Ms Personality

February 23, 2015 Monday
From: Jim
To: Sassy
Date: 02/23/15 at 6:03 AM
Re: No TV
Hey Sassy,
I needed to look up Strength Finder. 
Rasputin is very alive, in fact he has always been alive. So you have a book to support training seminars, ongoing “train the trainer training”….and let me guess – the employees take a test that has “no wrong answers”. LOL!

People like me will read the book, and even attend a seminar to help game the results in my favor. If you are in HR then play the game, and enjoy the working lunches! This particular cynicism comes from experience with several of these exercises.
I think wifey, and my older son watched the Oscars. I would have watched simply to witness the hijinks of Neil Harris, but I tend to turn in very early to get an early start…I was up around 4:00AM.
I am happy to help.  I am a “Trusted Advisor”.  It is not what I do, it is what I am.  Does that make sense to you?
I do have a thorny problem that you can solve. For me, the “t” in thorny is silent.
Have a great first day back!
From: Sassy
To: Jim
Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: No TV
Good morning Jim!  You have me giggling first thing.   Thorny man.  
Yeah…I’m a total cynic about personality inventory exercises.  This is the third one I’ve done. Myers Briggs, Disc… always seems to happen when management is flailing.  and change nothing.  These meetings seem especially cruel my first two days back.  
Look out a window to the south and think of me.  I am looking north and flashing you as I get dressed!  Have a marvelous Monday! 
From: Jim
To; Sassy
Date: 02/23/15 at 7:58 AM
Re: No TV
Hah! I did both of those…MB on my own…I am an INTP…big surprise?
From: Sassy
To: Jim
Date:Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 8:27 PM
Subject:Re: No TV
Hiya Jim!  
How are you this fine evening?  
Sorry I was quiet today.  Work was nutty.  I survived the Strengths Finder workshop.  Total waste of time.  No action items.  I put the book away in the file cabinet and mourned the loss of time that I could not get back to replying to emails.  I did get a “free” breakfast and lunch.  Woohoo.  
Before I leave that, I will tell you my main strengths were: 
Does that sync with what you know about me so far? 
I took the Myers Briggs years ago as part of a public speaking course, to drive home the point that members of your audience come at the material in many ways and you have to include them all.  I remember that there were three Vs:
1) Volunteers – who are interested and engaged and chose to be there
2) Vacationers – who didn’t want to go but it’s better than work, right? 
3) Victims who were forced to be there and aren’t happy about it
I can’t remember my M-B results!  I remember thinking they were not accurate when I read the description, or they only described my business lady self, who is such a small part of who I am and rather forced by expectations rather than my natural self.  
I looked up the types. Yours makes sense given what you’ve told me so far.  I think we complement each other?
Reading them over, I think this comes closest but the two above it also make sense and can be seen in my Sassy behaviors:
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership
Hubby is out again… another quiet night here.  I am thinking about meeting you, trying to figure out when and where.  I still have a lot to do to catch up at work but am beginning to see the light. Thank you for your patience.  
Very soon, there will be a hug and a kiss if you want them…

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