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Unlock the hidden potential in every personality with my innovative guide on 'Transforming Perspectives: Positive Interpretation.' This comprehensive resource offers a fresh take on understanding both negative and positive traits, revealing how each attribute can be viewed through a transformative lens. Dive into our unique personality audit approach, where you'll learn to identify and reinterpret characteristics, turning perceived weaknesses into strengths. This guide is accompanied by a pre-prepared audit sheet, making it an essential tool for anyone eager to shift their perspective and start seeing the positive possibilities in every personality trait.

Unlock the hidden potential in every personality with my innovative guide on 'Transforming Perspectives: Positive Interpretation.' This comprehensive resource offers a fresh take on understanding both negative and positive traits, revealing how each attribute can be viewed through a transformative lens. Dive into our unique personality audit approach, where you'll learn to identify and reinterpret characteristics, turning perceived weaknesses into strengths. This guide is accompanied by a pre-prepared audit sheet, making it an essential tool for anyone eager to shift their perspective and start seeing the positive possibilities in every personality trait.

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Homeless and<br />

Happy<br />

Several years ago, I found myself in the familiar<br />

surroundings of Costa Coffee in the heart of<br />

Manchester, a bustling UK city centre. It was a<br />

typical Saturday afternoon, and the street was in<br />

full swing. They hummed with the energy of<br />

shoppers, families, and street performers, each<br />

weaving their unique energy into the city's main<br />

thoroughfare.<br />

Among them, 'chuggers' (charity muggers, for<br />

those unacquainted with the term) moved with<br />

purpose, their youthful zeal fueling their mission to<br />

rally support for various causes. (and sign you up<br />

for a direct debit in the process.)<br />

As I sat in the window sipping my ‘Small black with<br />

an extra shot, easy on the water’ a particular<br />

individual captured my attention from across the<br />

street.<br />

He was a vendor of the Big Issue – If you’re<br />

unfamiliar with the big Issue Magazine, its a<br />

charitable magazine here in the UK that's also a<br />

compelling read. The concept behind it is<br />

ingenious: empower the homeless to sell this<br />

magazine, enabling them to earn a dignified<br />

income. That income is completely legal and<br />

occupies the homeless in positive ways.<br />

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The vendors of the Big Issue are people who've<br />

seen better days, to put it mildly. Their stories<br />

are as riveting as they are heartbreaking – I even<br />

had the chance to interview some of these<br />

remarkable individuals for my FM radio show.<br />

(You’ll find that in the podcast feed.)<br />

This particular vendor was a magnetic figure.<br />

Despite his challenging circumstances, his<br />

charisma was undeniable. With a dance in his<br />

step and a smile on his lips, he engaged with<br />

passersby, many of whom left his side with a<br />

magazine in hand and a smile on their faces.<br />

His sales were also noticeably impressive. He<br />

was engaging and seemed to be enjoying<br />

himself, those who didn’t buy a magazine still<br />

left with a smile or a wave.<br />

I remember thinking how daunting his task<br />

seemed, and yet how easy he made it look. – He<br />

was approaching strangers with ease, his<br />

infectious energy drawing them in despite his<br />

own hardships. It struck me, this disparity<br />

between his apparent poverty and his rich,<br />

magnetic presence. A man displaying skills that<br />

far outweighed his position in life. I could see<br />

that in another world his skills could be put to<br />

much better use, so why was this not the case?<br />

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I felt that it was something we've touched on before: the power of personal<br />

narrative, self-belief, and confidence. Watching him, I realized I was witnessing<br />

not just a magazine seller, but a master salesman. His skills were those of a<br />

top-tier professional in any high-stakes sales environment, be it real estate,<br />

retail, or holiday rentals.<br />

It was a profound lesson in the unexpected places we find talent and the<br />

extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.<br />

Although we have covered internal beliefs in ourselves and young people.<br />

(NLP in residential youth work free course on the podcast.)<br />

I wondered if we’d dare do some people watching of our own.<br />

Perhaps with the young people we work with?<br />

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I spent some time putting some prompts together for a quick child <strong>audit</strong> with a<br />

difference. In this <strong>audit</strong> we are not going to count the kids or measure them<br />

against policy, we are going to do something entirely different.<br />

We are going to talent spot. I might suggest we fill out the <strong>audit</strong> by finding the<br />

talent and positive attributes of our clients, often using what might be<br />

considered negative. Remembering every coin has two sides.<br />

Impulsiveness:<br />

Being impulsive can sometimes lead to poor decision-making or hasty actions, it<br />

can also be seen as a positive attribute. An impulsive person may be quick to<br />

take risks or seize opportunities, making them more open to new experiences<br />

and possibilities.<br />

Stubbornness:<br />

Being stubborn can be perceived as inflexible or obstinate. But it might be<br />

interpreted as being determined and resilient. A stubborn person may be<br />

unwavering in their beliefs and values, which can be seen as a positive trait.<br />

Introversion:<br />

While introversion is often associated with being shy or reserved, it can also be<br />

viewed as a positive attribute. Introverted individuals tend to be more reflective<br />

and thoughtful, often possessing strong listening and analytical skills.<br />

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SURVEY FORM<br />

Pick one or two people you work with, they can be colleagues but the young<br />

people would be most useful in this context. I’ve probably no need to say<br />

that the individual should remain in your head. No names or clues needed.<br />

Question 1. How does this person treat others? Do they show<br />

respect and kindness towards others, or do they display rude<br />

or dismissive behavior?<br />

Question 2. How do they handle conflicts or difficult<br />

situations? Do they strive for peaceful resolution, or do they<br />

tend to escalate and create tension?<br />

Question 3. Can they be trusted? Do they consistently follow<br />

through on their promises and commitments, or do they<br />

frequently break them without remorse?


SURVEY FORM<br />

Pick one or two people you work with, they can be colleagues but the young<br />

people would be most useful in this context. I’ve probably no need to say<br />

that the individual should remain in your head. No names or clues needed.<br />

Question 4. What are their values and beliefs? Do they<br />

demonstrate integrity and hold themselves accountable for<br />

their actions, or do they engage in dishonest or unethical<br />

behavior?<br />

Question 5. How do they handle adversity or setbacks? Do<br />

they exhibit resilience and perseverance, or do they easily<br />

give up and show a lack of determination?<br />

Now make a list of positive aspects or uses for these<br />

character traits


SURVEY FORM<br />

Pick one or two people you work with, they can be colleagues but the young<br />

people would be most useful in this context. I’ve probably no need to say<br />

that the individual should remain in your head. No names or clues needed.<br />

Whatever your answers to the questions above the goal<br />

is to summarise in a positive way a set of attributes for<br />

the young person or colleague.<br />

Consider the questions above and write your answers in<br />

the box provided and try to ensure that each of these<br />

observations are cast in a positive light.<br />

Then consider what the young person might say about<br />

these talents, are they aware of these particular<br />

strengths?<br />

It’s possible to share this with the young person to<br />

privately ask themselves these questions.<br />

This means you can share it directly and allow the young<br />

person to keep it private.<br />

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‘Character traits’<br />

Food for thought?<br />

The most interesting conclusion from the research isn’t that we adopt a<br />

particular working framework, but we adopt ANY working framework.<br />

If so then you might be interested in subscribing to the Action Factory<br />

podcast where I share my thoughts, ideas and free training every<br />

Monday morning.<br />

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you'll stay around for desert and coffee.<br />

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