Monday, 21 March 2016

The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits

the A-Z of positive personality types

This is my first attempt at the April A-Z blogging challenge. The idea is that you post each day of the month of April (minus Sundays - because we all know they are a day of rest) using a different letter of the alphabet. To make it a little trickier you can choose a theme and focus your A-Z posts on your topic. I thought I might as well go the whole hog and pick a theme - so I've opted for Positive Personality Traits - something we can all work on in our lives.
the A-Z of positive personality types

If you're anything like me, you find yourself attracted to people who are likable and upbeat and enthusiastic. People who shed a little sunshine wherever they go, rather than those who come in and suck the light right out of the room. Nobody wants to be a light-sucker, so developing some personality traits that attract others would probably be a great place to start.

Midlife has taught me that life throws up good and bad experiences and they are what ultimately build our character. It's not necessarily the experience itself, but rather it is how we react to the experience and what we take away from it. If we can use the good and the bad and the ugly that come our way to develop positive personality traits, then we are on the road to a wonderful life - and the bonus is that we will be the type of person other people enjoy being around.

So off we go, starting on April 1st with the letter A and my favourite all-encompassing personality trait that I talk a lot about in my blog........ AUTHENTICITY. I hope to see you throughout April (and into the future!)  and please join in the conversation in the comments - I love meeting new people and hearing what you have to say.



73 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the sound of your theme! We all could use all the positivity we can get and I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts on it :)
    Debbie

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    1. thanks Debbie - I think it's funny how we've chosen opposite sides of the coin - we'll offset each other :)

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    2. I know, it looks like it was planned lol! Just working my way through the theme reveal link up, good to pop back :)

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  2. This is going to be fun! I am looking forward to keeping up with your challenge this month, Leanne. I was just talking about being genuine, so I am totally feeling authenticity. Can't wait!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them Regina - I've made a start to get on top of it and it's been really fun so far.

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  3. We can all use some positivity in our lives. Great theme! Looking forward to become a positive person :)

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    1. thanks Ankita - I'm looking forward to being fluent in French by the time your challenge is finished!

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  4. Love the theme Leanne we will be full of positivity by the end of April and that is great! Looking forward to reading your posts.

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    1. I think it's going to be a blast Sue - I'll be positive, happy, healthy, well decorated and speaking french from what I've seen so far!

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    2. I also love this theme! I think this kind of challenge is great for bloggers.

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    1. Thanks Lisa - I tried to stay true to what I blog about.

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  6. What a wonderful idea for a theme! I love the term light suckers - so true, they need to be avoided and you need to try your best not to be one. Authenticity is the perfect starting point for your theme.

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    1. thanks so much Tamuria - I love the connections I'm already making with this challenge - it just keeps getting better and better!

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  7. Hey Leanne, I think you have picked upon a lovely theme. Positivity is something we could all use. Let your posts shine through April! I'll be there to cheer you on :)

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    1. thanks Kala - I'll be following along with yours too - I expect to have much better taste in interior decor by the end of it :)

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  8. Welcome to #AtoZChallenge! Your theme sounds very useful in this scary time.

    http://www.dSavannah.com/blog/

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    1. thanks so much - yours is at the other end of the spectrum - we'll balance each other out :)

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  9. Love your theme, Leanne! It is what I really try to be about! Can't wait to read more!

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    1. thanks Pam - I'm really excited about the challenge now - there's just such a good vibe to it!

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  10. Great theme, Leanne. I did something similar last year with the A to Z of self-leadership - though I couldn't complete the challenge.
    Have a wonderful April!

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    1. Hi Corinne - I was hoping you'd be doing it this year because I love your blog posts. I was waiting for you to do a big reveal - maybe 2017?? :)

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  11. What a great challenge. I wish you the best. Some letters may be tricky and I look forward to reading!

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    1. Hi Haralee - I was a bit so-so when I signed up, but I'm really getting into it now and loving having some momentum for April!

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  12. Great theme Leanne it sounds like a lot of fun. I can't wait to see what you write about!

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    1. Rena I'm surprised you aren't signed up too - A is for Alzheimers and it just goes from there - maybe next year??

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  13. I love the positive vibe that your theme has! Would keep coming back!

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    1. thanks so much Bhawna - I wanted to stay within my comfort zone for the first attempt at the challenge. I hope you enjoy reading it all :)

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  14. It is always good to find the positive. Good luck with the AtoZ, hope it goes really well for you.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. thanks Natasha - I'm really looking forward to it now (especially seeing I have a bit of a head start so I'm not panicking about getting it all done!)

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  15. This should be really fun. Looking forward to following your list in April.

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    1. I'll be following yours too - all that travelling sounds really interesting :)

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  16. A positively uplifting theme - can't wait to read your posts.

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    1. I'm so excited about meeting all these new bloggers and reading their posts - it's such a great opportunity Deb.

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  17. This is such a GREAT theme! While I don't consider myself a pessimist, I know I can be a lot more optimistic about life. I look forward to reading these daily posts.

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    1. thanks so much! I was a bit worried about whether it would appeal to people or not - I've been so reassured from the comments and can't wait to get started!

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  18. Looking forward to your positive posts!

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    1. thanks Gail - I'm going to be spending April meeting new people and reading new blogs - fun stuff!

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  19. A great selection - and I'm already wondering what you would choose for several letters in the alphabet. Good luck - you'll have fun and discover lots of good blogs. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it's going to be great Alana - my problem with some of the letters is that there were several traits that fitted and I could only choose one!

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  20. Such an inspiring theme! I look forward to it ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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    1. thanks Lori - I'll be popping over to read your stuff too x

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  21. Authenticity is the perfect way to start! Good luck!

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    1. thanks Liv - hopefully they'll just keep rolling out from there :)

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  22. What a great theme! Good luck with the challenge, you will feel so fabulous when it is over:)

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    1. If I'm a nervous wreck by the end of it Doreen I'll blame you because it was your blog post a while ago where I saw it and thought I'd give it a try!

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  23. What a wonderfully positive take on life!

    All the best with the challenge.

    Damyanti, Co-host, AZ2016.

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    1. thanks Damyanti - it sounds like such fun and I can't wait to get underway and read all the others (well some of the others or I'd never have time to work or sleep!)

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  24. Such an upbeat, interesting theme! I'll look forward to your posts. Thanks for visiting The Doglady's Den earlier. Have fun with the challenge. This is my third year in a row. It's exhausting but exhilarating! ☺

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it Debbie - and to reading so many other blogs I've never come across before :)

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  25. Brilliant idea and I for one will be following. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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    1. I hope you enjoy them Jen - Sue and I are tackling it head on and we're both looking forward to it

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  26. Wonderful theme, Leanne. My theme last year was authenticity :) Such a rich topic. Look forward to popping around and learning more about personality traits.

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    1. I think authenticity would have been a great one to tackle - a lot of mine will circle back to that because it is the key to valuing ourselves and what we have to offer.

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  27. Great theme. I'll look forward to coming here to get my warm fuzzies!

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    1. I'll be reading your quotes and you can be warm fuzzying with me - it'll be great :)

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  28. What a great theme!! Looking forward to reading your positive posts! Thanks for sharing with #MMWBH

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    1. thanks so much Laura - I hope you enjoy them - I'm finding them really fun to write.

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  29. Certainly we could all use positive pointers, way cool theme! I like your theme, and off-topic, I like the presentation of your blog too - very upbeat and 'feel-good' place to stop at. The A-Z is just such an awesome way to navigate through April, I can't imagine any other :)

    All the best to you for a happy and successful first A-Z,

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. thanks Nilanjana - I'm loving meeting all these new bloggers and there is such a positive vibe to the challenge - I can't wait for April (and thanks for your kind words about my blog x)

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  30. Nice theme! The world could use some positiveness right about now :)
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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    1. thanks Guilie - my sentiments exactly - no doom or gloom around my blog :)

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  31. LeeAnn, that sounds like a really fun project for the month. I'm interested to see how it goes for you, writing every day. And I'm really interested to see what other words you choose from A to Z.

    I also love the first word, authenticity, as my word of the year was based off of that. Transparency. I'm having a bit of a harder time with it then I thought, as the things that are happening to us are taboo in society. I talk about it as much as I can, but I don't want the blog to be a complete Downer either. This is turning into a bigger challenge than what I would have thought.

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    1. I know what you mean about knowing how much to share or not share, and how our plans don't always go according to schedule. You are being honest and transparent wherever you can Nikki and that helps a lot of people walking the same hard path. Much love to you and the family xx

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  32. I'm looking forward to your posts, Leanne. I have never done the A-Z challenge, but it sounds like fun.You have given yourself a challenging task, and I can't wait to read about and try to apply all of the positive personality traits that you list!

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    1. thanks Susan - I'm really looking forward to it now - it's been quite inspiring and given me some thoughts about my posts for the next few months too x

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  33. I love your theme and look forward to reading your blog. Anything positive is a welcome addition to my day. Best of luck with the challenge.
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Chica In Cuenca

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    1. Thanks Scarlett - it's so nice meeting new bloggers and this has proved to be a fantastic way to do it :)

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  34. Already I am liking the positive vibes and energy coming from you! Your theme is a breath of fresh air and I will be back to see what I can learn as I too strive to develop positive qualities. Gail at Making Life An Art

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    1. Hi Gail - I'm glad my series appeals and it's lovely to meet you - popping across to check out your theme reveal and follow along too x

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  35. Good luck with the challenge Leanne. Sounds like an interesting one and also one that will spark a lot of conversation. I look forward to following!

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

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    1. thanks Sally - I'm all ready now to dive in and see how it goes - I think it'll be fun x

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  36. Hi Leanne...welcome to the AtoZ Challenge. Positivity in any form is always a great topic, and yours on personality promises to be an interesting read. I enjoyed browsing your blog. Look forward to your posts.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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