These are my results.
The Thinking Relator
I am the most inward acting of all the behavioral styles. I like to work independently on familiar tasks that I can direct and control.
I am restrained, diplomatic and accommodating. I think of myself as a true perfectionist when dealing with tasks and people. If I fully understand the situation, I can give it my best effort.
I generally see a better way and a worse way to do things, and I know which one I would like to avoid. I do not like conflict and often find myself as not only an administrator who goes by the book, but also as someone people will come to for a balanced and thoughtful response.
My tendencies include:
- I follow established expectations and rules
- I attend precisely to details and ensure follow-through
- I dislike opposition, hostility, confrontation and adversity
- I must have stability and clarity in what people expect from me
- I am generally restrained, face saving and reluctant to get involved
- I tend to become more reserved, indirect, even secretive under pressure
- I do not like public recognition or making presentations
My Potential Limiters:
With tasks: Because I am continually on the lookout for ideal solutions, I may miss the less than perfect opportunities. I could benefit from developing more realistic expectations, adjusting to less than perfect alternatives, in my pursuit of success.
With people: I am uncomfortable with in depth involvement with people, so I could benefit by improving my social skills, getting to know and appreciate different types of people.
- I should be more open and forthright in expressing my thoughts
- I need to be more genuinely open to people different from myself
- I hope to identify at least two new growth goals each year that involve improving my adaptability
I will not say most is true, but generally, that is quite me. Situations happened, circumstances changed along the years, I may or may not be the same anymore.
It kind of explains how I work as a leader. I do empathize and and I do explain the way I want it to be done, I do not give direct commands nor have I came across as a demanding person. They look for me when they believe I can genuinely help solve their problems or give them advices. But this, arguably, may not make myself a very accomplished leader.
Most leaders, are ruthless. Already some sprung to mind. However, I believe respect comes from giving understanding and patience. Not fear.
Also, I may have thoughts and beautiful ideas in the head, but very often, I need someone with the skills to execute and work along with me. So I am not entirely sure about the independent portion. After all, as an Art Director, I cannot stress enough that you need to bring the best out of everyone from within their strengths, respectively.
I was afraid of public-speaking way, way back. After a pat or two, some appreciations and recognitions here and there, I definitely grew in confidence.
Well, I believe so.
But yes, generally, it is quite amazingly accurate. I was skeptical initially, but after hearing out from this prospect guy, it all made sense. Charming fellow.