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Personality Style at Work

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Understand how your behaviors affect your performance and interactions with others

A cursory internet search will reveal dozens of assessments and instruments for helping people understand the fundamental traits and characteristics of their personality. This continued and widespread use of personality assessments stresses their significance as tools for learning and development. However, while knowing your personality is important - it's also just one piece of the development puzzle.

Assessments that spell out little more than a horoscope of traits and tendencies or a maze of acronyms and labels do not create lasting change. It is essential to learn how to use the right knowledge to form a complete picture of yourself. Results that lead to this level of perception call for a precise and refined self-evaluation.

About HRDQ Online Assessments

Clients with an assessment center account, contact us for purchase of credits for this assessment. If you do not have an assessment center account, contact us for set up.

How It Works

Personality Style at Work (PSAW) is HRDQ's most statistically accurate assessment. It's a simple but highly effective tool that measures both the core behaviors that make up an individual's style and the lens through which they choose to navigate their world.

Personality Style at Work is, at its core, a developmental tool and is suitable for anyone interested in understanding how their behaviors affect their own performance and interactions with others. It has applications in:

  • Leadership development
  • Management and supervisory training
  • Team culture
  • Team building
  • Communication
  • Career development

The backbone of Personality Style at Work is the highly regarded HRDQ Style Model, the popular formula that more than a million people have relied upon to understand not only what makes them tick - but those around them as well. What makes it so powerful is that it takes the complexity of personality and boils it down into four simple, memorable words:

  • Direct
  • Spirited
  • Systematic
  • Considerate

At the foundation of each of the four personality styles is a set of three drivers that guide our actions, decisions, and general life approach. Delving even deeper into the framework of personality is a look at the lens of expressiveness and assertiveness - the learned behaviors that we use as a means of coping with the demands and expectations placed upon us and which help to explain how we can appear to have one personality at work and another in our personal life.

Uses & Applications

Personality Style at Work acts as a lens that shapes how we see the world, which in turn influences how others see us. It governs the kinds of career choices we make, influences the way we make decisions, determines how we lead others, and plays a significant role in the way we communicate.

Personality style even plays a role in how we decorate our offices or working spaces, as well as the kinds of hobbies or pursuits we engage in. Equally important, our personality style provides clues for others, which enables them to figure out our needs, making it possible for us to forge healthy and productive relationships, both at work and in our personal lives.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what personality style is (And why they should care)
  • Assess their behavior and identify their personality style
  • Spot different personality types
  • Give strategies for flexing their style to adapt to any situation
  • Become a more effective manager and team member
  • Offer tips and techniques that will help the team get along better
  • Adapt their personality to any organizational culture
Product Details
  • Product Type: Self-assessment. The Facilitator Guide serves as an in-depth resource, designed to help trainers swiftly administer the assessment.
  • Target Audience: Personality Style at Work is ideal for anyone trying to develop their communication skills and for those trying to thrive in a team environment. 
  • Measures: Primary personality style, strength of preference for using each of the drivers associated with your style, and strength of preference for using the assertive and expressive behaviors.
  • Dimensions:
    • Direct Style: Achievement, Control, and Challenge
    • Spirited Style: Conceptualization, Initiation, and Collaboration
    • Considerate Style: Harmony, Recognition, and Consensus
    • Systematic Style: Organization, Objectivity, and Tradition
    • Expressiveness
    • Assertiveness
  • Time Required: 10-15 minutes.
What To Order

Personality Style at Work Core Profile with Self-Guided Learning Course:
Order One Per Participant.

All responses are scored and used to generate a Core Profile identifying an individual's personality style and the implications of this style when completing tasks, working with others, and most importantly, how others are to likely see them. Included in the Core Profile are numerous tips and techniques for building rapport, and optimizing relationships and interactions with other styles. The report concludes with a section on using the information in PSAW to create a personal action and development plan.

Personality Style at Work Core Profile PLUS with Self-Guided Learning Course:
Order One Per Participant.

Enjoy all the benefits of the Core Profile and capture access to an exclusive Coaching Report, which is an ancillary document to the Core Profile. It contains not only the above results, but also feedback on all drivers and dimensions of the dominant style. These include a rating of green (supporting), orange (possible opportunity or potential issue), and red (emerging or existing trouble spot) for each driver and dimension. This helps you engage your client, build rapport, and move the conversation beyond the feedback.

Personality Style at Work Hardcover Book:
Order One Per Trainer.

Personality Style at Work measures both the core behaviors making up an individual's style and the lens through which they choose to navigate their world. The results of the assessment are presented as a detailed report called a Core Profile, which is made available to the participant.

About The Author

Derek T.Y. Mann, Ph.D. is a performance enhancement consultant and co-founder of the Performance Psychology Group, LLC (PPG), an organization responsible for providing coaching services to athletes and corporate executives across North America. He has been published in The Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, The Sport Psychologist, and the Journal of Human Movement Studies, and he has served as a contributing editor to several leading academic and professional journals.

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