GP: Jedi Skills/Attributes: Behavioral Attributes

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This thread will be used to discuss the behavioral attributes a Jedi could work toward.  For instance, how does a Jedi act?  What do they need to know to act in a way that is recognized as Jedi?  This includes the attributes needed to act as a Jedi in society - leadership, mediation, etc.  I will occasionally edit this post to add the suggestions added to this thread.

Leadership
- Understanding Power
- Influence without Power
- Followership principles
- Team Building
-- Learning Process
-- Coaching/Training/Mentoring
-- Group dynamics
- How to empower people

Self Awareness (Emotional Intelligence)
- Knowledge of all aspects of self
-- strengths and weaknesses
-- personal issues and triggers
-- how to address and move beyond weaknesses/issues/triggers
-- Emotions as messengers
-- How do I think or perceive things differently than others (Culture/Religion)
- Balanced self
-- Mind, Body, Spirit
-- Meditation for personal insight
Authentic self - known and understanding
Personality profile
Self-management
Relationship building
Ethical practices
Decision making

Communication
-- Interpersonal Communication
--- Communication between generations, genders, cultures
-- Conflict Resolution
-- Verbal De-escalation (non-violent communication)
-- Diplomacy, Negotiation, Arbitration
Written communication skills
Impromptu speaking skills
Prepared speaking skills


Vision
-- Goal Setting
-- Decision Making
-- Critical Thinking

Now one thing I can think of going along with this comes from the Celestine Prophecy, the Power Struggles in relationships, and recognizing power struggle situations, though this talks about energy flow, and energy stealing, it can also apply to simple power struggle situations. The book talks about four main ones, the aloof, the Intimidator, the poor me and the interrogator. 
Intimidators steal energy from others by threat.
Interrogators steal it by judging and questioning.
Aloof people attract attention (and energy) to themselves by playing coy.
Poor me's make us feel guilty and responsible for them.
By recognizing these power struggles, we can learn to overcome them. First is learning how we ourselves, use these power struggles, confronting them, and learning to stop. The second part is learning to recognize when we are being put into these situations and how to counter act them. In most case's the way to deflate these situations is simply to name them. Asking an Intimidator, "why are you so angry?", will often cause them to explain, and in doing so, deflate the situation.
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Jax replied the topic: Re: GP: Jedi Skills/Attributes: Behavioral Attributes

Here are things that have been discussed in the faculty area.  Some of these aren't detailed enough but I wanted to get them down as a start.

Leadership
- Understanding Power
- Influence without Power

- Team Building
-- Learning Process
-- Coaching/Training/Mentoring
-- Group dynamics

Self Awareness (Emotional Intelligence)
- Knowledge of all aspects of self
-- strengths and weaknesses
-- personal issues and triggers
-- how to address and move beyond weaknesses/issues/triggers
-- Emotions as messengers
-- How do I think or perceive things differently than others (Culture/Religion)
- Balanced self
-- Mind, Body, Spirit
-- Meditation

Communication
-- Interpersonal Communication
--- Communication between generations, genders, cultures
-- Conflict Resolution
-- Verbal De-escalation
-- Diplomacy, Negotiation, Arbitration

Vision
-- Goal Setting
-- Decision Making
-- Critical Thinking
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Memnoich replied the topic: Re: GP: Jedi Skills/Attributes: Behavioral Attributes

Now one thing I can think of going along with this comes from the Celestine Prophecy, the Power Struggles in relationships, and recognizing power struggle situations, though this talks about energy flow, and energy stealing, it can also apply to simple power struggle situations. The book talks about four main ones, the aloof, the Intimidator, the poor me and the interrogator.   
  • Intimidators steal energy from others by threat.
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  • Interrogators steal it by judging and questioning.
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  • Aloof people attract attention (and energy) to themselves by playing coy.
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  • Poor me's make us feel guilty and responsible for them.
By recognizing these power struggles, we can learn to overcome them. First is learning how we ourselves, use these power struggles, confronting them, and learning to stop. The second part is learning to recognize when we are being put into these situations and how to counter act them. In most case's the way to deflate these situations is simply to name them. Asking an Intimidator, "why are you so angry?", will often cause them to explain, and in doing so, deflate the situation.

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Regarding Leadership:

Able to set a goal/vision
Ability to give praise
Able to give and receive feedback
Not afraid to avoid confrontation
Willing to take risks
Has critical thinking skills
Willing to make decisions and accept the outcomes
Honesty
Integrity
Able to see opportunity
Able to elevate others along with him/herself; empowering
Specific in regards to expectations
Does what is right rather than what is popular, least confronational, convenient, or will garner friends/maintain friendships
Able to be a servant
Optimistic
Determined
Able to think outside the box
Pro-active
Fore-sighted
Empathic
Committed
Organized yet able to be flexible
Willing to step outside their comfort zone
Able to set goals
Able and willing to delegate tasks
Trustworthy
Good listener and communicator
Believes in him/herself
Team player


Self-awareness:

Authentic self
Personality profile
Emotional intelligence
Self-management
Relationship building
Communication
Ethical practices
Team development
Developing good judgment
Leading change
Community building

Communication:

Able to provide complete information
Getting the message through with the least amount of words
Keeping the receiver in mind when preparing the message (what is called 'audience')
Being definite and specific
Clarity
Considering the receiver's feelings/reaction
Correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation

General Knowledge:

CPR
First Aid


That's just starters.

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Jax replied the topic: Re: GP: Jedi Skills/Attributes: Behavioral Attributes

That's a good start, thank you. If you don't mind, I'm going to shift CPR and First Aid to the physical thread.
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Stryse replied the topic: Re: GP: Jedi Skills/Attributes: Behavioral Attributes

I might also add the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process to the behavioral list.    Its a good tool for resolving interpersonal conflicts, and perhaps more importantly, proactively avoiding actual conflict through improved interpersonal communications upfront.     

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Very useful material it'd come from reading all this.

I'd be particularly interested in finding useful bits from it. I personally dislike methodical approach to human relations.  :r2d2
I prefer rather to go with the flow, feel and sense what needs be done. That works best when you're close to people.

But practical and helpful tips that take into account someone like me, who goes with the flow and might well use more than known senses or even Force to interact with people would be awesome... like a light and delicious cake.
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I'd add

How and why to accept your good and bad sides? Why and how to love and respect yourself as you are? What are the benefits of such inner cultivation?

How to be conscious? Practical examples of being conscious versus acting on past knowledge and prejudices.

Thinking ergo addressing a moment through past knowledge and experience versus being in the moment and being open to feel the present as it is. What are the outcomes of someone approaching someone or something in their habitual way versus being here and now?

How do we feel emotions? How to take control over yourself from your emotions and feelings? Why to do it? What possibilities of richer and more fulfilled life will it open for you?
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Jax replied the topic: Re: GP: Jedi Skills/Attributes: Behavioral Attributes

All good questions.
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I do have the answers for them :) and am willing to share them.

I may well do it some day.
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