The holidays have come and gone, decorations are packed up, and the last of the house guests have finally packed their bags. New Year’s is behind us, and we are being bombarded with ads for gyms and other weight-loss programs everywhere we turn; but what does all of this mean? If you haven’t gotten around to making a New Year’s resolution, and want to, you should probably get at it as it is almost half-way through January! Resolutions aren’t just about improving ourselves they are also about our relationships with others! But how do we come up with a great New Year’s resolution, knowing there are so many ways to improve ourselves? We can answer this by looking at our personalities. After conducting extensive research, I have compiled a list of the top New Year’s resolutions for each of the four Personality Dimensions®.
“I resolve to finish every project I start this year… and the ones from last year… and the year before that… Including the guinea pig hutch.”
“This year, my resolution is to not yell at people for crying… even if they’re doing it for no reason.”
“In 2016 I am planning on being spontaneous!”
“No matter how much it pains me, I will let someone else organize the guinea pig sanctuary fundraiser this year,”
“I resolve this year to not take on too many projects, even if the guinea pig sanctuary and my kid’s school have fundraisers on the same day!”
“I will not cry when receiving constructive feedback this year… I will not cry when receiving constructive feedback this year… I will not cry when receiving constructive feedback this year…”
“I resolve to focus, and finish my tasks on time this year, especially when it comes to my guinea pigs.”
“My resolution for 2016 is to not challenge every rule I disagree with, no matter how up-tight my boss is!”
Here’s to a new year of bettering ourselves and our relationships with others!… (I really do promise to call you more this year Mom!)
Brad Whitehorn, BA is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. He was thrown in to the career development field headfirst after completing a Communications degree in 2005, and hasn’t looked back! Since then, Brad has worked on the development, implementation and certification for various career and personality assessments (including Personality Dimensions®), making sure that Career Development Practitioners get the right tools to best serve their clients.