TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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High in agreeableness, high in gullibility

Another disadvantage of being high in agreeableness is it’s easier to miss when people are messing with you, purposely or otherwise.

Put simply, competent people do it to take advantage of you, and because you are so trusting of them, you have to be very careful to realise it, and be firm when you stand your ground.

On the other hand, incompetent people who are well-meaning fool you into trusting them, and can drag you along in their incompetence. You want what’s best for them, but sometimes they simply lack the ability to perform well, and it can take longer to realise this if you are high in agreeableness.

It’s hard to know how to act in these situations, especially because they’re always different. But for those high in agreeableness, it pays to be a bit weary of other, lest you get dragged along whether purposely on their part or otherwise.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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