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Primary D

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Primary High D Pattern

The Primary D pattern tends to be decisive, direct, and focused on the bottom line. This personality type functions best in an active, challenging environment. People with this pattern are typically authoritative and competitive. However, they usually lack patience and diplomacy and find it difficult to work in teams.

Personal Drive

Very independent in seeking solutions to problems

Personal Giftedness

Innovative problem solver

Group Giftedness

Energy base to see that things get done

Internal Fear

Loss of Control

Overextended Strengths

Focusing on goals without concern for people’s feelings

Under Stress

Becomes intense, active, and able to initiate action

Interpersonal Misunderstandings

Seeing the need to be accountable to others

Potential Developmental Opportunities

Empathy, understanding, and cooperation with others

Best Team Members

I/S/C, I/S, S/I, S/C, C/S

How to Respond – Be direct

D   I   S    C

How to Reinforce – Get to the bottom line

Be logical

Primary High D Pattern

Offer support

Focus on actions

Allow for control

Focus on activities 

Offer encouragement



How to Relate –

How to Help –

Be brief

Get out of the way

Be accurate

Respect privacy

Allow for variety

Allow spontaneity

Allow for non-structure

Be flexible


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