What’s Q got to do with it?
This blog would’ve probably never been written if it wasn’t for a colleague introducing me to the ‘Q’ test not so long ago. Now if you aren’t familiar with this test, it is essentially to find out whether you are more ‘self’ or ‘other’ centred.
When asked by Dani to draw the letter ‘Q’ on my forehead I asked whether it needed to be readable for her, her response, “do what feels natural”, and so I drew it in which I would write it.
According to Richard Wiseman, this result meant that I am more self-inclined.
At first, I thought that wasn’t like me at all, but after more pondering, I decided that actually, it was.
I behave based on my own morals and ethics, the values I want to upkeep and without so much wanting to behave based on others opinions.
It was thanks to this 5-second test that I realised how much I have changed and grown within the last couple of years.
If this was done when I was 16 at high school, I would’ve definitely been the person that cared how other people saw me and what they thought of me.
Since leaving school back in 2015, the last few years have been a major learning curve for me.
Going to college and starting afresh at 2 new jobs have allowed me to meet wonderful people that accept me for all my weirdness and wackiness.
If it wasn’t for these people around me, I don’t think I would be as confident in myself as I am. If it wasn’t for the strong work ethic and morals my parents have taught me then maybe I wouldn’t be strong enough to behave the way I feel is right. Maybe I would still be wanting to always please everyone else, even if that meant going against my own beliefs in what is right and wrong.
And I’m not saying that people who are more other centred, will behave against their morals or anything like that, but I do think I used to be more aware of other people, possibly too aware.
This blog has nothing to do with design, marketing or agency life. Or maybe it does?
Our personal morals and how we behave in our personal lives shape us into what kind of working person we are, what business decisions we make and what colleagues we connect with.
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