A few years ago at my job, the CEO made us take a personality test . From what I remember, it was 2 Questions. From this test, we got a Personality Index, or what they called PI. The PI had four "channels", the first aspect of my personality said that I like things my own way best, the second said that I think a lot before making decisions, and to process my ideas, the third said that I need proof to believe something, and the fourth was that I like to work on multiple projects at the same time.
It took a couple of years for somebody to sit down and explain all of those "channels" to me. And the first time somebody explained to me that I think too much.
The thoughts.... get it... the thoughts kept spinning in my head, sometimes I feel I don't need to talk, because things are logical, things don't have to be explained to others, things don't have to be said out loud ALL THE TIME!
And then the realization came to me... not everybody is me. When one works with people who prefer to talk things out, when one is married to somebody who has to talk things out, things get uncomfortable. Things get said that are not meant to be said, when a thinker is forced to talk.
And then I started writing blog post, random things that I needed to have my brain process... and I still find myself doing this some days... this is exactly why my post might seem like word vomit, all my random thoughts in a screen.
Writing this blog has helped me to put my thoughts into coherent words and sentences, to straighten out what my ideas are, and to stop and find a better way of saying things.
I have learned different ways to let the talkers in my life know that, I am listening to what they are saying, and that I heard them. And when asked to make an important decision, I need to think about it first... and now, I am able to community with talkative co-workers, and my partner is also a quiet thinker.... and I have not asked him once "what are you thinking?"
Are you a thinker or a talker?
Does your job do personality profiles?
Have you taken any personality profile test?
What are things you don't feel have to always be said?