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Unformatted text preview: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE 6 A. Evaluate how the preferences identified by the test align with your relationships, favorite activities, and career choices. The preferences identified in this test align with my lifestyle in many ways. Kiersey.com states, “Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel.” (Keirsey, n.d.). This statement very closely suits my personality. I enjoy spending time with friends and relationships with friends and family members are very important to me. My favorite activities are those spent interacting with my friends and family (Keirsey, n.d.). I take pride in the work that I do. I recognize my part in my job responsibilities and give my all with each task that I perform. As a nurse, I recognize the importance of “putting my shoulder to the wheel” and always doing a job that I am proud of. Trustworthiness is also extremely important to me. I feel that it is necessary for people to have trust in me, as well as my need to feel trust in relationships with others. This goes along with having teamwork in the job setting (Keirsey, n.d.). The Guardian is also known to stick to customs and traditions. I find myself doing this with some of my favorite activities. My family has a tradition of cutting down our own Christmas tree every year. One year, something came up that made it hard to find a date to do this. However, I realized the importance of this family tradition and tried to arrange things and discuss the importance of this tradition with my family members. The Keirsey description discusses how Guardians don't like change, and I can relate to this. I tend to feel uncomfortable PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE 7 in new situations and like to do activities that are familiar to me. Something that comes up out of my scheduled routine can sometimes cause me to feel anxious (Keirsey, n.d.). B. Discuss two potential challenges or barriers that could be minimized by your enhanced self-awareness when working with opposite personality types. One personality that could be difficult to work with as a guardian would be an artisan. Artisans like to do “whatever gives them a quick, effective payoff, even if they have to bend the rules.” (Keirsey, n.d.). As a guardian, laws and rules are very important, so these two personalities might clash in this way. An issue of bending the rules versus following the rules ...
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