I had a very interesting discussion with someone who wrote a book on personality types related to animals! I thought it was interesting because of my book that will be dealing with cooking personality types. He offered up this post that I found fun and petty much right on point! Check it out:
Your personalities play out everywhere we go…even when we stand alone in our kitchen and prepare our next meal. Our style impacts what we choose to cook and go about cooking it.
There are four personality styles that I have linked to four types of birds. Eagles are direct, daring, independent and decisive. They take risks to help them get results and are likely to experiment in the kitchen. They might even try making a new dish when they have people coming over for dinner. Eagles like to take charge of everything they are doing, so if you happen to wander by them while they are in the midst of preparing a meal, you might get something delegated to you. Their confidence is their secret ingredient.
Parrots are talkative, social, enthusiastic and optimistic. They have a sense of fun and adventure. Who needs measuring instruments when you can throw in a little of this and a little of that? They are likely to try to cook unusual dishes. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Parrots are master multi-taskers and you may find them in the middle of preparing several recipes at once. Their curiosity and inventiveness is their secret ingredient.
Doves are helpful, harmonious, caring, and consistent. They probably have a half dozen dishes that rotate on the menu. Experimenting with unusual items can lead to disaster. Better to stick with the tried and true. In any case, it’s Thursday. That means it’s pasta night! Their secret ingredient is the desire and ability to make sure everyone is happy with the meal selection.
Finally, logical, detail-oriented, and analytical Owls are focused on quality. They are likely to use the highest quality ingredients. They stick to the recipe exactly as it is written and can reproduce the same dish exactly the same way every time. You may even notice small notes on their recipe pages indicating what they have learned in previous attempts. Their secret ingredient is their consistency driven by their ability to have a plan and stick to it perfectly.
So which bird are you? Take a moment to consider how your personality determines how you approach cooking your next meal.
Merrick Rosenberg co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. He is the author of The Chameleon and co-author of Taking Flight!, two books about personality styles. Merrick received his MBA from Drexel University who recently selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. Under Merrick’s leadership, his company has been recognized as the New Jersey Business of the Year and named one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area. Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world.