|View of Opposite
||View of Opposite
|See Empathizers as touchy-feely &
Producers want to get right to work and focus on results. Their
enjoyment comes from the tasks they do. Relationships are seen
as a distraction from the work.
|Empathizers like to get to know their colleagues.
Their enjoyment comes from working with others. Relationships are seen as an integral part of the work.
||See Producers as insensitive & boring.
|See Implementers as short-sighted and
unable to think strategically.
motivated by the possibility of creating a better future. They
are interested in formulating long-range plans and exploring new
motivated by the desire for current work to be done properly.
They want to be sure that details are taken care of and
immediate problems are solved.
See Visionaries as out-of-touch and impractical.
|See Movers as rushed and impulsive.
||Planners want to have
well-thought-out plans for solving a problem or implementing a
project. They like to assess costs and benefits, anticipate
issues, and develop back-up plans before taking action.
||Movers want to take
immediate action when confronted with a problem or a project.
They like to quickly implement solutions, learn from the
results, and make corrections as needed.
||See Planners as slow and overly cautious.
|See Independents as resistant and
||Controllers want to be
sure that everything happens as expected and that people do what
they should. They like to direct the actions of others.
||Independents like to
work on their own without interference. They want to understand
the goal to be achieved, then be left alone to accomplish it.
||See Controllers as autocratic and power-hungry.
|See Adapters as disorganized and
||Organizers are good at
bringing order out of chaos and creating policies, procedures,
and systems. They feel most comfortable working in situations
where the structure and expectations are clear.
||Adapters are good at
adjusting to change and quickly shifting direction when
necessary. They prefer working in an environment that is not
highly structured and allows flexibility.
||See Organizers as obsessive and uptight.
|See Traditionalists as unimaginative
||Innovators enjoy coming
up with new ideas and finding ways to improve products and
processes. They find change stimulating and interesting. They
like working where creativity is encouraged.
time-tested methods and approaches. They like to find a process
or solution that works and stick with it. They value stability,
predictability, and consistency.
||See Innovators as flighty and unrealistic.