Personality Clash or Opportunity

 

Have you noticed how you get along better with some people than with others?
Have you noticed that you are more likely to clash with some people than others?
Have you noticed that each person has a different personality?

I am sure that you have answered “yes” to each of the above questions. One of the beautiful things about being human is that we are each unique. While this may make for a diverse and interesting world, it can also be very frustrating when operating in a team or when in a leadership role. With some people it is really easy, but with others it is really hard. How many times have you thought that the people, for which communication is hard with, are the ones with a problem? Is it really their problem?

We are all different in many ways. Each person’s personality is unique. This uniqueness can either support and complement each or it can frustrate us. Which is it to be…? I appeal to you to better understand your own personality to communicate better with others. See the Article on “Communicate with Personality” for a brief overview of personalities.

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About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog www.attilaovari.com, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Sunday, 18 Nov 2012, in Business, Family, Personal and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. Sometimes the best thing you can do is agree to disagree. Thanks for subscribing to my blog.

  2. Nice log. I am a bi believer in personality, as well. Also enthused about inspiring others. In Myers Briggs terms, I am an ENTP. Thanks for following my blog. billyeats.com

    • We are all unique and I love the way that though these uniqueness we create a beautiful world….. Myers Briggs is a very popular tool…. Sorry I can not remember my type under Myers Briggs….

  3. Interesting topic….i like it.

  4. I do agree with you that there is uniqueness in every one of us. It might not always be pleasant but that difference is what makes like truly enjoyable in all its vibrant colors and shades…. well, even what we calls a white light is actually confluence of spectrum of colors … and true communication begins from a human heart and reaches to another human heart, and it must necessarily have shades of personality (that what makes that person) yet be accommodative enough to allow co-existence of others … only then we can truly see life as beautiful (in fact, more beautiful than) a rainlow

  5. Yes, we humans can’t be compatible with all. For some we feel comfortable with while some it just don’t work out. But getting close to others and trying to fing out more actually helps to change our orientation about individuals. I’m much of the quiet type and so people misjudge me but upon getting to know me, they find out I’m pretty much like a normal human who got interests too.

  6. Thank you Attila for following my blog. I see you are a “people’s” person yourself, so will be following yours too. Live healthy and happy and wishing you all the best wishes for your family.

  7. You have uncovered the heart of the problems many people have with interpersonal relationships. Huge clashes are often signs that two people are travelling in totally different directions, either pulling or pushing one another in a way they don’t want to go. We can either decide to go our separate ways or find some commonality that makes overlooking the differences bearable.

    Great post

  8. hi attila, noticed you started following my site, thanks mate, i’lk check up on yours very now and again

  9. Personalities do affect our interactions. I’ve found that most people, I can communicate well with – only a handful where it didn’t work out so well. I’m dealing with someone right now who is a control freak with strong opinions. In some respects, it is good – things get done that I don’t necessarily want to do. But it’s bad when I actually do have an idea because it doesn’t matter what I think. I guess we have to take the bad with the good!

  10. I love the simplicity of your message and how it delves into the complex world of human relations. As I read your piece, one word continued to come to mind, humility. I believe an essential ingredient to understanding ourselves and those we interact with.
    Thank you for your service,
    William ( the “hack” poet LOL)

  11. Many blessings on your adventures. May you continue to find extraordinary good in all of the ordinary cracks and crevices of life.

  12. I’ve read that every person is put in our path for a reason, a learning experience about how we need to be. Sometimes, it’s difficult to communicate when we see things from a different angle. But, it’s oh so much better when we find what we have in common — and go on from there.
    Thanks for following my blog. I enjoyed your post.

  13. Thanks for following my blog and for sharing your important perspectives. Hope you find some quips that fit your interests and concerns.

  14. Thank you for stop by and follow my blog.

  15. Interestiing analysis of human relations. Why do so many people try to achieve popularity by conforming if precisely their unique qualities make them desirable.

  16. This is a great post and very timely for me. Both in my personal and professional life I see this playing out. In a team situation I can see how sometimes someone’s personality may be seen positively in one scenario but in another may be seen negatively. For me it is understanding how we can complement each other, be tolerant and understanding. When I have difficulites with others I now reflect on my own behaviour and my impact on others.

  17. I think it is always helpful to put yourself in the other person shoes when interacting with others. That always helps me to understand where they may be coming from or should I say to understand the other persons point of view. I really try to get along with everyone that I come in contact with.

  18. It’s good for us to remember those differences–in all our relationships! I can see how my husband and I mainly complement each other, but we also misunderstand each other sometimes because of our different underlying mindsets. Likewise, our children are beginning to show strong personality traits that keep us on our toes as we consider how to connect with them and guide them! I’m was a psychology major in college, and these things fascinated me, and it is exciting to combine what I learned in school with what I know as a Christian, as well. God made each of us uniquely–and we all are part of something larger than ourselves!

    • That is a very good look at the word…. I think that our uniqueness make the word beautiful. In marriage we tend to marry our opposite. I think that this is a great way to compliment each other.

  19. It actually is quite interesting when you learn about all of the different personality types and their traits. The more you know and understand the easier it is to accept others and work with them better. Great post Attila

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