Personality Test: Are You A Driver, Expressive, Analytical or Amiable?
By Bob Phibbs
You're obviously looking for my social styles personality test and luckily you found it.
There are a lot of quizzes to help people discover which of the personality types they are. I've taken the Myers-Briggs type indicator and while a lot of people use them to discover their own communication styles, for many people, it is too much to try to remember. This all comes from an innate desire by people to understand their own behavior. Have you ever really it off with someone – as if you knew them all your life? How about the opposite when you couldn’t do anything to build rapport?
Too many people working in retail interact with their customers using the same responses, the same demeanor and energy level as if they were a search engine with feet, “What are you looking for? We have it right over here. Ready to checkout? "
Treating everyone this same way gives you a hit-or-miss success rate. Why?
Because not everyone processes information like you do. They have different strengths and weaknesses and as well as very different interpersonal skills. You need to be more creative with each person you talk to so they – and you – can feel comfortable with each other. That comes from understanding the four personalities.
When you understand personality traits - including whether you are an Amiable personality type, a Driver personality type, an Analytical , or Expressive you are able to talk to strangers in the way they want to hear you.
By understanding personal styles you will know how to engage people more quickly and work better as part of a team.
The search to understand others temperament and behavioral styles has existed since the beginning of time. Why? Because we each have noticed certain types of people that are easy to deal with and others just, well, aren't .
Have you had that exasperating moment when you were trying to train someone and you finally said, "I just don't know how to reach them!".
Or maybe you had a boss whose communication style just got under your skin for nitpicking everything you did?
Years ago I learned the power of knowing my own personality style , and I've found it helpful to not only manage employees better, but also advance my retail sales training and consulting programs.
No matter what your business, you should know which of the four personality types best represent you. Using personality testing is a great way to understand your own leadership style as well. Once you know that you will be able to understand:
What ticks you off in relationships is as much your fault as the other person's and why.
Which personalities you'll feel comfortable with-and which ones you probably won't hire.
No, it's not scientific because ultimately any personaltiy assessment is a self-test - you'll be the one saying its right or wrong. But I've found couples understanding their relationships better, business owners clarifying their understanding of the opportunities to grow their business and employees able to sell to the individual in front of them quicker by reading their personality profile and then becoming a chameleon.
After all, we all have elements of all four personality traits, we just have to call on different strengths and weaknesses within ourselves to serve others.
So what do you have to lose?
Take this free personality test and you'll be presented with additional information about Drivers, Analyticals, Expressives and the Amiable personality type.
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