40+FAB Blog

Me against the world

As far as we know, there are about 7 billion people on the planet right now, that means that approximately 6 billion, 999 million, 999 thousand, 999 are not you. In other words, you are outnumbered!

If everyone is not you, then it is only wise to learn how to know and get along with other people in the world. Philosophers over the centuries have identified that there are four main personality traits and they hold true across countries, cultures, tribes, and people groups. There are those dominant characters who boss people around all day long, you also have the live wires who love talking and can’t get enough of hanging out with people, and then there are the amenable characters who keep the peace, try to get along with everyone and keep the boat from rocking, and finally there are the quiet ones, the thinkers and sometimes you never know what’s on their mind.

It’s great to know what personality type you are and embrace it, and it’s definitely beneficial to identify the personalities around you so that you know how best to engage with them, leading to more meaningful relationships. With so many out there, equip yourself with the knowledge to be able to flow with them and don’t back up to the place where you will say, it’s me against the world.