Participants rave about benefits of two-day training

The moment Eunice Chen stepped in front of the class, the bright-eyed participants of the '360? Communication with Enneagram' workshop got all pumped up.

Saturday, 11 June, 2011, 12:00am

A 360-degree view of life

If a person says someone's 'got a nice personality', a lot of times it just means he is a good person. But to Eunice Chen, who studies people and assesses personality differences, the nature of personality is far too complex to be simply defined as good or bad.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Attack on values

On a beautiful night in April 1995, I drove through one of the busiest streets near my alma mater, en route to meeting a few friends to celebrate the victory of our men's basketball team in the NCAA championship. The air was explosive. Suddenly, I heard a big thud and, out of instinct, slammed on the brakes. I felt cool liquid running down my shirt.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Psychological profiling for police recruits

Force acts after drop in confidence

Police recruits will undergo psychological profiling from next year and ethics officers will be appointed to monitor behaviour after a drop in public confidence.

22 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Mind over patter

Outgoing or introverted, intuitive or analytical, empathetic or judgmental? Personal chemistry and temperament are key factors in how well we work together, which is why more employers are turning to personality tests to screen job candidates.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

The power of positive thinking

WHEN CONFRONTED with challenging circumstances, we tend to make the situation seem more difficult by focusing on the worst-case scenario, thus limiting the likelihood of a positive, successful outcome.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Journey begins with a discovery of self

WHO ARE YOU? You may answer this seemingly simple question by giving your name, or describing yourself as a business studies student or a software programmer.

11 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

What personality type are you?

Know Thyself, said the mythical Greek sun god Apollo many millennia ago.

Thousands of years later, modern psychologists still agree with this ancient wisdom and encourage young people to reflect on themselves to set their future directions.

The Enneagram is a tool that can help you understand your personality.

5 May 2005 - 12:00am


What's your type? I'm an INFP.

The most popular personality tests these days are the Kiersey Temperament Sorter and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Both tests split people into 16 different categories using four major frames of reference.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Not just personality

I was most interested in the feature article headlined 'Personality portraits' (February 9).

I would like to clarify that it is very rare and possibly unethical for someone to be offered a job based solely on personality type. Other aspects such as education level, training and experience far outweigh a suitable 'personality' for recruitment.

19 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


YOUR RESUME IS impressive. Your skills are sought after. But what about your personality? How does it measure up on paper? Are you the type who contributes to brainstorming sessions, or do you prefer to shoe-gaze in the corner? Do you make conversation at the coffee machine? Are you always late? And what about the state of your desk: is it a dump?

9 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Unwarranted optimism?

The government has hailed better-than-expected jobless figures as evidence of Hong Kong's economic recovery. Some economists call this over-optimism. What do you think? Share your views: write to us.

23 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

We are driven by our culture - but more by our personality

In our compressed, highly mobile world, multi-culturalism is everywhere. Tourists, immigrants, refugees, expatriates, adoptees and, of course, September 11, have confronted large swathes of the world's population with the limited relevance of their own cultural assumptions.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Lionised views

The attacks on Claire Fishwick's letter, 'People so much friendlier in spotlessly clean Lion City' (South China Morning Post, August 3) has targeted the messenger instead of the problems that affect our home and which prompted the letter.

26 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

No escape from the law in long run

Are you beginning to wonder why the ICAC is so interested in mental fitness? Let us explain.

Mental fitness does not only include a sense of well-being, but also peace of mind which is inseparable from a clear conscience.

Abiding by the law is a major contributing factor to a clear conscience.

29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am