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Workers want to be in charge, they seek power and control. They often appear to others as pushy and insensitive. The Worker’s motto is, “If I wanted your opinion, I would have given it to you.” Workers are risk takers and pride themselves on making quick decisions. Under pressure they will work harder and may lose their temper. When they get angry, their pattern is to blow up like a volcano and then get over their anger quickly. They dislike small talk. When Worker is around an expressive Talker, they tend to view them as “all talk and no action” or as they say in Texas, “big hat and no cattle!” Workers are impatient and extremely time sensitive. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardy displayed classic Worker traits and was known for his time sensitivity. Coach Lombardy had a personal habit of setting his watch fifteen minutes early. When Lombardy scheduled a meeting, any player or assistant coach that wasn’t ready to go fifteen minutes early was considered late for that meeting!
Physically, Workers are large, powerful people with broad shoulders. When you think of a Worker, think of people like, John Wayne, Pete Rose, Bea Arthur, Jim Brown, Joseph Stalin, Bobby Knight, O.J. Simpson, George C. Scott, George S. Patton, Janet Reno, Vince Lombardy, Mean Joe Green and Mike Tyson.
Worker’s Positive Traits
Confident - Self-reliant - Decisive - Determined - Independent - Practical
Worker’s Negative Traits
Domineering - Aggressive - Insensitive - Impatient - Controlling - Demanding
1. Appears confident and in control. 2. Acts first and thinks later. 3. Ignores small talk. 4. May become angry in traffic or other tie-ups. 5. Respects high achievers. 6. Always plays to win. 7. Believes that “The ends justify means.”
How Workers Can Improve
1. Go out of your way to be friendly. 2. Try not to dominate and control. 3. Share power by delegating responsibilities. 4. Don’t shout when you feel angry. 5. Enjoy people, not just work. 6. Value kindness and gentleness. Give credit where credit is due.
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