Impulsive Time Management Personality Style Preference
An Impulsive Time Management Personality Type loves to leap before they look. In fact, sometimes they don’t look until they’re twenty miles ahead of where they were… Then, of course, it’s too late! What’s your time management style personality?
Are You An Impulsive Personality?
Dominant Impulsive Time Style Personality Types can learn to work most effectively with others when they better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their natural Impulsive TimeStyle Preference.
Your Time Management Personality Type
Have you ever been in flow?
Flow is that effortless feeling when things just seem to work well.
Those flow experiences are often thought to be random occurrences, but in our research and years working with others to enhance productivity and stay organized, we’ve found out some important information.
It seems that each of us has natural behaviors regarding how we manage time and how we organize our living and working spaces. And, the Time & Space Style Inventory was designed by productivity professionals with decades of experience to help you gain insight and be more productive as a result. Here’s what we’ve learned about personality styles when it comes to managing time!
How Your Time Personality Creates Flow Experiences
When things flow smoothly, we often think it’s simple synchronicity.
But, the more you know about yourself, the better you are able to manage tension when you become inundated, over-scheduled, and blocked with clutter. When your stress increases, it’s important to understand how to work with our natural style preferences, and let your dominant habits and behaviors work for you rather than stand in your way!
If you ignore tension and stress, you can get in your own way, impede your best intentions, and miss your goals. Knowing which techniques, behaviors, and products support your natural style preferences, and which do not, impacts the overall quality of your life.
Whether you’re managing time or space, you need to match techniques, behaviors, and environments to you. Therefore, some products will work for you, while others do not. So, your choices matter and impact the overall quality of your life.
Would you consider yourself impulsive?
We all have natural behaviors regarding the use of time and how we organize time and space.
Sometimes our styles work well for us, but when we do not understand how to work with our natural styles, we can get in our own way and impede our best intentions. Understanding what can work for us and what does not impacts the overall quality of our life.
Spurred on by adrenaline, spontaneity fuels the Impulsive Time Style personality. Typically a Time Style trait of Impulsives™ this woman loves frequent change and challenges requiring quick wits and even faster decisions.
“I prefer to be spontaneous and take advantage of the moment!” she says, “Planning bores me; let’s get to the doing!” The thrill of a new adventure (and the adrenaline that goes along with it) drives the Impulsive forward.
Her energy is enough to fuel the momentum of a group or team but can impact others in ways she might not be aware.
The planning and forethought required to implement large projects are not appreciated by an Impulsive Time Style preference. She bores easily! But lack of planning can result in missed deadlines and letting others down. Because of her love of spontaneity, an Impulsive Time Style personality may often act hastily in order to alleviate discomfort or anxiety. Jumping into the flow something new, the latest YouTube post, or even the buzz of a video game, may take precedence over even the most pressing project… Using adrenaline to deflect dealing with pressure and emotional upsets can cause uncontrolled impulsive decision making – and can lead this style preference down an irreversible path of poor decision-making… especially when it comes to managing her time and tasks effectively.
An Impulsive Time Style personality dreads getting pinned into someone else’s deadlines. Impeding an Impulsive’s natural drive with restraints could invoke an emotional response that hinders production or even her desire to take action. If too much focus is put on planning and accountability, she may regress to passive-aggressive coping behaviors.
Impulsive Style Effectiveness
What steps can an Impulsive Style take to prevent boredom, ensure time accountability, and create an enjoyable workflow?
Flow is defined as the “natural, effortless unfolding of life in a way that moves us toward wholeness and harmony” (from The Power of Flow, Belitz and Lundstrom). Your ability to build awareness, be present in the moment, and learn to manage your inner experience will all help you feel more confident. Your ultimate goal will be to reclaim your agency in moments where you feel out of control.
When things feel out of sync, you will likely be more impulsive. When things feel more in control, your impulsive spontaneity will be easier to manage. Ideally, defining homeostasis is an individual job. You can begin by identifying what’s most important.
Flow Steps™ offer simple choices to help resolve tension and restore freedom over time and space.
Here are some basic Flow Steps that can help an Impulsive enhance your effectiveness:
- Find a pleasing planning system. Be consistent, review often and revise the planning system every 90 days.
- Break up the day into segments and shift task regularly to give yourself ‘brain candy’.
- Think of your brain as seeking a dopamine or adrenaline hit.
- Be sure to reward yourself for small milestones along the way.
- Establish a routine that allows you to Plan, Act, and Review your time commitments and scheduled work.
- Consider the impact of impulsive actions on others and check out the details before you act.
These are just a few ways to use your natural time style preferences to create a more pleasing workflow experience.
First, identify your time style and personality preferences. Then you can begin to take steps to integrate more Flow into your experience.
The Six Time Management Style Preferences
Read about the other Time Management Style Preferences:
- Hopper Time Management Style Preference
- Hyper Focus Time Management Style Preference
- Big Picture Time Management Style Preference
- Perfectionist Plus Time Management Style Preference
- Impulsive Time Management Style Preference
- Cliff Hanger Time Management Style Preference
Once you identify your time management style preference you can integrate Flow Steps into your experience. There are 6 Organizing Style Personalities too.
The Six Organizing Style Preferences
Different organizing styles require different solutions. These are just a few ways to use your natural style to create a more pleasing workflow experience. Once you identify your dominant preferences you can begin to take steps to integrate more Flow Steps into your experience.
Read about each Organizing Style Preference:
- Everything Out Organizing Style Preference
- Nothing Out Organizing Style Preference
- Saver Organizing Style Preference
- Minimalist Organizing Style Preference
- Straightener Organizing Style Preference
- No Rules Organizing Style Preference
The Time & Space Style Inventory™ (TSSI™) is an online assessment tool that evaluates your organizing personality type and your time style preferences. It helps you determine your natural approach to how you manage priorities, attend to details, and take action. Aligning with your strong style preferences helps you make the most of your time. Self-awareness helps you take action to increase flow. Consistently taking the Flow Steps in your styles of dominance will help you successfully manage yourself, and your decisions about time.
Embrace your natural Time Management Personality Style!
Make it work for you – take the Time & Space Style Inventory™ and see what makes you tick! When you identify your dominant style preferences you make better decisions. It will help you become more productive when you know yourself. This ultimately enhances your experience and helps you enjoy your life.
Cena Block (sanespaces.com) specializes in helping moms design their home-based businesses on their own terms. We build smart supportive systems that create time for living. A productivity expert with more than 25 years of experience in human performance and training, Cena has collaborated with author and Flow Coach Sunny Schlenger (suncoach.com) to create the Time & Space Style Inventory™. Find Sunny’s new book: Flow Formula: A Guidebook to Wholeness and Harmony on Amazon.com.