Have you ever wondered if you’re good at being spontaneous on the job? If so, you’re not alone. More people are finding that they enjoy listening to their bosses and creating great plans in their heads. But why? But what is it that makes people spontaneous? The answer depends on a variety of factors including your personality, the type of job you have, and the types of people you’ll work with every day.
You are likely a creative person, whether it is project management, time management or personal life. You enjoy making your own decisions and don’t mind if they don’t turn out the way you’d hoped. You’re more likely than someone who is rigid and dependable to come up with innovative solutions and ideas to problems. These are good qualities to have in a creative job.
Those who enjoy being unpredictable don’t get bored easily. They are open to new experiences and don’t feel tied down by a plan. Being spontaneous can help you stay fresh and energized, even in mundane jobs. Your spontaneous self will always find a way to spice up the routine by trying a new lunch or listening to a new Pandora station. It’s unlikely that you’ll have a day full of sitcom reruns, as you’ll be the first to volunteer for them.
You can learn from Roger Buehler (a psychologist at Oxford University and a career coach), whether you are an introvert or not. According to the professor, “introverted” is not a weakness but a skill that can be useful in the workplace. However, you need to ensure that your responses are sincere and not dramatic.