Standard Bearer

Motivational Speaker persona, Jacques de Villiers

I’ve developed a persona that I believe reflects my view of the world.

I’m a Standard Bearer

I’m at my best when I can:

  • Promote the wellbeing of those I feel responsible for
  • Promote an ideal
  • Promote the greater good

I react:

  • When there’s something wrong in the natural order of things
  • When someone fails to live up to his/her potential.

I play the good knight.

I tend to:

  • Follow a strong moral compass
  • To vocalise my displeasure with wrongdoing or incorrectness
  • Take calculated action to right wrongs

I find it important that the job gets done. But it must get done in a way that benefits the greatest number of people possible and does as little harm as possible. 

I know I’m often characterised as being sensitive and having more refined tastes. This plays out in my theme: to help others navigate this human experience elegantly and eloquently. I definitely strive for order, peace and harmony.

Because I enjoy rightness, beauty and love, I challenge or question things that threaten them.

There’s no doubt that I’m an altruist. I a champion of positive qualities, actions and attitudes. I also aid those who champion them.

You won’t find me often pointing a finger at someone else. I’d rather be making things right than showing them where they missed the mark.

I have the following qualities:

  • Disciplined
  • Dependable
  • Emotive
  • Empathetic
  • Strong sense of right or wrong
  • Quick to evaluate
  • Passionate about morality

I have flaws:

  • Self-righteous
  • Divisive
  • Unyielding
  • Stubborn
  • I’m not typically the life of the party
  • I Equate validation with having done the right thing

This keeps me awake at night:

  • What troubles me is that I can’t save everyone; as much as I want to
  • Realistically, I can only help one person at a time and often I have to choose who I’m going to save and who not
  • Making choices like this causes me stress