Personality: How to Unleash Your Hidden Strengths

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Make the most of your greatest asset – YOU – to be the very best you can be.

Whether you want to climb the career ladder, start your own business, be a better parent, a sensational musician or an artist, Personality will help you make a success of whatever you choose to do.

Each of us is unique. We all have individual traits and characteristics that we can use to propel us forward. The key to success is knowing what you’re good at and how to ...

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Overview

Make the most of your greatest asset – YOU – to be the very best you can be.

Whether you want to climb the career ladder, start your own business, be a better parent, a sensational musician or an artist, Personality will help you make a success of whatever you choose to do.

Each of us is unique. We all have individual traits and characteristics that we can use to propel us forward. The key to success is knowing what you’re good at and how to play to your strengths. Personality shows you how. You’ll discover what your strengths and weaknesses are, and how to pursue opportunities that showcase your talents to bring out your very best.

‘A highly accessible and research-informed book that should interest everyone.’

Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology, University College London

‘A great guide to help you identify your strengths and find what makes you unique.’

Sahar Hashemi, Founder of Coffee Republic

‘Dr Rob Yeung is one of the country’s top psychologists. Personality is an eye-opening read – full of insights into how to make the most of your natural talents.’

Melinda Messenger, TV presenter and model

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273724940
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Rob Yeung is a chartered psychologist who works with people on both life coaching and business coaching issues. Author of over a dozen books, he is frequently featured in the national press including The Guardian, Psychologies, Men’s Health, and Glamour and is the presenter of the BBC television series How To Get Your Dream Job.

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Table of Contents

About the author xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 01 Making the most of yourself 1

Discover yourself 2

What is ‘personality‘ exactly? 4

Is personality nature or nurture? 7

Rewriting the rules 9

I can't change who I am! 10

Small changes for big results 13

If you want it, you can do it 14

Usage instructions 16

WARNING! Danger ahead! 17

Chapter 02 Inquisitiveness 21

What kind of person are you? 23

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Inquisitiveness people 26

Make the most of yourself – for High-Inquisitiveness people 39

Onwards and upwards 47

Chapter 03 Resilience 51

What kind of person are you? 53

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Resilience people 56

Make the most of yourself – for High-Resilience people 68

Onwards and upwards 73

Chapter 04 Affiliation 77

What kind of person are you? 79

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Affiliation people 81

Make the most of yourself – for High-Affiliation people 94

Onwards and upwards 103

Chapter 05 Conscientiousness 105

What kind of person are you? 107

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Conscientiousness people 110

Make the most of yourself – for High-Conscientiousness people 119

Onwards and upwards 131

Chapter 06 Sensitivity 135

What kind of person are you? 137

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Sensitivity people 139

Make the most of yourself – for High-Sensitivity people 151

Onwards and upwards 158

Chapter 07 Knowledge Questing 161

What kind of person are you? 163

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Knowledge Questing people 165

Make the most of yourself – for High-Knowledge Questing people 174

Onwards and upwards 179

Chapter 08 Drive 181

What kind of person are you? 183

Make the most of yourself – for Low-Drive people 185

Make the most of yourself – for High-Drive people 196

Onwards and upwards 208

Chapter 09 Taking yourself to the next level 211

Step 1 Find a niche but take responsibility for change 212

Step 2 Decide on your priorities 214

Step 3 Get a second opinion 215

Step 4 Choose your top three 216

Step 5 Set goals so that you can score 217

Onwards and upwards 219

Support for your organisation 221

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