For a while I have been reading this very inspirational blog on self-discovery and spirituality. Lindsay’s posts are simply moving and they never fail to motivate me to do better things each day. One of her posts is about Soul Types, taken from Ainslie MacLeod’s book “The Instruction”. I haven’t read the book yet but I took the quiz nonetheless. It was a step closer to getting to know me, myself, and I. Besides, 30-day is all about 30 little things I already knew or things I will soon discover about myself.
The results said I am a Helper. I am also a mixture of the Caregiver and Spiritualist types. Overall, I am beaming with the desire and dedication to help people and I have unquestionable loyalty to those I love. And both are actually true.
Helper types have plenty of common sense, and a pragmatic approach to problems that ensures things get done. With their no-nonsense, roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-the-job-done approach to life, Helpers keep the modern world rolling. Without them, our cities would grind to a halt, and the infrastructure of our societies would crumble.
If you’re a Helper type, it’s important to find something or someone you can devote yourself to. For that reason, dedication to a career, partner, family, or friends will come easily to you. You might even throw yourself behind a cause, like getting someone elected, or ensuring that a ballot measure gets passed.
As a Helper, you are unlikely to seek out a leadership role, since you’re probably happiest diligently working behind the scenes. Many Helpers will spend long years in the same job, proud to have never missed a day of work. On the downside, your soul’s desire to be of service can get you into trouble since it can be hard to say no, and you may become overwhelmed by all the tasks you take on.
If you’d like to know your own Soul Type, you can take the quiz here.
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