My Strength is My Story with Anne Bogel, Reading People, shares her passion for personality and how knowing who you are can change the world you see. A woman who reads others’ book wrote her own, Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything.
Anne Bogel: She is a wife of 17 years and a mother to 4 wonderful children. In 2011, she launched her now popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy which averages more than 1.2 million unique visitors per month. Anne is a well-respected tastemaker by readers, authors, and publishers. Her book lists are among her most popular posts. In 2016, Anne launched her podcast, What Should I Read Next.
“We shape our lives and then our lives with our help shape us.” ~ Anne Bogel
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including crockpots, the Myers-Briggs, conflict, and Winston Churchill. Get ready to take open up a whole other world!
- Book People
- Parks and Recreation
- Personality fascination
- The Four Letters
- Definition of Personality
- Benefits of Personality Frameworks
- How others see the world
- Skill sets
- Viral/Popular Quizzes
- Ryan Gossling
- Introversion & Extraverson
- Susan Cain “Quiet“
- Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
- Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- David Keirsey’s Temperaments
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Myers-Briggs Cognitive Function
- Type 9
- What can we change?
- Winston Churchill
- What we do and don’t control
- The escape
- Surviving the Holidays
- How have you used these frameworks?
- Managing homework
- Creative You by Otto Kroeger & David Goldstein
- The Enneagram, a Christian Perspective
- Root Weakness
“For better or worse, I wrote a book about it.”
~ Anne Bogel
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“October is the best month, but it’s also insanity.”
“I’m a long time personality geek.”
“In this book, I’m talking about 7 popular personality frameworks that captures something that is true about you, characteristic patterns of thought, behavior, and action that generally speaking are part of who you are out of the box.”
“When you understand youthful, helpful personality framework, you get a glimpse of what it might be like to see the world truly through somebody else’s eyes.”
“It can just eliminate a lot of the friction that naturally results when people who see the world in different ways interact with each other.”
“I think we like to find out how we’re unique and we also like to find out how we’re similar.”
“Which Ryan Gossling character is your soulmate?”
“So I do talk about what that really means and why it matters.”
“A HSP is basically someone whose nervous system is more finely tuned then the rest of us.”
“He (Gary Chapman) says, ‘We are all inclined to express love in one of five ways.”
“But if you’ve tried to understand Myers-Briggs and you can’t quite figure out your type, you need some Keirsey in your life.”
“It just means the way your brain works.”
“It’s a very popular tool in corporate America.”
“The Enneagram uncovers the driving motivation behind everything you do.”
“You can’t do anything about that problem until you know what you are dealing with.”
“That doesn’t mean like your personality is your destiny.”
“We have to be honest with ourselves about who we are in our personalities.”
“What makes you you, and what makes other people them.”
“How do make a hectic season that’s maybe wonderful, but is nevertheless hectic easier on yourself.”
“You might be able to change that combination.”
“My business is in so much better shape because I know where I’m strong, and where I need help.”
“Marriage requires excellent communication.”
“Wishing doesn’t make it so.”
“When you read about your glaring weaknesses on the page and then go off and live your life with that little radar running at the back of your brain scanning your environment, going like…Oh, this is how that’s messing your up.”
“Nobody wants to hear, you’re sloppy about maintaining healthy personal boundaries.”
Where to begin?
- Choose a framework.
- Make it an easy one.
- Dive in.
Recommends reading Chapter 3, Too Hot to Handle: Highly Sensitive People.
What has your story gifted you?
- A gift to realize these lightning storm ideas and the possibilities that are so important.
- Giving the gift of new possibility is so great.
“Seeing the power of possibility in my own life.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
“One step at a time leads to miles of greatness!”
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson