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D = I Pattern

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High D = I or I = D Patterns

The D = I or I = D person tends to be charming, verbose, and persuasive.  This personality type functions best in a cooperative environment. However, they can be manipulative and controlling.

Personal Drive

Strong drive to control by charm and persuasion

Personal Giftedness

Talented at achieving goals through verbal skills

Group Giftedness

Articulating a point of view

Internal Fear

Not having the authority to control events; complex relationships

Overextended Strengths

Overwhelming others with words and arguments

Under Stress

Becomes intimidating and can tend to manipulate others

Interpersonal Misunderstandings

Understanding that their aggressive style often causes covert responses

Potential Developmental Opportunities

Not having to win every argument; slowing down

Best Team Members

S/C, S/I, I/S

How to Respond Be friendly 

D   I   S    C

How to Reinforce Allow for social recognition

Be direct

Primary High D=C Pattern

Get to the bottom line

Focus on actions

Allow for control

Focus on activities

Offer encouragement



How to Relate

How to Help

Be brief

Get out of the way

Allow to express feelings

Allow for verbal expression

Allow for variety

Allow for spontaneity

Allow for non-structure

Be flexible


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