Lately, I have been taking an e-course that explores who you are via personality tests. I know myself fairly well, but I love doing personality tests. My family, I am sure, are tired of getting personality test to complete. Surely, I am not the only one! So as part of this course, you were asked to complete several different personality tests. So, what did I learn from all that? Nothing that I didn’t already know. Shocking, right? Of course not. However, doing the tests made me think about how I perceive others.
One thing that I did realize is that I have high expectations. I have extremely high expectations of myself. A supervisor once told me that my expectations of myself were unrealistic. I completely understand that perfection in many instances is not realistic, but I still strive for perfection. One thing I have come to realize is that although my expectations of others are much lower than my own expectations, I still have high expectations of others. Unrealistic? Maybe. I am still not sure about that part. Let me explain.
When give a task or job, I will do that task to the best of my ability, even if I do not like it or want to do it. So I get very frustrated when I see people do only the minimum, or just enough to get by. It drives me crazy! You should always do your best, right? I am learning that not everyone thinks that way though. Some people are okay to do just the minimum.
If it is not my responsibility, then it should not be my frustration. I will not lower my standards, but I should also realize that not everyone has the same personality as me. Not everyone will work hard, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t. What it does mean is that I have to be aware of others and their personalities and respect their differences. So my expectations are still high, but I will try to be more understanding. Hopefully, I will also be less frustrated!