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John Douglas Story

John Douglas Story (7 August 1869 in Edinburgh, Scotland – 2 February 1966 in Brisbane, Australia).

Also known as J. D. Story, he migrated to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, with his parents, as a child, and attended Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane Technical College.

Story was a prominent Queensland public servant who entered the Queensland Public Service and was Under-Secretary for the Department of Education between 1906 and 1920. He was the Public Service Commissioner from 1920 to 1939 and served on the Public Service Superannuation Board from 1913 until 1942. He was a long-time member of the Stanley River Works Board which was instrumental in the construction of Somerset Dam.Story worked for the establishment of the University of Queensland and was a government representative on the University senate. He became UQ’s first full-time Vice-Chancellor, serving in an honorary capacity from 1938 to 1959.The J. D. Story Administration Building at the University of Queensland and Brisbane's Story Bridge were named in his honour. In February 2009 his grandson, John Story, became the 13th Chancellor of the University of Queensland.

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Some of their strengths

John Douglas Story has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Energetic, Optimistic, Extroverted, Passionate, Intelligent, and Determined.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Douglas Story is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Douglas Story well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Douglas Story as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Douglas Story is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Douglas Story tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of John Douglas Story's challenges

While John Douglas Story has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, John Douglas Story can be Arrogant, Impatient, Status-seeking, Domineering, Callous, Unforgiving, and Selfish.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of John Douglas Story's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

John Douglas Story must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Domineering and Impatient

John Douglas Story is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, John Douglas Story also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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