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Your Personality Type May Be Disrupting Your Workout Goals

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Your Personality Type May Be Disrupting Your Workout Goals

Our personality and character traits reflect on who we are as individuals. The effect runs so deep that it even reflects in the way you train. Fitness journeys aren't just physically exhausting but they are also very emotionally challenging. Seemingly insignificant fluctuations in a person's mood may also affect his or her motivation towards exercise and achieving their fitness goals. Following are some commonly known personality types, a guide to the challenges they faces, and how to overcome them. 


Tips to Overcome Personality traits for Achieving Workout Goals 


​Gloomy and Sad

Unhappy with life, these individuals are always looking for an excuse to blame the world for their failures. Hopelessness, helplessness, and general pessimism become an eventual component in their personality. How to fix it? Simply encourage them to look at the bright side. Self-verification and social skills take time and effort to develop.

Pro tip: Where to start? Write down your workout goals and recite them to yourself on a daily. The idea is to keep pushing yourself by achieving small goals in order to build confidence as you progress.


Perfectionist Type A

Always struggling with their performance, this personality type is said to set unrealistic goals for itself; ones that may be almost impossible to achieve. They try to execute everything they do with the utmost perfectionism and expect others to comply as well. When those demands aren't met, there is prevalent unhappiness and elevated stress levels.

Pro tip: The key here is to set attainable goals. Mold the perfectionist inside of you to learn to accept smaller victories and be content with it. Encourage their participation in group activities as well as mental health exercises such as yoga, visualization and meditation.


​Reclusive and Shy

Known for being passive and champions at procrastination, this personality type dreads social interaction. They often let their personality remain in a nutshell as they are too afraid to let the world see them for what they are.

Pro tip: Encourage team exercise participation and assertive training. Shower them with feedback because that's what they need the most. Have them train in a crowded gym to instigate personal character growth.


Uptight and Furious 

Impatience and short temperament need the most amount of work emotionally. Team sports and partner training is the ideal scenario for this personality type.

Pro tip: Allow them to unwind through meditation to ward off any negative energy and find them an intense workout session to release their built up frustration and aggression.


​The Lone Wolf

One that sticks to his or her limited social circle, the lone wolf is one that tends to easily break when under stress. They shy away from challenges and prefer to stay in their comfort zone forever.

Pro tip: Their social skill need polishing therefore, the only way to make sure that happens is through group activities and training sessions. Personal trainers are also said to help immensely. Allow them to seize decision making opportunities in order to enable them to take the lead on things and become more confident.


When training, it is crucial to keep your personality in mind. Discuss those aspects with your trainer in order to achieve the best workout results

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I love you're looking into a different take on fitness perspectives as you delve into how personality types affect a workout -- this really does help as you really are taking a more holistic perspective into health and fitness. I think I'm close...

I love you're looking into a different take on fitness perspectives as you delve into how personality types affect a workout -- this really does help as you really are taking a more holistic perspective into health and fitness. I think I'm close to perfectionist type A, which does bother me because I've been setting unrealistic goals and it's just right that I tone it down a bit and make attainable goals. Again, thank you for shedding some light on the matter.

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