Recently I was reading the book titled “The Number: What do you need for the rest of your life and what will it cost?”
At first, I was quite bored by the first few pages. But it starts to draw my attention on the second chapter. The author, Lee Eisenberg wrote that the number chasers fall into four basic personality types. As you may understand from the book title, the Number is somehow similar to Prudentialâ€™s retirement commercial last year: What is your number? It is the amount of money we need (or want) for retirement.
The four personality types all start with the letter â€œPâ€ â€“ the Procrastinators, the Pluckers, the Plotters and the Probers.
You are lazy, confused, scared that it doesnâ€™t matter if you have a plan or not. You hope for the best and dread the worst.
You have no plan, no real sense of the number. You just avoid facing the reality.
Brain Scan: Brainless
You just simply pick a number that you think is good enough.
You have sort of a vague plan and an arbitrary number
Brain Scan: Scatterbrained
You analysis and crunch a ton of data to arrive at a rational
You have a plan and a number that is conscientious.
Brain Scan: Left-brained
You pursue dreams and constantly explore the meaning of life.
You have a plan and a number centered on what would really make a difference in your second-half life.
Brain Scan: Right-brained.
I am somewhere between a plotter and a prober. I face reality and at the same time, I also pursue my dreams. What would life be if you are living without dreams, without the things you know you would work hard to chase after? So, where do you stand? If you are reading this post, at least I know that you are not a Procrastinator.
Procrastinator, Plucker, Plotter or Prober?