How to Discover the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing to Rediscover You

How to discover the soul’s role in personality typing to rediscover you is the path you must take to figure out who you really are. I can honestly tell you I figured out how to bridge 1940s personality typing with a spiritual point of view. As this idea emerged it made me see personality typing as a scared tool, one that I applied during my messy-midlife unraveling; a crossroads that lasted 7 years.

This was my life path. Yours will be different. And if I have anything to do with it, it will be easier. Because truly knowing yourself rounds out the tough edges of life’s most challenging moments, a huge lesson I learned during my life tsunami. I want to teach you how to create a bridge between your soul; higher consciousness, and your personality in support of your soul’s mission. Once this bridge is in place, expect joyful days, passion, and purpose to show up like never before.

What I learned going through my life tsunami was I didn’t know who I was. I believed in my assumed self, a false self, which at the time I thought was me. When in fact, it was the voice of fear saying, ‘settle, it’s fine you can live with it. It’s better than nothing.” WTF! What nobody tells you is; is walk away because you drown yourself in fear-based living.”


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The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing To Rediscover You Is Specific to You

For some of you, you may not experience the devastating life tsunami crisis I had. But, no matter how far down the path you are, if you’re feeling anxious, fearful, financially stressed, and your hopes for having it all have been dashed by miserable life experiences that cling to you like a bug on a car bumper you may want to start questioning your life. These are the burning questions hundreds of women and myself discussed to figure out our life malaise.

– Is this it?

– How did I get here?

– I feel there’s more, but what?

– I’m bored with life?

– My career is soul-sucking.


May Your Burdens Become Blessings – The Story of Every Flower


Have You Started Questioning Everything

Questioning my life had begun long before my 7-year, messy-mid-life tsunami became a reality. I question but never took time for self-exploration and action. What I also came to understand is you can’t ask relevant question when you don’t know who you are. My questions and answers didn’t come until I was midway into my tsunami.

Those first couple of years, I was so busy trying to keep a roof over my head for my son and me that I didn’t have time to question. Again, my soul had other plans. One morning, I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed after a month-long struggle with financial issues. It was a sign from Divine Intelligence that I needed to stop. Stillness was what I needed. So counterintuitive in today’s modern culture. From that day forward, I committed to stillness practices in yoga, walking meditation, daily inspired reading, and spending time in nature. It’s a continuing process of my ongoing self-discovery journey.

This was also when I began my quest to discover the soul’s role in personality typing to rediscover my true self. The soul self, an aspect of me that reaches into all of the goodness life offers. We are all here to enjoy this goodness, but many of us don’t feel worthy to do so.  The questions began with:

– Who am I?

– Where is my life going?

– What if I surrounded myself with people who believe in me, instead of those that ridicule me?

– I started to ask myself what are my dreams, my ways and my desires?

– I started wondering what if I stopped pleasing everyone else; and found time for self-care?

– What does my future hold?

– If I jumped off the cliff into a new life what would happen?

– And if I didn’t where would I be in 5, 10, 50 years from now? 


A Time For Reflection And Doing the Soul Work

When you’re a single mom, you got to figure things out fast. One of the things I focus on was revisiting an extraordinary retreat course. I attended spiritual weekend retreats for a year learning breathwork, personality typing, the Enneagram, Myers-Briggs ®, yoga and other metaphysical modalities. My mentor, and spiritual psychologist, Dr. June Lee Nix, hosted the entire event with a cadre of other well-known specialists. The retreat was, entitled; Transology; Your Life’s Potential. Not for the faint of heart!

As I started to reread the workbooks and my retreat dream journals, I realized how out of balance I was. I was totally unconscious. And I was numbing myself with shopping, booze, and overworking. Sound familiar? How many of us do this? We fool ourselves into thinking It will be OK if I do more, buy this, achieve this, please others, work harder. Wishing for more of the same didn’t change a dam thing. It just kept me stuck.


What Matters Most Is How You Walk Through The Fire – Bukowski, German Born American Novelist


Discover How Personality Typing Supported My Soul Work Was a Huge Ah-Hah Moment

What grabbed my attention during the retreat was the work on Myers-Briggs ®  typing. I began to look closely at myself and realized how far I had strayed. I was actually living from my inferior personality trait (the trait you supposedly use the least), which I’ve dubbed my “shadow trait”. Why? Because it’s in opposition to the dominant trait (your primary trait), which I believe is rooted in the true self — your North Star.

This happens to so many of us because we hop on the train of life moving so fast we never figure ourselves out. Is it any wonder that we experience burnout and overwhelm when we encounter a major crossroads in life? We haven’t sharpened all of the tools in our personality tool box.

Here’s what I mean.

Our dominant trait has become buried with ego-trash, everyone else’s values, negative beliefs, unrealistic expectations, many of which are inherited in childhood, society, the media, and our country culture… This is exactly what happened to me. I was accepting everyone else’s trash as my own. I think of it as an “assumed identity”. UGH!

And I believe it happens to a lot of us when we go through a major life disruption. We believe our ego-personality is the only way. I’m here to tell you it’s the wrong way. A Divinely Inspired personality is so much healthier. And living through a 7-year life tsunami is proof enough for me. I’m now on the other side, confident, feeling powerful, and I no longer put up with unsupportive or negative folks in my life. Life’s too short to live in negativity.


3 Questions: to Better Understand Spiritual Personality 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself, to start using your personality type as a roadmap to your true self. And of course, many more steps are discussed in my debut book: Unpack Your Personality: Let Your Inner Guide Be Your Travel Guide.  Grab your copy here, and while you’re waiting for your book to arrive enjoy these tips to jump start your reinvention: 

First, know your type?

I knew my four-letter archetype ENFP, but that’s about it, but  didn’t understand the impact and influence of my personality traits. I was relying so heavily on my inferiors trait that I became unbalanced, taking me down a path to a false self. Of course, I wasn’t aware of this, so I carried on like everything was perfect. Which I knew deep in my soul, it was not. I believe we all know this to some extent, but often it’s hard to take action. Especially when you’ve built a life upon pretenses. Eventually though life starts to crumble. FYI: many online tests don’t identify your type correctly. If you’ve taken a test and are questioning the results, I offer a complimentary call. Schedule your’s today.

Second What’s Triggering You?

A key to helping you rediscover yourself is to look at repetitive behaviors, triggers. These habits can help you begin to questioning your life. If the same trigger comes up over and over, your soul is gently telling you it’s time to understand yourself better. For me, I kept on pleasing everyone to the extent that I didn’t honor myself. This behavior alone led to poor choices, a lack of self-esteem, and, honestly, anger. Why? Because I was lying to myself. Never good. Grab a journal and write down what triggers you for a month. Just make a list. And then review it in 30 days. You’ll be shocked to see the same trigger repeated consistently. It’s time for some soul searching. Or if you like we can jump on a clarity call. Click here to schedule.

Third, Start Accepting Others As Life Teachers

People are in your life to teach you. These people may come and go as you learn the lessons, but you choose them for your soul’s evolution. It is the path of discovering your true self, the truth of who you are! It is not easy, but the truths that came up during my 7-year tsunami were invaluable. Today, I can stand on my own two feet. I know what I want and what I don’t. Yeah knowing your values and beliefs is big.  My life doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s. I’ve found my joy, my path, and my deliciousness. Are you ready to find your true calling? If so let’s jump on call to figure some stuff out! Review your calendar, and book it!


Scared Is What Your Feeling. Brave Is What Your Doing. Emma Donoghue, Irish American Playwright


Soul’s Role in Typing to Rediscover You

Rediscovering – reinventing yourself is not for the faint of heart. You need to be brave enough to let everything go. Leave what you thought you knew behind. And I mean everything if necessary. Your home, job, lifestyle, old behaviors, beliefs, and blame. My entire life crumbled. I had to redo it all. And I’m telling you the road was a bumpy one, to put it mildly.

I want to stress the importance of committing to stillness practice, the best time to hear what your soul has to say. I don’t care if it’s ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes at night. It’s mission-critical. Don’t be like me and become so busy that you don’t give yourself the presence of mind to honor yourself. This isn’t the time in your life to be unwise.

Another area I really want you to look at is guilt and shame. OMG, I had to go deep on these to start unpacking them. What I’ve come to know is I made the best decisions I could at the time. I wasn’t aware, I was operating from an unhealthy self. The choices I made reflected this.

 I’ve also come to accept that the lessons, struggles, challenges, and hardships are your teachers. These unfoldings blessed me with extraordinary personal growth. I choose to face the hardships to evolve and become a better me. And honestly, does anyone ever do the hard work when their living a life of joy, success… Life doesn’t work this way.


I was at a major crossroads. Want to learn what I did? Schedule a consultation call to hear how my self-discovery journey helped me build a relationship with myself, develop a transformative personality paradigm; spiritual personality typing and write a book: Unpack Your Personality: Let Your Inner Guide Be Your Travel Guide. Grab your copy, here.


Recap: How to Discover the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing to Rediscover You

– Your journey is your own; it won’t look like anyone else’s, so please don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

– If you’re in the throes of a major life change, know you’re not alone. Forgive yourself, and realize you made the best choice you could. Understand you can make new choices to create an exciting, new dream life,

– Have you started questioning your life? Now is the time to commit to a stillness practice⏤I’m here to tell you keeping busy or jumping into a new relationship can hold you back from moving forward,

– Your soul-inspired personality type is an extraordinary inner guidance system, and it holds the key to rediscovering your True Self,

– When starting this journey, it’s essential you know your soul-inspired personality type, and you have a stillness practice in play,

– Recognize your triggers, if you see a pattern know your soul is working on getting your attention,

– You’ll need to be brave, to let go of things and beliefs that no longer serve you. This is the path for rediscovering your True Self; the truth of who you really are.


Ready To Learn Your Soul’s Role in Personality Typing to Rediscover You

I hope your ready to learn ‘how to use soul’s role in personality typing to rediscover you‘ was helpful. I’m starting the conversation around the soul role and how the soul uses your personality type to bring higher consciouses thoughts  into your reality through your persona. I want to flip the script around personality typing. A theory that’s been around since the 1940s. Today, I believe many of us are waking up to spirituality, mindfulness work, meditation, and positive growth mind shifts. But who is talking about it in regards to your personality type? We all have a personality, yet the focus for the past 71 years has been narrowly focused on corporate career-typing? I want to change this and here’s why:

– I’ve made it my goal to modernize the teaching of the 1940s Myers-Briggs ®; teachings that guided me during my tsunami. I want to make them more accessible for everyone. 

– It took me years to develop a relationship with my soul-inspired personality. I did the work (I’m still doing it) to move beyond my FalseSelf to get to my True Self. To live from authentic me. The challenges were relentless, yet the results are unimaginable, and incredible. 

– Today, I’ve built an unshakable foundation. Days are more joyful. You feel more self-confident and empowered to take on whatever life throws at you. You make wiser decisions because you know exactly who you are, what you like and don’t. You’re ready to step into another transformative day with a boatload of clarity.

I want this for you!


Let’s Get to Know One Other

I look forward to building a thriving community of women who are looking to rediscover their true self. Women who want to grow and learn more about their soul’s role in personality typing and how it influences you every day; in relationships, parenting, travel, fashion, and most importantly your self. The idea is to fully understand who you really are. It’s time to enjoy your gifts and genius, and most importantly, to bring your unique message and mission to the world. It’s all about impact, influence and for some starting a movement. I’m up for whatever it takes to make this happen. 


Contact Me

At a life crossroads questioning your marriage, career fatigue wondering, or you have a deep desire to know yourself better. Are these questions ruminating in your mind; “Who Am I?” “How Do I Fit Into The World?” “Why Am I Here?” “What About My Dreams and Desires?” You are not alone 97% of people who desire to know themselves better?

I’m here for you, to walk you through challenge and change. To help you create a life beyond your wildest daydreams.  Contact me if you desire a customized mentoring session to identify your soul-inspired personality type. We all get stuck and we all need someone to talk it out with. Someone who’s been in the trenches and knows where you are!

Sometimes it’s hard to take the first step, I know, but if I knew then what I now know, my 7-year life tsunami would have been a whole lot easier. Learning more about your Divinely inspired personality type is the essential first step to help you discover how to live a big, juicy life, unapologetically and on your own terms! Note: I’m a certified Myers-Briggs instructor with an intuitive side and ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by mindfulness and spiritual practices.


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