Are you confused about who you really are? Dressing Your Truth will help you find your true beauty, both inside and out!
Recently, I posted a link to my makeover story on Facebook. I got a comment from someone about how much Dressing Your Truth had changed her life, too. (Dressing Your Truth is the program that I used for my makeover). When I saw her Facebook profile picture, I gasped, because she was just so beautiful. It was almost like her picture was singing! I reached out to her to find out a little more about her experience with Dressing Your Truth, and she graciously answered my questions and is allowing me to share them with you.
Just as a quick introduction, Dressing Your Truth is a program that teaches you how to do your clothes, hair, and makeup in accordance with your Energy Type. It doesn’t have anything to do with your hair or eye color, skin color, or body type. It has everything to do with who you really are inside.
There are four Energy Types: Type 1–Bright and Animated; Type 2–Soft and Subtle; Type 3–Rich and Dynamic; and type 4, Bold and Striking. When you match your outside beauty to your inside beauty, the results are remarkable! You can see in the before and after pictures above that Alysha is naturally beautiful and would probably look good in anything. But there’s an energy and brightness to her “after” picture that isn’t there in the “before” picture. Look how confident she looks!
The most amazing thing about Dressing Your Truth is not how you look. It’s how you feel. The program not only teaches you how to dress, but it helps you identify your true, natural strengths and abilities. It helps you see and accept yourself for who you really are rather than who you THOUGHT you should be. It’s completely liberating!
Here is Alysha’s experience:
Me: How did you first learn about Dressing Your Truth?
Alysha: In Janurary of 2016 I met a new neighbor who used to work for Dressing Your Truth and we later became good friends. She asked me if I’d heard of it and I hadn’t. When she described it, I immediately knew I’d be interested.
Me: What attracted you to Dressing Your Truth?
Alysha: I love personality profiling tests and things like that; I like understanding myself and others better as well as appreciating our differences and similarities. I also really like knowing what motivates people and why they do what they do. This program really spoke to me because of its emphasis on understanding movement and energy, plus its practical application.
A lot of other personality tests are interesting, but they are very surface level and the results can change as we change ourselves through our lives and experiences. They also don’t really have practical applications in every day life. I didn’t see how knowing that I’m a red, or an ENFP personality actually helped me become a better person or improve my life.
However, the energy profiling in DYT is something we’re born with and how we naturally lead our lives during our entire life. It goes much deeper than anything else I’ve found. It also helped me to recognize my natural gifts and talents, how to manage them and love them, then outwardly validate my inner movement/energy/true self as I dress, do my hair, makeup, etc. It’s so awesome and has endless applications!
Me: You first thought you were a Type 1, but now have realized you are a Type 3. How did you come to this realization?
Alysha: That is a bit of a long story, but I’ll do my best to be concise. The day I went through the course all at once I decided I was a type 2, but I had a social thing that I went to later that night and quickly recognized that I am extroverted and have a higher movement rather then being introverted with lower movement. I don’t think about what I do before I do it–I just say what I’m thinking and go forward if I feel safe and like I have the chance to be successful.
Then I had two options. I was either a Type 1 (Bright and Animated) or a Type 3 (Rich and Dynamic). I quickly decided I was NOT a type 3, so I must be a type 1. I immediately moved forward with that and went all in. I bought the Type 1 course within 48 hours of watching the profiling course and switched over my clothes as quickly as I could. Within about 2 months, I had very few items that weren’t Type 1.
I think the biggest reason I came to this initial conclusion is because my mom is a Type 3 and I know that I’m different than her and I’ve spent a lot of my life wanting to be even more different than her, even though we do have a lot in common. I think I felt like Type 1 was the safer outgoing energy as well–the one that was more likable and less scary.
I have spent a lot of my life being hard on myself, not feeling like my results were valued by others, and not fully letting myself enjoy them or see the value in them either. I had been a leader and entrepreneur many times, but none of those endeavors ended up with the full results I had envisioned or wanted, so I thought I couldn’t be a Type 3 since I don’t have that kind of strength or the ability to finish big, awesome things.
Anyway, I spent the better part of 18 months convincing myself that I was a Type 1, but at the time I honestly didn’t feel like I was convincing myself. About one month into my profiling process, I actually had some intuitional hits as I was watching some videos, thinking I was a Type 3 instead.
However, the same friend who had introduced me to DYT insisted I was NOT a type 3. At first I had an inner flare of, “You don’t know me!”, but I figured she would know better than me because she had several years of this information under her belt, so I kept convincing myself that the Type 3 things I thought about myself were really Type 1 secondary 4 things. (Everyone has a primary Type along with a secondary Type which makes a unique blend for each person).
I felt good about my results for a long time because I like going big and fast into new experiences and I was actually learning how to put together a whole look. I definitely looked better than I had before and felt better because I was fully embracing my extroverted nature.
Anyway, a while back I was running one morning and I was getting annoyed about running with a friend of mine because I felt like she was holding me back. I felt conflicted because I wanted to help her get a workout and encourage her to become a runner, but she’s new and slow, so I felt like I had to do another workout for myself after we parted. It was the first time that I fully realized that I am not socially motivated. I am physically motivated and I like to get others moving and realizing their potential. But I like pushing them and myself more than just having fun or keeping it light.
I also really dislike pointless communication. I was forcing myself to be more friendly and chit chatting when I didn’t want to. I started to really see that I might be a Type 3. I got really confused and frustrated for a few days at that point, not wanting to do the typical “Type 1 bounce” from Type to Type.
I really wanted to know for sure and move forward with confidence. So I did this visualization, which I have done before, but really had the intent of knowing and inviting Heavenly Father into the process with me more.
During my visualization, I pictured myself as a child. My inner child ran right into my arms, asking me why I was taking so long and gave me a big bear hug. I used to have a dream as a child that I had been left behind while hiking at a place where I had to jump between rocks. I couldn’t make the huge leap by myself, so I just sat there, and then I woke up from my dream.
During my visualization, my inner child and I went to that place, we held each other’s hand, and then jumped together. We made it! We hiked up a little bit and then came to a huge open space full of adventure to explore. There were waterfalls, red rocks to climb, trees to climb, hot air balloons to ride in and jump out of, and a large lion even came out to greet me. My previous visualizations of this kind had been similar, but not so obvious.
I then asked my inner child if she wanted friends to play with, or some more animated things to interact with, like a carnival or princesses. She said with complete confidence, “No! I don’t need those things and they’ll just get in my way or slow me down!” That was my big wake up call and I was completely blown away. It was like the blinders had been taken off and I knew that I was a a Type 3.
Me: How has knowing your true type helped you?
Alysha: Knowing my type has helped me in so many ways! I have always been reactive and “overreacted,” but I kept thinking it was something about myself that I just needed to change somehow. I needed to chill out or lighten up.
I kept trying to make myself more relaxed or more silly, but it always backfired with me not getting done what I wanted to get done and becoming more reactive. Many of my reactions were outbursts of crying, or just getting irritable (not yelling or throwing things, ha ha).
I had some major judgments about Type 3 energy and Type 3 people that I had to reevaluate and realize were wrong. It has helped me to love myself and my style so much more, too. I don’t feel like I’m putting things on or dressing myself up, but I feel like I’m just allowing me to be me and appreciating it.
Exercise used to be a struggle. I made it way harder than I needed to, and now it’s really easy to challenge myself, push myself, and enjoy it. I have fun testing my limits and I’m not afraid to do it anymore, thinking I’m too much or I need to have more “fun” while doing it. I just need to physically experience the world. Now I can do that without judging or limiting myself.
Me: How have your relationships with others changed now that you understand the four different types?
Alysha: Well, the biggest relationship change has probably been with my mom since she was a big reason I didn’t think I could be a Type 3. I’ve come to realize that our secondaries are different and we were just raised very differently and have had different experiences. I can appreciate her more, not feeling like I need to calm her down or judge her like I was trying to calm down and judge myself.
My daughters are experiencing a much more balanced, healthy and happy mommy now that I’m prioritizing my physical outlets first thing in the morning and I’m not trying to just chill myself out or make everything more fun. I just am more fun anyway now that I’m loving myself more and challenging myself to be the best mom I know I can be, and channeling my passion into our relationships in a positive way.
At first my husband thought I was doing the Type 1 bounce thing and wasn’t convinced, but I think he has started to see that I’m being more true to the passionate woman he married and he is enjoying my sense of humor as it is, not as I thought it should be when I wanted to be a Type 1.
Me: What do you like best about being a Type 3?
Alysha: The thing I like best about being a Type 3 is my passion. I literally want to save the world and sometimes, when I get a vision for a big result that I want, I think I totally can do it! I want to help people realize their greatness and live their potential–not just settle for mediocrity. When I care about something, I really really care about it and I have to do something!
Me: Any other thoughts you’d like to share?
Alysha: It’s OK to take time during the process of profiling ourselves. I felt embarrassed and weird telling the Type 1 Facebook group that all that time I had been lying to myself and to them, that I was leaving them to join the Type 3 group instead.
I honestly needed that Type 1 energy, though, and it helped me to better love and appreciate myself, embracing more joy and optimism in my daily experience. If someone, even Carol herself (the creator of the Dressing Your Truth system), would have told me at the very beginning of my process that I was a Type 3, I wouldn’t have fully believed it or embraced it. I needed time, even though I hate taking that time!
Every process really is perfect, and we are right where we are meant to be, even if it’s in the “wrong” type for an extended period of time. Reading Remembering Wholeness and The Child Whisperer (books by Carol Tuttle, the creator of Dressing Your Truth) more than once are huge for healing ourselves and understanding ourselves better too. I highly recommend reading both of those books!
Do you relate to anything Alysha has shared here today? If so, you might be a Type 3 woman! To find out more, you can read my post “Are You a Type 3 Woman.”
Hopefully you’ve been able to see what a huge change Dressing Your Truth has made for Alysha. Learning about Dressing Your Truth was life-changing for me and effects me every single day. You can visit my More Than a Makeover section to read about my personal experience, as well as to see makeovers of even more beautiful women!
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