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Life Styles Inventory – Personal Results
Introduction Brian was mildly trepid about viewing the results of the Life Styles Inventory he had taken. Perhaps because his thinking and behavior were never charted he was nervous to see the results; or maybe he was worried that an objective view of his thinking style would reveal more about his personality than he was comfortable …show more content…
Overall, Brian has the aptitude and personality to be an effective manager. His personality isn’t free from faults, and as identified, the limitations of the approval style are plain, but time and effort will neutralize that threat to his successful management. General George Smith Patton, Jr. summed up Brian’s aptitude when he said, “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
Genesis of personal styles Brian possessed the affiliative style from a young age. Even before his teenage years. he was carrying on meaningful conversation with adults, and spent much of his time around adults. This not only aided his ability to communicate effectively, it gave him a heightened awareness of relationships and the meaning and value of them. Throughout childhood and his teenage years, it was not uncommon to find Brian carrying on a conversation with an adult or engaging in an activity with an older friend. When Brian was 17, his dad passed away suddenly from a rapidly spreading brain tumor. Brian, who had worked alongside his dad in a machine shop for many years, took over the running of the business until a buyer could be found. These six months began a lifestyle and mindset change for him. Suddenly, the meaning of providing for a family and work and responsibility became crystal clear, and Brian began planning his career, setting goals and getting educated.