I just watched the movie Nomadland (2020), about a woman living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad, traveling through the American West after she loses everything in a recession. It was an interesting snapshot with persons I have met, especially during this pandemic. It seems that we are all managing our daily joys and problems, as best we can according to our personalities and temperaments.
I love water. I love the ocean, so when I came across an article on the Big Five personality traits from Wikipedia, known as the OCEAN model, I took a closer look. The model identifies five traits:
- O openness to experience (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious)
- C conscientiousness (efficient/organized vs. extravagant/careless)
- E extraversion (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved)
- A agreeableness (friendly/compassionate vs. critical/rational)
- N neuroticism or emotional stability (sensitive/nervous vs. resilient/confident)
You might enjoy taking a look at the above personality factors to see which traits you identify in yourself? I did. Apparently some people naturally have “grateful personalities”. I’ll have to look further to see if that applies to me.
But, if you see that your personality falls somewhere along each of the five continua, and you would like to change yourself, strategies exist to redirect us towards increasing gratefulness.
I thought this was nice to learn…
- We can appreciate who we already are, or …
- We can grow and evolve if and when we want to, or…
- We can just be ourselves along our road to gratitude.
Have a nice trip!
This is #gratitudeultra. See the post on February 28, 2021 for definitions of categories of gratitude.