The Key to Making One-to-One Relationships Work Well
The key to relating to others: our boss, clients, peers, family and significant others, is knowing their personality type and being able to talk their language. It is essential that we first understand ourselves and the strengths and weaknesses of our thinking style to provide us a framework for personal growth and development. When people are the opposite of our personality type we may initially have difficulty relating to them. Realizing the basis of their life view can bring understanding, patience and acceptance as we work to combine our strengths to benefit all involved. Mutual respect for each other’s needs and a commitment to finding mutually acceptable solutions is key to avoiding resentment and guaranteeing follow through. Successfully relating to others requires celebrating our differences rather than just tolerating people who think and act different than us.
The more we can accept, embrace and even celebrate our differences, realizing each personality type brings something to the table the easier and more successful our communication with others will be.