What’s Your Personality?
“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
You do know what you’re going to get when you head into the workplace. There are heaps of different personality tests out there. These can help you sort out who you’re going to be working with. They outline strengths and weaknesses, how-to’s and working styles.
89 of the fortune 100 companies use personality tests to get a better idea of their employees. We’ve built a tool to help you get a better idea of your personality in the workplace.
There are four different kinds of people: The Diplomat, The Analyst, The Explorer and The General. Below you can learn more about each one or take the course and find out which one you are!
The Personality Types
Diplomats focus on empathy and cooperation and shine in diplomacy and counseling. People belonging to this group are cooperative and imaginative. They often bring people together in their workplace or social circles. These traits make Diplomats warm, empathic and influential individuals. They have trouble when they rely only on cold rationality or have to make difficult decisions.
Some positive traits include: Patience, giving, trustworthy, honest and reliability
Some negative traits are: Predictability, gullibility and dependent on others
Working Style: If you’re trying to build a relationship with a Diplomat — give patience and attention and be sensitive of their feelings. And if you are working with them, make sure you give them enough lead time on tasks and help them set deadlines.
These personality types embrace rationality and impartiality. They excel in intellectual debates and scientific or technological fields. They are independent, strong-willed and imaginative. An analyst approaches things from a utilitarian perspective. This means they are far more interested in what works than what satisfies everybody. These traits make analysts strategic thinkers but causes problems when it comes to social pursuits.
Some positive traits are: Calmness, meticulousness, mindfulness and determination.
Some negative traits include: Distrusting, self-centered, indecisive and short-sighted
Working Style: If you’re trying to build a relationship with an Analyst– show interest in their logical explanations of things. You should encourage them to take action and be more decisive.
These types are the most spontaneous of all. They share the ability to connect with their surroundings in a way that is beyond reach of other types. Explorers are practical. They shine in situations when you need to think on your feet. These personality types are irreplaceable in crises, crafts and sales. These traits can also push them towards undertaking risky endeavors.
Some positive traits include: Communication, open-mindedness, energetic, social and competitive.
Some negative traits are: Scattered, emotional, selfish and power-hungry.
Working Style: If you’re trying to build a relationship with an Explorer — be social, but help them control their talking! Help them manage their time, and get them to pay more attention to detail.
Generals are cooperative and practical. They embrace and create order and stability wherever they go. People belonging to one of these types tend to be hard working and traditional. They excel in jobs that rely on clear hierarchies and rules. These personality types stick to their plans and do not shy away from difficult tasks. They can also be very inflexible and reluctant to accept different points of view.
Some positive traits are: Charisma, honesty, independence, drive and motivation.
Some negative traits include: Bluntness, unsympathetic, impatience and stubbornest
Working Style: If you’re trying to build a relationship with a General — be assertive! Encourage them to listen and pay attention to detail.
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