The Gift of Gab

Written by John Boe

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Talkers love an audience and seek to berepparttar center of attention. Others often view this need for approval and attention as egotistical and self-centered. The typical Talker’s motto is, “Enough about me - what do you think about me?” Talkers are friendly, enthusiastic, impulsive and social. They tend to be emotional and demonstrative and as a result wear their feelings on their sleeve. Under pressure, they will talk faster than normal and may deny reality. The impulsive Talker likes status things and are known as power shoppers. It is not uncommon for them to go shopping in order to lift their spirits. The Talker/Thinker profile enjoysrepparttar 126349 latest gadgets and is usually interested in science fiction.

Physically, Talkers tend to have a barrel chest, stocky build and a large head. Talkers are typically ”couch potatoes” and need routine exercise to stay in shape. Due to their sedentary life style they are prone to gain weight and find it difficult to keep off. It is not unusual forrepparttar 126350 Talker to have bags under their eyes and a recessed chin. When you think of a Talker think of Bill Clinton, Drew Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Dolly Pardon, Bill Cosby, Ronald Reagan, John Candy, Cybill Shepherd, Mohammed Ali, Phil Donahue, John Belushi, Richard Dreyfuss, and Newt Gingretch. While not all Talkers will have a dimple in their chin, it has been my observation that anyone that does have a dimple is automaticallyrepparttar 126351 Talker/Thinker/Worker/Watcher profile. Ofrepparttar 126352 six primary Talker profiles, this profile isrepparttar 126353 most dramatic, expressive, creative, formal and moody. Some well-known Talkers with a dimple in their chin are; John Trivolta, Terry Bradshaw, Jesse Ventura, Chevy Chase, Joe Namath, and Kirk Douglas.

Talker’s Positive Traits

Sociable – Generous – Optimistic – Enthusiastic – Persuasive – Articulate

Talker’s Negative Traits

Unorganized – Egotistical – Impulsive – Self-Absorbed – Emotional - Lazy

Talker Behaviors

1. Exhibits a carefree demeanor. 2. Interrupts others while they are speaking. 3. Easily distracted. 4. Dislike for dealing with details. 5. Can juggle numerous tasks at once. 6. Extremely creative and spontaneous. 7. Needs excitement, adventure and thrills.

How Talkers Can Improve

1. Don’t try so hard to be liked. 2. Be cheerful without overdoing it. 3. Talk less and listen more – don’t interrupt. 4. Follow directions carefully. 5. Be more accurate. 6. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep. 7. Develop a more serious work ethic.

John Boe, based in Monterey, CA, helps companies recruit, train and motivate top-quality people. To view his online Video Demo or to have John Boe speak at your next event, visit or call (831) 375-3668.

Why is Bobby Knight Explosive?

Written by John Boe

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and Melancholy (analytical). Of these four styles,repparttar Choleric or Worker style isrepparttar 126348 most impatient, ill natured and short tempered. The Worker temperament style isrepparttar 126349 D inrepparttar 126350 D.I.S.C. profiling system. Bobby Knight hasrepparttar 126351 Worker as his primary temperament style and therefore like most Workers, has a challenge with anger management. This style is often referred to as a “Workaholic or Type A” personality. When they get angry their tendency is to explode like a volcano and then get over it quickly and go about their business as if nothing had happened. Workers are aggressive, no-nonsense people who seek power and control. They are goal-oriented individuals with a practical, bottom line approach to life. The Worker is extroverted by nature. People who haverepparttar 126352 Worker as their primary temperament style are physically large, powerful people with broad shoulders. Other well-known Workers are; Mike Tyson, John Wayne, Vince Lombardi, George C. Scott, Bea Arthur, Pete Rose, Janet Reno, O.J. Simpson, Joseph Stalin, George S. Patton and Jim Brown.

Bobby Knight developed a winning tradition while at Indiana University by demanding that his players learn how to play under pressure and adversity. Ironically, self-control wasrepparttar 126353 one thing coach Knight was unable to give back to them! Bobby Knight is a good example of a bad example. He reminds us all thatrepparttar 126354 strength of our temperament style taken torepparttar 126355 extreme becomes our greatest personal weakness. He has been given a second chance to coach at Texas Tech. Let’s hope that he learned his lesson and will control his legendary, explosive temper!

John Boe, based in Monterey, CA, helps companies recruit, train and motivate top-quality people. To view his online Video Demo or to have John Boe speak at your next event, visit or call (831) 375-3668.

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