So, is it “A” or is it “B”?

WOULD CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DESCRIBED THIS WAY?

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OR THIS WAY? (See below)

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Source: ilovecharts

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  1. Reblogged this on Leadership Licks.

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  2. ha ha – really great ! spot on !

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  3. David – you are 8 oz away from your goal – a month early!!! WOOHOO!!!!! You successful rock star!!! I think I’m more A than B, and happily so.

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  4. absolutely – empathetic covers it all.

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  5. I’m a blend…..am I successfully unsuccessful? Your chart is much easier.

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  6. cookie retention — you are funny
    I am mostly A–but if I were a man I would resent the pic of the man in the unsuccessful group and the woman in the successful group–guess I am too sensitive to stuff like that–do not like stereotypes and this seems to be perpetuating something it probably did not mean to

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  7. Pete Dunbar says:

    David: Thanks. Empathy does not come naturally to me. But like all learned behavior it can become habit. Lea has shown me this. Pete Dunbar 317.987.3973

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  8. I don’t buy it. I watched the banking crisis unfold, and most would argue those responsible for causing it are what society consider successful, yet I have seen little empathy from that community for the pain they inflicted on the rest of the world.

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  9. Well well well I loved the chart although have no idea about the recipe of success but the above mentioned characteristics of successful people are fantastic.

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  10. I am definitely “A” but there are some “B” types out there…actually quite a few. Success for “B” types is defined quite differently than for “A” types. Its more of a selfish perspective and it does work for them but I would argue that “B” types like to control things not empower or share success with others.

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  11. There is no one person that I’ve met that is all “A” or all “B”. We’re just not built that simply. But I do understand empathy and how necessary it is. Or, as a mentor (buddha?) once put it to me: you’re born with two ears and one mouth so you should listen twice as much as you speak. – J.

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  12. Love this!

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  13. Some of those characteristics kind of crack me up…like “say they keep a journal but really don’t.” Lol! Do people actually brag about keeping a journal when they really don’t? I guess an unsuccessful person does. I don’t keep a journal, so I’m unsuccessful on that one, although I have yet to go around telling people that I secretly keep one. Or “don’t know what they want to be”…I finally just say now, “I always wanted to be a mom,” and that takes care of that. I agree with lazarusdodge that we are all a bit of both, with some people having more empathetic qualities than others.

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  14. Simplicity works for me, David!

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  15. Great post – I plan to share with my college students who return to campus next week. Great to ponder at this juncture in their lives, and for all of us, every day! I didn’t catch the male/female figures in the graphics, either, until one of your readers pointed that out. Interesting!

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  16. Guess it depends on how success is defined. Empathy is a great goal–it is on my “to be” list. 🙂

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  17. So..it seems all news channels are type -B

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    • Really? What news channels are you watching Kalabalu?

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      • talk about people..focus less on real issues and always who said what..Hoard information..not all information is given..their policy makes and turns story as per their viewer’s demand.Secretly wish other’s fail ..they want to scoop and get take all credit :)think they know it all..when someone wants to clarify..thy cut them short..watch Tv :)…they always criticize as if..that makes them virtuous.can you notice these traits in news channels ..I do..when they keep on changing perspectives …seldom do they report without biased/opinionated info. I will not name any..as this is a public forum..but I find news to be more of a propaganda.

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  18. Reblogged this on Melody Music Studios.

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  19. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    This is great…concise and spot on. Thanks, Dave!

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  20. I’m curious what made them choose female figure for successful person?

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  21. Reblogged this on Auranics and commented:
    My friend Asare showed me this a few weeks ago and I loved it. This is bang on!

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  22. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.

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  23. Reblogged this on anakegoodall and commented:
    yes!! …

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