Delving Further into the 4 P's
by Tony DiLeonardi
In my previous post, I provided insight on the traits of each
personality style and how to manage them in a conflict
situation. While I hope you found that information helpful,
in retrospect, I should have provided more background on the
specific strengths and challenges of each personality type.
With greater insight on the specific strengths and challenges of
each personality, not only will you better understand the proper
approach with each, but be more likely to remember them during
times of high stress.
Strengths: Cooperative, aware of others feelings,
supportive, good listeners.
Challenges: Can be slow to make decisions, may take things
too personally, or be overly sensitive.
Strengths: Results oriented, competitive, loves a
Challenges: Can be impatient, come off as abrasive or
insensitive, autocratic tendencies, may compromise quality for
Strengths: Logical, quality conscious, analytical.
Challenges: Can be seen as rigid, overly judgmental and
critical of others.
Strengths: Persuasive, optimistic, flexible.
Challenges: Can be impulsive, lack follow through and
details, may overpromise.
I'll leave you with the quote "peace is not the absence of
conflict, but the ability to cope with it." I urge you to
strengthen your coping mechanism by studying these basic concepts
on personality and make them part of your approach with