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The Other Kind of Smart by Harvey DEUTSCHENDORF

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CHAPTER 9

Independence

“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.”

—AUTHOR PATRICIA SIMPSON

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Independent people constantly strive to be masters of their own destiny. They prefer to think and make decisions on their own path rather than follow the prevailing way of thinking and allowing others to decide for them. Yes, they do consider other people's opinions and take into account the information provided to them. In the end, however, they settle on what works best for them. Independent types can sometimes be misunderstood and accused of being arrogant or not being good team players. They ...

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