Do you want to understand more about yourself in a quick, fun, and easy way? Do you like to know how other people tick, and how best to deal with them? Most of us would answer yes to both questions. Despite the fact that every person is a complex combination of traits and characteristics, there are ways to better understand behaviors and actions. The DOPE Bird Personality Test groups people into 4 personalities and provides insights into every personality’s inner being.
Is DOPE a Psychological Evaluation?
DOPE is not a psychological evaluation. The test does not end with an assessment or a diagnosis. It is a self-assessment tool that enables a person to identify his unique and distinctive traits that clarify his personality and innermost being. People think, act, and communicate differently based upon established behavioral patterns. Recognizing these patterns can greatly enrich one’s self-understanding and acceptance. Having attained that, a person learns to appreciate that other people have their distinct personalities, too. It is a good start to adjusting to other people’s behavior and improving interpersonal relationships at home, in school, in the workplace, or within the team.
How Does It Work?
The DOPE (an acronym that stands for Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle) Bird Personality Test is a readily available tool for those who are earnestly interested in self-discovery. The questions are done in a fun yet introspective way. You do not need a psychologist to interpret the questions for you; you will only need to answer each question truthfully. Every answer must come from who you are, not from what you know is correct. To gain meaningful insight, use the tool to discover your inner strengths and positive qualities. Albeit there are much more complicated scientific tools around, the 4-Bird personality test promotes self-assessment, intensifies self-improvement, complements career and personal development, and can be used to improve how we interact with others.
Who Will Find It Useful?
Several entities, e.g. schools, healthcare, agencies involved in recruitment, and special needs classes, find the 4-Bird personality test very expedient because of its relative ease of use. The average self-discoverer, such as you and me, will find the test very insightful and enlightening. Always keep in mind that there are no good or bad birds in this test as they are basically reflections and interpretations to ascertain personality types. You may find that you are a unique combination of many birds. Or you might also be interested at finding what birds you deal with in your environment. The more important questions, however, are how you apply these discoveries to improve yourself and how these make an impact to your life.
What Are These Birds?
Here are the straightforward designations of the DOPE 4-Bird Personality Test.
The peaceful and friendly Doves are persons of diplomacy and tact. Overall, they are people-oriented, sympathetic, supportive, and team players. They have good listening skills, pleasant to work with and can be relied upon. They usually find professions as teachers, mentors and social workers. When there are conflicts, they are more likely to avoid confrontation, change, and assertiveness. They will often seek affirmation in what they do. In relating with Doves, be warm and sympathetic. Remember that they are naturally relaxed and slow-paced. Earning their trust might take a while, so be patient.
The wise and analytical Owls are the perfectionist, methodical, determined, well-organized and systematic lot. Their bywords are precision and logic. They provide balance in the workplace because of their perseverance, diligence and penchant for structure. Decision-making can take a tedious and meticulous process, and they can be bullheaded and unbending if logic dictates so. They are also wont to be critical and fault-finding, especially on other people’s ideas. While they are at home with details, they shun risks; so be objective as you present your ideas with concrete facts not personal feelings or opinions. They usually thrive in the field of engineering or accountancy. In relating with Owls, be painstakingly detailed and well-organized as you would support their preoccupation with systematized workplace.
The showy and cheerful Peacocks embody happiness and optimism. They love to talk, and they prefer the fast chase and spontaneity. Because they are glib talkers filled with enthusiasm, they work well in sales and marketing of ideas. While they are social and fashionable fowls, they are oftentimes inattentive, impatient and manipulative. They are not keen on time management and are inattentive to details. Every so often, they seek recognition in what they do. In relating with Peacocks, try to avoid protracted arguments; instead, focus on rallying behind their ideas and visions to win them over.
The bold and authoritative Eagles are typically dominant and decisive persons. They are typically thought of as Type-A people. As leaders, they are dynamic, natural achievers and decisive. They are output-oriented who prefer the workplace to be well-structured and fully functional. Because of these traits, they are often on the top of the ladder as CEOs or military officers. Negatively, they can be impatient, manipulative, domineering, compelling and insensitive to other people’s needs. In relating with the Eagle, be sure to argue with facts, not opinions; and, if possible, be supportive of his goals and objectives. Deal in a businesslike and formal manner.
The Bottom Line
The DOPE is a new school of thought that introduces a concept quite opposite the golden rule. It says that you are not the same as the other person, and that other person has a different idea of how he or she wants to be treated. “Treating others as you would like others to treat you," might not work so well after all. The new rule says that it is best to treat others according to their personalities which dictate how they wish to be treated. If you had been wondering why there are people you meld so well and others you collide every so often, try assessing your different personalities. You may find that you had been needlessly fighting with the wrong bird, when you could have pecked the fowl on the tuft.
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