Have you ever seen a flying Peacock? It’s the most majestic, ‘you only see this once in your life’ moment, where the stretch out like a rainbow and take flight. Coming into contact with a peacock on the ground is one thing, but watching one elegantly glide through the sky, a rainbow of hues, is a spiritual experience.
So, why are we talking about peacocks? Because it’s one of the four Tick personality bird types – and these analogy serves as a good example of how we can feel free or trapped, based on the characteristics and traits that embody our bird.
Remember, the peacock is a big force. A lover of life, peacocks adore feeling recognised. Positive, confident, animated while also easy going, peacocks love the limelight. You’ll know when you meet one. Someone’s probably popping into your mind right now. They’re SO a peacock. They’ll enter and occupy your attention in a splash of colour.
So, you can see why peacocks aren’t exactly a personality type that’s conducive to being confined – in a cubicle (or on the ground, even).
These big personalities have a special knack for making us smile, from ear-to-ear. And in the workplace, these traits are extremely valuable. Peacocks lift the mood, naturally inject a high energy, and typically excel in sales and networking.
Motivation-driven, Peacock’s love being praised for a job well done. Setting sales KPIs is usually a good approach to take with this popular ‘bird’. Reaching those milestones is the reward.
If you put a peacock in the wrong role, it’s not going to end well. You’ll have an urge to tell them to pipe down, relax and listen… and leave some of the quieter personalities (Hi, Doves), alone.
See, not everyone has social needs quite like a Peacock. And once they’re flying, look out!
Peacocks can’t be ‘locked up.’ They’re born to spread their wings, fly and be ‘out in the wild’… with ‘wild’ being front and centre with clients.
Can you think of a Peacock in your office? Want to know more about the four Tick personality bird types, so you can better understand your team? This is a game-changer for hundreds of Australian companies who have implemented our model into their team programs.
First, determine your bird type mix. Then, ask yourself, are they in the right roles? Remember how beautiful the sight of a flying peacock is? It would be a shame to never see it fly. The same goes for your team. Complete the red form below to get free trials of Tick’s personality tools, so you can discover exactly who is a Peacock, Eagle, Dove, and Owl.