Personality Types: Which one R u?

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<TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=5 width="80%" align=center border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#fffff0><TD class=menu22 align=right width="20%" bgColor=#ffffcc>Art of Relating</TD><TD class=menu2 align=middle width="20%">Amiable</TD><TD class=menu2 align=middle width="20%">Analytical</TD><TD class=menu2 align=middle width="20%">Driver</TD><TD class=menu2 align=middle width="20%">Expressive</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Appearance</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>casual/

conforming</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>formal/

conservative</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>business-like</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>fashionable/

stylish</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Work space</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>personal/

friendly</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>structured/

organized</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>busy/

structured</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>stimulating/

cluttered</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Pace</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>slow/

easy</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>slow/

systematic</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>fast/

decisive</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>fast/

spontaneous</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Priority</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>maintain relationship</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>task/

process</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>task/

results</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>relationship/

interacting</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Fears</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>confrontation</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>embarrassment</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>loss of control</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>loss of prestige</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Under tension will</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>submit</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>withdraw/

avoid</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>dictate/

assert</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>attack/

be sarcastic</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Seeks</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>attention</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>accuracy</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>productivity</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>recognition</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Gains security by</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>close relationships</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>preparation</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>control</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>flexibility</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Wants to maintain</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>relationships</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>credibility</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>success</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>status</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Supports his/her</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>feelings</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>thoughts</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>goals</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>ideas</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Likes you to be</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>pleasant</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>precise</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>to the point</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>stimulating</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Wants to be</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>liked</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>correct</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>in charge</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>admired</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Irritated by</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>insensitivity/

impatience</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>surprises</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>inefficiency/

indecision</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>inflexibility/

routine</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Measures person's worth by</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>compatibility with others</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>precision/

accuracy</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>results/

track record</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>recognition/

compliments</TD></TR><TR><TD class=menu22 align=right bgColor=#ffffcc>Decisions are</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>considered</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>deliberate</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>definite</TD><TD class=menu align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>spontaneous</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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The Analytical

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</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle><TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Also known as:

Melancholic

Thinker

Thought Man

Processor

Cognitive </TD><TD width="50%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top align=left>Symbol: Owl</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The analytical person:

[*]wants to know "how" things work

[*]wants to be accurate, and to have accuracy from others

[*]values numbers, statistics, ideas

[*]loves details

Analyticals fear being embarrased or losing face. They also tend to be introverted and hide their emotions from others. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Amiable</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=67>
</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle><TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Also known as:

Phlegmatic

Feeler

People Man

Helper

Interpersonal </TD><TD width="50%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top align=left>Symbol: Dove</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Amiable person:

[*]wants to know "why?" (e.g., Why am I doing this?)

[*]wants to build relationships

[*]loves to give others support and attention

[*]values suggestions from others

Amiables fear losing trust or having disagreements with others. While somewhat introverted, they also tend to display their emotions. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Driver</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=67>
</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle><TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Also known as:

Choleric

Director

Action Man

Boss

Behavioural </TD><TD width="50%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top align=left>Symbol: Eagle</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Driver:

[*]wants to know "what" (What will this do for me/the firm?)

[*]wants to save time

[*]values results

[*]loves being in control, in charge, doing this his/her own way

D rivers fear giving up control. They tend to be extroverts, but do not like showing their emotions to others. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Expressive</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=67>
</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right><TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Also known as:

Sanguine

Intuitive

Front Man

Impulsive

Affective </TD><TD width="40%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top align=left>Symbol: Peacock</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Expressive person:

[*]wants to know "who" (Who else is involved; who have you worked for?)

[*]values appreciation, applause, a pat on the back

[*]loves social situations and parties

[*]likes to inspire others

Expressives fear being rejected. They are extroverts and usually show their emotions to others. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Each personality type has different strengths & weaknesses. Here are some things to watch for in yourself, and in the people you work with.

<CENTER><TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=5><HR width="100%"></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Type</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Strengths</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Potential Weaknesses</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5><HR width="100%"></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Analytical</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Thinking

Thorough

Disciplined</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Excludes feelings from decisions

Goes too far; perfectionist

Too rigid or demanding of self/others</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5><HR width="100%"></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Amiable</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Supportive

Patient

Diplomatic</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Tends to conform to wishes of others

No time boundaries; things do not get done

Not assertive or directive</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5><HR width="100%"></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Driver</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Independent

Decisive

Determined</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Has trouble operating with others

Does not take time to consider other perspectives

Domineering; too focused on doing it "my way"</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=5><HR width="100%"></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Expressive</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Good communicator

Enthusiastic

Imaginitive</TD><TD width="5%"> </TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Talks too much

Comes on too strong

Dreamer; unrealistic

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<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>Yep this is so me.

The Expressive

</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=67>
</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right><TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Also known as:

Sanguine

Intuitive

Front Man

Impulsive

Affective </TD><TD width="40%"></TD><TD vAlign=top align=left>Symbol: Peacock</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2>The Expressive person:

[*]wants to know "who" (Who else is involved; who have you worked for?)

[*]values appreciation, applause, a pat on the back

[*]loves social situations and parties

[*]likes to inspire others

Expressives fear being rejected. They are extroverts and usually show their emotions to others. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Expressive</TD><TD width="5%"></TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Good communicator

Enthusiastic

Imaginitive</TD><TD width="5%"></TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=left>Talks too much

Comes on too strong

Dreamer; unrealistic

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I'm half analytical and half expressive with a twist of amiable but not much on the latter. LOL.

 
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I'm both amiable and expressive, but moreso amiable. Definitely have traits of both. Very interesting!


 

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