PART – II ANALYSIS using Five Factor Model

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Let us study the Personality of the three characters in this movie which may answer the Q posed…

Using the Five Factor Model Scales C-A-N-O-E


Miranda Priestly, the ever demanding and unsatisfied boss. She is known as much for her icy demeanor, as for her outstanding power within the fashion world.

Miranda the BOSS clearly demonstrates the following TRAITS

– Highly Goal Focused (High on the C-Conscientiousness scale)

  • High Achiever
  • Highly Organised, Driven/Motivated, Perfectionist and detail-oriented

A – An extreme Challenger (Low on Agreeableness scale)

  • My way or High Way – Rigid, Opinionated and Arrogant
  • Very low modesty (high Pride), Self-needs always a priority

N – Cool, Calm and Resilient (Low on the N-Negative Emotionality scale)

  • Calculating, Forthright, Confident but rare show of anger, very collected and in control of emotions

O – Appears to have varied interests (High on the Openness scale)

  •   Scheming, Has complex strategies, creative

E – Appears to be Ambiverted (Middle of the Extraverted scale)

  •    Appears comfortable in doing things alone and in large gatherings

Emily Charlton the always wanting to please Secretary

Her primary trait characteristic demonstrated is right sided Accommodation – Servile, but having self-needs


Andrea, the doe eyed diminutive and submissive newcomer who eventually makes her own choices!

C – Goal Focused (High on the C-Conscientiousness scale)

  • High achiever but flexible
  • Highly Driven/Motivated, somewhat Organised with a need for Perfection and detail and comfortable with some degree of multitasking

A – A centric trait of how can I create a Win-Win (Middle on Agreeableness scale)

  • More modest, Has a continuous need to serve especially her Boss

N – Has some nervous edge (Middle to right on the N-Negative Emotionality scale)

O – Appears to have varied interests (High on the Openness scale)

  • Likes complexity, creates strategies to cope with the challenges, is creative and is an explorer

E – Appears to be more Extraverted than her boss (High on the Extraverted scale)

  • Appears comfortable in doing things with others most of the time.

AS we paint a Personality Picture of the three characters, we can clearly see the needs of the BOSS and

The movie is all about the struggles that people around Miranda have with the demands that she continuously makes…

Is there a solution?

Well clearly not…. Miranda will continue to achieve success with her personality, she will be demanding and will get her way – this way or that…. With the single minded Achievement Motivation. Very few Relationships matter to her…

In the end, one almost sees her respecting Andrea as she decides to go in her own career direction after delivering on ALL the demands made by Miranda.

Challengers may find other Challengers adversaries and will do everything to win BUT will also have the most respect for the other Challenger!



Why does my boss Challenge me all the time?

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Have you seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”?

If not please do…

and then let us explore the above Question!

Below are a few links narrating and summarizing the movie and behaviors and episodes between

Miranda Priestly, the ever demanding and unsatisfied boss. She is known as much for her icy demeanor, as for her outstanding power within the fashion world.


Emily Charlton the always wanting to please secretary and

Andrea, the doe eyed diminutive and submissive newcomer who eventually makes her own choices!

14 Life Lessons from Devil Wears Prada!!!

Let us explore the Personality of the BOSS

Personality of Emily and

Personality of Andrea ….

What do we find ????

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High Detail Oriented Manager!!!


How Personality Similarities / Differences affect relationship – AT WORK or OUTSIDE?

Mr. Katekor is the supervisor of a Production Line in an Automobile Company!

As his name suggests nothing escapes him. Every detail every fine element is noticed by him…

Further, he is a black belt trainer in Kaizen and 6Sigma process methodologies.

Can we imagine what his subordinates think of him?

A few adjectives/nouns, comments used to name him are  –

“Microscope”, Give him a needle in a Haystack and he will find it!

Oh, God… One more review with him

And then there are some smart cookies who simply upward delegate….

“Sir… what do you think we should do to improve the quality of this component?”

His team is always pressured and feel that they are always being watched. Mr. Katekor does not tolerate any slippages and he publicly gives feedback on mistakes (even minute ones).

He is always putting his team members down.

However, his bosses are very happy with Mr. Katekor! And they don’t want to let him move from being the Line in-charge!

Mr. Katekor has aspirations and wants to grow in the organization!

How can he move up the ladder? Can he find someone to take over his responsibilities – His need for Detail and High Perfection are his STRENGTH or DEAD WEIGHT??

What advice can we give Mr. Katekor?

Please share any such similar experiences you may have come across.

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Challenges of Working Together


How Personality Similarities / Differences affect relationship – AT WORK or OUTSIDE?

In continuation to the previous case study…

What IF – A highly skilled but disorganized Doctor has to work with a very organized assistant / Nurse?

Dr. Scalpe is a renowned surgeon with over 20 years of practice. His skills are amazing and is globally known for his surgical abilities. He is also well known as a developer of newer techniques.

And he is always assisted by Nurse Perfect.

Before any surgery Nurse Perfect ensures that all the paperwork is complete, all the SOPs are double checked in the prep for the Operation Theatre. The instruments are well ordered and laid out. The Anaesthetist is reminded and case papers sent to all in the team. If Consultant doctors are required they are always pre notified to be on call. Radiologists, Path labs, Hospital admin are all in synchronicity when Nurse Perfect is in control of the Operation Theatre.PreOp is always clockwork with Nurse Perfect around.

She is so thoroughly proactive and planful that every small detail is always thought out proactively by her and her team of OT nurses.

Many of Dr. Scalpe’s peers credit Nurse Perfect for his reputation and success.

Dr. Scalpe, on the other hand, is purely focussed on his medical skills. He is oblivious to all the support that Nurse Perfect gives him.

Dr. Scalpe repeatedly scatters papers, is very cluttered and very spontaneous and moody…

Not only is he personally disorganized, he creates ambiguity and surprises by the minute.

Creating disharmony and constant pressure on Nurse Perfect.

She is always on tenterhook to manage these “mood based tantrums” of Dr. Scalpe!

Nurse Perfect always tries to discipline Dr. Scalpe and has only been unsuccessful.

And the more she tries the more he rebels!

She is at her wits end and is constantly wondering if there is ANY way to remedy this situation?


What are the tugs and pulls likely if a highly skilled but disorganized Doctor has to work with a very organized assistant / Nurse?

Please share any such similar experiences you may have come across.

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Challenges of Working Together!

How Personality Similarities / Differences affect relationship – AT WORK or OUTSIDE?


CASE STUDY 1: Dr. Orderly and Ms. Jenny

(Organised v/s less or disorganized)

Dr. Orderly is an Oncologist who loves to keep everything in order. His work desk is absolutely spick and span.

When a patient visits him, he expects a folder to be presented to him with the filing done perfectly.

His usual routine is to read the notes, pull out the pencil from his pocket (which is placed 2nd in order next to the Cross Gold pen) with a flair, circle the details of the patient and write down his comments next to the report data.

He has a structure to his conversation with the patient and at the end of the meeting, he has a specific place to write down the advice, referrals, tests and also likes to fix the next appointment.

Dr. O takes great pride in sharing that he has personally designed the format of the document (SOAP notes) for his OPD patients.

He is so meticulous and orderly that he immediately knows when Asst. Jenny (his skilled but somewhat tardy assistant) has touched his table. Either his paperweight has been moved, or the angle of the mouse or keyboard that he uses has been disturbed!

Asst Jenny is very experienced and learned. She has a wonderful temperament, which soothes and calms patients visiting Dr. O. Her first contact with the patient almost is magical and many patients look forward to the visit to Dr. O to be able to see Asst Jenny.

Unfortunately, Asst Jenny and Dr. Orderly have a standard daily spat! Dr.Orderly will want the Folders to be kept ready for him in a particular manner, with papers filed perfectly as desired by him and every day there is something amiss!

Sometimes the Paper has not been aligned when the filing was done (misaligned punch holes) to papers not stapled etc etc.. to more serious themes – wrong papers in the wrong file!!

Dr. Orderly yesterday was completely upset because one of the pages of the blood tests was missing from a patient’s file. It was subsequently found in the next patient’s folder!

Is there any way to remedy this situation? Should Dr. Orderly tolerate Asst Jenny?

Can he change her?


What are the tugs and pulls likely if a highly Organised doctor has to work with a disorganized assistant/nurse???

Please share any such similar experiences you may have come across.

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In conversation with Dr. Sandeep Patwardhan, Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon!

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In our pursuit to assist the youth to make the Right Academic/Career Choices, we have interviewed several successful individuals from various professions.

We have Dr. Sandeep Patwardhan, Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon, well known across India and all over the world for his work especially with children.

For Dr. Patwardhan, helping children get better, the constant drive to innovate, learn different things and hard work has contributed to his success.

How did Dr. Patwardhan decide to pursue medicine? What were his motivators and passion? What determined his journey into medicine and what role did destiny/coincidence and mentors play?

Below are snippets of his interview… An insightful guidance for students who are at crossroads trying to select the right career, and also for parents, especially in India…

AND we recommend that you also hear the full recording click on the link below…

Dr. Patwardhan has been passionately working in the field of Pediatric Orthopedics for the past 18 years. Pediatric Orthopedics is quite a young profession and a specialty in itself.   Dr. Patwardhan is one of the first Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons from Pune!

CB5: So what is Orthopedics all about? What does a normal day for a Pediatric orthopedic look like?

Dr. Patwardhan: The word Orthopedics is derived from “Ortho” meaning crooked and “Pedia’ meaning child. So we deal with children less than 16 years of age – Pediatric Orthopedics deal with children’s fractures, paralytic conditions, spastic kids, cerebral palsy becomes a big part of our treatment repertoire, tumors, deformities and growth related issues. So if you have crooked limbs, I can straighten them for you, short limbs, I can make them longer, we can make a limb shorter, birth defect reconstruction like a dislocated hip, an absent thumb, missing bone, so we can reconstruct it and give better functioning, better life.”

‘Pediatric’ Orthopedics is fascinating because in the first 16 years of life you are evolving and changing with time. Once you are an adult, your structure and form are fixed: If it’s broken you fix it if it’s damaged you replace it. That is what it is. It is mechanical.

My interest was more biological, Pediatric Orthopedics offers us the thrill of using our brains in addition to our hands, coming to a diagnosis, making a decision, what dose to give, following them up and watching them evolve is a satisfaction. So kids whom I fixed when they were 2 years old and now they are 22 and completely functioning alright is a different level of satisfaction.

Another interesting point to note is that in India we have a population of 1.25 Billion and almost 400 million are kids. And there are only about 70-80 dedicated pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the country. So all this is 85% of workload and then we have been training the next generation by conferences, seminars.

However Orthopedics is not a glamorous career, it is lowest paid of all orthopedics, it is not high flown but there are volumes. We can do more good for more people, it is just a matter of perspective, in making a career decision.

CB5: Why and how did you select Orthopedics? What made you select Orthopedics?

Dr. Patwardhan: I grew up in a studious environment, my father was a scientist and mother was a teacher. What you wanted to do had nothing to do if you didn’t have the marks. And at that time, it was always hierarchical, the top guys went to medicine, the second top engineering, and so forth. And secondly the era we grew up in there was nothing like Chatur Knowledge Networking, we did not have many informed options available.

I just got the marks, engineering admission happened before medical, I took admission for engineering, I attended college for a month, but then the medical list was out, I got into medicine as it was clearly top in the hierarchy.

I did not have any kind of passion or early inclination for medicine. No informed decision, it just happened, where I am today is a fluke. It naturally occurred to you and you evolved in that direction subconsciously.

I believe birds of a feather flock together, so I guess you migrate towards a specialty that suits your personality.

“Personality plays an important role, I cannot imagine myself as a Gynecologist, there are certain personality traits required even in medical professions and people gravitate towards their personality is what I have observed.”

Personality decides if you will opt for surgical branches or the medical branches. If you want to think and be an intellectual kind, go for Physician side, people who want to be hands on go towards a surgical side.

So I wanted to go for general surgery, but then I got an opportunity to work in the Orthopedics department, and I found a completely new world. This was more result oriented, less morbid, lesser emergencies more physically oriented as compared to general surgery. It suited the personality again. Ortho was an upcoming branch and it was a specialty in itself.

My philosophy of life has been that, if you keep on consistently working in a particular way, generally good things happen, there is no reason for bad things to happen.

What appeals to your talent – you gravitate towards it, youngsters should identify what excites them and what skills they have and accordingly choose a career! If you have the quirk to innovate, modify things, come up with new things, newer ideas and continuously want to keep evolving you will enter a subject which is more biological and skillful, then you will publish more you will write more, teach more!


CB5: What makes a person successful?

Dr. Patwardhan: Is this the constant drive to innovate. I always want to make any surgery affordable, quick and early recovery. So every time one needs to think how can I make it faster, cheaper and more efficient!

You need to challenge the science, what if I do it the other way, then a new technique evolves, then you have enough work on it, then you write a paper and that becomes the new science.

So now I have publications that are changing the way people are looking at things and that is one parameter of success for me and it’s no more monetary.

As you grow older you are not really working for money, your results and the ability to become the game changer for that field in your immediate vicinity is what drives one every day. At the end, if I could teach 5 more students, if I could help 5 more crippled kids become alright that is the success for me.

“Unless you have the willingness or passion for helping others you shouldn’t get into medicine.  Service to humanity is the big chunk.”

You need to deal with all kinds of people, you have to play with some, joke with some, pinch some, scold some, be arrogant with some. And always remember that they have come to you because they have a problem and there is nobody else who can solve it for them. It can give you confidence it can give you arrogance too but then it’s a fine line. So if you think that this translates into this much money then you are in a wrong profession.

This profession is for service, the money will come and it will always be greater than what you need.

CB5: Any notable/significant achievements?

  1. Mukul Madhav Foundation, we are doing free surgery for spastic kids in Satara, Ratnagiri district and we have identified over 700 children with spasticity.
  2. Under Saraswati Foundation we conduct programs, train students and teach how to treat fractures,
  3. Teaching PG students how to examine, treat and make decisions
  4. Travel to places where expertise is not available and provide services.

I guess that is success enough for me.


CB5: To reach here you must have made many Sacrifices. Would you like to share some?

Dr. Patwardhan: Time is the biggest sacrifice! Personal, Family time and time to socialize is lacking.

Health suffers at times.

“If you want to do so many things you need to be physically and mentally fit.”

CB5: Any advice you would like to give all our readers?

Dr. Patwardhan: One should not take life too seriously, we plan too much, take too much advice, analyze too much. Things happen and they happen in the right direction, depending on your personality, your interest, your environment and how you guide yourself through it.

The journey is the fun, not the end point. If you look at medicine and say I want to become MS Ortho and that’s the end of it, you are going to be unhappy. Once a doctor always a doctor, you cannot do anything much with your life later. There are only a handful of people who have changed tracks after Medicine.

Know yourself first, and CB5 would help people to know themselves better and you then need to believe in it.

You should have supreme self-confidence! I always had it. Everyone during my 10th said he is going to fail but I got 99%. I never knew I had it until it was pointed out, so be confident in whatever you do. Insight is the key, you need to realize that you can do it, once you get that nothing can stop you from succeeding.

We thank Dr. Patwardhan for sharing his experiences and wisdom.


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Interview with Dr. Pradnya Dhokrikar- Small Animal Veterinarian


In our pursuit to assist the youth to make the Right Academic/Career Choices, we have interviewed several successful individuals.

This interview is with renowned Veterinarian, Dr. Pradnya.

She is a highly qualified subject matter expert who is on a continuous learning journey, consulted by many in her profession in India and abroad.

For Dr. Pradnya, love and passion for animal well-being, empathy for pets and their owners, communication skills and dedication have been the contributory success factors.

Reading her interview will be insightful, motivating and will give direction to people who have love and passion for working with animals.

Read on to find what she has to share about her profession and Veterinary practice.

CB5: Dr. Pradnya Please share some detail about your current professional activities. What do you do?

Dr. Pradnya: I am a small animal veterinarian  – I treat cats, dogs, birds, and turtles. I have been practicing in Pune since 1995. My clinic – “PETS CLINIC” offers a complete range of veterinary services including physical examination, vaccination, diagnosis and treatment, spay/neutering, dental care, surgical care, blood work and preventive medicine.

CB5: What is the degree that one needs to practice as a veterinarian? How did you decide on this line for your formal education? What made you select this line of study?

Dr. Pradnya: My basic degree is Bachelors of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc); thereafter I did Masters in Veterinary Medicine (M.V.Sc) in Mumbai and then another Masters in the US – MS Small Animal Surgery.

As a school going girl (1970-80) I had many options to decide like Theater, TV (was a new opening in 1970’s in India), studying law. But I took our pet Pomeranian dog – Bosky to a veterinarian in Mumbai – Dr. Doshi and then I decided I would be a Veterinarian. The Vet’s way of handling my dog and other patients, his client interaction – all impressed me as a 10th-12th std girl and helped me to choose my career.

CB5: How did you begin your profession?

Dr. Pradnya: Soon after I completed my M.V.Sc, I started working. First I did house visits, but I soon realized the need of having a clinic, where the patients can be treated in-house and “ PETS CLINIC” was set up in 1990.

CB5: What do you enjoy most about your job as a Veterinarian?

Dr. Pradnya: The most rewarding/enjoyable part of my profession is to treat and help animals on a daily basis,The chance to promote health of the pets, the joy of resolving a dystocia (difficult labor) and holding the newly born puppy/kitten in your hands, a very sick animal who walks with a wagging tail. The happiness is endless!

Also to relieve the pet of its suffering that has experienced terminal or chronic illnesses is not enjoyable but satisfying that as a vet, I could help them cross the rainbow bridge in the least painful way.

CB5: In your opinion what are your success factors? What elements about your personality help in this success?

Dr. Pradnya: Success factors:

a) Communication skills- very important. Through talking, listening to owners, observing the body language of owners

b) Scientific knowledge- The training and skills achieved during rigorous learning years. Knowledge of anatomy, diseases and behavior patterns.

c) Empathy/ Compassion- Towards both – animals and their owners. To be able to put animals and their owners at ease during their visit.

d) Dedication and passion for animals

e) Being available and

f) Quick decision making


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CB5: What are the significant achievements in your present career that you would like our readers to know?

Dr. Pradnya: 27 years ago I started a very basic clinic, where I would treat and vaccinate animals. Now we have a full-fledged clinic with facilities for advanced care and referrals. New graduates are interested in learning/practicing at my clinic. Few students have also started their own practice after working with me or have gone abroad to work or practice.

Academically, I was awarded the Rotary International Scholarship to pursue Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery in the US and last year an Externship in Ophthalmology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Israel.

CB5: What were some of the sacrifices you had to make to reach the level of success that you have achieved?

Dr. Pradnya: Long years of Study –  almost 7-8 years.

It hurts/ pains when I have to euthanize an animal/pet

One has to be on call – No private life

Physically and mentally demanding. Sometimes emotionally too.

CB5: Would you have any advice for the younger generation, especially someone who is at crossroads trying to select an education path, say someone between ages 14-21 years?

Dr. Pradnya: Those who want to be Veterinarians- think, think and think….

You have to love and have a passion for animals. This is not a getaway if you don’t get into medical school.

If you are here to make money, you are greatly mistaken. You are in the wrong profession! Expect to earn 15%-25% less of what human doctors make. Expect to work long hours, not get lunch, stay late after work. You have to witness a lot of sad (very sad) and depressing cases. Have to deal with owner’s who are unhappy/stressed out.

Being a Veterinarian is not glamorous. It is often very depressing, heart-wrenching job.

CB5: Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers?

Dr. Pradnya: I love my job. I have passion for animal well-being and I honestly cannot see myself doing anything else as a career

CB5: Thank You for the wonderful interview. We are sure that your words of experience will help our young readers and parents gain better insight about Veterinary Doctor as a Profession.

CB5: That was Dr. Pradnya Dhokrikar- Small Animal Veterinarian, giving us deep insights on her experiences in choosing and rising in the profession.

Hope this gives our readers a new perspective about Veterinary Doctor as a Profession

Until our next Blog on another interesting profession…

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