Behavioral Characteristics

The primary characteristics of each group:

PROMOTERSUPPORTER
  • High energy
  • Enjoyable to be around
  • Creative imagination
  • Initiates relationships
  • Motivating
  • Competitive spirit
  • Goal oriented
  • Dedicated and committed
  • Loyal team member
  • Good listener
  • Patient
  • Good at reconciling factions
  • Cause-oriented
  • Dependable
CONTROLLERANALYZER
  • Task accomplisher
  • Bottom-line results
  • Self-motivated
  • Forward looking
  • Fast decision-maker
  • Initiates activities
  • Disciplined
  • Likes to control others
  • Objective
  • Conscientious
  • Defines, clarifies
  • Concerned with accuracy
  • Gathers needed data/information
  • Tests data
  • Maintains standards

To learn more about the characteristics of your type click on the column heading, to learn more about the characteristics of all types, click here.
To learn about how you need to interact with others, click here.

Within each group there are also other characteristics that need to be identified. Firstly each primary group can be further broken down so that they have characteristics of the other groups as follows:

PROMOTERSUPPORTER
promotersupporterpromotersupporter
controlleranalyzercontrolleranalyzer
CONTROLLERANALYZER
promotersupporterpromotersupporter
controlleranalyzercontrolleranalyzer

Finally we must be aware of extremes (e.g. controller/controller) and persons with these "double whammies" should recognize their tendencies to extremes and counteract:

EXTREMES
PROMOTER/PROMOTERSUPPORTER/SUPPORTER
AimlessSelf-denying
AgitatedSelf-deprecated
Lack of convictionObligated
MelodromaticOver protective
DeludingEasily Influenced
InconsistentOver committed
ManipulativePassive
CONTROLLER/CONTROLLERANALYZER/ANALYZER
DomineeringUncreative
DistortsData bound
CoerciveElaborate
GamblingPlodding
ImpatientNit-picking
ContentiousCritical
High pressureStingy


Last updated 99/03/09
J.A.N. Lee, 1999.