02 Book Review Series: 1001 Ways to Inspire – 3 Types of Personalities

First Personality Type: Becoming Workaholics

They crave approval from others and like to be knowledgeable. They like facts and you should be precise when dealing with them. They will get a job done when it is channeled correctly but they will vent their feelings when challenged. They often ignore human relations. Many type one’s are divorced. They will always consider themselves right and seek to move to the top of an organization.

Type one’s excel with creative thinking, thrive on independence, are natural leaders created to productivity, communicate their thoughts well, set goals, highly disciplined and make quick decisions, thrive in leadership positions, operate well under pressure, maintain high self-esteem, are dependable and give work a high priority and take commitments seriously.

Something To Be Careful

Arrogant type one’s often suffer from insecurity complexes and seek acceptance from others. They can become sensitive for their own insecurities. They are often less sensitive to others. They are driven to hide their own insecurities and always believe they are right. Type one’s are self-serving and consider themselves right even when they are wrong, are inconsiderate to others, quick to be judgmental of others rather than themselves, dislike being told what to do, highly competitive, consider work more important than personal relationships, intimidating and usually the easiest to motivate and be highly productive. They have a relatively short attention span and are not good listeners. They demand to control their own lives. Appeal to them on logical rather than emotional terms.

Second Personality Type: Easiest to Work With

They want to be appreciated and will sacrifice career objectives to improve an important personal relationship. They are truly loyal to those they trust. They will reveal their own inadequacies because of the value they place on being understood. They allow their behavior code to guide them to make the right moral decision, on the job or at home. They base their opinion on moral rather than logic. They can be subject to emotional trauma and depression on and off a job. In personal relationships, they like to be loved and enjoy companionship. They thrive in environments with job security and stability and will complete any task asked of them. They readily accept policies and procedures and have a strong work ethic. They appreciate the finer things in life and their own accomplishments. They are motivated when they feel they have a goal in life.

Who Are You?

They accept the need for authority. They are often the peacekeepers, high achievers with a deep sense of purpose, highly disciplined, strong goal orientation, stable, dependable and emotionally solid, respectful of authority, loyal forever to friends and those they trust and impressionable. But they are perfectionists and sometimes critical of themselves. They sometimes cannot communicate effectively with others and can be vague. Resentment is a big weakness and they worry about everything, are highly emotional in confrontations, expect others to understand them and be sensitive to their understandings, and will avoid public exposure in adverse situations. They are often difficult to understand. One way to motivate is to convince them that failure is not bad when you can learn from it and improve performance. Unrealistic expectations must be recognized and eliminated before a type two can be motivated. Reward them, reinforce their need for security, limit the risk level, be sensitive and sincere, promote creativity, avoid demanding immediate action, earn trust and respect before placing demands.

Third Personality Type: Diplomatic Players

They will do anything they can to avoid confrontations and free of any hassle or discomforts. They can become bullheaded when things don’t go their way. They avoid being controlled and will fight against management trying to do so. They like to do things their own way, but do often comply with unreasonable demands to keep the peace. They make excellent team members. They can be difficult to get to know and it can be difficult to motivate them. If left alone, they will go through life without any independence or leadership on their own. They can become attached to one person and avoid developing outside interests or making any commitments that would separate that relationship.

Consider All Costs

They are highly agreeable and easily accommodate others and are a blend of all the personalities. They strive at all costs to please others. Type three’s are quiet, reflective, peaceful, accepts whatever life dishes out, recognizes the value of setting goals, accepts exposure to possibilities and work well in different environments. They are dominated by self-doubt and have insecurities, love to dream and don’t like change. They lack real world direction and the least motivated of all personality types. Goals must be established for them to be motivated. They are reluctant to change and are not natural leaders. They are bored and often detached from their jobs, unsure of themselves, avoid setting goals with commitments, fear confrontations and easily manipulated, lack consistencies in setting goals and accomplishments, resent harsh leaders, are not high producers and fear change. Be sensitive but firm when communicating with type three’s, accept their individuality, offer them ideas for goals and opportunities for involvement and monitor progress.

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