How to Understand Yourself Better

Posted by HRDQ on 08/23/2018 to Personality Style

Get to Know Your Personality Style

Being able to understand yourself and your own feelings is essential to be able to learn and grow in life – both personally and professionally. Assessing one’s own personality style helps people understand their own thoughts and feelings and allows them to relate to others better.

In the early 1900s, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung developed a theory that all people have a psychological type. His theory stated that there are two basic functions that humans use in their lives: how they absorb information and how they make decisions. Within each function there are two opposite ways of functioning.

Jung’s four paired dimensions are:

  • Extroversion or Introversion: How the person expresses themselves
  • Sensing or Intuiting: How the person perceives information
  • Thinking or Feeling: How the person processes information
  • Perceiving or Judging: How the person reacts to the information processed

Knowing one’s own preferences in each dimension will give you a unique personal style and will help you be able to relate better to others.

An easy way to determine a team or one’s own personal style is with HRDQ’s ‘Personal Style Inventory’ (PSI). This bestseller is an accurate, statistically reliable personality-style assessment based on Carl Jung's well-known personality theory.

The PSI makes it easy for people to see clearly how they think, act, and feel. It will allow learners to identify an individual’s preference for one of 16 personality styles, map a team’s personality style, get to know the strengths and weaknesses of each personality style and understand how each style affects other people.

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