THE CHESED PERSONALITY
You are a person who feels for others, and gives to them with your entire heart. When you see another person suffering, as a Chessed personality, you relate to them in the spirit of the verse: “I am with him in his trouble.” And when your friend experiences joy, you stand beside them as a partner. You naturally influence all who enter your sphere. You give everyone your attention, because you love every person as yourself. An aura of love and fraternity accompanies you, as though your entire being is given over to assist the other. You embody the unique nature of chessed, which is expansiveness (hispashtus). Thus, chessed and love emanate and extend from you, reaching both near and far.
Your natural connection to others leads you to socialise more. And when someone is suffering, it pains you as well. Not only do you empathize with people in pain—even with those you do not know—you invest much time and effort in reaching out to others to help them. This is not motivated merely by the desire to do the right thing, but out of a genuine emotional caring for others that drives you to want to help.
Your sincere care for your fellow man is part of a God-woven tapestry of natural qualities at the root of your soul which you were blessed with in order to fulfil your mission in this world. The same gifted virtues are not limited to relating to others. There are many other ways that you as a Chessed personality utilizes these skills in other areas of life.
Here are some more positive and negative qualities of a Chessed personality
You are naturally sensitive and aware of what other people are feeling. You are able to set aside your own preconceptions of other people’s needs and wants, and truly become receptive to what is going on inside of them. This sensitivity and openness also manifests itself in your ability to feel inspired by the beauty and magnificence of the world around you, usually accompanied by a general sense of artistic and aesthetic appreciation. A similar openness and trust is often displayed in your penchant for health food, approaches to alternative healing, such as holistic medicine, meditation and other practices, which the other personality types tend to be more skeptical about.
You, as an open-minded persona, are used to considering all kinds of things that the stubborn world has yet to catch onto. Even though some people would get turned off by an aggressive sales job, you just see the beautiful soul trying to help you see the light. Even if you notice their obnoxious sales techniques, that too is okay since they are just trying to make a living and you would love to help them. Especially if they seem in any way needy, for at that point the product isn’t even important. All that matters is that you are able to help them, even if you can’t afford it.
This natural quality of open-mindedness also helps consider spiritual opportunities with an optimistic willingness to participate.
Living in the Moment
As a Chessed personality, in order to express love and empathy of others, you are able to put aside everything else in the world for the time that you are devoting your full attention to the person in need. The ability to live in the present moment is a critical part of the package you are blessed with to enable you to naturally fulfill your true purpose. While some people’s minds and hearts are already onto the next task on their list before they have even finished the present job, the Chessed personality is in one place at one time. Even when alone, your heart is fully dedicated to experiencing the most of whatever is in front of you at that particular moment.
Living in the moment creates an excellent mindset for prayer or meditation with great intention. It is natural for the Chessed personality to get totally into it... for real.
As a Chessed Personality there are a number of other positive qualities such as being naturally blessed with the ability to live in the moment, help social causes, and of course of a love for spending time with other people.
There are also some very critical vulnerabilities that are part of the package of being a Chessed Personality. They must be disciplined by integrating more of the qualities of the Gevurah Personality into your life.
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