? [su_button url=”” target=”blank” background=”#efd32d” icon=”icon: user”]Steven Paglierani[/su_button]

[su_button url=”” target=”blank” background=”#efd32d” icon=”icon: link”]The Emergence Site[/su_button]

[su_button url=”″ target=”blank” background=”#efd32d” icon=”icon: book”]Solving the Mind Body Mystery[/su_button]

[su_button url=”” target=”blank” background=”#efd32d” icon=”icon: book”]Unraveling Human Nature[/su_button][/su_pullquote]

According to Steven Paglierani, I have become ‘inverted‘ – [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=” – #tribes #differences”]seeking out comfort and sameness, instead of adventure and novelty[/inlinetweet].

My normative self, according to Paglierani, follows this:
(I’ve edited the original image to change it to my own results)

soozie according to '4 wise men' theory

  • I want to GET before I GIVE
  • FREEDOM and then UNDERSTANDING are my driving forces
  • NEATNESS and COMFORT aren’t normally a priority

But, then reality happens and circumstances move about and my normative self goes all peculiar
(I’ve edited the original image to change it to my own results)

fourwisemen - sb poster


[su_box title=”Sooooo, if I’m feeling…” box_color=”#9c8429″]

  • Fine & Dandy – then my focus is on FREEDOM ([inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=” – #tribes #rhizome”]does this explain my obsession with Rhizome Theory[/inlinetweet]?)
  • Stressy – I go very nit-picky and desperately need to solidly UNDERSTAND
  • Totally AWOL – things are out of control, sick of being sick, or wrong, or frustrated, and I seek out COMFORT
  • I’m On My Way Back – I need physical, mental & emotional NEATNESS, might even clean my flat or desk![/su_box]



lightbulb idea


Okay… that makes sense!

If I can notice I’m starting to ‘nest’, then I need to focus on cleaning up and organising
and I’ll pull through quickly.




What does all this mean for working within a team?

Within a team, if others knew of my Social Priority and Character Type and could react appropriately:

[su_note note_color=”#FFFFcc”]They see I’m getting fastidious over little details and no longer seeing the big picture… and so they offer to help with the workload… and I’m back to being on top again.[/su_note]

[su_note note_color=”#FFFFcc”]I’m complaining about the cold/heat/noise… they know I’m fried, and suggest I might take a vacation day… in prepping for a day off, I get into the Neatness thing, and I’m back to myself quicker.[/su_note]

Weird, huh?

I can do this for the rest of the team too… if I know what they need, and they know what I need, as a team [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=” – #tribes #differences”]we can help each other stay in a positive and proactive state of mind[/inlinetweet] and achieve so much more.

win-win-win innovation

In fact, I might go sort my tax paperwork into piles right now… excuse me…



-~Authenticity, Creativity, Community~- - eLearning Consultant & Trainer & Superhero - User Interface & Course specialist for Moodle & Totara LMS - I also enjoy researching into the Humanities - esp Cultural Studies, the Arts&Crafts Movement, and Medieval Guilds - warning: my hair colour changes a lot -

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