At Right Trax Training, we’re into personality profiling to support personal development…but we often see them mis-used and abused!
We provide many people with development in the form of Clarity4D and MBTI training and workshops. If you’ve had experience of such types of personality profiles, you may be familiar with a few (understandable) misconceptions. Such as:
- Being subjected to receiving a profile from someone with limited knowledge of what they’re talking about…
- …which can lead to being ‘told’ that you are in a certain box and forever that way it shall be… (a quick online search through the forums easily confirms this)
- …which can lead to nervousness and suspicion about these profiles, particularly when they’re used for non-developmental purposes.
Let’s be clear – we regularly see that they can be abused and they can be mis-used. For example, we are always adamant with our clients that they are not used for recruitment, selection or de-selection purposes; there are plenty of great competency and capability tools out there, but personality profiles measure our preferences rather than our ability. We only wish some of our competitors were as scrupulous.
When used in the right way, the learning from personality profiles can open our eyes to how we are all different. We look at the world in different ways and this understanding of perception is the cornerstone to then being able to adapt our approach to connect more successfully with each other.
Sure, we all have our preferences – our modus operandi – yet we each have the capacity to adapt our style and approach depending on the situation…if we so choose to.
At Right Trax Training, we’re also careful to avoid the common mistake of assuming those with very different or opposite preferences will automatically clash. It’s something we work hard to educate on and live up to day-to-day.