In a nine-part series on personality types, Richard Rohr uses the word "Equanimity" to describe the "purified fours" (my type). I had to look that word up and was surprised to find that it is commonly utilized within all of the major world religions to delineate a desirable state.
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation."she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity"
synonyms: composure, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, coolheadedness,presence of mind;
How have I never really been familiarized with this word before?
What a wonderful thing to aspire to!
But more importantly, my understanding is that this is not what you are 'trying to be'; rather, it is what 'fours' become as they surrender themselves to God. I love it!
If you are interested in his whole post, you can see it here.
And if you are curious about your own type …
[Type one (the need to be Perfect), two (the need to be Needed), three (The need to Succeed), four (the need to be Special), five (the need to Perceive), six (the need for Security) , seven (the need to Avoid Pain), eight (the need to be Against), nine, the (need to Avoid)]