They are remarkably
productive, focused and goal oriented. They are great
team members, and tend to do well at any sort of position
requiring responsibility and hard work.
They They simply
don't know when to quit. They are very reluctant to
pass on a duty or responsibility, often with mottos
such as "If you want it done right, do it yourself,"
and "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well."
Then they abuse themselves trying to get everything
accomplished. The only way that they can take a break
without feeling guilty is if they are terribly sick.
Responsible Workaholic Personality Aspects
RESPONSIBLE / WORKAHOLICS learn early in life,usually by 5 or 6, that most of the strokes they get are from
focusing their attention on activity and productivity rather than
simply on being themselves. Attention to feelings is remarkably
limited. Consequently, responsible/workaholics tend to work
and think over the top of their feelings.
RESPONSIBLE / WORKAHOLICS tend to be model citizens
and pillars of the community. They will invariably involve
themselves in activities of great magnitude and relax only by
doing lesser tasks. They think, plan and do. Lists
of lists of activities and projects are typical for them as they
attempt to organize their duties. They tend to lose any
semblance of balance between work and play or relaxation.
RESPONSIBLE / WORKAHOLICS need to learn that they don't
have to be perfect, and that they can make mistakes and still
have a successful life. Learning that they can take breaks
rather than working themselves to death is a crucial struggle
between issues of self worth being derived from doing versus simply
being! They need to learn to calm their own inner anxieties
and learn to enjoy the fine but neglected art of simply being!
RESPONSIBLE / WORKAHOLICS need for others to initially
address them through their thinking and then to help them to think
more deeply by getting in touch with and identify their feelings.
Permission and encouragement from others to take breaks, have
fun and enjoy their own playful side are also helpful.
RESPONSIBLE / WORKAHOLICS are at their best when they
integrate their feelings with their thinking. That is where
you'll see the biggest change in their obsessive and compulsive