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Making a Difference by Being Yourself: Using Your Personality Type to Find Your Life’s True Purpose

Book Description

Greg Huszczo interviewed 500 people, asking each one to talk about a time they made a difference (1) at work, (2) in a relationship and (3) in their community. These discussions proved that every personality type has something valuable to offer at work, at home and globally. After determining which of the four core type personalities (Stabilizer, Harmonizer, Catalyst or Visionary) is the real you, this book will show you how you can enhance your life and others’ at work, in relationships and in communities by tapping into your own natural strengths. You will be shown the 10 key ways your personality type tends to make a difference. Based on research using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, you will be given assessment tools and planning forms to identify steps to take to integrate making a difference into your life. Get ready to gain valuable insights, read entertaining stories and make use of those wonderful innate strengths that already you possess!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Part 1: Making a Difference and Discovering Who You Are
    1. Chapter 1: Why Is Making a Difference So Important?
      1. HOW IMPORTANT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN TODAY’S WORLD?
      2. WHY IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE SO IMPORTANT TO US?
      3. MAKING A DIFFERENCE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PERFECTIONISM
      4. MAKING A DIFFERENCE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE “BLAME GAME”
    2. Chapter 2: How Do You Make a Difference?
      1. MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WORK
      2. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
      3. WHY IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
      4. DOES MAKING A DIFFERENCE MEAN THE SAME TO EVERYONE?
    3. Chapter 3: Who Are You? Putting Your Personality to Use
      1. THE ANSWER TO “JUST BE YOURSELF”
      2. FINDING THE “WHOS” BEHIND YOUR “WHATS”
      3. DESCRIBING YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE
      4. DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE
      5. THE FOUR CORE PERSONALITY TYPES
      6. PUTTING YOUR PERSONALITY TO USE
  9. Part 2: Making a Difference with Your Personality
    1. Chapter 4: How “Stabilizers” (STs) Can Make a Difference
      1. A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT STABILIZERS
      2. HOW STABILIZERS (STs) TEND TO DIFFER
      3. STABILIZERS (STs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WORK
      4. STABILIZERS (STs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
      5. COMPARING STABILIZERS (STs) TO OTHER CORE PERSONALITY TYPES
      6. EXERCISES FOR STABILIZERS
    2. Chapter 5: How “Harmonizers” (SFs) Can Make a Difference
      1. A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT HARMONIZERS
      2. HOW HARMONIZERS (SFs) TEND TO DIFFER
      3. HARMONIZERS (SFs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WORK
      4. HARMONIZERS (SFs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
      5. COMPARING HARMONIZERS (SFs) TO OTHER CORE PERSONALITY TYPES
      6. EXERCISES FOR HARMONIZERS
    3. Chapter 6: How “Catalysts” (NFs) Can Make a Difference
      1. A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT CATALYSTS
      2. HOW CATALYSTS (NFs) TEND TO DIFFER
      3. CATALYSTS (NFs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WORK
      4. CATALYSTS (NFs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
      5. COMPARING CATALYSTS (NFs) TO OTHER CORE PERSONALITY TYPES
      6. EXERCISES FOR CATALYSTS
    4. Chapter 7: How “Visionaries” (NTs) Can Make a Difference
      1. A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT VISIONARIES
      2. HOW VISIONARIES (NTs) TEND TO DIFFER
      3. VISIONARIES (NTs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WORK
      4. VISIONARIES (NTs) MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
      5. COMPARING VISIONARIES (NTs) TO OTHER CORE PERSONALITY TYPES
      6. EXERCISES FOR VISIONARIES
    5. Chapter 8: Planning to Make a Difference
      1. DETERMINING YOUR CAPABILITY FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
      2. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE SHORT TERM
      3. LESSONS LEARNED
      4. MAKING A DIFFERENCE OVER THE LONG TERM
      5. SUMMARY
  10. Appendix A: Verifying Your Mbti® Personality Type
  11. Appendix B: Your Core Personality Type at Work
  12. Appendix C: “Making a Difference” Themes by Core Personality Type
  13. References
  14. Index