EP 52: Waffles and Spaghetti
June 09, 2022
Avery Hoenig, PhD, Jamie Wilson, PhD, and Lucy Smith, PhD
Waffles and spaghetti are both delicious, but we aren’t talking about food today. We're talking about personality styles. “Waffles” are more compartmentalized with each task fitting into its own little separate square, and “spaghetti” is a more aerial view of interconnected parts. We touch on problem solving strategies and some communication skills that have been helpful to us as we have interacted with the “spaghetti” and “waffle” personalities in our lives.
Do try this at home:
- Appreciate your own personality style and acknowledge ways to use your strengths to manage your weaknesses.
- Take a look at what processes you have in place and evaluate how you are implementing them. While it may take some energy and time to change to a more intentional process, a more efficient system could definitely save you time and effort in the long run.
- If you are working with someone who has a different work style, ask yourself, “What is the advantage of their particular work style and how can I complement that?”