LeadU presents Series II 1-Minute Dailies Day 5

Leadership University

Development for Leaders
Series II
1-Minute Daily
Day 5
Personality Dynamics

If you read the SERIES I Dailies, then you know that I believe a real time saver is assessment work.

Yes, there are many — often profound — ways to discover your “self” and your personality dynamics, but remember?

I said TIME was such an essential part of our “energy and information” game that ANY time you can save it, you’re in the money… one doesn’t know when our next self-awareness challenge will come and in what way!


The DESIGN of your life emerges from this unique array of probabilities.

Whatever self-awareness has been wired into that design will go a LOT farther with self-knowledge.

This is why I went a different direction as a developmental coach, guide, and helper; and it has to do with these personality dynamics and what they mean for RECOGNITION & REGULATION.

Most of the battle of self-awareness can be won with self-knowledge /TIME.

So, no matter how much self-awareness potential you have, you can get farther in shorter time through clarity around your personality dynamics.

For example:
How can you be socially aware if you are motivated to low acceptance (one of the 16 or 17 desires found in the Reiss Profile of Motivational Sensitivity).

Low acceptance describes a person who is naturally self-confident and sure of themselves that they almost always earn the title of narcissist, in our PC World, who are NOT socially aware by design!

Yet the other side of the virtuous acceptance continuum is high acceptance: someone motivated to self-doubt and depression… sometimes seen as a “quitter.”

Just a shift from one side of the continuum to another means a VERY different developmental strategy for each.

And your wired naturally to be somewhere on that continuum — most of you in the middle?

Thank your lucky stars.

It’s not easy being green!

Personality Dynamics dictate which developmental strategies are best for attaining your potential for self-awareness, and the road less traveled — self-knowledge.

Mike Jay

Mike R Jay, Developmentalist

PS: someone’s narcissist is another person’s quitter. Name calling has become part of a persistent labelling debate over time and development lends itself towards ending labelling, FYI.

It’s all a perspective, not a truth. One should treat labelling people as a perspective that has lost its allure.

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