This idea has been shared by many different people over the years so I don’t know the original attribution. But I love this phrase because it elegantly encapsulates the idea of personality: How you behave in one scenario predicts how you are likely to behave in other scenarios.
If you are rude to servers at restaurants, you’re likely to be more disagreeable in other interactions. If your room is always messy, you are probably not a particularly orderly person in general. If you are extremely competitive at board games, you are likely to be more achievement-oriented when it comes to your career. Each part represents the whole.
But here’s the amazing part: when you know what aspect of your personality is holding you back, you can focus in on it and fine-tune it. And when you do, you will not just be improving one aspect of your life, but many.
Have you listened to my new podcast episode yet? What did you think? My wife Vanessa and I discuss this topic at length and explain the different aspects of personality. If you haven’t listened yet, the link is in my bio 👆