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Gro Harlem Brundtland

Gro Brundtland is a Norwegian politician, who served three terms as the 29th prime minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96) and as the director-general of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. She is also known for having chaired the Brundtland Commission which presented the Brundtland Report on sustainable development.

Educated as a physician, Brundtland joined the Labour Party and entered the government in 1974 as Minister of the Environment. She became the first female Prime Minister of Norway on 4 February 1981, but left office on 14 October 1981; she returned as Prime Minister on 9 May 1986 and served until 16 October 1989. She finally returned for her third term on 3 November 1990. From 1981 to 1992 she was leader of the Labour Party. After her surprise resignation as Prime Minister in 1996, she became an international leader in sustainable development and public health, and served as Director-General of the World Health Organization and as UN Special Envoy on Climate Change from 2007 to 2010. She is also deputy chair of The Elders and a former vice-president of the Socialist International.

Brundtland belonged to the moderate wing of her party and supported Norwegian membership in the European Union during the 1994 referendum. As Prime Minister Brundtland became widely known as the "mother of the nation." Brundtland received the 1994 Charlemagne Prize, and has received many other awards and recognitions.

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Some of their strengths

Gro Harlem Brundtland has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Energetic, Optimistic, Brave, Intuitive, Strong, and Perseverent.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Gro Harlem Brundtland is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Gro Harlem Brundtland well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Gro Harlem Brundtland as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Charismatic and Playful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Gro Harlem Brundtland is someone who is used to being the center of attention, and who has a playful approach to dealing with life.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Gro Harlem Brundtland tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Gro Harlem Brundtland's challenges

While Gro Harlem Brundtland has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Gro Harlem Brundtland can be Short-tempered, Impulsive, Stubborn, Idle, Suspicious, Pushy, and Restless.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Gro Harlem Brundtland's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Gro Harlem Brundtland must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Pushy and Restless

Gro Harlem Brundtland is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Gro Harlem Brundtland also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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