Bleeding Heart Profile: Barbara Walters

Nov 12, 2016

“I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.” –Barbara Walters

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Bleeding hearts (feeling types) judge by weighing one thing versus another–is this better or more agreeable than that? Barbara Walters’ finely honed judgment about people has fueled her phenomenal career in “personality journalism”.  Bleeding hearts like Barbara are subjective, personal and emotional, warm and tactful. They decide based on like or dislike. They avoid conflict and seek harmony.

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Make choices and trust your gut when doing so. Treasure your friendships, be compassionate and don't worry about finding bliss. It will find you–Barbara Walters Subjective Objective
There are painful, tedious people in abundance and some of them must be suffered kindly, maybe even until they run down and have nothing more to say. Things being what they are in the world today, we are more and more driven to depend on one another’s sympathy and friendship in order to survive emotionally… Furthermore, warm, sustaining relationships become especially important during those periods when we are our least lovable. People bursting with good will and abundance of mental health are charming company; their need for ego-boosting, however, is minimal. People sinking into self-pity and depression are dreary, but they can’t get out of it by themselves. So every now and then, just sit there and listen, listen, listen. You’re paying your membership dues in the human race. –Barbara Walters Personal and Emotional Impersonal and Logical
I like controversial. I don't mind unpopular but I don't want criminals. I don't want scoundrels. —Barbara Walters to Peirs Morgan on her personal criteria for selecting Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year. Decide Based on Like or Dislike Decide Based on True or False
A conversation, even a brief one, should have all the best features of any functioning human relationships, and that means genuine interest on both sides, opportunity and respect for both to express themselves, and some dashes of tact and perception. Conversation can be such pleasure that it is criminal to exchange comments so stale that neither really listens. —Barbara Walters Warm and Tactful Brief and Businesslike
Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt. —Barbara Walters Dislike Conflict Enjoy Debate
It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man. —Barbara Walters Seek Harmony Seek Truth

Our personality quiz and educational materials are based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types and the research of Isabel Myers (creator of the Myers-Briggs), David Keirsey, and Paul and Barbara Tieger, and others.

Disclaimer: 2bme has no affiliation with the Myers & Briggs Foundation or its affiliate, Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc., and we do not administer the MBTI® instrument or the Myers-Briggs® assessment.

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