Today we will focus on the personality trait; EARTH, introduced in the 4 Elements of Success™.
Some of the characteristics of Earth include grounding, foundational, order, steady and solid. Earth is perfectly poised and balanced at all times. Earth stores and saves and works silently and steadily to maintain diverse forms of life. It is slow to change, fertile, and full of treasures. Earth knows that everything “matters.” You can always count on earth to be there, no matter what. Loves the details and will spend hours researching to get the facts.
The challenges of Earth include a tendency to be stubborn, being unyielding and locked into old ways of thinking and doing things, unwilling to move forward. Earth can be very boring without the other elements.
Earth likes structure stability, long term thinking, commitment, being asked for sound advice, planning deadlines that are adhered to, details and facts, and regular and constant communication.
Earth dislikes sudden movement, words like “new” – “change” – “different”. Earth dislikes sudden changes in plans, dislikes chaos or clutter and unpredictability.
Others see Earth as quiet, stubborn and unsocialable.
To bring more balance Earths need to open up to new ideas and be willing to take risks.
Does Earth sound like your personality? Do you know someone who possesses this trait?
(The above was taken from the book The Four Elements of Success – a Simple Personality Profile That Will Transform Your Team by Laurie Beth Jones)