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We are drawn to personality tests because we like to find out what makes us who we are, and where we fit in the world.
Hippocrates first suggested personality consisted of four main temperaments.
Psychologists don't agree on one unifying theory that explains personality, but it might still be worthwhile to explore personality if you regularly interact with people.
MBTI is based on psychologist Carl G. Jung's theory of psychological types that consists of 16 personality types.
MTBI measures the following:
Five major dimensions of personality traits are:
The Big Five is a system that maps which traits go together in people's descriptions of one another. This model is useful in describing personality differences. For example, people who have high agreeableness are more likely to cooperate with group decisions, and those who are low in this trait are more competitive.
The DiSC personality and behavioral assessment focuses on four different traits:
Generally, a person will have one trait that is stronger than the other three. These assessments help you to understand your own style and how you react to different traits.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is based on the Keirsey Temperament Theory. It suggests there are four basic temperament groups:
Each group contains four subgroups. The report includes information on how people communicate with each temperament, how they rebel, what makes them proud, and preferred leadership styles.
This assessment was created in the 1950s and is based on perception. It consists of four main perspectives:
By knowing how these perspectives influence one another, a person can better understand their emotions and actions, and gain insight into how to work with others.
Having a debate with your boss or your colleague is normal or a disagreement. However, fighting is not.
There are several forms of conflict that may manifest as:
A book club is a reading group who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list.
The book club can meet monthly. That will give members enough time to read the book, think about key ideas, and prepare for the meeting.
If you are going to a club or a meeting, it helps to check online and on the event's page about the people that are going and touch base with a few of them.
When you arrive at the event venue, you can meet those persons and can avoid loitering alone there.
Even if this effort pays off half the time, it is worth it.
If you reach out to 50 people on email and only one real connection happens in your networking, it is worth the effort, and the learning.
You can fine-tune your ways to get better results as you progress.
Practice networking daily, making the right efforts with patience, and you will see your network growing, as you become more comfortable and confident.
Remote work can be costly or cost-saving, depending on how well-equipped you are to really support it.
Businesses can categorize employees:
Far more job functions can be done remotely if company leadership will accept it. But, remote work is not for everyone. Some jobs are tied to physical locations or equipment. Some people also do not want to work from home.
In-office employees that transition to remote work need to be equipped. Spending recommendations are:
When an in-office worker moves to a remote role, it's very common for that worker to relocate. However, different states have different employment laws, and businesses are responsible for knowing and following these laws. Taxes are also not the same. Some cities require a percentage wage tax directly payable to the city. Hiring international employees may require a lot more paperwork.
But, hiring remotely can be a huge strength, knowing that you can appoint the perfect person regardless of where they live.
Corporate leadership must understand the need to make changes to the company culture that supports everyone.