The corporate world often utilizes personality profiling tools to determine which category or personality type employees fall into. This is typically done for two reasons:
- To gain insight into our learning styles, tendencies, and blind spots.
- To leverage our strengths and talents for the company’s benefit.
When I was in the corporate world, it was determined that I’m an ENTP on the Myers Briggs, a Maximizer on Strengthsfinder, a high D on the DISC, and orange on the True Colors assessment. Bottom line on top: a Type A personality.
Impatient, have difficulty expressing emotions, competitive, drive, perfectionism, and has an unhealthy dependence on external rewards such as wealth, status, or power.
From my perspective, this doesn’t describe me accurately.
If I’m going to be labeled, I prefer Tai Pei as opposed to Type A — thank you very much — it’s more to my liking and perfectly suits my taste.
Have you ever been designated with a label you didn’t care for?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” — Laurie Buchanan
This post was previously published on Tuesdays with Laurie and is republished here with permission from the author.
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Photo credit: Laurie Buchanan