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Introduction to personality

What is Personality?

The sum total of ways in which an individual reacts and interacts with others. Measurable traits that a person exhibits. A relatively stable set of characteristics that influences an individuals behavior.

Personality has both internal & External elements. External Traits are observable behaviors.ie. sociability. Internal states represents the thought, value and genetic characteristics. Individuals personality is inherited as well as shaped by the environment.

Personality Types

  • Extroverted vs. Introverted (E or I)
  • Sensing vs. Intuitive (S or N)
  • Judging vs. Perceiving (P or J)

Extroverted type :  extroverts are often described as talkative, sociable, action-oriented, enthusiastic, friendly, and out-going.

Introverted type : An introvert is often thought of as a quiet, reserved, and thoughtful individual. They don’t seek out special attention or social engagements, as these events can leave introverts feeling exhausted and drained.

Sensing type : People with this preference are practical and active. They like to live in the here and now. Sensors like concrete tasks and tend to pursue things in a linear sequence.

Intuitive type : An intuitive person is someone who knows and uses their intuition and generally has a ‘feel for something’.

judging type : Personalities with a judging preference are comfortable navigating life in an orderly way. They prefer neatness over messiness, and control over chaos.

Perceiving type : Perceiving personality types are relaxed. They cope with challenges by keeping an open schedule that allows them the flexibility to work at their own pace and change tasks as needed. In the workplace, people with a perceiving preference are adaptable and nonjudgmental.

A’s Type People

  1. are always moving, walking, and eating rapidly;
  2. feel impatient with the rate at which most events take place;
  3. strive to think or do two or more things at once;
  4. cannot cope with leisure time;
  5. are obsessed with numbers, measuring their success in terms of how many or how much of everything they acquire.

B’s Type People

  1. never suffer from a sense of time urgency with its accompanying impatience;
  2. feel no need to display or discuss either their achievements or accomplishments;
  3. play for fun and relaxation, rather than to exhibit their superiority at any cost;
  4. can relax without guilt.

THE BIG FIVE

Extroversion- A personality dimension describing someone who sociable and assertive. This dimension captures ones comfort level with relationships.

Agreeableness- A personality dimension that describes someone who is good  natured, cooperative and trusting. This dimension refers to an individual’s propensity to differ to others.

Consciousness- A personality dimension that describes someone who is responsible, dependable and organized. This dimension is a measure of Reliability.

Emotional stability- A personality dimension that describes someone  as calm, self confident, secure(positive),versus nervous, depressed, Insecure. This dimension taps a person’s ability to withstand stress.

Openness to experience- A personality dimension that describes someone in terms of imagination, sensitivity, and curiosity. This dimension  addresses ones range of interests and fascination with novelty.

Reasons Why Personality at Work is More Important than you Think

  • It can help you motivate your employees
  • It can reduce turnovers
  • It can decrease conflicts and improve collaboration
  • It can prevent burnouts
  • It can help you communicate effectively with your workforce

We will future go deep in the personality development and people facing problems regarding their personality in my next blogs.