Many of us can struggle in the work place with challenging colleagues and management styles. We have to understand that we will always come across various characters that we may not necessarily get along with and possibly may feel that we want to look for a new job because of these types of characters making our lives difficult or awkward.
Unfortunately this can happen where ever you work and job hopping will not solve the problem. We have to bear in mind that everyone is different. Accepting people for who they are and trying to find out ways to work with others as opposed to dismissing them as difficult is key to maintaining a healthy work relationship. Here is a breakdown of the two main types of personalities, perhaps this can help you realise where your colleague’s personality traits lie and help you to work alongside them in the most efficient and productive manner:
Main types of Personalities, perhaps this can help you realise where your colleague’s personality traits lie and help you to work alongside them in the most efficient and productive manner:
Individuals possessing this personality type are social, practical, appear affectionate, informal, and are good conversationalists, active and lively. They are habitually outgoing, venturing forth with confidence into the unknown. They tend to be essentially social – participating in various social and personal activities.
They appear full of energy and tend to involve themselves in a variety of pursuits. They are generally good leaders of big and small groups; they apparently live in the present, concentrating on current activity. These individuals adapt easily to a given situation and are particularly influenced by objects and events in the external world.
Individuals who prefer to remain isolated or in the company of very few people, can be categorized as ones who have an introverted personality. Introvert people are more prone to thinking, and are thus involved in creating novel entities. They have keen interest in their own psyche.
They are formal, idealistic, less social, talk less and brood about the future. They involve themselves minimally in social activities or in those activities which demand their active, direct interaction with many people. They remain passive and avoid being centre stage, or recognition of any kind. They are shy and inscrutable. They may appear to be dull and devoid of enthusiasm to others.
Other key reasons to consider why it may be that we come across difficult colleagues
- Unhappy home lives
- Personality disorders and undiagnosed depression
- Lack of people skills
- Lack of recognition from management, leading to dissatisfaction in their role
- Generally not content or at peace with themselves as person