Personality Matters Blog

Posted 30 August 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—Early Morning and Ready to Go

It’s Tuesday. I’m wide awake by 4:30 a.m. Kevin is sleeping peacefully, so I quietly get up and get ready to meet the rest of my family downstairs for breakfast. We agreed the night before to meet at 6 am. Sure enough, as I walk in to the lobby, Mom, Dad, Cindy, and Terri are there and ready to go. I think yet again that I need to travel with my family more. Everyone is so easy to be around. There is no drama either. So nice! We are all ready to get our day started with a nice breakfast. The p...

Posted 23 August 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—A Life of Love

Kevin and I arrive in the lobby at the agreed-upon time: 6:15 p.m. Mom, Dad, Cindy, and Terri are already there looking nice in their fancy tropical attire. From the second-floor open-lobby balcony we can see that the cabana near the beach is being set up for our arrival. We arrive at the entrance to the restaurant, and the host knows right away we are here for our event. She takes us around the large swimming pool over to the very last cabana, where a table for six has been set up with a beaut...

Posted 28 July 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—Father’s Day Too!

The temperature on this side of the island is much cooler, so Kevin sets about getting a fire started downstairs. I go online to look for restaurants having been assured by the owner in previous emails that it will be easy to get a reservation on a Sunday night. What we both forgot is that this Sunday is Father’s Day. Being the small town that it is, there aren’t many restaurants, and most of them are booked. What to do? Time to use my Perceiving preference (superpowers?) and come up...

Posted 21 July 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—INFP Preferences in Overdrive

The drive over goes by quickly, though at one point the rain and wind at 4,000 feet up is a little scary. Our destination is thankfully much closer to sea level, and by the time we get to the town of Volcano the rain stops. All around us is nothing but green...wet green trees, bushes, and moss. This is my second time to Volcano, and I’m so happy to be back. The driveway to our Airbnb home welcomes us down a curved passageway to finally come to a stop next to the large house. It has been ...

Posted 14 July 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—Extraverted Intuition Meets Introverted Sensing

Hawaii (the Big Island) is like no other Hawaiian island. It has so many different landscapes from one part to the next. As we drive along the newly renovated Senator Daniel Inouye Highway, patches of lava rock intermingle with plants and small trees. We pass a few small neighborhoods as well and dream as we see an occasional “For Sale” sign. As soon as we got on a straightaway, I was sure everyone in the back seat will be sound asleep. Instead, we are all wide awake, looking around and not want...

Posted 12 July 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—Day One Adventure

My plan upon arrival in Hawaii is meant to take us down the west coast of Hawaii and down and under the south end, where we will end up in Volcano. I've rented a house through Airbnb that is just one mile outside Volcano National Park. My early plan, until the switch to our itinerary, was to have an early lunch around the south tip of the island. Now that we are past lunch, I figure we can get into the house just in time for dinner. This will then give us time to visit Volcano National Park toni...

Posted 07 July 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—Out-of-Preference Planful

Our state of bliss is then interrupted when Terri tells me that Cindy's flight has been delayed until tonight. Now, I've spent a lot of time planning this trip. In fact, I'm quite the planner. This surprises people when they learn I prefer Perceiving. My MBTI® Step I™ preferences are INFP. However, on the MBTI® Step IITM assessment, I report Expressive, out-of-preference. I also report out-of-preference on Planful, which is about leisure and long-term life events. Leisure is definitely a big p...

Posted 05 July 2016 by
Global Marketing

Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—We Have Arrived!

The flight over is a bit long since the airline canceled our original itinerary and connected us through Seattle. Still, we board, deplane, eat, and board again with no real hassle. Halfway over the sea, the flight crew announces that my parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Everyone claps and offers congratulations. Glasses of champagne are brought over as well. Since my mom and dad don't like champagne (how could someone not like champagne?), they slip the glasses over to us....