PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT (October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919) 26th President of the United States (1901-1909)

The Chosen Role of Sustained Momentum

Once in awhile someone is able to place himself in a position that represents the pinnacle of one's pre-designed personality pattern and specific path for that lifetime. Theodore Roosevelt utilized his double leadership role through his traits and path -- offering a dynamic force, strength and the surprising open-throttled momentum that rocketed the world into a new era of social change and world-negotiating power. He was the ultimate "hero" of moral integrity and political ethics representing the common man and serving as a father figure for a nation.

Theodore Roosevelt

  Messenger Ray
Nature-lover, prolific writer, explorer, soldier, land conservationist, historian, rancher, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of New York, Vice President. Theodore Roosevelt came from a wealthy mercantile family filled with love and encouragement. Born in New York, he was educated privately due to his ill health as a child. His later robust persona hid his genius and intellect, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College. Intense interest in Natural History kept him " grounded" to the land and its preservation throughout his life.

Double tragedy struck when his wife died during childbirth and his mother died the same day. As a single father he married Edith Kermit Carow, his "spiritual pathmate" two years later. He had a total of six children: four boys and two girls.

Spiritual Age: Parented

(The transitional phases of an individual in spiritual development are (soul age): Nurtured, Adulted, Parented, Guardianed and Familied)

Roosevelt's individual spiritual age is called the Familied Spirit. At this age the spiritual self, compared to a person's life-span, is an adult. The Familied individual has left the nest of the Divine parent and has branched out to expand on contributions beyond self preservation. The Familied Spirit understands that one is not only an individual but also is a part of the greater whole -- all life combined.

The greatest works of wisdom are done at this age and one looks at life as the balance in every involvement. People at this slower more refined spiritual stage can entertain themselves comfortably and do not require total outside stimuli like a younger spirit. Though sometimes eccentric, many are more aware at this older age of the trials and changes needed to preserve the planet for future lives.

Shining RayFirst Trait - Shining Ray
  • In balance: Getting Force
  • Out of balance or excess: Letting Force
Roosevelt used this trait to make choices -- to draw in forces, people, ideas and nations around him, in balance, in order to unify through an accepting manner. He was one of the most popular Presidents in American history, utilizing this gregarious character aspect. By drawing people in for mutual exchange, he won the Nobel Prize for Peace as a mediator to end the Russo - Japanese war of 1905.

Those with this trait in excess, allow forces to come in without using discernment or caution. A trait of Pollyanna idealism, when out of balance, was not as severe in Roosevelt due to other traits he had of "grounding reality" that buffered him.

Messenger RaySecond Trait: Your Primary Personality Type -Messenger Ray
  • In balance: Master Leader
  • Out of balance or excess: Managing Ruler
Roosevelt's Primary Personality Type is called The Leading One. A Leading One, from the white Messenger Ray, exemplifies the single individual comfortable with directing large groups of people. Able to combine the needs of the masses, many Leading Ones became capable CEOs of corporations or silent mentors through their dynamic presence.

The white Messenger Ray exhibits force from above that moves that which is below. If there was one figure in modern history that characterizes the Messenger Ray's Personality Type of leadership, it would be President Roosevelt. In balance, he led the country on a hearty gallop towards improved moral and social standards, peace through a display of fortitude and enthusiastic action.

When force from above is too strong or misdirected, injury can occur. Sometimes seen as "stepping into affairs where he did not belong" or as a roaring lion intolerant of those who did not agree with him, he struggled, at times, to walk the wire between strength and excess overbearing force.

Messenger Ray
Third Trait: -Messenger Ray

  • In balance: Warning Vision
  • Out of balance or excess: Painful Vision
Warning Vision allows someone with this trait, in balance, to have competence and foresight in adept perceptive qualities. Many thought that he acted precipitately, but because his mind moved so much more quickly than most people's minds, he could make plans accurately, far in advance. In excess, one can believe in an outcome too strongly and bring distress through misdirection.

Messenger RayFourth Trait - Messenger Ray

  • In balance: Internal Drive
  • Out of balance or excess: Manic Drive
Roosevelt used this character trait at the most supreme level of effectiveness. When in balance, this trait allows you to be very efficient in task functions. Roosevelt read a book a day, could read and absorb information as quickly as he could turn a page. He wrote amazingly, thirty six books in his lifetime and was known for his sincere letter correspondence amongst friends and colleagues totaling 150,000 letters.

Even though usually in balance with this trait, Roosevelt could get himself worked up in a hyperactive state that controlled his final output (excess).

Journey RayFifth Trait - Journey Ray
  • In balance: Giving Out
  • Out of balance or excess: Giving Up
Guided by a trait that helps people deliver loyalty to causes and people with vigor (Giving Out in balance), Roosevelt was dedicated to his family, friends, country and interests. Once quoted regarding his wife and family, he declared that "he had the happiest home life of any man he knew." People with this personality trait will be loyal to specific interests, belief systems, and frequently have mentors to look up to. Roosevelt loved Natural History so much, he became one of the world's best authorities on North American mammals and birds. When faced with a perplexing challenge, Lincoln's picture became a source of inspiration in the White House to him when he would ask himself "what would Lincoln do if he were in my shoes?"

Those with this trait can lose themselves to causes and people through excess conviction. Roosevelt sparred intensely with President Taft over each one's opposing platform. His inability to look at someone else's philosophies split up the Republican Party, limiting his potential to serve in the White House for another term

Messenger RaySixth Trait - Messenger Ray

  • In balance: Raised Force
  • Out of balance or excess: Forceful Mannerisms
An instant hero when he charged up San Juan Hill as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Rough Rider's Regiment, he was a symbol of this trait in balance. This characteristic intensifies action and adds strength to its direction. The youngest President in the nation, he brought dynamic force and a new vigorous excitement to America. His physical actions and strong voice helped him excite audiences through his speeches on home soil and as a representative of American stability.

When in excess, this trait leads to aggressive acts and behavior intimidating others and often causing mental and physical harm. Although usually in balance, William McKinley stated about Roosevelt that "I am afraid he is too pugnacious... I want peace and I am told that your friend Theodore is always getting into rows with everybody."

Messenger RaySeventh Trait - Messenger Ray

  • In balance: Sustained Movement
  • Out of balance or excess: Heightened Movement
This trait, in balance, keeps people excited about repetitive tasks that others would find non- challenging over time. Roosevelt used this characteristic to prolong and re-nourish himself from within. He could work late into the night acquiring a "second wind," pouring over tomorrow's guest BIOS's and interests. His sustained pace was witnessed in the office, leading safaris and piercing through exhaustion when in battle.

In excess one can lose the ability to quit a task or belief even when causing harm or producing minimal results. His last great expedition is one of courage and suffering that led to physical strain and illness contributing to his death. Difficulty in judging when to turn back or change course is a challenge of this trait.
One of the most cherished, likable leaders this nation has witnessed. President Theodore Roosevelt, as the Leading One of the White Ray, brought attention to the forces of grounding strength. His unstoppable physical and mental agility placed President Roosevelt as a prime example for the Personality Pattern of Sustained Movement. He taught us to stand strong for that which we believe is true and beneficial to the individual, not just the few in power. He prompts us through his historical character to become actively involved in the lives and interests of all those around us.

Conquer the world, as he did, with joyous enthusiasm and the momentum will propel you.
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