I was recently asked whether personality assessments are a good predictor for how someone might respond to job stress. Would certain “types” be more prone to burnout?
My love for personality indicators started in high school when I discovered that I’m an Aquarius, which propelled me into studying psychology and working in HR. But let’s be real... personality assessments are only good for two things in the workplace:
*Interpersonal skills are enhanced when we realize that the world is made up of diverse people, and that we all benefit from that diversity. Understanding this helps us plan communication more effectively and adjust our expectations appropriately.
So, what is a good indicator of how a person may respond to work stress?
Capacity & Expectations
A person’s capacity and expectations of key workplace areas are the best indicator of how someone might respond to work stress. The key areas are:
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