Using Personality: How To Attract People In Business

This week I thought I’d write about something different today and have some fun with my readers.  Each week we come here and write about all kinds of topics that have to do with business.

We reach for a niche market to get to know our followers, customers, etc.

Many of you reading this already know it’s about getting to know others, to develop trust among our social networking peers by providing valuable information.

But what I was thinking the other day is how I’d really like to get to know some of the people I interact with daily so here’s a bit about me and it will be fun if you respond in kind.   My answers are in blue.  So it’s get to know me day!

  •  What are you here for?  Meeting Friends and professional connections
  • My Life Interests:  Dog Lover (I’ve got 4 dogs), Parrot Lover (I’ve got an African Grey) – at one time I did Parrot Rescue and had 30 parrots!  Education (I love learning! Anything!)
  • When’s your birthday:  My birthday is Sept 11 and that’s all I’m telling LOL!
  • Languages:  Do you speak another language?  I had 9 years of French, but remember very little of it now although when I hear it, I can still understand a lot of it.  I am fluent in American Sign Language and have many Deaf friends.
  • What’s Interesting About Me? Dedicated, hard working, funny, enthusiastic about life.  Love children.  Love animals.  A health and wellness consultant focusing on the natural and holistic health and welfare of all.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • What Do You Do To Relax:     Listen to music, Line dancing, Watch something senseless on TV
  • Eating Habits:  Low carbs, homemade healthy whole foods, almost vegetarian 
  • Wild Fact About Me:   If I tell I’d get in trouble!  So Uhmmm I’ll get back to you on this one LOL!  I’m crazier than I look!
  • My Love Philosophy:  Anything less than butterflies is not worth it!
  • What Gives Me Hope:  God and my faith, my children, good friends, love, successful struggles in life.


  • If I were Mayor, I’d make the world a better place by: Take all the abandoned, hurt and starving children in the world and satisfy their every need. Take in abandoned animals and find them wonderful loving homes. No person, woman, man, child would hurt. All would be healthy and well.
  • What/who changed my life and why:  What – Book of Eli. Inspired a deeper faith in God.  Who – Recently passed Kathleen Karter.  My Father.
  • What Bugs Me: Those who hurt others, steal from others, liars, injustice, evil people, cruelty, bullying, anyone who hurts women, children or animals.
  • Passions:  traveling, spirituality, reading, peace, natural health, my friends, my children, music, dancing, family, love, apple pie a la mode, animals
  • Inspirations:  my family, music, beauty of nature, beauty of children laughing and playing, kindness in any form, good people, fresh cut grass (reminds me of spring and summer), clouds (beautiful when flying and from on the ground, my dogs loyalty, the ocean (awe inspiring, strong, beautiful, powerful)
  • What Scares MeCruelty, greed, violence, my children being hurt, losing the ones I love, illness, ignorance and evil, hate, cruel people, criminals, being alone, abusive people.
  • Favorites:   Food – German Chocolate Cake, Apple Pie
  • Quotation: How did it get so late, so soon! ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Interests: Traveling, Spirituality, Mind, body, Spirit, Healthcare, Internet, Holistic health, herbs, gardening, computers, children
  • Books:  Anything to do with animals and nature, paranormal, spirituality, God, almost anything worth reading
  • MusicEverything – old school, new school, easy listening, soulful singing.
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMovies: Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Gone with the Wind, Fried Green Tomatoes, Eight Below …cried my eyes out on that one, Dances With Wolves, Avatar
  • TV Shows:  Final Fantasy, Legends of the Crystals, Charmed, American Idol
  • Favorite Foods: Vegetarian Chinese Food, Any kind of potato (mashed or otherwise), Chicken, Cheese cake
  • Favorite Places:  The ocean, the woods, the mountains, rainforests, my bedroom on a cold day, a fireplace on a cold night, home, Hawaii, California
  • Can’t Live Without:  Hope, friends and family, freedom, books, television, sunshine, shelter, peace of mind, my pets, my kids, music, love, laughter, Internet,

Well, that’s me!

Bottom line is, as we develop relationships and meet new people, gaining trust begins with them getting to know you and you getting to know them.   Then the whole world is open to you.

If you were to answer these (any of these questions (NOT ALL, your choices), what would your answers be?   Let’s have some fun.  Tell us about your deepest, darkest secrets!  Noooo, just kidding!

O.K. You start….answer your favorites from above.  Would love to get to know you better.

Have a blessed week?



  1. says

    Hey Barbara,

    Wow, what a great post and a great way to get to know people you haven’t yet had a chance to find out a lot more about.

    Since you and I have been friends for a few years now you do know a good bit about me. Probably not my favorite foods or TV shows but the important things I will say.

    There is no way I’m answering all of those questions but I will say I only speak one language. I took Spanish in 8th grade and can only count to 11, say hello and my name. Tada!

    Compared to most people I know I really lead a pretty boring life but I’m probably happier than most people. Yep, you know how blessed I am and it certainly doesn’t hurt to have great friends and family to support you either.

    Love this idea and I hope you get a lot of people sharing all about them. Hope you’re having a good week and need to catch up with you soon. I want to hear all the scoop.

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    • says

      Hey Adrienne,

      You are soooo funny! You actually know more Spanish than I know lol! Nope, I don’t expect everyone to answer all the the questions, just the ones that are interesting to them like you did. Yep, we know each other well and I consider myself blessed to know you. You are one of the most down to earth people I’ve ever met in my life.

      I hope people will share just a little bit with us because there is so much to learn about our friends on FB. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

      Have a great, fab day!
      Barbara Charles recently posted…Using Personality: How To Attract People In BusinessMy Profile

  2. says

    Yikes Barbara….good thing I love you because I would never do this for anyone else lol.

    But here goes: I think I got ’em all….

     What are you here for? To engage with people for business and of course learning and sharing
    My Life Interests: Dogs (2) Exploring new places, learning everything I can in business and spirituality
    When’s your birthday: I never post it for security reasons
    Languages:  Do you speak another language? No But I can curse in Italian.
    What’s Interesting About Me? A survivor that turned from victim to victor, Born a psychic, I’m a wild woman at heart and don’t get the blues. Love to garden and grow my own food.
    Religion: Baptist
    What Do You Do To Relax:   Sit by the ocean these days, Going out to a great restaurant, listening to movies.
    Eating Habits: Vegitarian But I’ll eat a chicken or fish once in a while.
    Wild Fact About Me:  Danced with RuPaul, Partied in the best NYC clubs back in the day and the rest..I’ll never tell.
    My Love Philosophy:  love unconditionally

    What Gives Me Hope:  God

    If I were Mayor, I’d make the world a better place by: Teaching people to have a purposeful life. Giving a chance to all to live their dream. Feed the hungry, and probably have a dress code: One must match outfits …na just kidding…

    What/who changed my life and why:  My Husband, leading me to a higher spiritual place

    Who – Recently passed Two Wonderful friends that were strong women.

    What Bugs Me: Politics, Anger between people, non-acceptance of different lifestyles.

    Passions:  My business, constant growth, My hands in the dirt gardening, Shopping for clothes. decorating my home, getting a good deal!

    Inspirations:  Talking with my hubby, just can’t get enough of that mind of his. Playing with my dogs, being self-competitive, and of course God.

    What Scares Me – Having something bad happening to my daughter, People who are violent, greedy, envious, and hateful.

    Favorites:   Food – Seaweed salad

    Quotation: “To Thine own self be true”

    Interests: Marketing, statistics pump me up these days, Helping my clients, Learning from my dogs, Taking care of mom, cooking from scratch while listening to Italian music and drinking a good glass of wine. Spiritual growth, self growth, meditating, I can go on….lol

    Books: Anything by: Seth Godin, Robert Kiyosaki, Michio Kaku, Kahil Gibran,

    Movies: Film Noir, B rated movies, just about anything off beat and not mainstream.

    TV Shows:  Criminal Minds

    Favorite Foods: japanese

    Favorite Places:  Home…living by the ocean in vacationland.

    Can’t Live Without: Hubby, my dogs, God by my side

    Phew… But this actually was a lot of fun. I wonder how many others will do this?

    Blessings and have a great week,

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    • says

      Hi Donna,

      All I can say is I love you! LOL! You didn’t have to answer all those questions, but I’m so glad you did. Although I think we know each other well – some of the things I didn’t know. I love that you know English, but can curse in Italian LOL! Hysterical!

      You danced with RuPaul…I always knew there was a wild side to you 😉 Your favorite food is my favorite. Love me some Japanese food! Relaxing and sitting by the beach is also one of my favorites but unfortunately don’t get to do it often.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to do all those questions. It’s fun to know more about you. I better put a note in the post that you don’t have to answer them all teehee!>

      Have a blessed day Donna. Lov ya my friend.
      . Barbara Charles recently posted…Using Personality: How To Attract People In BusinessMy Profile

  3. says

    Hi Barbara

    What a great idea. 🙂 I knew some of those things about you but not all so that is cool.

    I am like Adrienne and won’t answer them all I- I think Donna did,

    Here are a few of mine.
    My life’s interests – people, dogs and most animals, travel, having fun and growing as a person

    Languages – only English I learned French at school but it is minimal.

    To relax – I do yoga, walk , spend time at the beach, music, sometimes mindless television, read.

    Birthday – 4 days before you 🙂

    There are a few.


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    • says

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for answering a few. I didn’t expect everyone to answer everything — just a few. My bad (mistake!) Ahhh, a fellow Virgo uh? I think I knew that as we always seem to think a like! Yes, Donna was awesome and it is fun as you go through it. I just wanted people to know a bit about me. I think it’s cool to know more about each other than what’s in our blogs. Thanks for sharing.

      Barbara Charles recently posted…Using Personality: How To Attract People In BusinessMy Profile

  4. says

    Hi barbra
    Am here to meet new friends around the world which i dont know and new business partners who can help me to share ideas.i love hangout with friends and familes and talk about god’s charasteristic. I love people with God’s heart,a heart of loving,giving,forgiving and many more.I love sports and fishing.
    I believe in god both in actions and words.if someone believes in god by preaching gospel and sharing it but with out action ,its not balance its unbalance
    Coz God is man of character.
    And lastly i love talking about business

    Thanks barbra

  5. says

    Hi Barbara
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
    You are right process of communication should continue to get to know each other. If we won’t talk to each other trust will be away from our relations. That is why a good communicator is called a good marketer or blogger or business. Otherwise just negative thoughts keep brewing in our mind and we assume for others and never try to know them. Once we come in contact with them we most of the time surprise to know how good they are. That is why it is well said by a saner person that keep your friends close and enemies closer. 🙂
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  6. says

    Holy cow Barbara! This is fabulous! We have very similar likes indeed! It’s great to get to know you a little better and this is a great way to do so!

    My Life Interests: Family, Pit Bull Advocate, Dogs and Cats, Fast Cars, Meditating, the Beach, Nature

    When’s your birthday: Aug 2

    Languages: Took a few years of French and use very little of it. A few years of Spanish and use very little now as well.

    Religion: Spiritual

    What Do You Do To Relax: Watch a movie, Play with my Dog, Meditate

    Eating Habits: I see food, I eat it! 😉

    My Love Philosophy: Don’t let fear define you.

    What/who changed my life and why: Rescuing my pit bull absolutely changed my life and for the better. I’ve become a more compassionate person.

    What Bugs Me: Liars, cheaters, abusers, addicts

    Passions: animals, writing, my family

    Inspirations: nature

    What Scares Me – dying alone, drowning, confined spaces

    Music – 70’s and 80’s pop, rock, and country

    TV Shows: The Walking Dead, The Originals, Game of Thrones

    Favorite Foods: Seafood, Chinese

    Favorite Places: The gulf of Mexico, Cape May NJ, wherever my family is.

    Can’t Live Without: Faith, trust, love

    Thanks for allowing us to share Barbara!
    Brenda Lee recently posted…Confidentiality and the WorkplaceMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Brenda,

      Thanks so much for participating. Very cool. I love that your life was changed by the rescue of a pitball. It shows the compassion in your heart. Dog people are compassionate people. I’ve got 4. I can also relate to your ‘what scares you’ – dying alone is one of my biggest fears and I surround myself with family always because life is so short and I want to have them around forever. 🙂 I see we like similar TV shows too! Although I’m always afraid of watching zombie stuff! Great answers. Love that you shared.

      Take care and have a good week,

  7. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Really nice and interesting post. I wish I have the time to answer all the questions but like the most, I will answer a few:

    What are you here for? To learn new things in the online world, build relationships, make good friends and build my business!

    When’s your birthday: A Virgo!!

    My Life Interests: I am a singer and I love to sing!! I love cooking and trying new recipes!! I love the social sites and making new friendships!!

    Languages: Do you speak another language? I speak and write Arabic and English.

    Religion: Born Again Christian!!

    What Do You Do To Relax: hang out with friends, go out for coffee or food, listen to music.

    What Gives Me Hope: My faith in GOD and that He has a great plan for my life!!

    TV Shows: Cooking shows, especially those with competitions!!!

    Favorite Foods: Mediterranean

    Can’t Live Without: GOD, my husband and my kids!!

    Thanks Barbara for giving us the chance to know you better and for you to know us better!! Have yourself a great weekend ahead!!!

    Be Blessed,

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    • says

      Hi Neamat,

      Thanks for stopping by and letting us get to know you better as well! So first, we have ALOT in common! First, Virgo’s ROCK! LOL! I’m a Virgo too. Hey fellow Virgo friend! 🙂 I also love to sing and dance. My kids when they were babies were singing (or trying to) at 6 months, making some kind of noise as I sang to them from the moment of their birth. I love to sing and wish I could sing better but I sing for my pleasure only. I’m sure you probably have a beautiful voice!

      Arabic is such a exotic language to speak! Way cool! And I love that we all have faith in God as he is my salvation, whom shall I fear! 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of you and helping us learn more about the wonderful person you are.
      I really appreciate you taking the time to answer. Will chat with you soon.
      God Bless,

  8. says

    I love this post! Here’s my answers Barbara.

    What are you here for? – build relationships
    My Life Interests: – internet marketing is the main interest
    When’s your birthday: – March 6
    Languages: I speak Romanian(I live here), English as you can see 😀 and a little bit of French
    What’s Interesting About Me? – I like to help people in fields I have knowledge
    Religion: – Christian
    What Do You Do To Relax: shut down PC and go out for fresh air, play with friends, a drink etcetera.
    Eating Habits: – I eat almost anything and I’m not having weight problems, as a matter of fact I must put couple kilos as I have 1.80m, I’m skinny :))
    Wild Fact About Me: This is too personal 😀
    My Love Philosophy: – Love is pain.
    What Gives Me Hope: – God, me, family, sometimes friends.
    If I were Mayor, I’d make the world a better place by: – Delivering needs, I’ll provide anything people want and stay in my power.
    What/who changed my life and why: – no changes yet.
    What Bugs Me: this is too personal.
    Passions: – learning is my passion.
    Inspirations: – Google 😀
    What Scares Me: – this is too personal.
    Favorites: trying to get rid of favorites :))
    Quotation: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” by Gandhi
    Interests: internet marketing and related stuff
    Books: I don’t read books yet
    Music: – lately I start listening everything, I think by the end of the month Mozart stuff as I’m stuck with some dubstep mix kind of music now 😀
    Movies: – I can’t decide :))
    TV Shows: – local news is the best show 😀
    Favorite Foods: – view point 18
    Favorite Places: home
    Can’t Live Without: family, internet, water :))

    I hope you enjoyed this comment my dear, in a fun style, and as short as possible.
    Kind regards,
    I. .C Daniel
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    • says

      Hey there,

      Great answers! Thanks for playing along and nice to meet you! You’ve got some great answers. I cracked up with you inspiration as Google! Love it! And Favorites – getting rid of favorites lol! Sad that you feel love is pain although I know it can be. Hope we can get to know more of each other as we take our internet marketing journey.

      Take care for now.

  9. says

    Hey Barbara,

    This was a great idea and I t hink I’m going to get into the action too!

    What are you here for? Business and Learning about others
    My Life Interests: Too many to name
    When’s your birthday: Jan. 30th
    Languages: English and half way speaking spanish
    What’s Interesting About Me? Was the Valedictorian of my Elementary School
    Religion: Spiritual
    What/who changed my life and why: I have to say Hip Hop Music
    What Bugs Me: When people call you and ask who they’re speaking to LOL
    Passions: Piano playing, salsa dancing, Blogging
    What Scares Me: becoming homeless
    Quotation: Everything that is real is subject to change
    Interests: Salsa Dancing, Line Dancing, Playing different instruments, Conspiracy Theories, yoga, martial arts
    Books: Too many to name LOL… Secret Code Of Success, The Alchemist, The Talent Code, Louisiana Trouble, Phaedo
    Music – Just about anything
    Movies: Cadillac Records, Star Wars Movies, Kung Fu Flicks
    TV Shows: rarely watch TV… usually TV from the 80s and 90s
    Favorite Foods: Don’t get me started! Mexican, Peruvian, Cuban, Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Thai, and the list goes on and on
    Favorite Places: So far the Dominican Republic
    Can’t Live Without: Can’t live without my music
    What Do You Do To Relax: Listen to music, blog, play piano, dance
    Eating Habits:
    Wild Fact About Me: I’ll keep this a secret
    My Love Philosophy: Make an effort to reach balance
    What Gives Me Hope: Spirituality (God and God in me)

    • says

      Hi Sherman,

      Oh wow! Thanks for so much for participating. Love it! And so glad to get to know you! We have a lot in common. Do you know I line dance (soul line dancing!). Been at it for about 17 years! Any kind of dancing really…like you. I like your ‘What bugs you?’ That is funny too! And awww com on’ share your while fact…lol…just kidding! Also, love your love philosophy…that is truly great love philosophy and very important.

      Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along. It’s great to know people better. Love it….love it!

      Have a great week.

  10. says

    Hey Barbara!

    After the age of innocence, it’s not a very great idea to share too many things with the world. This is because, the tendency to compromise is often greater than the urge to resist! (That’s my belief, anyway).

    I’ll therefore only answer the bit that implicates my personal mantra: “Ad astra pe aspera” (I speak small Latin by the way).

    Make it a great Sunday!

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  11. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Wow! Such an amazing post.
    I really want to tell you that I have read many post but this is one which is related to us, which make us to think about our choices.
    You have answered all the question effectively.
    Frankly telling I always wanted to be an automobile engineer. As I am an automobile lover. I love cars, bikes a lot.
    But you know time bring us to another track and now I am blogging.:)

    I hope I will find answers to all the question you have mentioned above.
    Thanks for making me feel good. It feels good to think about it.

    Have a nice weekend ahead.:)

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