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Do you have a phobia?

March 24, 2018

External events and internal predispositions are at the root of these irrational fears. They can often be traced back to a specific triggering event and unlike a cold or flu, can’t be cured through medicine. For those frightened by mathematics, perhaps you have a condition called arithmophobia, not to be confused with arachnophobia, which is the fear of spiders. For those who fear long words, we hate to do this to you, but… 

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. That’s the label for your condition! Hopefully you weren’t scared away.

Do you have an ordinary or extraordinary phobia?

  • Yes (comment below)
  • No
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Are you a natural born leader?

September 28, 2017

US millionaire Huntington Hartford is convinced that very wealthy people are not those who can find a common language with the boss and always do everything the correct way. Such people can become highly paid employees, but no more. The same position is followed by one of the richest people in the world, Paul Getty: “There is only one way to make a great deal of money. And that is in a business of your own.”

In this regard, they talk about the leader’s potential, which provides for the possibility of a stable improvement of the results, getting to a new level of knowledge and efficiency, broadening own specialized and general knowledge. The leader must have independent thinking. He combines own beliefs with current ideas and trends. The leader’s potential consists of such points as self-confidence and ability to effectively influence others. Ability to present oneself, to be charismatic, is an indispensable attribute in any leader’s arsenal. The leader is able to lead others and take responsibility, too.

So, do you have the potential of a leader?

  • Yes
  • I’ve never been in a position to find out
  • No

Extreme careerist: one who’s focused on the advancement of their career through any positive or negative means and often at the expense of others

A careerist is someone who in the process of work gives more priority to the regular growth on the career path than on the paycheck. Of course, promotion in one way or another is associated with higher incomes, but careerist puts more value in the influence, authority in the eyes of employees, a satisfaction of own ambitions, rising status, which depends on the level of office. 

Consequently, not all people want career growth, and this is the choice of each employee. Also, careerists and workaholics should not be confused. A significant number of people, being workaholics, are still not real careerists. The workaholic works a lot, giving all the strength to the favorite work because the labor process itself brings them great pleasure. A careerist, in turn, doesn’t always feel love for the work, but flawlessly performs it, and is interested not in the process of work, but in the success that it brings. 

Given this, inherent careerists tend to reach significant heights in the professional field. For a real careerist, building a career is the meaning of the job. Such a person is often dissatisfied with the current position and seeks to make every effort to become team’s supervisor. 

So, do you consider yourself careerists?

  • This describes me
  • This doesn’t apply to me