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EQ Profiling made by Prof. Leonard Yong

Your strengths are as follows:

 

Colleagues appreciate your energy and enthusiasm. You would qualify as the ultimate royalty who reaches out to his/her subjects because you truly enjoy reaching out to others. If someone were to put you down on canvas, you would sell a million copies like the Mona Lisa due to your popularity. You are an optimistic person, looking at the brighter side of life. You are the centre of attraction in social settings. Most parties would be incomplete without your presence. 

 

Those around you like you a lot. While others make a drudgery out of work, you find joy in it due to your playful attitude. Only when the whole world learns to be like you, will loneliness be a forgotten word. If everyone knew how to make friends the way you do, then there would be lasting peace on this planet. Spontaneity comes easily to you.

 

If all that was needed to raise the dead were some laughter and fun, you would have emptied entire graveyards. If governments talk at tables to avert war, then they had better choose you to come along. Your convincing style would win over anyone’s heart. Life is in your bones making you an enjoyable person to be with. Others around you find that you inspire them. In the most wretched of conditions, you may well be the lone fellow who bears a smile of cheer.

 

You are full of energy and enthusiasm. If words could make money, you would be a millionaire! Indeed, you are rich – in friendships since you delight in communicating with them. Many view metals as their treasure, but you are different – people are your gold. As such, you regard them with utmost interest and affection.

 

You always do things very differently from others. You find seeking new ideas very stimulating. You are a curious person.At any given opportunity, you will grab one that offers you a whole new range of activities to indulge in. You have the tenacity to keep swimming where others are likely to drown. This can be attributed to your versatility and ability to adapt.Dreamer may be what you are to other people, but what makes your dreams special is that they are a manifestation of your powerful imagination.

 

Organisational transformation requires the input of fresh ideas. Your inventiveness is an asset to your organisation. Most people find organisational turmoil very stressful but not you. For you, such conditions are ideal moments to show your resourcefulness.You prefer new approaches to traditional ways of doing things. Thus, you likely to be seen as a reformer. Openness is your name, invention your gain. You have an innate drive to be creative in any environment. While others are scared stiff of confronting trouble, you would rather face them head on. You are flexible in solving problems.

 

You are full of new ideas, which you would like other to know. You may best do this by engaging in artistic endeavours. You probably will never be bored with yourself. This is because you are always working on various new approaches. You are a non-conformist who prefers to look at things from a different perspective.Your knack of conceiving new ideas may give rise to novel operational systems and totally new products.

 

Those around you appreciates your willingness to be helpful. If every neighbour were like you, then your neighbourhood would be full of goodwill – thanks to your emphasis on maintaining harmony. Your energies are channeled to the welfare of the team and its objectives. There would be fewer wars and strife around, if everyone learnt from your love of peace and your belief in its preservation. You have a strong sense of loyalty to those you associate with.

 

You can be a vital source of support for anyone from subordinates to superiors. When colleagues are down with social problems, they can easily count on your support in times of trouble.You are not the type that easily offends people. Moderation in approaching life is important to you. Those placed under your care and supervision values your genuine care and concern for them. Colleagues generally find you approachable, pleasant and unsophisticated.

 

Your acceptance of others and their views will prove beneficial in the long run.

 

You may have these weaknesses:

 

Things would be a lot better if you’d talk less and spend time listening more to others. While your talkativeness is enriching in social contexts, yet remember to give time to others to express themselves too. You view life with much optimism. Just be careful that you are also realistic as well.

 

In the midst of the crowd, maintain your identity as a unique individual with your own thoughts and opinions. Did you know that a group of caterpillars going round and round in circles eventually die out due to starvation? Hence, break the cycle and accept the authority to lead from time to time.

 

Generally, your personality can be summarized as that of ‘Creative Encourager’

 

A summary of your strengths are as follows:

 

You

 Try to think well of others

 Reach out to others

 Are known for coming up with new ideas

 Are supportive of others

 Do not like traditional way of doing things

 Like to be different from others

 Like novelty in approaching situations

 Are creative

 Have a strong imagination

 Are an approachable person

 Are liked by others

 Have warm personality

 Try hard not to hurt people’s feeling

 Share feelings easily

 Are helpful to others

 Easily accept others’ suggestions and ideas

 

A summary of your weaknesses are as follows:

 

You

 Tend to be too trusting and hence may become gullible

 Are easily bored, constantly desiring to do new things

 Tend to be soft with people

 Need acceptance from others

 Are sentimental

 Are inclined to be too inquisitive

 Tend to compromise with others so as to avoid conflicts

 

 

In order to nurture your Emotional Intelligence (EQ), you should develop:

 

 ability to ‘include’ and not ‘alienate’ others when you try to introduce new ideas

 greater appreaciation of the value of rules and regulations

 ability to work in a team with others

 better skills in introducing changes which are seen to break traditions

 more patience with people who cannot understand your new ideas and suggestions

 more self-confidence in yourself

 avoid complacency

 ability to say ‘no’ when necessary

 boldness not to compromise

 clear goals for your life

 ability to work alone at a task

 better punctuality at meetings and appointments

 control over your tendency to be restless

 willingness to listen rather than talk

 better control of your emotions

You tend to express your creativity in the following ways:

 

 Your creative inspiration often comes from talking to wide network of people.

 Collaborates with others to emerge with creative outcomes – this openness is a good and fresh source of input of ideas.

 Expressions may be wacky and fun, much to the displeasure of some.

 Your creative ideas may actually be a synthesis of current opinions but given the gloss of glamorous presentation by you.

 Limited by level of approval and acceptability by others.

 You have the capacity to absorb a vast amount of ideas and opinions with great openness. These would then be analysed according to criteria such as personal freedom, or aesthetic qualities.

 You have no difficulty to originate something contrary to the status quo if you think that the prevalent ideas are outdated and rigid.

 Expressions of creativity may have shocking elements that are anti-establishment or contrary to tradition.

 Your creative expressions are characterized by total freedom in speaking up, no holds barred.

 Your creative ideas may be viewed as weird and unusual.

 

 

 

How you might improve on your creativity:

 

 Learn to be less dependent on social acceptability so that your creativity can flourish.

 More intense thought is needed to refine imaginative outcomes.

 You should ensure that your presentation of your creative ideas, though flamboyant and stylish, will not lack substance, miss the essentials and appear shoddy.

 Be prepared to meet with disappointment and disapproval since not everyone appreciates your new ideas.

 Develop better listening skills and more attention to details so that your creativity is not impeded.

 Beware of personal arrogance and bigotry towards conventional thought and expression.

 Admit that criticism of your ideas and works are inevitable and not necessarily bad.

 Toe the line if your creative expressions border on moral issues and political acceptability.

 Seek an honest unbiased second opinion on works and ideas.

 

You can help your organization by:

 

 Creating a cheerful working environment.

 Inspiring members through your charisma.

 Organizing social events among the workers.

 Mediating and diffusing tension between different levels of management.

 Communicating well with people outside the organization.

 Generating breakthrough ideas and hence, fostering innovation and creativity.

 Offering totally different problem-solving approaches. Thinking outside the box and employing fresh methods in corporate strategy.

 Enriching current opinions, source of novelty, aestheticism, beauty and art.

 Inspiring through thought and action.

 Adding value to existing projects.

 

In leadership and supervisory roles, it is important that you try to the following steps:

 

 Be more objective when dealing with subordinates instead of being emotional.

 Let others have a chance to talk and voice ideas.

 Listen more, talk only when necessary.

 Be more thorough in planning projects.

 Learn to be serious at the appropriate times.

 Translate your creative ideas into something that others can understand.

 Allow others adequate time to grasp your new ideas.

 Follow through on initial ideas before moving to newer ones.

 Learn to accept criticism of your suggestions.

 Be realistic enough and not too dreamy.

 

To enrich your interpersonal relationships with others, try to do the following:

 

 Try talking less and listen to others more and concentrate.

 Give others a chance to speak, don’t interrupt.

 Keep a diary of daily appointments – no one appreciates your forgetfulness.

 Stand your ground and do what is right regardless of others’ opinions of you.

 Realize you can’t please nor get along with everyone.

 Be open to other’s criticisms of your ideas and suggestions.

 Be more realistic when sharing your opinions.

 Give others a chance to announce and implement their plans.

 Introduce your views and opinions patiently and clearly.

 Appreciate and humbly bear with others’ activities and interests.

 

In facing conflicts, you tend to do this:

 

 Joke to alleviate matters.

 Please the other party.

 Overreact.

 Talk much but listen little.

 May become defensive and overly emotional.

 Withdraw to a safe environment.

 Feel that others around you just don’t understand.

 Wonder why others cannot figure  out a simple solution to the problem.

 

How to better manage yourself when facing conflict:

 

 Listen more to understand the cause of the conflict.

 Don’t jump to conclusions; analyse the situation more carefully.

 Restrain yourself from being too emotional.

 Use humour to diffuse tension at the right moment and on the right issue.

 Accept that not all will think or agree with the way you do.

 Use  your creativity to resolve the conflict.

 Communicate your proposed solution for the conflict in a way that

 

others can understand .

 

The following actions may cause stress:

 

 Lack of fun, hope and optimism in life.

 Disapproval from others for unknown reasons.

 Constant supervision.

 Inhibition of expression.

 Personal attacks.

 Fetters, restrictions, restraints and any form of inhibition and restrictions on forms of expression.

 Rejection of views and ideas.

 Being misunderstood.

 

Stress – Why you react the way you do:

 

 Perceive that others do not approve your actions.

 You feel that the other party is hostile towards you.

 The situation is too serious and dry.

 Withdraw into fantasy world.

 Rebellion.

 Disillusioned.

 Discouraged.

 

Stress – How to overcome your unfavourable reactions:

 

 Stay calm and think over the root cause of stress.

 Think of ways to overcome problem.

 Let your mind rule over your feelings.

 Voice your opinions in a less argumentative and provocative way.

 Accept the reality of the present situation.

 Accept some limitations and work within them.

 

 

Your approach/strategy and attitude towards learning:

 

 Subject matter must be good enough to generate interest and provide enjoyment.

 People-related subjects are greatly favoured.

 Learns best in group/team setting.

 Enthusiastic towards new material but may not last too long at it.

 Prefers interactive mode of learning.

 Broad minded and receptive to recent developments and almost any theory.

 Flexible-minded: adaptable towards new subjects.

 Open to new things.

 Innovative: new ideas are fused with existing concepts.

 Creative approaches by investigating, from different perspectives, a particular interest.

 

To be a more effective learner:

 

 Pay more attention to details so as not to miss relevant points.

 Be more organised and orderly – this will save you time and energy later on.

 Note that many times studying can be dry and that’s something you can’t change, but need to accept to make progress.

 Aim to be all-rounded by covering areas not related to people, because in life, the two are hardly separate in most areas.

 Don’t let the absence of a team or group halt your pace – i.e. don’t be over-reliant on others.

 Adoption of new ideas and unsubstantiated theories may run the risk of deception at personal or others’ expense – hence, be cautious.

 While applying new perspectives of studying, don’t throw away conventional views, the bases of subsequent developments.

 Be prepared to sit through dry spells of boring material if you are to get anywhere eventually.

 In group settings that require interactive exchanges, be careful not to ‘blast away’ any stand that seems conventional lest it discourage healthy dialogue from your study partners.

 Be more aware of implications of adopting new ideas.