How type A People Can Play Nice With Others
I set personal goals, manage multiple projects at once, and run at the speed of light. (See The Prosperous Leader – Chapter 10).
High D curse. They are the tendency to dominate, to be demanding, and to be (or appear to be) distracted.
Here are some tricks that have worked for me:
To stop dominating others, create — and stick to — a plan.
To be less demanding, focus on empathy.
Accept that you are of a special breed and that most individuals do not think or move at your pace. Practicing self-awareness will help you to be more empathetic and patient. As a leader, you do not want to set people up to fail. In a personal relationship, you do not want people to feel minimized.
To avoid getting distracted, minimize interruptions.
If others feel that you never listen or pay attention to them, it’s time to make some changes. A few small things can make a difference. Shut off your phone or email when interacting with others. Take time to be personal and courteous – say hello, say thank you, ask how the weekend was, etc. These small gestures show people that you care enough to take the extra time to connect.