The Positives & Negatives of A Cool/Teller with Warm/Asker Backup
RECAP: Last week we mentioned there are 13 interpersonal strategies for the effective accommodation of each of the sixteen identifiable Personalities.
As an example, we considered strategy 1:13 General Characteristics of the COOL/TELLER who has a backup personality of the WARM/ASKER. We call this particular combination: ‘Lecturer’.
Remember: A pure C/T is low in emotiveness and high in assertiveness, whereas a pure W/A is high in emotiveness and low in assertiveness.
Even this apparent clash of traits results in synergy. Let’s explore strategies 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 of the 13 that make up The Lecturer:
Strategy 2: Positives ~ This combination is a goal setter. They define tasks to be completed. They can see the end from the beginning. They are content to work alone. They steer others towards deadlines. They maintain a status-quo. They use systems as a means of controlling the action. They strive to accomplish. They seek answers. They argue constructively.
Strategy 3: Negatives ~ This combination protects confidences. They may underestimate their own accountability. They may override the opinions of others. They may sacrifice relationships for results. They do not accept criticism well. They internalise doubt. They can be moody. They can hold a grudge. They may become defensive.
Strategy 4: Greatest Fear ~ This combinations greatest fear is being censured.
Strategy 5: Motivation ~ This combination eagerly engages with problem-solving. They want to know they can rely on all involved. They identfy and plan for desired outcomes. They welcome positive reinforcement. They are self-motivated. They accept counsel from respected peers and supervisors.
Strategy 6: Ideal Environment ~ This combination wants a functional environment. They work best when leading a task group. They work to a plan. They favour systems and protocol. They want regular dialogue. They want minimal conflict. They want leaders that know what they are doing.
Strategy 7: Desires ~ This combination desires freedom from detail. They desire objectivity. They desire a degree of autonomy. They desire competent leadership.They desire a challenge. They desire time to make a difference. They desire doing things in the prescribed manner. They desire team cooperation.
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Next week, we shall look at strategies 8 to 13:
8. Analysing Information;
9. Personal Growth;
10. Management Style;
11. Working With Them;
12. Best Careers; and,
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