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Personality Style At Work: The Secret to Working with (Almost) Anyone by Kate Ward

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ThreeRECOGNIZING PERSONALITY STYLES

Sometimes someone’s personality style is easy to recognize. Think of these four people, all of whom are on Gallup’s list of people that Americans most widely admired in the twentieth century1: Margaret Thatcher, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, and Albert Einstein. Margaret Thatcher’s nickname, the Iron Lady, suggests her Direct style. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech epitomizes the Spirited outlook. Mother Teresa’s compassion reveals her Considerate style, and Albert Einstein’s tenacious problem-solving ability is a sign of his Systematic style. These familiar figures have defining characteristics that make their personality styles easy to identify.

But simply recognizing the personality ...

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