Recently, I decided to take the Enneagram test on Truity. I hadn’t even heard of Enneagrams, so I was intrigued. I purposely did not research the Enneagram system so it wouldn’t influence the way I answered the questions. We all want to be portrayed in our best light, so if I knew Enneagrams were about emotions, I might subconsciously try to sound less emotional.
I was excited to read my results. It’s fun to unlock the mysteries about ourselves and why we do what we do.
Study after study has proven that Extraverts make more money than Introverts. We’re not talking a few dollars either, but often tens of thousands of dollars more.
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You've worked with this person before and it wasn't pretty. They wanted everyone to be happy, so they let everyone else choose assignments first and took the leftovers no one wanted. They’re so helpful that they practically did the lazy team members' work for them. At the end of the project, they were exhausted and disappointed, as those other team members didn't put in anywhere near the hours or thought they needed to. As a result, not all the team's goals were met.
Welcome to the world of working with an INFP.
Do friends just happen to stop in when you’re baking cookies or homemade pies? Or maybe you knit trendy hats and scarves to give as gifts, or fix relatives’ computers for free just because you can.
Most likely, people have often remarked, “With your talent, you should open a business!”
You smile and shake your head, answering, “I just do it on the side for fun.” But in the back of your mind, you’ve considered it. Wouldn’t it be great to chuck your nine-to-five grind and be your own boss?
Being honest in job interviews is important for your personal integrity but also because if you overpromise skills and attributes you don’t have, it will become obvious once you’re on the job. But what do you do when your honest answer could cost you the opportunity?
Everyone has shortcomings, regardless of your personality type. Interviewers aren’t looking for a “perfect” person, and if you appear to be one, they’ll know you’re not being totally truthful.
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