The first part of the exercise involves taking a test to determine your "Temperament."
The training focused on the positive aspects of this which I thought was kind.
But the facilitator seemed to be under the impression that temperments were fixed, and I don't really agree with that perspectve.
Anyway I thought I would share what I learned about my temperment just because I find this stuff interesting and your reading this means you might too!
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I am an independent thinker, Some people can even go so far as to call me a non conformist.
This title might worry other people, but it really describes the way I look at the world. I don't accept things at face value and find myself in a constant state of analysis as I try to understand and improve every part of my world.
In my personal life I feel the need to keep my head in charge of my heart. Relationships are important, but once they are developed and everyone understands what is expected, I feel it is important to leave thigs alone and focus my efforts on other issues in my life. In truth I am more comfortable working with data than with people.
Work has to be challenging, then I can become totally consumed with its completion. When I have completed a project, however, I prefer to move on to new challenges and leave the day to day tasks to others. I get hooked on Ideas and concepts and can't seem to let go of them.
I must respect a superior or fellow worker before I can begin to value their advice and/or authority. Decisions are often difficult for me to make because I have to be certain that I dont make a mistake. Issues are never black and white, but filled with a multiplicity of possible choices or outcomes.
Some words that describe me are: Scientific, Curious, Complex, abstract, independent, ingenious, intellectual, inventive, fact-oriented, logical, cool, calm, collected, and theoretical.
Now I bet those who know me well might see where I object to some bits and pieces of this but in general I would say it is good enough to go with considering the nature of the limited numbers of possible outcomes available (4) and because there was a limited amount of time for the training event. Overall I thought it was a good class for developing interpersonal relationships.