Personality Development Quotes

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“Sometimes it is very difficult to keep in mind the fact that the parents, too, have reasons for what they do-- have reasons, locked in the depths of their personalities, for their inability to love, to understand, to give of themselves to their children.”
Virginia M. Axline, Dibs in Search of Self

Lisa Firestone
“People must come to the understanding that they do not have a fixed identity. They have the power to identify and alter features of their personalities that they find negative or unpleasant.”
Lisa Firestone, The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation

Susan C. Young
“The challenge of being authentic for people pleasers is that we really want people to like and accept us. Being vulnerable, however, requires that we come to terms with the fact that not everyone is going to like us, and that it is okay. Not everyone needs to like us.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Not everyone is always going to like you. What impresses one person may turn another away. To thine own self be true.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Admittedly, there will be times when you must interact on a superficial level and adjust your behavior to fit in, go along and get along.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Own your truths—all of them. Be honest. Be genuine. Be straightforward. Be refreshing!”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Allow your natural personality to shine through without pretending to be someone you're not, or you may be stuck with that label forever.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Walking in alignment with your integrity will help you stay on the right track.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“There is a reason that the words natural, wholesome, and organic resonate throughout our culture today. Aim to be natural and truly who you are one-hundred percent of the time.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“We've all met people who are beautiful on the outside, however, when they open their mouths to speak, they have nothing of substance to contribute.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Sometimes we meet folks who appear rather plain, yet when they speak from a heart of service, love, compassion, and wisdom, they instantly become respected favorites.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Authenticity is the litmus test for the honesty, transparency, and trust which are necessary for healthy relationships.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Authenticity respects the ebb and flow between positive and negative. The people who really know you will understand that you are not always going to be in a happy place and an occasional bad mood is acceptable.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“By authentically sharing when things aren’t right you allow the people you care about to offer the support you may need.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Living in alignment with your true self enables you to cultivate transparency and unshakable authenticity.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“We crave real people and are delighted when we find them.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Authentic people are instantly more likable and trustworthy, which makes building rapport with them a pleasure.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Interestingly, being yourself allows others to be themselves. Even with crazy imperfections, being a bona fide genuine person is the best any of us can be—messy flaws and all!”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Authentic people are so comfortable in their own skins they make us more comfortable in our own.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“She is so secure in her beautifully imperfect self that she would welcome you with open arms, no judgment, and complete acceptance.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Do you generally feel uncomfortable around people whom you perceive to be perfect? Is there really such a thing as the perfect person? Of course not! Our flaws are often what differentiates us from each other, and no person is perfect.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“I am a recovering perfectionist, and like all in recovery, I do better some days than others!”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Authenticity isn’t just about saying “this is who I am”—it is also about being flexible enough to recognize and appreciate the uniqueness in others—honoring the mutual respect for being authentic and true.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Why did I think that the mask was a better portrayal than my authentic self? We can get hidden under layers of illusion, can’t we?”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“As a young girl, I allowed my self-esteem to be determined by others’ opinions, and I devoted incredible energy tuning into how everyone else felt.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“As a lifetime people pleaser, I remember trying to mold myself into the person I thought other people wanted me to be—all for the sake of being liked and accepted. It caused more pain than gain.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“Do you really want people to like you for something that you’re not? It takes a lot of energy to pretend to be someone else for the sake of pleasing others.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Susan C. Young
“When I meet someone who is truly genuine, I am drawn to their personality and find them easier to approach, engage, and interact with. They have no hint of false pretense, nor do I worry about hidden agendas.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Charbel Tadros
“Never blame your shortcomings on your personality. You're not built that way; you are responsible of constantly rebuilding yourself and seeking perfection by finding your faults and overcoming them.”
Charbel Tadros

“A person whom is dissatisfied with the existing constitution of the self might wish to eradicate the self. A spiritual death can take the form of either physical death or a metaphorical death in the form of a premeditated ego death. An intentional ego death entails consciously deconstructing oneself in an effort to reconstruct a new personage. An ego death must precede the birthing of a robust personality that is equally comfortable with the knuckle busting effort that a life well lived entails.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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