Get the Facts Straight, Man! (Episode 5)
Dot your i’s and cross your t’s, the High Cs know their stuff.
This is the fifth in the “Be The Good, See the Good” Series.
We will dive in to how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us, and learn how we can work in our strengths and recognize that in others.
“Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from taking flight.” -Brené Brown
Be careful not to live life in fast forward. Be intentional about taking the time to rest.
Want to check out those crazy tunnels we crawled through? This week’s blog post is on play, and you’ll see what I’m talking about: 10 Essential Lessons for Life: Remember to PLAY
The high-C photographer that captures the details is Frank Kendralla
My daughter Clara is working hard on updating her website and sharing more about what she loves and seeing the world through her eyes. Check it out at www.ClaraLogsdon.com
You can see her book (and even her reading it to her sisters) here: What If It Were Possible
Being educated is more than just retaining information – it is essential that you don’t just soak it in, but you live it out. Book knowledge is just that. It’s a stepping stone in the right direction, but facts are not the whole picture. Take into account faith and connection – relationships always involve an element of the unknown.
A C can have everything logically laid out, but they cannot compartmentalize the power of choice. So every human interaction is going to involve a potential curve ball, and it’s critical to remain open to that possibility, recognizing that no matter how it’s been proven in the past, life does not always go as planned.
Take one step away from perfectionism and a step closer toward human connection. And that is what it’s all about. Let go of the “rightness” of it all in a haphazard world, and keep that detailed focus on the balance of love and grace amidst imperfections.
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Characteristics of a high C:
- Large personal space
- Loves systems and details
- Precise and accurate
- Drained by people
- Can be perfectionistic
- Asks for lots of answers
- High standards
- Prefers routine
- Likes charges, facts and lists
- Schedule oriented
- Can procrastinate (paralysis by analysis)
- Praise for hard work or focus
- Creating order and analyzing details
What Upsets Them:
- Making mistakes
- Being criticized
To help a high C grow:
- Praise their high quality work
- Promote a balance between work and play
- Help them talk about their feelings
- Show them that mistakes are not failure
- Give them opportunities to learn about flexibility
- Enjoy life in the present moment
- Focus on the good and positive things
- Teach them to accept compliments
- Use humor
- Check to make sure it’s a good time to talk
- Slow down
- Allow them space
- Let them process things on their own time
- You really worked hard on that picture – I love the details!
- Your discipline to get things done will be a skill that is important to your future success – great dedication
- Thank you for helping me see that – sometimes I miss the details
- I love to hear about what excites you
- I’m glad that you recognize when you need space – you do a great job of staying focused and getting your work done
Parent Tips :
• When he is disappointed after recognizing he made a mistake, help your child learn that mistakes take him closer to his ultimate success.
• Help your child understand that it is not her job to supervise everyone else’s work.
• Don’t push your children into the limelight. Once they establish trust, they will then let loose a
• Encourage your child’s creativity.
• For a child that naturally keeps to themselves, make sure to reach out and touch them.
Sometimes they can so easily stay in their personal bubble that it’s a shock to get a hug. Ask permission, and cuddle with your little one. When they are upset, don’t critique or fix – simply try hugging them in silence. Everyone needs human touch and connection, even when they don’t recognize it.
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*Podcast music by the awesome Renee & Jeremy who cover “Put a Little Love In Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon. Props to both of them for this beautiful rendition that epitomizes what I want for families!