Different Perspectives And Behavioral Traits Of The 's Infinite Wisdom

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According to our textbook, personality can be defined as “the sum total of ways in which an individual reacts to and interacts with others” (Robbins et al., 105). In God’s infinite wisdom, He not only created man is His own image; He also gave each person a distinct personality (Genesis 1:27, Holman Christian Standard Bible). He knew that in order for us to be a functioning society (as well as an affective ministry) we needed to have different perspectives and behavioral traits (1 Corinthians 12:17-20, HCSB). Some of those differences are rooted deep within our people groups’ cultures and different ways of life. It is theorized that we are born predisposed to certain personality traits but as we grow, learn, and have our own unique experiences, those traits become more and more a part of who we are until they ultimately define us as individuals (Kroegner et al., 11,13).
This concept is most prevalent in today’s workforce, where understanding how people interact with one another is essential for an organization’s success. In order to be an effective leader, one must be able to motivate his employees, which is only possible if one understands how their different personalities relate to each other and to the organization as a whole. Although understanding your employees’ personality traits is vital, even more imperative is understanding your own. Otto Kroeger wrote that, “The key to managing others effectively is to manage yourself first. The more you know about yourself,…

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