Thursday, January 12, 2006

Type D Personality

How to RECOGNIZE a D personality type...
They tend to be active, extroverted, and always in a rush.
They speak loudly, interrupt others, and come right to the point in conversation.
They like to take charge of meetings and to set the agenda and make the rules.
They can be aggressive, blunt, and impatient.

How to WORK with a D personality type...
Be clear, specific, and to the point.
Be prepared. Present your requirements, objectives, and support material without wasting their time.
Involve them in developing a solution. Let them decide how to accomplish it and give them the freedom to do it by themselves.
Clarify the limits of their authority and available resources.
Don't back down when they attack. Take issue with the facts without confronting the person directly.

What NOT to do around a D personality type...
Chitchat. Try to develop a relationship. Approach them casually.
Waste their time.
Tell them what to do and expect them to do it.
Expect them to pick up on your feelings or unspoken agenda.

Are you a Type D?

1 comment:

B-Wizz said...

Curiously, I seem to be a type D personality, which I don't think is correct at all...