My primary personal thinking style is “Achievement.” The Achievement scale measures a way of thinking that is highly associated with personal effectiveness. We aim to attain high-quality results on challenging projects. We are self-motivated to succeed by our own values and beliefs. We know we can improve things, and do so. Achievers tend to find their work highly rewarding and are most interested in getting the job done and in doing it well. We possess the skills for effective planning and problem solving and we have the ability to share responsibility, inspire others, build confidence, and are excellent leaders. We prefer to set and accomplish realistic, attainable goals, rather than goals imposed by others.
We tend to feel positively challenged by what we are confronted with in life. We strongly believe that you can change things and make them the way you think they could be, and are not afraid to take moderate, well-calculated risks. While we recognize that we will encounter occasional problems and setbacks, we generally try to account for all that could go wrong and formulate contingency plans to get the job done.
My backup personal thinking style is “Self-Actualizing.” This is based on personal fulfillment which is to say that I have an unusually high acceptance of myself, others and situations “as they are.” My phase when things happen that I have had for years that I frequently have my friends saying from time to time is “it is what it is.” We are creative and imaginative, and take a unique approach to life. In general, this style is characterized by a strong desire to know and experience things directly, resonates a high-energy approach to life, in search of self-development, strong instincts and intuition, along with freedom from feelings of guilt or worry. See Exhibit 1.
Exhibit 1: Profitability Ratios
1 Retrieved from LSI, http://www.survey-server2.com/lsiuniversity-sso/pers_report.asp
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