Friday, May 30, 2008

CIT Day 2

The clouds parted and the sun shone on our second day of training at CIT. After an opening time focused on the Biblical foundation of the Gospel and its significance in keeping us energized while we're on the field, we spent the remainder of our training looking at the results from our DISC personality assessments. Not only is understanding your own personality important for knowing why you do the things you do, but it's critical in knowing how to deal with other people - especially on the field with team mates and the nationals we are trying to reach. I learned that it's okay to be a driven, demanding, and decisive personality - but everything in moderation is best. Not everyone responds to criticism the same way, and not everyone is motivated by the same things. Personalities can change over time depending on circumstances. Conflict resolution can best be achieved by knowing who you're dealing with and how to find common ground. After class, we spent time checking email, taking pictures and playing by the pool.