My Life as a Persuader

Finding A Greater Understanding of Myself Through Predictive Index

by Nicole Degi

I would describe myself as a very social, outgoing person who loves meeting new people, but I wasn’t always this way. Growing up, I was very shy. Even in college, I was not overly extroverted in classes. If you would have asked me years ago if I would be in sales and happily attending networking events the answer would have been “no.”

Now here I am, a recruiting and business development specialist at Hire For Hope who loves relationship building and fast-paced environments. I quickly found at my first job in sales that this type of career is for me. I love the feeling of making a new connection and being able to provide a service for someone. 

I was recently introduced to the Behavioral Assessment through Predictive Index when I started my role at Hire For Hope. I have taken enneagram tests in the past but nothing that was as in depth as the BA. It provided insight into my strengths and weaknesses as well as my preferred work style.

My profile type, a Persuader, hit the nail on the head for me. Persuaders are known as team players. They are understanding, people-oriented, and persistent. They thrive in and help contribute to a culture of teamwork. You can often catch me chatting it up with just about anyone. I love to work with people and build relationships and I love flexibility and variety.

The Behavioral Assessment has not only given me a deeper understanding about myself but also about how others view me in the workplace. This knowledge has given me an awareness on what to pay attention to in my work style. I have always known I can be a “get to the point” type of person and expect things done quickly. The BA has taught me it is okay to take a step back and realize that not everything has to be done right now. Every individual has a different pace and way in which they prefer to work.

Being self-aware is so important and it is vital to grow both personally and professionally which is why PI is such a significant tool. It is interesting to learn behavior types and why people do what they do, especially when working with them! After all, we spend so much of our time at work.

I am grateful to work at an organization that understands the different behavior types of everyone on the team. Once you have taken the BA, you will understand how you are wired and how to best communicate with and understand the people around you. Having a balanced viewpoint in your relationships both at work and at home will be so impactful. I now am telling everyone I know about the Behavioral Assessment through Predictive Index!


If you’re curious about learning more about Predictive Index and how Hire for Hope can help you and your company uncover the keys to helping your workforce work at it’s best, visit Hire for Hope’s Talent Optimization page or reach out to speak directly with a Talent Advisor.