Cloning may excite a few scientists as of late, but it makes for a very dull world. It ranks right up their with flying across the world on a grand and exotic adventure, only to step onto the tarmac and be greeted, as it were, by Ronald McDonald. Booooring!
There is much to be said for character development in the sense of honesty, integrity, etc. when you are trying to succeed in a career. Your boss might initially appear to be pleased if you are willing to lie on occasion, but you will not be trusted as a result. If you can deceive a client in a crunch, what is to stop you from misleading the management when it’s convenient? If you gossip about other employees, will your team leader really trust you when their back is turned?
Here, however, the focus is on developing your character in the sense of who you are as a person. This will make life much more enjoyable for you, and also contribute to your career success.
How? Let’s say that you discover that you have a sanguine personality. You really enjoy people and living in the moment. You find that you feel energized just being around others, and discouraged when you are alone. Add to this a specific interest that appeals to you for some odd reason. Maybe you really get a kick out of travelling in the Arctic. Polar bears, penguins, icebergs, ice fishing – you just love everything Arctic.
With this insight in hand you then apply to work as a tour guide based at the North Pole. Okay, so it is a bizarre example, but you get the idea.
Character counts when it comes to career success.