It’s not always easy to act in a way that is consistent with who we want to be.
Competing demands often make simple choices impossible. Nothing is cut and dried and everything seems like a compromise ethically, financially or morally.
When it looks like there are no good options, it can be helpful to consider each one in turn and ask “what kind of person makes this choice”?
The answers which come back will give clues as to the motivations which can drive that decision, not all of which might have been otherwise apparent.
Our own decision making processes are often hidden from us and can often be deeply influenced by our own fears and biases.
Asking “what kind of person makes this choice?” shines some light on the what’s driving our choices. It can then allow us to manually override any hidden drivers and make decisions and choices which we reflect the best of who we are.