You have a natural gift. And sometimes you use it to create an inner wound and keep yourself in a cycle of defeat.
While all 4 Types in my Energy Profiling system can wound themselves, a still, reflective Type 4 has a tendency to take the wound particularly deep.
A Question of Your Worth
Sometime in your life, you’ve asked yourself a version of this question:
Am I worthwhile?
You might wonder if you’re good enough, or if you’ve reached a high enough standard. A constant, still Type 4 can turn the answers into unnecessary self-criticism if they’re not careful.
How Your Answer Can Wound You
If you’re a still, reflective Type 4, then perfecting is your gift.
When faced with a question of your worth, you tend to drive this gift of perfection inward. You can create a deep wound by becoming deeply self-critical and feeling worthless.
You put standards in place for yourself and then run a constant comparison of yourself to whatever standard you’ve set. When you measure yourself against it, you tend to fall short, criticize, and beat yourself up. Wound, wound, wound.
When you’ve created a wound like that, you often feel you have to be even more perfect to make up for everything you’re not. But the attempt to do everything more perfectly just plays off a deeper lie that you are inherently not good enough.
It’s not true! You are incredibly worthwhile. You are perfect just the way you are. So, how do you stop hurting yourself?
How to Change the Pattern
You’re good at opening and cleaning out spaces. You can do that with your inner wound. Resolve the lie and clean it out. Open the levels of your being to the truth.
You are good at being committed to an idea, all or nothing. So commit yourself wholly to this truthful idea: I am worthwhile!
Notice what triggers your self-criticism. Which unattainable standards have you set for yourself? Use your critiquing skills to refine your standards! Set measurements based on the truth—that you are wonderful and worthwhile.
Watch the video to hear how my Type 4 son broke through a pattern of self-critique. And use Anne’s great tips on breaking your perfection into smaller tracks…
What do you think? Will these suggestions help you heal your inner wound? What other tips do you have? Please leave a comment.
Every time you go inward to beat yourself up, you rob humanity of a great gift. So, we don’t want you to wound yourself anymore!
Most Important: Remember Your Gift!
When you achieve your still, inner balance, you also bring balance to the rest of us. You can experience inner balance about your worth by committing to the truth. You are worthwhile—send that truth deep within you.
You’re good at perfecting things. Perfect the practice of feeling fulfilled. Perfect the practice of recognizing the worthwhile person that you are. Perfect the act of telling the truth about yourself.
You are capable of living perfectly true to your nature.
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