Synonyms: accordant, changeless, consonant
Balancing Qualities: concern, fairness, tact, the ability to see a larger view
Too Far: mediocrity
Note: Qualities, often sacrificed in the name of consistency, are flexibility and individuality. In the attempt to be consistent, individuals as well as institutions can become staid and concrete, resulting in mediocrity and apathy.
Comment: Most people know someone who they call strange or, at best, eccentric. That person may or may not be endearing in an odd sort of way, but if he or she is consistent, then it is easier for others to come to terms with their quirky nature.
Admonition: If you focus and work for good, you will have a dynamic consistency. Take a point of view appropriate, reasonable, and fair in the current situation. Don’t be concerned your view in the present situation appears to be different from your position in a similar but previous situation. Do not fear you will be criticized for promoting a different position in the future. Wisdom dictates you attend to what is right at this time and proceed with poise, honesty, and tact.