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The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work by Stephanie Capparell, Sharon Birkman Fink

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Chapter 10

The Wide-Angle View

Challenge

Challenge is the Component that sets the Birkman apart from similar assessments. The Need for Challenge addresses the degree to which we are able to present ourselves to those around us in a positive light. Are you outwardly self-confident, or do you tend to be more outwardly self-critical? Do you exude an easy self-assurance to charm others, or do you charm them by a self-effacing, more self-deprecating style?

It isn’t just about the individual, but also about how the individual perceives himself or herself and other people. It shows whether you tend to set yourself up for a series of achievable successes ...

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