“I can’t stand it when she …”
“He’s always …”
“She never …”
Sound familiar? These are quotes you might hear everyday from co-workers and friends. They all have one thing in common. They are shortchanging both the person complaining and the person being complained about.
If you are having a difficult time with someone on your team (or your boss, or someone else on your volunteer committee, for instance), consider shifting your thinking to these ideas:
Opposite personality types give you new perspectives
If you are a responsible, structured, organized SJ personality type (Gold), the people who partner with you probably rely on you to research a time-tested, proven way to accomplish a task and persevere all the way to the end to see it gets done. A “forget the rules, just get it done now” SP personality type (Red) might shake you up a little with their bold, risky and rogue suggestions, but taking a few of those suggestions might allow you to overcome a challenge or finish earlier than you thought you could. [Read more...]