Individualism. The willingness to be Yourself


What makes a person unique? Their willingness to be who they are and stand out from the crowd. This is a very unusual trait, because most people are not comfortable embracing their differences and approaching life based on their preferences. Moreover, most people are not willing to reveal their true personality in the way they interact with the world.

An individual is a person who fully both embraces who they are and are willing to live life according to everything that makes them what they are. When you meet one, honour that person because they are a true testament to what living a passionate and satisfying life is all about. After all, why be a copy when you can be an original?


For those that wish to lead a fuller, more rewarding and happy life, may I suggest they go ‘on-line’ and seek out the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. (There is also a Kiersey version.) There is both a pay version as well as one that is free. The concept and questionnaire, (NOT a test!) were devised in the 1930s by mother and daughter Katherine Briggs and Isobel Myers and is based on their work with Carl Jung’s theory of personality types. One should never compare oneself to another, because we are unique. As we each look different, so our minds and hearts are too. It is rewarding to understand what personality type one is. No one type is ‘better’ than another; each is just ‘different’. Are you an extrovert or introvert? A planner or spontaneous? Do you prefer facts or intuition? Each of us have talents, it is just a matter of discovering them. A core message of ‘The Prisoner’ is to be true to oneself. A never-ending voyage of discovery.