Personality Tests Don’t Work, Here’s Why and The Alternatives
Personality tests, we think, help us understand ourselves better. But in reality, they are often a self-gratifying exercise that gets us no closer to understanding ourselves or others.
Every day, we are faced with decisions that can range from seemingly minute to hugely impactful. Making decisions as a group is complicated even further by the addition of different perspectives, personalities, and opinions, so it’s easy for decision making fatigue to set in.
You’ve probably heard of the “feedback sandwich”—a compliment, followed by a criticism, then another compliment. As someone giving feedback, this model feels safe and comfortable but for the person receiving the feedback it’s all too easy to learn to ignore any positive feedback as you wait for the “real” feedback. The next time you need to deliver feedback, try this format dubbed “A Star and A Wish” instead.