Thinking about things I want to improve about myself is easy. Like most people, I experience a list of insecurities and could easily list things
I want to "fix" about my personality.
However, this is a list of traits that I feel passionate about developing and improving within my personality complex. I have these traits but am looking forward to enhancing them. All indispensable employees have either these exact traits or a version of them.
Obviously with most people, confidence is a valuable trait that always can be improved. It is important to realize that there is a balance necessary during the process of developing self confidence. We all need to learn the difference between confidence and arrogance. When you are not mindful of finding a balance, it can be easy to come off as arrogant. Personally, I believe the balance is subjective depending on the individual. I have worked over the years on finding my personal balance. Though I may come off as a confident person now, I have struggled a lot with self doubt in the past. I am happy to see the improvement and watch how it affected my life.
Life is too short to doubt yourself.
I personally think this is one of the most important traits for leaders to have. Being able to charm groups of people, and inspire them can be incredibly beneficial in a work environment. I've been told that I am very charismatic, nevertheless I think its always important to improve your valuable traits. Some of my most memorable managers/leaders have been extremely charismatic. The skill not only helps win people over, but can also help when solving feuds within a team. Come to think of it, most of the managers/leaders I found distasteful were lacking charisma. Being charismatic was never challenging for me, I never had to go out thinking to myself "hey, remember to be charismatic today." Although I definitely think it is a trait you can improve, gain, and enhance, I believe a large part of charisma is natural.
In a world riddled with black and white structure, who wouldn't want someone who can see the colorful doorways. People with vast imaginations are not afraid of questioning things. This makes them extremely valuable in areas where strategic thinking is necessary. I want to enhance my imagination and learn how to push it to its limits. When I think of people I know with vast imaginations, I am constantly astonished by their creativity. Even just being around people that are incredibly imaginative can benefit you greatly. A few years ago, I noticed that the people I spent most of my time with subconsciously affected my work. If you know what each of your friends/family brings out in your work, this can be a valuable tool. Honestly, my imagination is one of my top favorite traits I contain. We are living in a world where individuality is at an all time low. Being unique in todays world is extremely valuable.
Experience is important, especially when it comes to decision making skills. Being exposed to a large amount of knowledge, and experience can help aid in the process of finding profitable alternatives. It runs even deeper than just having experience. When you are cultured, It shows you have a willingness to learn about alternatives. The acceptance of possibilities relates strongly to clear decision making skills. Wouldn't you want someone that is experienced, culturally aware, and open to new ideas on your team?
I know I would. Our current society understands this importance, but I still feel like we can gain more clarity on it. I believe that this is one of my stronger traits, but I'd love to continue furthering my exposure to cultural differences.
It is easy to understand why someone productive would be valuable in almost any situation. Knowing you can count on that person to push themselves and efficiently work through their projects, brings peace of mind. This allows you to have more flexibility with the workload you give them. It also can be a trait associated with fast learners, and people associated with great time management. Time management has been one of my struggles in the past. Being a creative child I always seemed to have my head in the clouds, constantly thinking of all the possibilities. This is a trait I have worked on developing, and will continue
improving throughout my life.