If you cir­cled mainly ● You are the rock

Good Health (Australia) - - Answers -

You’re the achiever of the fam­ily – or­gan­ised, and suc­cess­ful. You’re a doer and a for­ward-thinker. You’re of­ten the first­born, who was given re­spon­si­bil­ity for younger sib­lings. You are the one who plans fam­ily events or puts ef­fort into mak­ing them spe­cial. As a child, you thrived on ap­proval from par­ents and, as an adult, you may have trans­ferred that need to your boss, which can make you a con­sci­en­tious em­ployee.

How it holds you back: It seems as if your sib­lings get all the at­ten­tion, while you qui­etly get on with life. It would be nice if peo­ple ask how you are, rather than as­sume your life is prob­lem-free. You can feel taken for granted. You may be prone to anx­i­ety, fu­elled by your need for ap­proval, and can be sen­si­tive to crit­i­cism.

Los­ing the la­bel:

Con­sci­en­tious­ness is a trait that gets you far, but there’s a fine line be­tween that and per­fec­tion­ism, which can make you feel over­whelmed. If you’re about to ac­cept more re­spon­si­bil­ity but your heart sinks, try a ‘soft no’, namely, ‘I’ll think about it.’ Ask your­self who else could take re­spon­si­bil­ity – and use your or­gan­i­sa­tional skills to get them in­volved. >

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