Shortcomings And Failures In Life

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The challenge to define myself is imperative to a successful life and career. If I do not understand my natural personality traits, my ability to adapt, lead, and love others will always be lacking. The leveraging of personality analysis tools and real life examples are critical to the process. The process requires that I be self-critical to identify shortcomings and failures in life. The overall goal being to determine how each of my personality types interact with one another and how to integrate these with people of different personality types. In addition to civilian workplace demands, as a Christian, I represent God in all that I do. There is no room for excuses for why I fail, only opportunity to embrace the differences of others in order …show more content…
I tend to be aggressive, willing to stand alone in decision making, and resolute with follow through. My can do attitude has earned me the respect of peers, subordinates, and superiors alike. The drawbacks to my overall personality type exist as well. I tend to have unrealistic standards for my superiors which has caused conflict. Additionally, I have difficulty working with individuals that are not change oriented. My internal view and thinking process has also caused a high level of emotional detachment which makes it extremely challenging to maintain healthy relationships. I view everything as a problem that can be solved which is frustrating for many people who wish to bemoan their problems without taking action. Fortunately, God is faithful and I have the “freewill” to take action as guided by the Holy Spirit (Fischer, 2012, Slide …show more content…
56). This is significant to remember in order to understand that my personality is most likely different than those I work with. Additionally, the personal habit I have developed of seeking or judging the competence of others is a part of my personality but should be managed to prevent the dismissal of others that are merely different (Kroeger et al., 2002, p. 57). Fundamentally, I must as a military and civilian leader leverage the differences of my team to accomplish the mission, remembering that our differences bring value to the organization (Kroeger et al., 2002, p.

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