The latest installment in a series by Gary Jordan, Ph.D. and Lynda-Ross Vega of Vega Behavioral Consulting, Ltd, ]this article entitled “The 6 Perceptual Styles, What We Value and How We See the World: The Goals Style” sheds new light on this fascinating subject, offering deep insights from the fields of psychology, business development and more.
In it, readers will meet “Karen,” a high-achiever who perceives the world as a series of tasks that must be completed at all costs, who thrives on challenges and opportunities posed by life’s immediate problems. She represents Goals, a Perceptual Style innate to 1/6th of the human population, regardless of class, culture or race.
Because Karen sees the world as a challenge to be conquered, requiring quick, decisive action in the moment, she distrusts complexity, subtlety, and solutions that evolve slowly over time. Goals people like her focus on clear objectives, and approach the world with an intense focus that allows them to push themselves long after others have given up.
In this article, readers will discover:
• The salient characteristics of the Perceptual Style known as Goals
• What motivates people who fall into this category
• Strengths and weaknesses of the Goals Perceptual Style, in both work and relationships
• Situations that allow people like Karen to thrive, and contexts those like her are likely to find frustrating
• And more!
People like Karen with the Goals style can be misunderstood because they want the facts from conversations, not the personal or social context; however, they are decisive in times of crisis and generate substantial momentum for those around them. Building a team within the context of work and career often means assembling people with diverse skills to accomplish different types of tasks, making this information especially important for managers and business coaches.
For team-leaders, managers, coaches, psychologists and students of human nature from all walks of life, this article will offer clear insights into the nuances and differences in human perception and behavior. The fourth in a series, it’s based on the Perceptual Style Theory, which incorporates and builds upon the theories of psychological visionaries like Carl Jung, Willhelm Reich and others.
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About Vega Behavioral Consulting, Ltd.: Gary Jordan, Ph.D., has over 27 years of experience in clinical psychology, behavioral assessment, individual development, and coaching. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley. He is co-creator of Perceptual Style Theory, a revolutionary psychological assessment system that teaches people how to unleash their deepest potentials for success. He’s a partner at Vega Behavioral Consulting, Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in helping people discover their true skills and talents. For more information, visit http://www.yourtalentadvantage.com .