Last week, I wrote about leveraging your unfair advantages to achieve the life you were created for. Your unfair advantage is your personal, one-of-a-kind contribution that you make to the world. Your unfair advantage is how you make your family, your church, your work, your community a better place. One day, your unfair advantage will be your legacy.
A fundamental part of your unfair advantage is your personality – how you show up in the world. It’s who you are.
Knowing and understanding how your personality works isn’t something to do for simply for interest sake, any more than you would read the owner’s manual for your car or chainsaw for interest sake. Learning about the strengths and limitations of your car or chainsaw allows you to use it effectively, and – let us hope – safely. So it is with learning about the strengths and limitations of your personality.
The more you know, the greater your potential impact and contribution
Personality is composed of five primary dimensions. Each person has all five of these dimension in varying combinations. A helpful way to remember the aspects is with the acronym OCEAN.
O – Openness to Experience
C – Conscientiousness
E – Extraversion
A – Agreeableness
N – Negative Emotionality
In the coming weeks I’ll outline what each dimension looks like, and give some recommendations for using that personality feature effectively. If you’re an eager learner and want to get a head-start on understanding how personality is understood, here’s a place to start.
My goal is to help you make the most of your unique personality – your unfair advantage – for the benefit of those in your sphere of influence.
As always, I welcome your thoughts. Send me an email or call me at 720-593-9679
Until then, press on, men. Press on.