So today on Twitter I randomly saw that Oprah was having a 10th anniversary party in NYC this May… anyways long story short, I ended up on her website and ran across this quiz assessing your “striving style”… with a few minutes to kill, why not check it out. So the results:
YOU ARE STRIVING TO BE IN CONTROL
You are a leader: You approach everything as though you were born to be in charge. Confident, assertive, and decisive, you know what you want and you go after it. You also look out for family, friends, and community—you feel you know what’s best for them—and have no fear of confronting anyone who challenges your ideas. Taking the driver’s seat, you also generously donate time and energy to people and neighborhood projects.
What to watch out for: When you feel threatened, or others refuse to go along with your agenda, you can become confrontational and domineering, sometimes to the point of being dictatorial. Practice letting someone else take charge on occasion. Also try meditation; it can help you be-come more aware of your controlling impulses and ease the anxiety that may be provoking them.
Looking ahead: You discover your purpose when you take control of your environment. For you, finding a decision-making role is key. That could mean anything from producing a play to spearheading a global campaign for something you care about. In work, you’re suited for leadership positions in education, government, industry, finance, religious institutions, or politics. But you can find satisfaction anytime you’re given the autonomy to do things your own way.
Striving to be in control: 18
Striving to be knowledgeable: 18
Striving to be recognized: 17
Striving to be creative: 13
Striving to be spontaneous: 13
Striving to help: 11
Striving to be secure: 10
Rather spot-on I do have to say. It was interesting to read all of the “striving styles”… according to the survey, I am not “the rock in the storm”, the one to lean on or committed to any relationship ;) Look out world – a controlling woman is on the loose…