The daily musings that we have on how and why people behave as they do are similar to what personality psychologists do. When we talk about an individual’s personality we are talking about the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that make a person unique. In addition, personality and style arises from within the individual and remains fairly consistent throughout life, with slight variations. For example, someone who is very extroverted is unlikely to become introverted as a result of experience, though they may on occasions have to display the opposite characteristic because of the demands or pressures of work. However, if they have to act outside of their normal style or preference for prolonged periods they may begin to exhibit signs of stress. This is why it is very important to analyse your style as it has implications for the sort of work you like doing and the sort of environment in which you are likely to feel comfortable.
Are you a role that is right for you? Click here for a short exercise to explore this question. It is a self-administered, self-interpreted exercise, and although it is not a standardised personality questionnaire it will provide you with some insight into your own style and preferences to help you to identify your own special strengths.
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