Each of us has an opinion. Even if we don’t say it, we think it. So, when new information is presented to you, someone asks for advice, you hear of a problem, or uncover a situation, do you tend towards being an ERASER or an EMBRACER?
ERASER’S tend towards swift action. Their goal is to make the problem or negative issue go away with two swipes regardless of the residue, smudge, or hole left on the paper. Confrontation is key and forward progress the goal.
EMBRACER’S tend towards prolonged analyzation. Their goal is to uncover the problem or negative issue, dig for the roots, and assess what all can learn from the behavior. Conversation is the key and protecting feelings the goal.
I personally feel that different situations call for a different response. There are times I must deal with something boldly for the sake of the church and times I must protect an individual in the church. My goal is to know what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.