Wednesday, 5 February 2014

You're Probably Brilliant and Don't Even Know It!

This article is adapted from Brazen Life

If you're able to see humour in a dead-end situation, or wherever others cannot see that light at the end of the tunnel, you are highly likely to possess some brilliant traits.

The ability to see light in a moment of doom is not only an admirable quality to have as an individual, but is fundamental at work and crucial in that you can elevate a situation that is close to failure, to success.

Do you possess any of the qualities below? If you do, then you are brilliant!

1. Multi-potentiality
This refers to someone with multiple exceptional skills, any of which could make for a great career. For example, in school, you excelled at art, mathematics and the humanities. You may have also been a great musician!

At first sight, this seems as a blessing (and it is definitely not a curse!). However, you may find yourself at crossroads, not sure which route to take as everything seems equally interesting, and, you excel at!

Make sure that whatever career you decide to be in, use all your skills to your, and your colleagues or clients, benefit.

2. High sensitivity and perceptivity
You process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly than other people. You pick up on subtleties, like intonation, facial expressions and minor contradictions. You’re highly empathic and intuitive, and you notice things most people never would.

The downside is that you are often seen as too emotional, too nice or introverted, and your skills can be overlooked without a good level of self-awareness and self-advocacy.

3. Insatiable curiosity
You need to know everything. You have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and when you’re into something, you’ll stop at nothing to understand all there is to know about the topic. You have a wide range of interests which tend to vary from month to month.

While your curiosity can be fun, this 'need' for new knowledge can feel like unfulfillment when you’re at a job that can never satisfy your insatiable thirst for knowledge.

4. Perfectionism
You have the highest of standards for nearly everything in your life, and that’s a marker of your brilliance. When you care about something, you have a laser-like attention to detail that ensures what you’re putting out is the best you can offer.

Perfectionism often leads to procrastination and avoidance. When we can’t have it perfect, we don’t do anything at all. The self-aware perfectionist knows how to harness their perfectionism to work for them instead of against them.

5. Entelechy
This is the epitome of your brilliance — perfectionism applied to one’s own self-actualization. It’s the drive to evolve and focus on your highest goals.

There’s no shadow to entelechy, though it does mean you’re not taking the easy path in life. You won’t settle for unfulfilling careers, empty relationships or any kind of stagnation. The drive to shake things up can cause a lot of unrest, and it can be hard for the people around you. But those of us with entelechy can have it no other way.

Do you possess any of these qualities. Have you discovered your brilliance?

Leave us your comments!

Nikita Pisani at Muovo

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