I’m well aware that no test could ever possibly understand 100% of who we are. We are all a result of many confounding and complex factors. But I do believe these tests are valuable in providing us tools to better understand ourselves.
The Miracle question is an interesting technique used in Solution Focused Therapy that helps a therapist guide the sessions for a client. It’s also something useful to try out with yourself.
I imagine emotional triggers like waves crashing over me in a rough ocean. I’m swimming in a beach, somewhere with warm water and white sand. The water is just deep enough for my feet to reach the bottom. I float like a buoy, in rhythm with the water.
If only there was a switch to mute these critical internal voices. If only I could open the squeaky doors behind my skull and examine my brain as if it were a recording studio filled with buttons and dials. Once I’m there, I could see which one of them were dialled to the max and gently bring it down.