Talent vs. Personality: The Rise of Competency
“Competencies, which make us competent and competitive at what we do, result from channeling our talents through the amplifying and targeting effects of our personality. Talents alone lack the launching platform of personality, and therefore can remain unused, misused or unimproved for years.” (Luis E. Romero, “The Seventh Distinction”)
Do you agree? What do you think is more important, talent, personality or both?
I personally say that no one ever wants to fire the funny guy. But if Mr. Funnyman ain’t cuttin’ bait, than he best get off the boat.