It can be very challenging to see ourselves. Some people are willing to take a look while others run the other way. World renowned singer K.D. Lang said, “I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses-being self-important, selfish, and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.” Do you think acknowledging her strengths and her weaknesses has helped K.D. Lang in her success? I would say yes!
Seeing yourself clearly is critical for success in all your professional relationships. At work do you have some co-workers who just defend their arrogant behavior with false bravado? This can be frustrating and negatively impact the success of your team. Remember, we cannot change people, but we can change how we respond to people with a bit of our own self-knowledge and advance preparation.
Joyce was just that type of self-superior woman in her late 50’s, finding herself working with multiple generations of co-workers she did not understand. The climate in their office was emotionally tumultuous. One day Joyce was challenged by some of her co-workers about her behavior. Joyce was a hard worker, efficient, and meticulous. The problem was she would flip moods so quickly, being pleasant one minute, and triggered by something in the next, then lash out with critical words and hostility toward co-workers and customers.
Joyce was unpredictably nasty and downright mean to certain customers on the phone. The result was a training on how to manage your triggers in the workplace, and how to avoid triggering others. In the first part of the 12 Tools training Joyce was asked to take the Trigger-Proof 35 Question Quiz to help her understand some of her strengths and weaknesses.
Understanding our own emotional ‘‘triggers” can help us take our weaknesses and turn them into strengths and become more conscious of what is happening to us and why. Having this information creates empowerment, we can prepare ourselves internally by what we say to ourselves.
Joyce snubbed taking the quiz and proudly declared “I have no flaws.” Everyone groaned loudly, it was obvious that this was her biggest flaw- that she perceived herself as not having any flaws! The false swagger was obvious. We cannot change the “Joyce’s” in the workplace. We can only change ourselves and protect ourselves from the unconscious “Joyce’s” who refuse to look at themselves and are in deep denial about their flaws and the impact they may have on customers, co-workers, and the team.
How do you do this? The better you understand your strengths and weaknesses, the more effective you become at altering your responses to uncomfortable situations. The affect doesn’t stop there. When you are comfortable within yourself, you are more conscious of others’ comfort levels, and their strengths and weaknesses. Self-Knowledge leads to knowing others as well. You can see more clearly!
When you know yourself, you can be true to yourself. “To thine own self be true” is the positive phrase to keep in mind. The “Joyce’s” of the world have no power over us, unless we unconsciously give it to them. Then they have the power to make us miserable just like they are!
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