Stress Relief Tool – Discover Your Personality

Understanding your personality traits and those of the people you interact with can help reduce your stress.

Understanding what your preferences are in certain situations, and how your personality interacts with others, can be quite beneficial to helping you minimize unnecessary stress. Behavior tests, only if you are completely honest in your responses, can give you an accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do. You can also learn what really drives, inspires, and worries other types of personalities, helping you build more meaningful relationships.

Two of my favorite behavior tools are the following:

  • 16 Personalities. This is a free test based on the Myers-Briggs model. This is great for helping you determine your preferable working style and those within your work team (assuming they all take the test and share their profiles). As an example, I am an ENFJ: a natural-born leader.
  • Personality Colors. This test and book are great tools to help you communicate with your significant other by understanding what is important to both of you. I found that my temperament is a cross between Orange (“let’s all get along”) and Green (“let’s experience it all”). Search for the book Love…What’s Personality Got to Do With It? by Carol Ritberger Ph.D.

Whether you want to communicate better at work or at home, these two tools can be a great start for you.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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