Since your personality affects all areas of your life, knowing your personality and your personality borders is important. Once you begin to understand your behavioral tendencies, your preferred information pathways, why you do the things you do, and in what situations you feel most comfortable, you can begin to use the uniqueness of your personality at its full potential.
More, you will become better and better at recognizing which types of people and situations ﬁt you best. Personality researchers have found that when life’s challenges and demands force a person to play a role that doesn’t suit his or her personality, that person’s immune system, enthusiasm, and motivation wear down signiﬁcantly over time.
Such situations cause us to not only view life from a negative perspective, but also to feel tired, to think less clearly, and to feel less satisﬁed in all other aspects of life. When, for example, a person who is naturally an ‘extrovert’ is asked to do a job where he or she works in solitude for the majority of the day, for several weeks in a row, that person’s productivity and enthusiasm towards life will decrease.
On the other hand, when a person who is a naturally an ‘introvert’ is asked to continually think out loud, direct groups, and have limited quiet time for many weeks in a row, his or her ability to function and happiness will also drastically decrease. This affects not only our job performance, but also carries over to all areas of life.
For this reason, in any of life’s tasks – whether they be our job tasks, daily activities, or interactions with friends or partners – it is important that we seek out opportunities that ﬁt our natural strengths, predispositions, and preferred brain pathways Knowing more about your self – your needs and the unique parts of your personality – is the foundation for living your life at its full potential.