I love personality assessments. And I love motivational speakers. So, this is the best of both worlds! Public speaker, trainer and spirit-driven success coach Dani Johnson created a four-fold personality breakdown based on four gem personality.
What is awesome about this personality breakdown is that it focuses on how you communicate and what motivates you. Which is absolutely perfect for me as your coach! If I know more about you and your personality, the better and more intimately I can help you succeed in not only your health goals, but also your life goals!
Go ahead and look at each description for the four different gems and let me know what you consider yourself. Dani Johnson says, “Everyone has all four Gem characteristics in them. Some people have a lot of two Gems and very little of the others. Others have quite a bit of each one in them, but they lead and communicate in one primary Gem most of the time.”
The pearl’s main motivator is helping other people. They have strong convictions and are called to action by a cause. They love service and charity.
Pearls are thoughtful, patient, and don’t like conflicts.
They like being around people and relationships, but they don’t like large crowds, making them slightly introverted. They stay away from fake relationships and strive for authenticity. They would prefer having a heart-to-heart conversation rather than be at a party. They would rather listen than talk.
But, if they aren’t careful, Pearls can be taken advantage of. They have a hard time saying no, but need to learn to be selective about their help.
Pearls don’t care about facts, figures, or money. When working with a Pearl, focus on the help or care you have given others. Pearls also need to feel valued for what they do.
The opposite of Pearls, Sapphires are the life of the party and are motivated by fun. Therefore, they are extroverts and love to be around people. They have a lot of energy and are typically very motivated. They live for fun and don’t want their lives to be wasted by being serious all the time.
But Sapphires need to be careful that they don’t hurt others’ feelings: sometimes it may seem that Sapphires don’t care, but they are just looking at the positive side. They need to understand that others aren’t as positive as them. But, they do see the best in other people.
Sapphires are motivated by recognition and want to be in the limelight.
When you work with Sapphires, make sure that you always recognize their accomplishments. Let them shine and try to stay positive around them.
Rubies are competitors–they like to win. But, they are sore losers–if they can’t win, the don’t want to play. They want the best of everything and want to be unique and standout. They are always reaching for the next goal, competing against themselves. They are super motivated.
Many rubies are entrepreneurs or business leaders because of the competition, continually striving for improvement, and being recognized. They are very confident and willing to take risks.
But, because of that, sometimes others think rubies are arrogant. They can be direct and to the point, sometimes even harsh. Rubies sometimes fall hard for the comparison trap because they are so hard on themselves and can fall into a blue spell.
Rubies can teach us determination and going all in. When you are working with a Ruby, let them do most of the talking. You help the best when you are a sounding board. Because rubies can be dreamers, give them the props they need to achieve those dreams.
Emeralds are more rational–they see the world in black and white. They love facts and statistics. They are analyzers and thinkers. Sometimes because of that, people think emeralds are cold. But, that’s just because they aren’t the best communicators and want all the facts before considering an answer.
Emeralds love to research and will consider every possible answer before making their final decision. They love to be organized and have systems. They can tend to be perfectionists. Sometimes that personality trait keeps them from actually progressing to the next step of their goal. However, they are great at following through.
Sometimes, they can even miss the world and learning opportunities because they are stuck analyzing and researching.
When working with an Emerald, make sure to give them clear steps and deadlines. They’ll want to do their own research, but you’ll gain points if you provide facts, figures, and stats for them.
So, tell me. Which gem are you?