Track 01: Understanding Personality Differences in the Workplace

Personality Profile

Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C. suggested the theory that the primary reason people reacted to life’s circumstances differently or displayed various temperaments was because they had different bodily fluid levels. Thus he used four different Greek terms to distinguish between the four basic personality terms (Choleric, Melancholy, Phlegmatic, and Sanguine).

Although medicine would eventually rule out his theory, counselors, authors, and those in the world of psychology have committed themselves to the concept of different personality types for centuries.

Instructions:

Please honestly answer which word best describes your temperament. If you are undecided, ask a family member or friend for their objective opinion. Keep a tally of how many times you choose each option: A, B, C, or D.

Number 1

•  Decisive

•  Planner

•  Flexible

•  Upbeat

Number 2

  Tenacious

  Resourceful

  Quiet

 Positive

Number 3

  Honest

  Focused

  Stable

  Encouraging

Number 4

  Passionate

  Delegates

  Tolerant

  Forgiving

Number 5

  Competitive

  Loyal

  Rational

  Creative

Number 6

  Hardworking

  Dependable

  Good Listener

  Loves People

Number 7

  Driven

  Understanding

  Easygoing

  Loud

Number 8

  Impatient

  Inflexible

  Indecisive

  Impulsive

Number 9

  Bossy

  Worrisome

  Unemotional

  Procrastinates

Number 10

  Risk Taker

  Conscientious

  Calm

  Motivator

Number 11

  Goal Setter

  Detailed

  Thoughtful

  Spontaneous

Number 12

  Intense

  Sensitive

  Passive

  Flippant




Primary Personality Type

Your highest number for A, B, C, or D reflects your primary personality type. Although a blending of the four is not unusual, your highest score should be most reflective of your true temperament.

A. Choleric

  Vocational Qualities: Leadership, Administration

 Strengths: Visionary, Competitive, Quick Thinker

  Weaknesses: Never Wrong, Stubborn, Abrupt

B. Melancholy

 Vocational Qualities: Executive Assistant, Follows Protocol, Researcher

 Strengths: Organized, Structured, High Work Ethic

 Weaknesses: Critical, Negative, Too Serious

C. Phlegmatic

 Vocational Qualities: Technical, Computer Analyst, Finance, Mediator

 Strengths: Methodical Thinker, Kind, Peacemaker

 Weaknesses: Resentful, Poor Communicator, Avoids Conflict

D. Sanguine

 Vocational Qualities: Public Relations, Excellent Communicator, Sales

 Strengths: Optimistic, Friendly, Creative

  Weaknesses: Scattered, Unorganized, Wants Approval


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