Wednesday, January 10

Strong Personalities

I was talking to a friend the other day and the topic of strong personalities came up. I've actually had many conversations about this topic because I find it so fascinating. It is just one of those topics that everyone has their own opinion on. We ALL know people with strong personalities, right? I'll give you a second to think of "that" person.........................OK. Got it? Well. Here is my question. What makes them have a strong personality? Is it a good or bad trait? What do they do to make you think of them as someone with a SP? Do you yourself have one? I am really anxious to see what everybody thinks about this.


  • I guess it depends HOW someone has a strong personality - I know big jovial friendly people and they have strong personalities; I also know big unpleasant pushy insulting people and they have strong personalities too, but in a different way. I don't know if I have one - I can be pretty shy, sometimes.

    By Blogger Beck, at 7:29 AM  

  • Oy. I have a family member who has a STRONG personality. In allhonesty, I think it is because he doesn't know how to express himself any other way than to be loud and abrasive. I have to love him, he is a brother-in-law, but it sure did take a few years for me to get that point...

    By Blogger Tracey, at 7:57 AM  

  • I don't think I have a strong personality if you are talking about a loud, boisterous person. I think of people with "strong personalities" being a challenge to be around and talk with because usually they have to be the one always talking and the center of attention, and are rarely good listeners. This is just my opinion!

    By Blogger Adventures In Babywearing, at 8:26 AM  

  • I think of people with "strong personalities" as ones who have definite opinions who aren't afraid to voice them. Some do that in fun, positive ways; others do it in abrasive, negative ways. I like SP people because you know exactly where you stand with them. I don't consider myself one, but it might be interesting to see what other people think about that?? I do know I've moved that direction though - I was very shy as a child, but have become more outgoing and confident to speak my mind as a middle-aged adult. I think that is a positive thing.

    By Blogger cindy, at 9:28 AM  

  • There are few strong personalties. There's the loud funny one who always is getting something going. The blunt honest personality, annoying but you always know where you stand with them, and then there are your pushies. I think I know someone in all of those. Some are harder to take then others.

    By Blogger Nikkie, at 9:47 AM  

  • I definately think there are different types of strong personalities. It can be good, and it can be very, very bad. haha I have known people that are just a bit "too" strong, and become annoying. But, I like SP people most of the time. They usually know where they stand on things, and you usually know where you stand with them. Like Beck said...when they are just jovial, friendly SP's, those are always great people to be around. =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:17 AM  

  • I have a few frinds with "strong ones"
    I think it may be becasue they are self concious in other aspects of their life...
    i think at times I can have a strong personality but I htink it is only when I am challenged about someting I am very particular about...

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 10:18 AM  

  • I agree with Anna...

    Then there are those strong willed ones (mainly women) who don't care who they offend in telling them what is right and wrong. We have a lady like that at our church. Very willingly tells people how to raise their children and thinks she is helping... she may be, but she offends too.

    By Anonymous Gina, at 11:01 AM  

  • When you say "strong personality" I think "opinionated person." Not good. I guess I'm not sure what you mean. Opinionated people, and those who aren't affraid to share their opinion, especially when it has to do with your parenting style...DRIVE ME INSANE!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 PM  

  • When I think of a strong personality, I view it as something very positive. A word that comes to my mind when I think of people with SP is confidence. I picture a person who is proud of who they are. I see it as a person that is who they are no matter the environment or the company they are around. Someone that is real, I guess.

    Yeah, of course there are annoying people with SP as well as very annoying people without a SP. Have you ever had a conversation with someone who was lacking in self-confidence, and trying to get them to talk to you was like pulling teeth?

    I think God gave us the personality we have and we should embrace it with confidence. We should all have strong personalities, and be proud of them!

    Fun topic, and interesting answers!

    By Blogger Allison, at 12:41 PM  

  • Wow- great topic and I love reading the comments.

    I typically think of SP peopled as not as fun to be around. I have opinions, but I also am conscious enough about when and how to share them. My experiences with SP is that they usually lack the social awareness about the best ways to present their ideas/opinions without turning others off.

    Someone previously commented that SP are confident. I think thats interesting b/c I tend to find them less confident, so they overproject themselves to compensate. It's a mirror- they appear confident, but really are not.

    I'm with you- this stuff fascinates me! My hubby is a therapist and I'm always sharing my thoughts on his profession with him because people and the study of people intrigues me!

    By Anonymous Jessica, at 12:56 PM  

  • I think I'm one with the strong personality. I liked reading the comments because everyone seems right. Strong personalities can be good and bad. I think mine is more good than bad. I'm outgoing and friendly and love talking to people. Hubs is amazed that I can just talk to complete strangers. But for me it's easy and fun. But I know I'm loud, I have a distinct and nutty laugh and that isn't always a good thing.

    But, good or bad, I'm proud of my personality. I too, know people with strong personalities that aren't always a good thing. They are know it alls and what I call "one-uppers". So that bugs me.

    By Blogger DramaMama, at 4:42 PM  

  • I agree with all of the above. I think I used to have a strong personality when I was much younger - very self-assured, had strong opinions and wasn't afraid to share them, and yeah, I could be bossy at times. I wasn't overly critical, I don't think. Nor was I especially loud and abrasive.

    I've mellowed with age, perhaps to the point where I sometimes feel like I blend into the background. I'd like to find a blend of the old me and the current me. Is that even possible?

    By Blogger Elle*Bee, at 5:07 PM  

  • I know exactly what you mean. I think I am one of those people you are talking about.

    I love your new look. Lindsay does such a good job!!

    By Blogger Lisa, at 5:21 PM  

  • Your blog looks awesome!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:17 PM  

  • I love, love, love your blog, it looks so cute!

    By Blogger Kik, at 6:37 PM  

  • Ok, I still don't know how you people know how to make your blogs look the way you do. It looks so cute. Teach me how.

    By Blogger Allison, at 7:52 PM  

  • I think I have a strong personality - I am very confident (at times). I know what I want and I usually get it. I think when ever SP is placed in the right direction it can be a powerful thing!

    By Blogger Shash, at 10:53 PM  

  • Great question...I think it depends of the person with the SP. I know some with SP & they are fun & I love how their minds think. Then I know some with SP & they use it as an excuse to be mean & say what they want know matter what.

    By Blogger ~CRYSTAL~, at 2:59 AM  

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