Posted by Jan den Breejen (188.8.131.52) on July 12, 2003 at 05:54:06:
Seems not such a reliable person to me; may I suggest Self Confident Style?
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This is a person with a great deal of self-confidence, especially in a social sense. He is outgoing and open, urgent and self-motivated. There is a driving, dominating aspect to the personality which is currently being hidden, but which will affect the way in which he approaches problems.
This is a confident, assertive personality who is capable of motivating himself and working effectively towards goals, both his own and those of the organisation. He is capable of independent, efficient action, and is also a capable communicator who is confident and relaxed with other people. This social style is being especially emphasised by this person at present.
A major weakness in this personality type is his lack of attention to precision and detail; he has a tendency to act hastily without fully considering the consequences of his decisions, and to change his mind regularly.
A further weakness of the personality is an innate lack of cooperativeness; this person likes to take credit for his achievements, both in terms of expanding his influence within an organisation and building his own self-image. This can lead to difficulties being experienced when delegating tasks, or in a situation where he must work closely with other people.
The basic attitude of this person towards his life can be summarised in two words: 'I can'. He has considerable confidence in his own abilities, and rarely considers the possibility of failure. He is trying to modulate this extremely confident style slightly, however, to appear somewhat less driving and assertive.
Motivational factors for this person are respect from those who work under him, approval from his peers and recognition of his value by management. These factors are especially important in a social sense. In addition, this is a person who enjoys responsibility, both for the power which it gives him over his surroundings and for the kudos which is associated with it. He does not seem to be finding a fully effective outlet for this need for responsibility.
Not a naturally patient or persistent person, this individual will work best in an environment where he can use his urgency and pace effectively.
This person will react best to a training environment in which he can expect a considerable amount of personal attention; therefore, small groups or one-to-one training sessions will lead to better results than seminars or other forms of training which involve large numbers of people.
This type will soon become impatient and bored if he feels that the training which he is undergoing is not imparting useful information, or is aimed below his level of aptitude. This dissatisfaction will be stated overtly, a fact which may lead to disruption of the training session.
The training needs for this style are rooted in his urgent and independent style, which tends to lead to precipitous actions and causes him to place less value than necessary on an analysis of possible outcomes. With help, he should be able to affect a transformation into a somewhat more patient style with minimal disruption of the advantages of such a strong, assertive personality style.
This person will demand attention in a negotiation, wanting his viewpoint to be taken into account and also wanting to be seen as a dynamic and effective negotiator. It is important to go along with this need for attention, reinforcing his position where possible and showing respect for his opinions and himself.
For best results, emphasise the features of a proposal which will increase his personal power and responsibility within the organisation, and increase his personal standing, especially with his superiors.
This a person who needs to be in a position of control within his corporate culture, and to have independence in decision-making matters. He also needs to feel that he can rely on a degree of back-up for his actions and decisions from those above him in the hierarchy, and to be respected by his colleagues and those who work for him.
He does not seem to finding a fully effective outlet for this need for independence and control in his current environment, due either to the management structure of the organisation or to his position within it. It will be necessary to allow him more individual responsibility in his current position, or in the long term, he may try and find it outside the organisation.
In a team environment, this individual's natural instinct will be to take charge. If he feels that the group is losing direction or is failing to achieve its targets, he will become impatient and make use of his naturally commanding style.
Although the achievements of the group are important to this person, he will place at least as much importance on the way in which other members of the team view him. It is important, therefore, that he feels the majority of people within the team respect his views; there is a likelihood that he will become rather antagonistic if his views are consistently disagreed with.
This person is currently under only a negligible amount of stress, and this factor combined with their above-average ability to deal with stress-inducing circumstances suggests that they will probably retain this stability over a considerable period of time.
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