Soft Skills: Personality Types

Course Description

This course discusses in detail the various personality types depending upon their traits, their major characteristics, how to manage each personality type, how to identify the personality type of a person and the various factors that can cause friction between different types. The course is supplemented with interesting characters, videos, anecdotes and short quizzes to deepen the understanding of the concepts.


    1. This lecture introduces the instructor – Ms. Mrinalini Deshpande and her team members – Dr. Deepak, Dr. Saleem, Dr. Reena and Dr. Tania. Objective To provide an overview of the topics that will be covered in this course.
    Communication and Barriers to Communication
    1. This lecture talks about  communication.  Objectives  What is communication The importance of communication Barriers to effective communication.
    Personality Types
    1. The key purpose of this lecture is to  understand the four major personality types – the Director, the Socializer, the Relator and the Thinker based on following four characteristics People oriented Task oriented Direct approach Indirect approach.
    Personality Type - Director
    1. This lecture builds on the previous chapter. Aim To understand the director personality. How to manage this personality type?
    Personality Type - Socializer
    1. The purpose of this lecture is Understanding the Socializer personality and the ways of managing this personality type.
    Personality Type - Relator
    1. This lecture covers - The characteristics of Relator personality How to manage these type of people?
    Personality Type - Thinker
    1. This lecture deals with the Thinker personality in detail and how to manage such people around us.
    Identifying the Personality Types
    1. Now when you are aware about the main characteristics of all these personality types, this chapter gives a clear understanding of - How to identify these personalities with the help of a very interesting flowchart.
    Friction Factors
    1. Having understood the personality types in details, it is very important to know how the different personalities interact with each other and the friction factors that can come between them. This chapter mainly talks about two friction factors – Pace and Priorities. The key takeaways from this chapter are - How the two important friction factors come into play when different personalities interact. Importance of cohesiveness of all the people for a strong team.