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Leaders’ Personalities: Determined or Developed?

A significant portion of my work as an executive coach involves assisting existing and emerging leaders to accept themselves.  A big part of who they are, the part they often need to fully embrace, is their personality.  The following question frequently comes up, “Is my personality inherited or developed?”  Before I answer that question, let me define some important terms. Personality is a reference to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.  It is a reference to the type of person each one of us is, thinking holistically about how we tend to be in the world.
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