Accepting Character Trait

The accepting character trait allows one to look past personal perceptions of people, places, or things that may cause that person to feel uncomfortable. Instead, the accepting character trait allows a person to reach a level of tolerance and acceptance for all which the individual cannot decide, change or control. This is a learned skill that tends to become stronger over time as one participates in more life experiences, and is exposed to a wider range of people and their unique differences.

Being an accepting person can be challenging as our natural instinct is to control everything and minimize discomfort or danger. It takes a confident and brave person with a level of patience and an open-mind to accept what someone cannot control.

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    Learning and Education

    The accepting character trait in practice can be one question: Can I change it? If you can, then decide whether it's worth your time and/or resources. If you cannot change it, then accept it for what it is, and determine how you will work with it.

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    Work and Career

    People and projects often do not follow the plan; likely due to positive and negative circumstances that arise. The accepting character trait allows someone to accept the outcome and move on to repeating, improving or discontinuing it.

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    When it comes to relationships; there are times when you must fight like hell for what you believe. There are also times when it is not worth saying what you're thinking to prove a point. The accepting character trait helps with the latter.

Accepting Quotes

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance." - Nathaniel Branden

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune." - William James

"Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance." - Brene Brown

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.” – Michael J. Fox

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” - Ann Landers

“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- D.B. Harrop

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

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    The Action design's inspiration comes from action bubbles illustrated in comic books. The design's purpose is to inspire action! To accept what you cannot control.

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    The Bold design is a real statement maker. Boldly shown across your chest, the design presents the power and importance of your accepting character trait.

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    The Core design's inspiration is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, the source of power for the original suit. The design's purpose is to fuel your core power, and drive you to be accepting.

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    The Reflection design came from looking in the mirror; a place for pep talks. The result was printing backwards, so your accepting trait is clearly stated in the mirror.