When I first discovered the different personality types through the visit of a friend from Canada in 2004, it was a complete eye-opener. I immediately began to see myself more clearly and to understand what was really behind the way I am and why I do things the way I do. Moreover, it opened up to me new potential possibilities as I saw increasingly the benefits of developing the traits of my own personality, particularly those that were most predominant.
I also very quickly understood the value of knowing the personality style of others and of being able to relate to them accordingly. After finding out more information and reading a book called “Follow Your True Colours To The Work You Love” by Carolyn Kalil, it was as if a whole new world had opened up to me. Suddenly I could understand those closest to me so much better and so many things about them made perfect sense as I became attuned to who they really are. It literally changed forever the way I look at myself and others.
Of course, my understanding of self and others has developed with time, as has my experience in using personality tools to gain the most benefit from them. I read a lot of books related to the subject, carried out workshops with various groups and used the concept with the people I have worked with, often at a very individual level. I have found all this to be of inestimable help in my own self-development and, of course, in relating to others.
Not everyone will have aspirations to pursue the personality pathway in the way I have, but everyone can experience the potentially life-changing impact it can have in their own environment and relationships. Knowing your own personality really does make a big difference and can be the catalyst to achieving your potential in your personal and professional life.