Professional Presence Essay

1411 Words Dec 22nd, 2014 6 Pages
YOT2 PROF. PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE (GRAD 0714)

A. Professional Presence:
1)Era I (Physical Body) is based mainly on the physical aspect of health such as “surgery and drugs”. “The mind of consciousness is equated with functioning”, Whereas Era III(bio-psycho-social) is based more on consciousness.
Era I focuses mainly on the human as a “Physical Body” and what can be done to
correct it physically. Era III states that the “mind is boundless and unlimited”. In Era III the realization came about that ones mental health can affect their physical health as well as the health of other humans surrounding them. (Dossey, “A Conversation About the Future of Medicine”: Larry Dossey’s 3 Era’s in Healthcare)
2) In the past
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“Guardians® (SJs) are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.”
• “Guardians pride themselves on being dependable, helpful, and hard-working.”
• “Guardians make loyal mates, responsible parents, and stabilizing leaders.”
• “Guardians tend to be dutiful, cautious, humble, and focused on credentials and traditions.”
• “Guardians are concerned citizens who trust authority, join groups, seek security, prize gratitude, and dream of meting out justice”
(http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/guardian_overview.asp)
I can relate to all of the characteristics related to being a guardian. I take pride in my dependability, helpfulness, and am very hard-working. I also feel that I am a very loyal mate to my husband, and responsible parent, and stable leader. I am extremely cautious and focused on credentials and traditions, and I do seek security.
b) Two potential challenges and/or barriers:
Kiersey outlines 4 types of temperaments:
• Guardian – concrete cooperators, speak mostly of their duties and responsibilities, of what they…