Do you know that many of the misunderstandings and quarrels among humans can be avoided? Indeed, they can. We quarrel and sometimes even fight with people when we could have avoided it. We have talked about the role of our knowledge of our personality styles in avoiding or resolving human conflict. In this post, we conclude our series on that. We have already talked about those people who have the peacock, ostrich, cat, chameleon, fish, tortoise, owl, rabbit, snake, frog, giraffe, mouse, monkey and lion personality styles. We present three more.
The first is the hippopotamus personality style. If you are a hippopotamus, you are easy-going. You can exist only in a crowd. You shout with the crowd. You find it difficult to stand out of the crowd on your feet.
The second is the elephant. You may be an elephant; in which case, you are loud and convincing as a speaker. Others can hide behind you. Unfortunately, those who hide behind you do not have the opportunity of being self-reliant. You are unapproachable; you tend to suppress others.
The third is the cock personality. Cock people always keep to time. You encourage punctuality and are outstanding. In a group, you will easily leave when it is not time without permission. You can cause distraction and even scatter the group with poisonous words.
We have handled just a few animals in these articles. Of course, it is impossible to touch all animals. The point, however, has been made. The fact is clear: we are all different from each other. These differences in personality sometimes lead to friction, misunderstanding, conflict and even quarrels. Understanding others is paramount when it comes to dealing with people. In groups, in services, at all levels of administration or leadership, people-knowledge is important.
Many of the problems of the world will be resolved if we, the people of the world, improve our people- knowledge. Hence, wherever you find yourself, we encourage you to try to help the people around you grow in their knowledge of themselves first and in their knowledge of other people.