We lock ourselves into a personality type as much as society locks us in and stereotypes us on our behalf. It isn’t easy to re-invent yourself. Re-inventing your personality may include moving job, city or church and if you are stuck in a place where you are not growing, you really should give yourself permission to do this. A blank canvas can be just what the doctor ordered to find something more peaceful and enjoyable in your life. Just like a smoker re-invents themselves as a non-smoker, this renewal process is important on a character level. Having an NA personality type will make you resistant to see where change will benefit you. Stop resisting criticism that may be beneficial and see if you can find role models for yourself to imitate. See what parts of other people impress you and make those qualities yours.
To give up the game
The games NA personality types play can be tiring and pointless. Giving up the game allows for new paths. More gentle paths. A deeper knowledge of what is fun and new for us that we might enjoy.
To reduce your hypertension
I know that running a stressful lifestyle increases my blood pressure. Since I have been embarking on looking at myself and my narcissistic selfish ways, I am feeling the difference and understanding better that I am in control of my health and mental well-being. High blood pressure takes a toll mentally, emotionally and intellectually. I am more effective and more pleasant to be around when I am mindful of my own aggression and agitation. If I see it in time, I can catch it, and calm myself.
To be free of the lies
Being free of having to keep up a lie or a series of lies frees you up mentally, physically and emotionally. Maintaining lies takes an incredible amount of effort that doesn’t nourish any part of you. On a cumulative basis telling lies leads to an incredible toll on your general wellbeing. Being honest about our mistakes and facing up to our own guilt and shame about how these mistakes have hurt others, allows us to move on and become truly successful.
The only way to win is to not play
Avoiding the wrong kinds of games is so important. It doesn’t matter if it is the game of playing favourites in families or workplaces; manipulating people for profit; social climbing or corporate piracy. You always have the option to decide to ‘not play’. Weighing up the benefits, you may find that opting out gives you something else more important in life.