I’ve long been fascinated with personality traits. So much of what we do, how we react to certain situations, were based on predispositions.
When I was young, I’d hear, “She’s got a whole lot of personality!” That was to say, I was strong-willed, hard headed and liked being right.
Some traits are learned. Others are innate.
Taking various personality tests helped me understand how I was wired and how to build upon my strengths while improving my weaknesses.
What I love about this post and what Cheri Gregory does is she studies personalities for a living and tells us how to use that information to create and live the life we desire most.
And in this post, based on The Four Temperaments (take free quiz here), she shows you how to choose great gifts for your husband’s personality.
Until tomorrow…make it a great one!
As newlyweds, Daniel and I made a point to relax together on the couch each evening.
While we caught up on each other’s day, I’d rub his neck, and he’d give me a foot massage.
One day about six months into our marriage, Daniel stopped mid-sentence, got a quizzical look on his face, and asked, “Do you prefer foot massages or neck rubs?”
“Neck rubs,” I responded, confused.
Then the light bulb went on.
I asked him, “Which do you prefer?”
“Foot massages,” he replied.
Armed with new knowledge, we switched: I started giving him foot massages, and he started giving me neck rubs.
We were happier on two levels.
As receivers, we were now getting what we most wanted. And as givers, we knew for certain that what we were giving was greatly valued.
Selecting Christmas gifts that match your husband’s personality type can give this same mutual satisfaction.
Gifts that connect with your husband’s personality goals and emotional needs are likely to be received as highly practical. And on a deeper level, they demonstrate your understanding and respect of who he is as a person.
Here are some quick guidelines and ideas to get started:
Needs: Attention and Approval
Needs: Sensitivity and Order
Needs: Achievement and Appreciation
Needs: Self-Worth and Comfort
Write, print, and frame a list of things you love about your man.