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It’s a Golden Rule. I love its universality and its simplicity. In our recent Insights Discovery workshop in India*, with delegates from a mixed bag of faiths and traditions, this rule stood its ground and resonated with everyone.
However, when it comes to communication, we need to take this rule a step further.
Improve on the Golden Rule!? I hear you gasp. Don’t worry. I’m not talking about changing the essence of the rule, just its application. Stay with me. Our different personality preferences cause us to want different things out of our interactions. People who are action-oriented, extroverted, and direct want you to speak up, cut the fluff and get to the point. People who are analytical, precise, and reserved would rather you send them an email with all the detail laid out in a logical manner.
So, the tweak to the rule is, “Do to others as they would have done to them.”
The first time I received a personality profile report, I was amazed at how accurate it was. Before completing the assessment, I was concerned about having my personality "boxed". Having worked with personality profiling for many years now, I understand better that, far from putting us in a box, a personality profile is a tool with broad-stroke themes to help us to get out of our self-created boxes. There is much value to be gained in holding up a mirror to our preferences, decision making tendencies and personal style.
Personality profiles can help us understand ourselves, understand others, and make the most of the relationships that affect us at work and at home.
They also help us understand our potential creative strengths and weaknesses.
Your creativity plays out through the lens of your personality. So, the better you understand your personality, the better you will understand your potential creative strengths,...
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