Are you a Giver or a Taker?

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Are you a Giver or a Taker?
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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 8:46pm

There were more than 100 people in the auditorium.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 10:01pm
I do think that most people are givers by nature. We take our share, but most of us want to nurture relationships and giving is the way to do that Women, at least. Men...not so sure!
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Registered: 09-12-2005
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 9:53pm

I also consider myself a giver lol.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 2:31am

I think if you say "Receiver" versus a "Taker" then you would get different responses. I think a LOT of people find it hard to receive (probably the Takers).

Taker has a negative context. Isn't this Yin and Yang? Don't we need to have Givers as well as

Receivers? I think all of us should be in service to others,t to other life, to the World in general.

Mark

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 1:36pm

ADDENDUM:

Every person at the event was asked to raise their hand if prior to the exercise, they would have easily labelled themselves a "Giver".

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 1:34pm

Music, I relate to that "no more shared custody" thing 100%.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 12:04pm
I'm a giver, almost to a fault.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 11:19am

I am definitely a giver, even when it's to my detriment.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 1:01am

My personal growth seminar's process was after several days sharing intensely, being so open and vulnerable with each other and consequent bonding we were to go up to each person and tell them what they like about them and the receiver could only say "Thank you."

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 8:53pm
A giver. I honestly don't know that I know how to be a taker.