Our temperaments plays a very major role in our lives. It controls virtually everything you do in life. How you eat, work, shop, drive, act or react to a particular situation, how you clean your room or surrounding, how you relate with people, with your wife and children, how you pray, write, read, teach and also how you raise your children can all be traced to your temperament. But most importantly, your temperaments affects your career either positively or negatively. It determines how successful you’ll be in your chosen career. Whatever behaviour you portray in life can be linked to your temperaments. Your temperament plays a vital role in determining which career is best for. Therefore, if you’ve not discovered the temperament you’re born with, i will appeal to you to read this post carefully and read more about temperament before going ahead to choose your career. Your lifetime career is very important, it makes you, moulds you and packages you into the kind of person you ought to be in life. Your career is the totality of who you are in life, therefore you definitely need to meticulously and conscientiously choose it, to avoid being in the wrong career. A lot of people dabble into different careers for different reasons, probably, because of the financial benefits involved, opinion of their friends or colleagues, pressures from family members and relatives or because of societal challenges, without really taken time to know if it conforms with their temperaments. The right career for you, is one you derive joy in doing. You’ve got an inner passion and motivation for doing it irrespective of how little the financial gains involved. However, the best career for you, is one that agrees with your temperaments, the one that describes you, that makes you feel fulfilled and accomplished.If you want a career that will help you stand-out among your competitors and carve out a niche for yourself,it must be one that goes pari-pasu with your temperament.If you for the wrong reasons choose the wrong career,it will definitely affect your productivity in life and that of your organization.This post is meant to give you an overview of the four different temperaments,and their characteristics so that you can discover which class you fall into and make the right choice in choosing the best career that conforms to your temperament. Now what is temperament?The word temperament is very broad when describing it in terms of human demeanor.Infact,it will run a whole gamut of the human race to analyse temperament with reference to human behaviours. But for the purpose of this post, i will only limit myself to the core basics and general knowledge of the human temperaments from which you can determine the one that best describes you,and use it as a basis for choosing your career.Temperament is the character traits you’re born with, that was passed unto you by your parents.It is embedded in your genes and chromosomes,and controls everything you do in life. It is a combination of the biological(from your parents)and environmental factors.You’ll naturally possess the same character your parents possessed, and behave exactly the same way they behaved,except for some societal influences that might likely have a little effect as to altering those traits.There are four classes of temperaments: Sanguine,Choleric,Melancholy and Phlegmatic.The sanguines and cholerics are predominantly extroverts,but the sanguines are superextroverts.The sanguine is a very lively,buoyant,warm, hilarious and pleasure loving person.External impressions easily finds way to his heart.Emotional feelings rather than reflective thoughts predominates his mind,which consequently forms his decisions.He’s major weakness is indiscipline and unserious, and this affects him negatively in life. It can be curtailed if blended with a choleric or melancholy temperament.He detest routines or being confined.He’s an outgoing person,any job that allows him freedom and going to be with people,is perhaps the best for him.The choleric is a strong-willed,self-sufficient, practical,quick,active,independent and hot-tempered person.He’s very decisive and opinionated in nature,makes decision for himself and for others.He’s very sarcastic and does not care how you feel,he has the least developed emotional nature.He’s a natural leader,motivator,hard to please,full of activities,goals and ambition,but hardly completes any task.He hates details and analytical thinking.Any leadership role is good for him,but succeeds more when he works with a melancholy.The melancholy is the richest of all the temperaments. He’s very intelligent,analytical, self-sacrificing,gifted and a perfectionist with a very sensitive emotional nature But one major weakness he has,is low self-esteem,because of their perfectionist nature and hard to satisfy attitude.Any job that requires problem solving is good for him.The phlegmatic is calm, easygoing and never gets upset. But he lacks motivation. READ!
Choosing a lifetime career path can be one of the most difficult and challenging task to overcome, if you really understand the impact a career can have in a persons life. A lot of people are always at crossroads when it is time to choose a career path in life. It is very imperative for you to know that your career is you, and it is the totality of who you are as a person. It makes you, moulds you, and packages into the kind of person you ought to be, therefore, you definitely need to meticulously and conscientiously choose the career that best describes you. So many people choose their career in life based on a number of reasons. Probably, based on the opinion of their colleagues, financial benefits, environmental demands or pressures from family, friends, relatives and the society. If you choose a career path based on the wrong reasons, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself in the wrong career, which will definitely affect you in life and also hampers the growth and productivity of your organization. Before going ahead to decide the right career for you in life, you must first of all determine your strength and weaknesses, determine your passion and motivation, know your abilities and potentials and most importantly, know your temperament, because temperament controls everything we do in life. The right career for you, should be the one that makes you happy and you derive joy in doing it, irrespective of the financial gains or benefits or the popularity attached to it. Therefore, if you’re in a career where you lack passion and motivation in what you do, and you’re not getting the desired happiness from it, or it is probably not bringing out the best in you in terms productivity and fulfilment, then i can without any aorta of doubt say, you’re in the wrong career, and the earlier you realize this, the better for you.
We often get excited after seeking for our first job, especially the entry level jobs for a very long time and finally landed it. We are so full of excitement, and baffle in the euphoria of landing our dream job, With all enthusiasm and zeal to put in our best in the job and make positive impacts in the organization. However, after some years, our enthusiasm, passion and dreams seems to be waning gradually, we begin to treat everything with levity, and start exhibiting some lackadasical attitude. This attitudes consequently affects our career, and the management of the organization. It leads to low productivity, inefficiency and probably redundancy. Here the 5 mistakes we often make at the workplace that’s probably killing our career. 1. PROCRASTINATION: This is one mistake that often slows down our progress in life. Procrastination is a time killer, it is a dream and success killer. It delays our success in life, and may eventually deny us of it. Procrastination is putting forward what you should do now. It is like deliberately pushing back the hands of the clock when actually the time is moving forward. Procrastination at the workplace, means delaying our duties or activities for today, and pushing it over to the next day. Everyday has its own activities, and we can only make the best of our day when we are able to deliver the activities for that particular day. Procrastination leads to work overload at the workplace, because we unknowingly accumulate all the activities in one day. This consequently leads to stress and low productivity at the workplace. In order to prevent this, we should be disciplined, and endeavour to avoid procrastination, and cultivate the habit of “doing it now”. 2. INDIFFERENCE: Exhibiting indifferent attitude at the workplace is certainly not the best for our career and for the organization. We have to be aware of what is required of us, and contribute meaningfully to the growth of our organization. Participating actively in issues that affects the organization, and bringing up our own ideas and suggestions will help to build the organization, and also develop our Career. By doing this, we are carving out a niche for ourselves, and we remain relevant and indispensable to the organization. 3. NOT MEETING DEADLINES: The desire of the management of any organization is to deliver on time and meet up deadlines, especially when it has to do with delivering quality products and services. Giving excuses for not being able to deliver when required, is usually not the best, as it can hamper the reputation of such organization. This can also affect your career as an employee of that organization, or someone trusted with the task of delivering such deliverables and meet up deadlines. Always endeavour to meet up deadlines and deliver on time, but if for any reason you’re not able to meet the required time limit, the organization should be notified before time, so as to take some necessary measures to prevent any delay. 4. LACK OF IMPROVEMENT: Sometimes we often get satisfied with our daily routine duties or activities at the workplace, and forget every opportunity for improvement. But this is obviously not the best, and will definitely not help our career nor the organization. There’s always room for improvement and advancement in any profession. Improvement can be achieved through making some researches about our career, in order to get more ideas and knowledge and use them to add more value to our career and the organization. 5. NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME: Proper time management is one key ingredient that’s necessary for success to be achieved. Time management means doing the right thing at the right time. The workplace is always full of activities, sometimes we have to combine our family responsibilities with our job or career. This definitely requires proper planning and time management, in order to achieve our desired success. We need to prioritize our activities, and set the time for each activity, then, conscientiously follow the time. Proper time management will help reduce our workloads, and save us the stress of contemplating on what to do next or what not to do. In order to be successful in your job or career, you need to properly organize your time and set your priorities right. This will help you and your organization achieve more.