You will probably learn most about yourself through a deep personal discussion with a good friend. If that sounds too demanding, we luckily have the personality profiles like DISC.
Almost everyone knows it but who can use it to their benefit?
I will argue that there is no single right way to use a personality profile to your advantage but here’s one way that is easy and works for me.
Jay Niblick presents the way he uses DISC in the What’s your genius – video #3. The test you take here only takes a few minutes so you can question the accuracy of it but you can also see if there is something to be learned from the results.
You will succeed if you act natural.
The result shows an estimate of both your natural and adaptive behavior styles. Natural style is how you would behave naturally. Adaptive style means how you’ve learned to behave in the current circumstances.
My result shows that I have “D” and “C” values at the natural level but my “I” and “S” are suppressed to a lower level than would come naturally.
The “I” is the interactive behavior, meaning how you prefer to interact with people. This result shows that I’m not interacting enough. This parameter also describes my tendency to show emotion and it could well be that I haven’t managed to do that on the optimal level.
The “S” is the stability-seeking behavior. My natural style shows that i prefer an average amount of stability in my life. Not surprisingly, I’ve adapted my “S” to a much lower level, meaning I’m living a too fast-paced life. Difficult disagree with that but I hope it’s mostly due to this project I’m having. Luckily I only have 24 days left.
Try it yourself and see if you can explain the result.
Send your result here as a comment if you dare.
I’ve written quite a few posts about success in life and how to achieve both success and happiness. I was recently pointed out a video that well illustrates what success is all about. (Thanks Antti for the tip).
Here’s a link to the video!
It is 14½ minutes but if you want to avoid the bullshit, you can save over 5 minutes by skipping between 02:00 and 07:40.
The result is hardly a surprise to anyone.
People are more productive when they are able to do things they are good at.
To most people this seems to be irrelevant. People are only partially interested in what their strengths actually are. If this video made you want to increase your self-awareness, I suggest you to fill in the survey I presented on Day 15 of my project.
This will be the core of my project’s success.
After starting this project I’ve tried to follow this exact advice. I’ve concentrated more on what I feel comfortable and good at and less on the things that I find frustrating. And not only that, I’ve tried to encourage everyone around me to do the same.
This is what entrepreneurship is at its best. A group of people able to do what they like.
I’ve received thanks for writing this blog with my own name and a personal touch.
The two most important aspects of being personal are:
- Integrity. Whatever you do in business or in your personal life, you must have integrity. You have to show that you can be trusted. It’s a lot easier to trust a person that shows who they are.
- Passion. Passion is the driving force of our society. Without passion there cannot be success. Passionate people rarely have the need to be evil.
Using this as a starting point I added a short biography of myself to the about me page.
I challenge all my readers to go through the things you’ve felt passionate about. It can be extremely rewarding to identify them and see if you need something new to be passionate about.
Respect and good feedback promised to anyone who dares to present their passions here as a comment.