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People who are high in “D” are extroverted and outgoing and task-oriented. They tend to be direct, decisive, driven and demanding. They typically have high confidence, are self-motivated, and are comfortable taking risks. They like to focus on the big picture, not details. People who have high “D” are frequently found in leadership positions.
You’re the keeper of knowledge, the go-to person for finding team tools and resources. You’re continually collecting information and carefully organizing it for future application. Your coworkers tease you about being a packrat, but they’ll be grateful one day when you can find the exact item they need. These contributions bring structure and purpose to your life. You don’t like to be rushed. You need time to investigate, reference your archive and share your findings.
Some people love taking road trips with no particular destination in mind. Detours, frequent stops, and other distractions are all enjoyable parts of the process. Not you, though. As someone strong in the Focus theme, you’ve got an end goal in sight and you’re on a mission to get there. This concentrated approach ensures you’ll help everyone stay on the right path; if your teammates start to stray, you’ll get them back on track. Obstacles in the way of your end goal annoy you, so you’ll do your best to avoid them.
Let’s be honest: life is messy. Not everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow, and unlike television shows, we can’t solve everything in 22 minutes. But it’s a lot easier to handle life when there’s structure, and that’s where you thrive. Being strong in the Discipline theme, you’re all about developing routines that ensure you’re accomplishing your goals. You’re incredibly organized and efficient, though you may sometimes disapprove of the way others operate.
You’re an idea guy. The world is a blank canvas and your mission is to paint it with possibilities. Innovation is your middle name. Nothing delights you more than the discovery process– and nothing frustrates you more than being shut down by close-minded thinkers. You attack problems head-on, embracing challenges as a pathway towards fresh ideas. To you, every new idea is valid, no matter if it’s eccentric or mundane: you don’t judge. You chafe when managers prematurely shut down project ideation as they rush to meet deliverable timelines. How can your team be successful if it skips over the most critical part?
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