Why is it we can’t seem to connect with some people? Why does one person seem to love a fight and another is the life of the party?
Personal experience from teams to family life had me scratching my head or frustrated on these very questions. I recall my oldest son having a well-baby check when he was about 18 months old. He saw a new pediatrician and within 15 minutes told me that I needed to be sure to keep him on the same team.
She said he was going to spend his life playing tug-of-war so the goal was to make sure he was playing it WITH the team and not against it.
But how could she provide what appeared to be such a prophetic statement? It has to do with personalities and how we are wired within our core.
Ok – this is really nothing new. I am sure many of you have already had more than one personality test. But here is the important question. You may remember some components of your results, but could you apply it to those around you?
We need something quick, simple, reliable, and intuitive.
Authentically Designed Solutions has a tool that is just that. The Path Element Profile (PEP) draws upon the characteristics of 4 elements – Earth, Fire, Water and Wind – to create a memorable and applicable solution. Just think of some basic characteristics and you can begin to see how simple, yet profound it is:
- Earth – Steady, stable, nurturing
- Fire – Enlightening, mesmerizing, clears a path
- Water – Purifying, goes with the flow, supportive
- Wind – Pervasive, refreshing, pollinator
Each of us has a measure of all these elements. The degree of each one makes us each unique and valuable. And when you have a team – whether as small as a couple or as large as a corporation, it too will have a personality.
The challenge is to channel the strengths of the individuals of the team so the team flourishes and individuals are fulfilled.
Understanding the basics of personality and how to relate to others is so important that all clients of Authentically Designed Solutions begin with a Personality Elements Profile. It provides for a sound foundation to build upon. Contact us to learn how we can help you or your team begin to connect and thrive.
Question: How might you better relate and work with others when you understand their personality and how to connect with them? You can leave a comment below.