We Aim To Please

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This temperament style lovesrepparttar status quo and resists change. Under pressure Watchers sleep in to avoidrepparttar 126351 situation at hand and hope that it will eventually disappear. This avoidance behavior is similar torepparttar 126352 Ostrich burying its head inrepparttar 126353 sand. They dislike pressure and will do almost anything to avoid it. Due to their need to please others and promote harmony, Watchers userepparttar 126354 tactic of sidestepping controversial issues by postponing or delaying decisions. When pressured, they will become extremely stubborn, dig their heels in and refuse to budge. Because they are uncomfortable with direct confrontation their behavior is often perceived as passive-aggressive. Watchers dislike taking personal responsibility and are apt to make excuses or blame others. The downside of this behavior is that they seldom learn from their mistakes. This temperament has a tendency to playrepparttar 126355 role of martyr and indulge in self-pity. Watchers are quiet, unassuming, people watchers. Their biggest fears are disharmony, change, infringement on home life and pressuring others.

Because they attempt to blend in and avoid attracting attention to themselves, Watchers arerepparttar 126356 most difficult temperament style to identify physically. They have a stoic expression and are difficult to read. They often have a pear-shaped body and due to their sedentary nature they tend to gain weight. When you think of a Watcher think of Jimmy Carter, Bob Newhart, Gerald Ford and Jean Stapleton.

Watcher’s Positive Traits

Stable – Tolerant – Supportive – Harmonious – Patient - Agreeable

Watcher’s Negative Traits

Indecisive – Passive – Undermining – Uninvolved – Selfish – Possessive

Watcher Behaviors

1. Avoids holding direct eye contact. 2. Soft spoken and patient 3. Listens with genuine interest. 4. Prefers to follow rather than lead. 5. Dislikes friction and conflict. 6. Can be stubborn and snoopy. 7. Tends to offer excuses when things go wrong.

How Watchers Can Improve

1. Speed up everything you do. 2. Speak your mind and don’t be afraid of disagreements. 3. Stand up for yourself and be more assertive. 4. Accept credit, compliments and praise. 5. Avoidrepparttar 126357 tendency to “smother love.” 6. Don’t try quite so hard to please people. 7. Learn to make decisions and stop procrastinating.

John Boe, based in Monterey, CA, helps companies recruit, train and motivate top-quality people. To view his online Video Demo or to have John Boe speak at your next event, visit www.johnboe.com or call (831) 375-3668.

Driven to Succeed!

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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. Whenrepparttar 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

Worker Behaviors

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 justifyrepparttar 126350 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.

John Boe, based in Monterey, CA, helps companies recruit, train and motivate top-quality people. To view his online Video Demo or to have John Boe speak at your next event, visit www.johnboe.com or call (831) 375-3668.

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