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Understanding our Flexibility trait, one of our 16 IDENTI3 traits

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Flexibility is a personality trait that reflects an individual’s tendency to adapt to new situations, ideas, and changes with ease. It encompasses a person’s openness to ambiguity, uncertainty, and the ability to navigate through the gray areas of life without requiring absolute clarity or fixed answers.

This trait operates on a continuum, ranging from individuals who are highly flexible and comfortable with ambiguity to those who prefer structure, certainty, and well-defined answers.

People who score high in Flexibility tend to possess several key characteristics (Click to find out more):

ndividuals high in Flexibility are open to considering multiple perspectives and alternative viewpoints. They are less rigid in their thinking and are willing to explore unconventional ideas.

Highly flexible individuals are adept at adjusting their behavior, thoughts, and plans in response to changing circumstances (‘Going with the flow’, ‘Rolling around the punches’. They thrive in situations that require quick decision-making and adjustments.

Flexibility often goes hand-in-hand with creativity. People who are comfortable with ambiguity are more likely to think outside the box and generate innovative solutions to problems.

These individuals are more comfortable with uncertainty and are less distressed by situations where clear answers are lacking. They can navigate through uncertain or vague situations without feeling overly anxious. They may also be comfortable with mess. 

Due to their willingness to embrace uncertainty, individuals high in Flexibility may be more inclined to take calculated risks, as they are less afraid of potential failure or unexpected outcomes.

Flexibility is linked to emotional resilience. People with high flexibility have the tendency to bounce back from setbacks and challenges, as they are less attached to specific outcomes.

On the other hand, individuals low in Flexibility tend to exhibit these traits (Click to find out more):

Those with low flexibility are more comfortable with clear answers, structured plans, and well-defined expectations. They may experience anxiety or frustration when faced with uncertain situations.

People with low flexibility often seek routines and predictability, as these provide a sense of security and control. They may struggle with sudden changes or disruptions.

Individuals low in Flexibility may find ambiguous or vague situations unsettling. They may seek out clear guidelines and reassurances to reduce feelings of uncertainty.

Due to their preference for certainty, people low in Flexibility may be resistant to change, even if the change could be positive. They might stick to familiar routines and methods.

These individuals may have a tendency to think in binary terms, seeing situations as either right or wrong, with little room for middle ground or compromise.

It’s important to note that neither high nor low flexibility is inherently better than the other. Both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on the context. For example, certain professions might require high levels of flexibility and creative problem-solving, while others might benefit from a more structured and certainty-oriented approach.

Understanding where you fall on the flexibility spectrum can help you leverage your strengths and work on areas that might need improvement. It’s also important to recognize that flexibility is not a fixed trait; it can change over time due to personal growth, experiences, and conscious efforts to adapt.

What is your score for Flexibility? How does it impact you, your work and your relations with people? Remember to take your test to find our more.

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