Why Personality Development Is An Essential Skill
Most people underestimate the importance of having a pleasing personality. Majority think it just means being born good-looking, that there isn’t anything much to do about it. But this is far from the truth. While good grooming and looks is part of it, the scope of personality development is quite broad. It includes knowing how to dress well, social graces, grooming, speech and interpersonal skills. Whatever your career, these are vital skills that will promote your objectives. To better appreciate its importance, some of the key benefits of developing your personality include the following:
It gives you more confidence. When you know you are appropriately attired and groomed, this makes you less anxious when meeting a person. Knowing the right things to say and how to conduct yourself will increase your confidence.
It makes you look more credible. Despite the saying that you don’t judge a book by its cover, people do tend to judge people by their clothing and how it is worn. This does not mean buying expensive clothes. We all know people who look shabby in expensive clothes. There are also people who look great even if their attire is inexpensive. Because of this, you must know what to wear and you must be aware of other aspects of enhancing your physical features.
It encourages people to interact with you. Studies have consistently shown that people communicate more openly with people they are comfortable with. If your hygiene and social graces are unrefined, then expect to have a much harder time connecting with people.
It enhances your capacity to lead and motivate. A person with a winning personality will be able to motivate better. People are less likely to get bored, and your ideas will have more credibility. You can lead better if you project an aura of confidence and credibility.
You avoid offending people. A single wrong word can destroy a business relationship. Knowing the right things to say shows both respect and intellectual sophistication. This is especially the case if you are dealing with foreigners or if you conduct business outside the country. The right thing to do in our country could be horrible blunders in a different culture. These are the soft skills that may break or make a deal.
It improves your communication skills. People are more receptive to what you say if they are impressed with your personality. Verbal communication skills are also part of personality development; improving your speech will strengthen the impact of your message.
You cannot win by talent and hard work alone. Personality development is a crucial ingredient that you must obtain. Most of the people you see as models of great personality have taken a lot of effort in developing their natural features.
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*Originally published by the Manila Bulletin. C-4, Sunday, August 5, 2012. Written by Ruben Anlacan, Jr. (President, BusinessCoach, Inc.) All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or copied without express written permission of the copyright holders.