I was at an offsite meeting the other day and it had an odd door to the meeting room. The handle looked like a pocket door but you had to pull to open it, not slide. Through the morning people would walk up and keep trying to slide the door, eliciting laughter each time.
It reminded me of a story from my sales rep days. There was a door in the office that you had to pull open. Many, many times I would walk through the door with a consultant friend and almost every time I would try to push it open, then stop and pull.
Finally, on pushing, stopping and then pulling for the hundredth time, he laughed and commented ‘You truly are in sales, you only know how to push’.
It made me laugh and then stop and think. Is there such a thing as a push or pull personality?
Which are you?