What I like about being an Observer
- I can stand back and view life objectively and remain calm in a crisis.
- I am not overly concerned with money or status.
- I have a sense of integrity, and do what I think is right without being influenced by what others think.
What I don’t like about being an Observer
- I sometimes act defensively or cynically,
- I feel under pressure when I’m with people I don’t want to be with.
- I see less intelligent people becoming successful due to their social skills.
- I seem unable to express myself clearly at times.
Things I would never do
- Throw a surprise party or sell double glazing.
- Volunteer to be master of ceremonies at a high school reunion.
- Only read the society pages of a newspaper.
How to relate with me
- Give me time alone to analyse my thoughts and feelings.
- Speak in a straightforward way.
- Remember that I may appear aloof and distant because I don’t like being rushed.
- Don’t be gushing – I may doubt your sincerity.
- If I appear irritated, it is with myself, for not expressing myself adequately.
- Realise that I dislike social gatherings, loud people and having my privacy invaded.
Things people say about me
- “He’s a loner. He’s quite content to spend hours on his own absorbed in intellectual pursuits.”
- “He has a calm, quiet manner. He seems to see things differently from the rest of us.”
- He is knowledgeable about almost every subject.
Things I should affirm to myself
- Social interaction is necessary for personal growth.
- I will get rid of my preconceptions about people.
- I don’t have to always be trying to out-think others.