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Passive agreeableness

When you’re high in agreeableness, like I am, you have to watch out for being taken advantage of. I don’t like confrontation, which is probably why I like Japan (the basic aim of living in Japan is to avoid confrontation, I’m serious, it really stifles progress), so I have to try extra hard to get used to it for when it comes.

The thing to do, according to this video, is to say your opinion even if you think it’s harsh, because it’s probably true. This is me to a tee. I don’t always get my say in things, due to my agreeableness meaning I can be rather passive, so when I do say something, I generally make sure I’m ultra confident in it. But even still I don’t say what I’m thinking as much as I could. I think I might consciously try to from now on.

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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