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Do You Have Adaptability?
Being willing and able to adapt your behavior increases your ability to communicate and build relationships with other people. The concept of adaptability, as developed by Dr. Michael O'Connor, my co-author of The Platinum Rule (Warner Books, August 1996), is a two-part process. It combines flexibility with versatility.

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Adaptability

... is a combination of flexibility, your attitude and willingness to adapt, and versatility, your ability to adapt. 

The effectively adaptable person meets the other person’s nee...

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Traits Of The Highly-Flexible

Traits Of The Highly-Flexible
  • Confidence: belief in oneself and one’s own judgement and resourcefulness.
  • Tolerance: acceptance of opinions and practices different from one’s own.
  • Empathy

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Traits That Undermine Flexibility

  • Rigidity: “It’s my way or the highway.
  • Competition with others:I’m smarter, prettier, etc., than you.
  • Discontent: “No, I don’t like it...

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The Five High-Versatility Traits

The Five High-Versatility Traits
  • Resilience: having the emotional strength and knowledge to overcome challenges.
  • Vision: the power to imagine and to be creative.
  • Attentiveness: awareness o...

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Traits Of Negative Versatility

  • Subjectiveness: “This is the way it looks to ME.”
  • Bluntness: “That’s a stupid idea!
  • Resistance: “This is the way we’ve always done it.”
  • ...

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Total efficiency constrains us. We become highly invested in maintaining the status quo because that is where we excel.

However, innovation is a threat and change is terrifying. Being perfect at something is dangerous if that is all you can do.

Inefficiency Allows for Change

Inefficiency forces us to develop other traits that give us the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.

Leave aside the fear of new challenges. Leave aside the fear of not being the best. When you put yourself in situations where you aren't the most skilled, you learn and grow and adapt. When change comes, you will have a broader range of skills to explore new possibilities.