On one end of the spectrum, there is the Minimizer. To Minimizers, few things are a big deal. When troubles come they think, “Oh well, it will just pass.” The disadvantage of being a Minimizer is that things have to be really big or bad for them to take action. The advantage of being a Minimizer is that they are easy going, tending not to create unnecessary drama or chaos.
On the other end of the spectrum are Maximizers. Maximizers tend to make everything a big deal. Using words like everything, never and always. Typically they want more of something—more love, more passion, more well . . . everything. The disadvantage of being a Maximizer is that they can create unnecessary tension. The advantage is that nothing slips up on a maximizer. They want to take care of problems as they come.
Where would you place yourself on this continuum?