Our personalities drive many aspects of our behaviour; the way we do our work; how we react to stress; how we respond to other people; our choice of work; who we get on with naturally.
Gaining an understanding of our personalities can help us to explain dynamics of our work. It can explain why we have challenges in working with some people.
ITD Personality test
The ITD Personality test is easy to understand and simply to apply.
Like any personality test it is based on the work of Carl Jung and uses personality factors. These factors describe a part of your personality. You might have more or less of one factor. All the factors combined go to describe your personality.
The ITD personality test is focussed on your personality at work. What you are like at work doing work. It is not trying to put you in a box, or describe your entire personality in all situations. It is merely trying to help you understand your personality at work and how this impacts on the way you do your work. And it is trying to help you understand your work relationships with colleagues and clients.
Impact of your personality
Your personality can have an impact on a range of areas of your work:
- Time management
- Inter relationships
- Customer service
- Email management
- Email writing
Four personality factors
The ITD personality test has four personality factors; Social, Conceptual, Analytical and Direct. There are no right or wrong factors. No style is better than another.
The idea is to explore the model and identify the styles which best match you. Then you identify those behaviours which bets describe you. You may have behaviours from different styles. You may have different behaviours in different situations
Example: Time management
Time management is a good example because there are classic behaviours driven by our personalities. Some are good and some are less so. Here are some negatives:
Conceptuals: Can start projects but not that good at finishing them.
Socials: May say yes to too much work resulting in stress and working overtime.
Analysts: Can take too long over tasks.
Directs: Can start tasks too quickly then realsie there is a better way and have to start again.
Training on our personality model
Our personality model features in many of our training sessions. And you can have a bespoke training workshop on our personality model. Contact us for more details.