Do you know the four different personalities?
You may want to do a little research of your own to help you add the right people to your business. None of the different types are the wrong types. This just lets you know which one’s you’re willing to spend your precious time and energy on and that makes a perfect match for your business.
I would rather have 10 people that I could work with than 100 people I had to baby-sit and wipe their noses.
I remember years ago I would sign up anybody that was breathing. Now I put them through an interview process first. If they answer the questions right I will let them know if we’re right for each other or not. Don’t feel bad if you have to let a few go sometime’s because your time is much more valuable than just signing up anyone.
One of the best ways to find out what personality a person has is to ask questions and listen to their answers. Remember God gave you one mouth and two ears, so listen more than you talk.
Here’s a brief example of the four main personalities:
- Phlegmatic: (Flat) Makes up 35% of the population. (aka Yellow Personality) They’re givers, they don’t like conflict or change, not easily excited, laid back and easy going. They don’t like to rock the boat. They like to talk about family, kids and vacation. They don’t like aggressive sales people.
- Choleric: (Commander) Makes up 15% of the population. (aka Red Personality) They’re the bossy type, stubborn, money motivated, arrogant, non coachable. They’re focused on getting things done. Don’t tell them about your family or vacation because they don’t care. They don’t like anyone telling them what to do either.
- Sanguine: (Social) Makes up 15% of the population. (aka Blue Personality) They enjoy having fun all of the time and talking about fun activities. They like telling stories and they jump from opportunity to opportunity all of the time looking for more fun things to do. They already have a good idea of the details without you explaining everything to them. They love interaction and are the most creative.
- Melancholy: (Mental) Makes up 35% of the population. (aka Green Personality) They love to research and analyze everything to death. They hardly ever make a decision because they never stop analyzing and researching. They want to know all of the details before getting started. They believe they’re the smartest people on earth.
Just remember the next time you interview someone for your business, ask questions and listen. You just might find out what personality they have and if you think they will become a great fit for you and your business.
My next blog post will be about some questions that you’ll want to ask your potential business partners.
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