Do people to tell you to smile more? Do you often fear that you are too critical? Do you feel uncomfortable in large groups? All these things could be an indication that you are a Type Four Woman. Of course, Type Four Women also have many gifts and talents that can bless the lives of many people. Keep reading to gain a greater understanding of yourself (or someone you know).
In the Dressing Your Truth System (which you can read about in my posts More Than a Makeover–Part One and More Than a Makeover–Part Two), every person has a “type,” which is determined by the nature of energy we exhibit in our lives. Our innate, inborn characteristics govern to a great extent how we act and react. I have previously highlighted the Type One, Type Two, and Type Three women. Type Four is the final type in the Dressing Your Truth system. I have found that understanding each of the types helps me to be more accepting and non-judgmental of everyone I meet.
The Type Four Woman is characterized as “Bold” and “Striking.” The element associated with her is earth. Her movement or energy is the most still and solid of all four types.
Type Four Women exhibit a natural confidence and air of authority. They often have strong opinions and are generally very direct in their speech, though they think before speaking and are diplomatic when they do contribute to a conversation.
As a child, you may have been told to “stop being so serious,” and people may have considered you to be older than your actual age. You may have identified more with adults than children. Perhaps others labeled you as “shy.” On the other end of the spectrum, you may have been labeled as “critical” or “bossy.” Type Four children (and adults) often feel responsible for others and will take charge of situations without being asked. They are keenly thoughtful and reflective, often having sophisticated internal dialogues. Unfortunately, these inner thoughts are often self-critical and can take a toll on how they perceive themselves (and others).
When something matters to you, you are very committed to taking actions consistent with your beliefs. You also have a strong desire to share your knowledge with others because of your honest desire to improve the world. Whether it is an exercise regimen, your religious beliefs, how to organize your home, etc., you will advocate for others to adopt (or at least try) your methods, feeling strongly that their lives will be better for so doing.
Most Type Four Women have clear skin with small pores and classic features. They are often statuesque and move with great purpose.
I am a Type Four Woman, and since learning that many of my perceived faults were actually gifts, my life has changed so much for the better. Instead of being “critical,” I can consider myself “discerning.” Instead of feeling bad about not being the life of the party, I can be comfortable in the fact that I interact deeply, one-on-one, with others. And I now understand my freakish ability to pick out misspelled words and errant (or missing) punctuation with little more than a glance at a body of text! I have come to understand my “perfecting” nature, and have ironically given myself permission not to be perfect!
Here are just a few of the gifts of the Type Four Woman:
- You constantly seek new knowledge and wisdom.
- You can easily and quickly see what needs to be done to improve and perfect things.
- You easily follow rules (if you trust the source of the rules).
- You are stable, consistent, and loyal. People can depend on you.
- You are clear and precise in your speech and movements.
- You are straightforward and determined.
- You reflect an aura of authority and sophistication.
- You finish what you start.
- You feel and think deeply.
Here are some challenges for Type Four Women:
- You may become cold and distant and make it difficult for others to approach you.
- You may be perceived as bossy and judgmental.
- You may be harsh or too demanding, especially toward yourself.
- Your perfecting nature may be perceived as being critical.
- Your black-and-white thinking may make it difficult for you to see others’ points of view.
- You often think everyone else should think and behave like you.
You might be a Type Four Woman if you are:
Some famous Type Four Women are Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Lucy Liu, and Elizabeth Taylor.
If you are still not sure if you are a Type Four Woman (or you know you are not, but want to know which type you are) there is a free online video course you can take. I also highly recommend the book It’s Just My Nature! by Carol Tuttle. (You can order it by clicking on the link, or your local library may also have it). The book is extremely helpful and thorough and will help you not only understand yourself, but your husband, children, co-workers, and everyone around you!
Once you discover your type, there is a whole system of dressing that helps you express on the outside who you really are on the inside. You can read about this in More Than a Makeover Part One and More Than Makeover Part Two. I love this program because it has helped me know with certainty how to look great every single day! And when I look great, I feel great.
This free online course will teach you all about the colors that look best on you, as well as what you should look for in design line, texture, fabrication, and pattern in your clothing. It also gives you guidelines for your hair, jewelry, and other accessories. It gives you all the “rules” for getting your look just right, every time.
Be sure to visit my More Than a Makeover section to read my previous posts on this topic. Also, click here to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts with befores and afters of real women I know who have been transformed by Dressing Your Truth. And if you do the Dressing Your Truth program, I would love to see your befores and afters! You can email me pictures at email@example.com.
I also have Pinterest boards dedicated to each of the types. On these boards, I have gathered examples of clothing for each of the different types. You can click here to see the Type Four Pinterest board. And if you think you know a Type Four Woman, be sure to share this post with her!