Selecting A Perfect Gift By Understanding
People’s Orientations To Life
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If you asked anyone to help you choose a gift for your
boss, coworker, or subordinate, even for your spouse,
the first thing e will do is to ask you “what is his/her
personality looks like?”
Choosing a valentine's gift is not about what we like,
and it is not a lot where we will pick a random gift and
pray that the other person will like it. As we always
believe “do unto others the way they want to be done
unto”. Don’t ask yourself what would they buy for me?
Ask yourself what would they like to have?
Have you ever tried to select a gift for someone
according to his/her life orientation? Life Orientations®
or LIFO is our unique survey that describes our
behavioral tendency. If you understood those four
you will be able
communicate and collaborate much easier with others
and yourself, including selecting the right valentine’s
Let’s have a quick look at the four orientations and then
suggest possible gifts that each type will most
People with Supporting-Giving orientation have the
value of excellence, responsiveness, and cooperation.
They seek to be helpful, trusted, and valued by others.
They always seek to work on something of a higher
meaning and purpose.
Selecting a gift for such a type is very easy because
they are always understanding and considerate. A
customized gift or antique will be a very nice gift for
them, something to remind them of how valued they
are to us. Supporting-Giving people are always seeking
a higher value, so if you printed his favorite quote or
motto on the gift that will make him over the moon.
Take care that supports giving is always looking for
fairness, he wants everyone to be treated equally. If
you are buying a gift for him, make sure that everyone
else gets a good gift too.