9 signs you might be using the wrong personality test

This article presents an informal quiz that reveals some of the things that I have heard in connection with choosing a personality inventory.

People with no personality are more common than you think

People use the phrase, “no personality” somewhat casually. A deeper look into exactly what no personality looks like tells us something about ourselves.

What your Personality Test Report says about You

People are frequently amazed at the accuracy of their personality test report. These reports can be powerfully enlightening as they describe an individual’s tendencies and character traits from what appears to be an objective point of view. When given the opportunity to review their report, I haven’t had one person defer. Everyone wants to know […]

Personality disorders at work: When you see this person coming, run

One personality type can fool you and hurt you at work. Learn how to identify it and work with it.

Psychology is clear: We’re not.

Perspective. In a word, that’s as close as it gets to a synonym for psychology – at least the type I practice. Many may debate, “It’s too narrow”, or, “It’s too broad.” But that’s their perspective. {Don’t you hate clever, contrived?} Here’s mine. Everything we “know” (i.e., that which we perceive via our senses or […]

The surprising characteristic of great leaders.

Humility. That’s right. And this applies to both the attitude and the act. If you really want to lead others, embrace humility as a virtuous attitude. If you really want to lead your team to victory, be humble. Manage your ego, speak of your weaknesses and admit your mistakes. Follow others and point out where […]

Why Personality Inventories Don’t Tell the Whole Story

The vast majority of personality inventories rely on “self report” for their input. Quite simply, individuals assess themselves on what I’ll call the “first level.” Since I refer to a “first level,” there obviously must be at least one more level. There is, and it’s a level of assessment that individuals can NOT provide by […]

My Favorite Attitude

Attitudes are simply personal orientations toward a particular person or thing. But some are bigger than others. One in particular has reigned as my favorite attitude much longer than most “favorites” (i.e., food, song, place, etc.). Optimism. Why Optimism? For one, it’s a very strong predictor. Optimism is a near pre-requisite for achievement. And the […]

3 Reasons Why Character Matters More Than Expertise

What makes anybody unique? To help answer this question, let’s conduct a little test. Think of someone you’ve known at work (or non-work) who stands out as exceptional from the rest. Got someone specific in mind? Now then, what was/is it about this person that truly made/makes them remarkable? I can just about guarantee that the […]

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