strange.armchair by the seaPeople can be strange. Very strange. But we only think that because they are not like us.

I was reminded of this today at the supermarket when the person in front of me at the checkout handled a situation so differently to how I would.

It made me smile as it was a nice, and in this case painless, reminder of how different we all are.

Our personal styles vary, and knowing ours, and guessing the style of others based on their behaviour can help us when working with them.

For example, I tend to be more introverted than extroverted, and more task focused than people focused. This has implications such as I prefer time to reflect on something and I seek clarity and tend to be more analytical in my approach to things. So don’t rush me and you’ll get my best 🙂

Do you tend to be extroverted or introverted? Do you tend to be task focused or people focused?

Now click here to get some tips on how to use this simple model to help you influence and work with others around you.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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