In addressing personality and diversity in team relationships at work, it is important to note that we are all uniquely different – our personalities determine how we perceive our environment, how we respond to people (as member of a team) and to things happening around us. People are born with their natural personalities but can also be influenced by upbringing or their relationships.
‘Ultimately, your personality could be described as the face you show the world, the you others get to know’ Cris Wildermuth*
Personality reflects individual behaviour and differs from one person to another, whereas, diversity is basically associated with differences in culture, race or social orientation of various individuals. Individual personalities can adapt to the culture or social orientation they are associated with, however, this does not change the core of ones personality inwardly.
To build good rapport and achieve success working as part of a team, it is vital to understand various personalities traits in relation to diverse cultures and how to harness these positively to achieve effective teamwork.
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