Walk, with personality
Talk, with personality
Smile, with personality
And plus you've got
A great big heart'
Thanks to Bill Gaits and various rich technical geniuses we are broadening our concept of personality.
The whole point to making sure we get the right diagnosis is so that we can get the right kind of treatment. As we set up a lifestyle for ourselves that will bring healing and comfort and nurture to our condition, we absolutely cannot leave personality out. Mental illness does not paint everyone with the same brush. Despite the setbacks of depression, the effects it has on our lives, it is still a very personal journey. Our unique personalities must be factored in.
The kind of person you are will affect how the illness affects you as well as how you will best cope with depression.
So I ask you 'what kind of personality are you?'
No matter what your diagnosis, it will help you to handle mental illness better if you know a bit more about yourself, why you think like you do, why you do the things you do.
If I didn't have this incite, I couldn't handle my own illness.
I am an INTROVERT. Stated bluntly that means that socializing tires me. Solitude energizes me.
When I was first diagnosed with depression, I thought that maybe I didn't like people at all and that made me feel even more guilty about my condition. But when I realized that I was simply an introvert, I felt less guilty.
I battle with bipolar as well as introversion. I need to consider them both. Without this knowledge I could not handle this illness. One of my strategies when I am really sick is to make sure I get some time alone. Often I have discovered that I wasn't depressed at all, I was just needed some quiet time.
By taking these personality tests maybe you can find more information about the way you are made to help you build the best possible life, with or without depression.
The book 'The Introvert Advantage' is my go to when I need a reminder of what it means to be an introvert.
If you'd like to hear another expert speak about introversion you might like to look up Susan Cain.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you have a good grasp on white kind of personality you are? Would you like to dig further? Are you convinced that this kind of information may be a tool to add to your arsenal of 'depression getaways'?
I'm so glad you dropped by Depression Getaway today. There is hope for depression. Don't give up, I'm praying for you.