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We can all relate to challenging coworkers who get a thrill from complicating situations. Whether it’s a power struggle or unresolved issues at core, such individuals can be a burden to work with. Difficult employees not only influence colleagues but the company as a whole, impacting employee longevity and work performance. Therefore, it’s critical to be prompt in addressing and settling problematic behaviors.
A sales manager position opened at work, and the boss inquires if anyone knows of a potential candidate. Immediately you think of Sally, your bubbly friend who can make buddies with just about anyone – even pets. To your surprise, after a few weeks into the job Sally mentions how the sales position just doesn’t fit her personality. How could this be? Sally is friendly, social, and energetic – the perfect fit for the sales manager position we’ve been seeking to fill.
There are many intriguing aspects to an individual’s personality. Although it may appear irrelevant, personality types influence work fulfillment, productivity, longevity, and general satisfaction in career choices. Before presenting job recommendations for each personality type, let’s explore four common types of temperaments.