How to read personality in 30 seconds
August 30, 2010 7:04 AM Subscribe
How to read somebody's personality in 30 seconds?
posted by damian_ to Human Relations (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I meet a variety of people in the course of my job, and I need to be able to explain ideas and provide advice. However, this would be significantly easier if I had some understanding of their personality.
For example, person A is worried about making a mistake, whereas person B wants fast results. I would explain an idea to person A in terms of reducing risk, and being safe, whereas to person B I would talk about about being fast, proven results, etc.
With the disclaimer that this sort of thing can never be perfect, because it would make wild generalisations, is there a way of doing this?
Is there a way, within 30 seconds of meeting somebody, to read certain cues that will allow me to group that person into a particular personality-type?