Have you ever wondered if there is such a thing as the perfect profile? We get it asked a lot…
The answer to that frequently asked question is no! Bad profiles don’t really exist, not in terms of people’s work performance anyway. What does exist, however, is bad fits.
Let’s remember one important thing – we can’t really change our temperament, not for any meaningful period of time and certainly not without consequences.
For example, imagine you are an independent, free-thinking person. Someone, whose strength comes from thinking outside of the box, from questioning the status quo. Holding a position that requires you to follow rules and regulations, operating within a very structured environment, would have a detrimental impact on your life, especially.
We define natural talent as
“what a person can do for hours on end, to a very high standard, that other people find uninteresting or boring.”
If the fit between an individual and the role they are performing is right, this can truly be a game-changer. There are certain hallmarks of natural talent such as rapid learning, a real yearning to do something, personal satisfaction and glimpses of genius. Playing to one’s strengths or natural abilities allows us to excel almost effortlessly with work becoming a hobby. After all, who doesn’t enjoy doing something they are great at. It gives us a boost, it raises our self-esteem and allows us to build up our resilience.
It makes sense to think of our temperament as we would about our DNA. We all have natural strengths and we should all harness these instead of struggling with things that don’t come to us easily.