Nobody likes to feel like they’re sitting in the passenger seat of their own career—but that seems like your standard mode of operating this year. The world has been turned on its head, and the unexpected twists and turns have most of us feeling more out of control than usual.
The Influencer or I personality type in the DISC personality system is the ultimate people person – engaged, motivational and enthusiastic. They thrive in environments where they can work with others to come up with creative solutions, and they get their energy from teaching others and learning from them.
Remote work has been increasing for a while, but the COVID-19 pandemic certainly kicked it into high gear.
Dreamer. Idealist. Artist. Peacemaker. Corporate Go-Getter. Which of these doesn’t come to mind when you think of an INFP?
You guessed it, the last one. As dreamers, we definitely have ambitious goals for our lives and careers, but we might seem passive or too stuck in our heads to really go after our goals.
But actually, INFPs can be very ambitious in our own way. So why don’t we project that image – at all? Let’s look at five possible reasons.
“I’ll never be able to delegate. I just don’t have the personality for it.”
Well, yes and no. Or, more specifically, no and yes. Delegation phobia, as I like to call it, is definitely rooted in personality. My ENFJ friend has no problem with it. She recently told an entire meeting, “Someone needs to write these thank-you letters, and I’d prefer it not to be me.”
Enneagram Type 8s are naturally headstrong and like to take charge, even when leadership is not part of their job role. That can make them very hard to manage!
You can usually get the best out of the Enneagram Type 8s on your team by encouraging the competitive, ambitious aspects of their personality, whilst controlling their tendency towards heavy-handedness. Here are some dos and don’ts, so you can help them shine.
It always starts innocently enough. Maybe you’re in a meeting with some colleagues you don’t regularly interact with. Or perhaps you’re at a networking event or happy hour with some industry acquaintances.
Somebody shakes your hand or offers a friendly wave and says, “It’s really great to meet you.”
Sigh. There’s only one problem: You’ve actually met this person before—maybe even several times.
INTJs have a mixed experience in the workplace. All the data we’ve collected suggests that they outrank most other personality types – and certainly the other introverted types – salary-wise, and they also perform well in the category of very high earners making over $150,000 USD a year. If we accept salary as a proxy for success, then INTJs appear to be doing well for themselves.
People with the Drive personality type on their DISC profile are typically bold, persuasive and impervious to influence from others. They are goal-oriented and strong leaders and, when they’re at their best, they can see projects and goals through to completion with top-of-the-line quality, effectiveness, and impact. As such, they can be excellent assets to any team.
Some would say that INFJ personalities are generous to a fault. Motivated by boundless empathy, they devote their time and energy to helping others. There is no calculation or self-interest involved; they give of themselves because it feels good and because they believe it’s the right thing to do.
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