When Angelina Jolie told the world she’d had a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of contracting breast cancer, the world stopped and drew breath.
She wrote about her reasons and experiences in a New York Times’ Op-Ed piece that began “My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.”
With poise and precision, Angelina explained, reassured and re-affirmed life … and herself. She is clearly someone very special. Truly inspiring.
We were so impressed that we decided to test Angelina’s words. Although the NYT article was long, DeepWord took only a moment to analyze and respond. Its findings say it all.
From the perspective of three months after surgery, Angelina is now analyzing and appraising. She has a cool head and is certain of what she knows. DeepWord found her Silent Stance to be partly closed, as you’d expect.
But, what about her mood? Does the New York Times article tell us more?
DeepWord found her to be feeling distant, determined, and attentive. This is a woman who thinks and has the strength to stand away from the crazy hub-bub of the media and the modern world.
Finally, DeepWord characterized her motivations: those driving feelings that cause people to act on their certainties. It found Angelina was smart, serious, and vigilant.
For us, this brave, thoughtful woman expresses herself with impressive dignity. And, those last resonating words by DeepWord say it all: she’s smart, serious, and vigilant.
These are motivations to which we all aspire.
Test your own messages (and those of people you love)