Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called "a dragon among men." He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored of one of the world's most cherished spiritual and poetic texts, the Tao Te Ching.
Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called "a dragon among men." He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored of one of the world's most cherished spiritual and poetic texts, the Tao Te Ching. See less
The following is a personality profile of Lao Tzu based on his work.
Lao Tzu is confident and informal.
He is unstructured, he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life. He is calm under pressure as well: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively. But, Lao Tzu is also assertive: he tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and he is comfortable leading groups.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for prestige.
Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
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