What does your bookshelf say about you?
By Kerry Cope
I’m sure I’m not the only person that has been down one rabbit hole or another, metaphorically speaking.
My most recent dive started with looking for inspiration for my next book. I have loads of books to read, but my description would be crime noir and dark, but not so dark you can’t help but smile. Yammer has begun to be the main communication channel for our SMRS book chats, but I was conscious all my book reviews would start to sound the same.
And so, down the rabbit hole I went. Where I ended up on these searches surprised me, and I feel I have missed a whole genre of personality profiling that I didn’t even know existed.
Your bookshelf can show you a lot about yourself. What does yours say about you?
Who even knew it would say anything, but apparently it can tell you a lot…
Your bookshelf can tell if you’re more artistic, adorable and whimsical, a mystery, a tad sentimental, a tad serious, or even have a taste for danger and a little bit of Goldilocks.
As you would expect, curiosity hit, and I went to check out my bookshelves. They basically told me that depending on which shelf you looked at, that any and all of these could be applied (although, yes, I know adorable and whimsical feels a bit of a stretch).
But this did get me thinking.
With the current situation, understanding yourself is becoming more important than ever.
After a number of weeks in lockdown, I have no doubt we’ve all been on a roller coaster of self-discovery, and that we’re all adjusting to this new way of working - I cannot bring myself to say the new-normal - it has tested us.
I certainly know it has tested me at times. Yet, taking the time to focus on my natural strengths and supporting colleagues in taking a step back to focus on their strengths has helped me to grow. It’s helped me to appreciate that we’re such a great team in our agency because we are all so different. We all bring our own colour and recognising this has been key to the challenge’s lockdown has given us.