Champion Critic Brat – Part 2

Are you a champion, critic, or brat?

Your success or failure rides in which personality dominates — the personality perceived by others. In our prior blog a basic checklist (make this a link back to the prior blog) of champion qualities was presented. In summary a champion is that we know who we really are and what we’re capable of doing, being and becoming.

The following are lists of the qualities of critics and the brats. Take the time to determine which of those qualities you possess. And then take the test that follows.

 Critics:

  • Sum total of every overt and covert negative message, injunction or put down
  • Beat themselves up relentlessly
  • Has critical internal parent judges, scolds, keeping us off balance.
  • Are filled with self-doubt
  • Constant negative self-judgement
  • The introvert personality dominates
  • Poor self image
  • Create doubt
  • Berate

Brats

  • Have been in this business longer than anyone else so they can’t tell me what I should do
  • Can do it myself, better than anyone else even if I don’t have the time to do it
  • Always knows what needs to be done
  • Tell it like it is even if it isn’t diplomatic or appropriate
  • Have to be truthful even if it isn’t diplomatic or appropriate
  • Can’t differentiate feelings and fact
  • Has his/her own agenda
  • Are Disruptive
  • Are Belligerent
  • Must be heard
  • Respond viscerally, emotionally, intellectually, not to what is real
  • Have the only solution

Now, Take the Champion, Critic and Brat test below.

Assess yourself and then have others assess you.
Champion We know who we really are and what we’re capable of doing, being and becoming. Review the definition of Champion here and then choose the number below that you believe describes you.

(Least)  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  (Most)

Critic Sum total of every overt and covert negative message, injunction or put down we have ever experienced.  The critical parent in us who judges, scolds, keeping us off balance and in doubt about ourselves. Review the Critic list above and choose the number below that you believe describes you.

(Least)  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  (Most)
    

Brat – Most destructive of all three, and the one most visible in our internal dialogue. Has an opinion about everything and thinks he/she should be in charge.  The egomaniac in our brain or gut. Must always tell the truth, doesn’t know about appropriateness or diplomacy.  Review the Brat list above and choose the number below that you believe describes you.

(Least)  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  (Most)

Now here is where we learn if the outside world things the same of you as you do. Once you taken the test turn the lists and tests over to others who know you so that you have a better sense of how you are perceived.

Remember, Perception is Reality

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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