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These statements provide a broad understanding of Roger’s work style. Use this section to gain a better understanding of his approaches to his activities, relationships and decisions.
Once committed to an idea or project, Roger has enormous resolve to carry it through and would like others to share his determination. He is highly independent and can live and work quite contentedly in modest surroundings. Enjoying theoretical, complex and global concepts, Roger is a strategic thinker who can clearly see the benefits and flaws of most situations. Both for himself and others, fun, relaxation and free time are scheduled and prioritised events. His perception of the world is a conceptual and abstract one, but one with endless possibilities.
He is self-contained, intellectual and fair. Roger is seen by many people as being independent and self-contained. He values the development of his intellectual awareness and the opportunity to learn, improve and grow. When pressured, he will be seen as critical, precise and sceptical. Roger is analytical, impersonal and interested in underlying principles. Roger is careful and orderly in his attention to facts and details. He is thorough and conscientious in fulfilling all his responsibilities. He is aesthetically appreciative and values quality. He often sees when colours match or blend and may have a highly developed taste for art, music and food.
Roger’s nature is to observe quietly and he appears to be collecting data on everything. However, when an emergency occurs, he can move swiftly to the root of the problem to deal with it expeditiously. Roger is an analytical thinker, who prefers to be fully objective in his work. Roger is the conceptual problem solver, intensely intellectual and logical, exhibiting flashes of creative brilliance. He has a creative mind which can be used to bring forward thinking and originality to processes and projects. Practical, systematic, thorough and hard working, Roger likes everything to be stated clearly and simply. In his own field he has a leaning towards the technical, but may tend to underestimate his own abilities.
Roger is interested in seeing possibilities beyond what is currently known, accepted or obvious. Material wealth may interest him only for the independence it buys and for the additional opportunity it provides for his own private study. He is seen by others as intellectually independent. He can be a great “designer” of systems, which he prefers to leave to others to build. He may sometimes take over the work of others rather than leave important tasks undone, or done poorly. He is seen as practical, trustworthy and dedicated to preserving traditional values. He is a good listener, with an ability to talk well when appropriate. His strong sense of personal values may make him reserved around strangers whose values he feels may conflict with his own. He is adept at homing in on the essence of complicated, confusing situations.
Roger will tend to talk openly only about subjects he knows well and which allow him to share his great breadth of information. He dislikes being criticised by others as he is already heavily burdened by his inner voice of self-judgement. When he turns his highly honed critical appraisal skills on the people around him, honesty may be translated into unintended hurtfulness. He tends not to care how he is seen as measuring up to others’ standards as it is his own standards that are important to him. His interests do not help in social encounters, where he is often perceived as distancing himself from social contact. He may lack an understanding of how his behaviour affects others and can be critical and blunt in giving recommendations for improvement.
Roger is competent at extracting information by asking relevant, non-threatening questions. He is reluctant to display his emotions to others. Roger applies objective analysis to most things, including people. Occasionally, his ideas are so complex that he will have difficulty communicating them and making others understand how he thinks. He is usually prepared to accept the views and opinions of others only at a technical competency level. He can be independent to the point of stubbornness and places a high value on professionalism.
Roger needs minimal supervision and will work hard in a system that gives him independence. He may become evasive or reactive if overwhelmed by the constraints and demands of others. Roger prefers quiet and may develop ingenious ways to make himself invisible, particularly when he is called upon to take part in social or gregarious interaction. He may need to work at taking the feelings of others into account and to learn to express his appreciation of others more readily.
What may seem like instinctive action exhibited by Roger is the result of long observation and thought which enables him to be alert to all the likely consequences of the decision. He may occasionally be slow at coming to a decision, or try to have a decision reversed, as he has a need to analyse all the available alternatives. He may at times make others feel defensive due to his incisive, critical and often persistent questioning. He tends to make sound future decisions only after deeper reflection. He is impressed by reason and logic and prefers to focus his thinking on the underlying principles. He may be more interested in the challenge of searching for the solution than seeing the solution put to practical use. He makes decisions after a great deal of thought and he may not be dissuaded by emotional or muddled arguments.
Roger’s quizzical and probing nature may create solutions which open up fresh processes. Roger’s many accomplishments are achieved mainly through determination and perseverance in reaching or exceeding his high standards. His natural introversion does not prevent him from making critical and incisive comments with conviction and presence. Roger is able to readily grasp any underlying principles and make decisions based on logic, rather than on how people feel. Every project presents itself as a mental challenge and he reflects on every stage of decision making. Work, for him, is the process of striving towards something that matters deeply to him and is consistent with his values. Roger can usually get to the heart of any situation and implement an effective solution. Roger thinks in extremely complex ways and seeks to organise concepts and ideas rather than people.
This section identifies the key strengths which Roger brings to the organisation. Roger has abilities, skills and attributes in other areas, but the statements below are likely to be some of the fundamental gifts he has to offer. Roger’s key strengths:
Jung said “wisdom accepts that all things have two sides”. It has also been said that a weakness is simply an overused strength. Roger’s responses to the Evaluator have suggested these areas as possible weaknesses. Roger’s possible weaknesses:
Each person brings a unique set of gifts, attributes and expectations to the environment in which they operate. Add to this list any other experiences, skills or other attributes which Roger brings, and make the most important items on the list available to other team members. As a team member, Roger:
Communication can only be effective if it is received and understood by the recipient. For each person certain communication strategies are more effective than others. This section identifies some of the key strategies which will lead to effective communication with Roger. Identify the most important statements and make them available to colleagues. Strategies for communicating with Roger:
Barriers to Effective Communication
Certain strategies will be less effective when communicating with Roger. Some of the things to be avoided are listed below. This information can be used to develop powerful, effective and mutually acceptable communication strategies. When communicating with Roger, do not:
Our perceptions of self may be different to the perceptions others have of us. We project who we are onto the outside world through our “persona” and are not always aware of the effect our less conscious behaviours have on others. These less conscious behaviours are termed “Blind Spots”. Highlight the important statements in this section of which you are unaware and test them for validity by asking for feedback from friends or colleagues.
Roger’s possible Blind Spots:
Because of his well developed tolerance of himself and other people, Roger may appear detached and disinterested. His thinking rationale may be so acutely honed that he will overlook what others tend to care about. He is a private person who keeps an emotional distance from others and a physical distance when communicating. Roger prefers not to confront issues. This may prevent matters from moving to a satisfactory conclusion. Roger’s ideas may occasionally get lost because he tends to rethink them continually, preferring to keep them private.
Becoming more aware of what is around him and relying more on proven information may help him root his creative ideas in the real world. Because of his self-containment, he has difficulty sharing his reactions, feelings and concerns with others; it seems unnecessary for him to do so. A rather private nature may prevent Roger from asking questions. Encourage him to demonstrate his grasp of new ideas by slowing the pace of the interaction. Roger needs to try to become more aware of the talents, efforts and contributions of others and to more regularly offer compliments and praise for good performance. He has a tendency towards perfectionism which leads him to refine and polish his ideas to a point where they may even fail to emerge.
He carries on personal interests rather privately without involving other workmates in his conduct. Gathering relevant and factual data to help ensure that his ideas are workable, he needs to simplify his often theoretical and complicated ideas for the benefit of others. He would do well to accept that people he respects may want to know what is going on in his life, and he should realise that the only one who can provide the accurate map is him.
The description in this section is based on Roger’s opposite type on the Insights Wheel. Often, we have most difficulty understanding and interacting with those whose preferences are different to our own. Recognising these characteristics can help in developing strategies for personal growth and enhanced interpersonal effectiveness.
Recognising your Opposite Type:
Roger’s opposite Insights type is the Inspirer, Jung’s “Extraverted Feeling” type. Inspirers are outgoing and enthusiastic, seeking favourable social environments where they can develop and maintain contacts. Verbally effusive, they are good at promoting their own ideas. They can create enthusiasm in others for their cause. They have a wide network of acquaintances and relationships.
Roger will notice that the Inspirer tends to misjudge the abilities of self and others. Inspirers often leap to favourable conclusions without all of the information. To Roger they may appear inconsistent. Inspirers find controlling and planning their time difficult. The Inspirer is a smooth talking persuader and may appear indifferent to people, such as Roger, who appear to be not such “extraverted achievers” as themselves. However, Inspirers sometimes take conflict or rejection personally and bitterly.
Many Inspirers are convinced that they are naturally superior and may come across to Roger as somewhat boastful. They will prefer communicating orally rather than through the written word and may dislike and avoid tasks that require attention to detail or heavy paperwork. Roger may perceive Inspirers as shallow or superficial, due to their glib way with words.
Written specifically for Roger, this section suggests some strategies he could use for effective interaction with someone who is his opposite type on the Insights Wheel.
How you can meet the needs of your Opposite Type:
When dealing with your opposite type DO NOT:
Insights Discovery does not offer direct measures of skill, intelligence, education or training. However, listed below are some suggestions for Roger’s development. Identify the most important areas which have not yet been addressed. These can then be incorporated into a personal development plan. Roger may benefit from:
I’m planning to buy a van in a few months. So, in order to make sure I get a good deal when it comes to selecting my van I’ve started recording details about vans for sale now, details such as age, mileage, features, etc in a spreadsheet. Then I’ll be able to understand trends such as average price by number of miles, etc.
1. Personalise this image. You know I’m male, you know how old I am, and what type of event I’m doing. Use that information to create a better connection.
2. Software can auto-correct names to use capital letters. The name may have been entered incorrectly when registering but when you use it in your emails it looks like your mistake.
3. This link goes to a very bland page with only a few ideas that don’t look like anyone has given them much thought. The page lacks an objective and doesn’t really contain any call to action. It could contain lots of ideas that are filterable by how long they take to do (1 hour, 4 hours, a day, etc.), where you can do them (home, office, school, etc.) and could have useful downloadable guides that actually get me fundraising. But, as I’m about to do a fundraising event, id now really the time to be marketing other fundraising ideas to me? Wouldn’t it achieve more if it was done in the post-event excitement to keep me involved?
4. The whole layout of the email is uninspiring and I don’t know why I’ve been sent it. It doesn’t give me any useful information or ask me to do anything. It contains the date of the event I’m attending but doesn’t include any kind of count down to generate excitement. And as you’ve used my name it might be a nice touch to sign off with a name, maybe the Head of Fundraising or some one else important.
Overall, there was no point sending this email. It has achieved nothing.
I spend a lot of time think about big picture stuff in my work, and in applying the same approach to aspects of my life, I’ve given some thought to ways I can improve my career prospects. Work done now, even though I have no intention of leaving for current position for many years yet, will be valuable in the future.
1. Excel at work
The easiest way to improve your career prospects seems to be to do your current job really really well. Having a long list of successful projects to add to your CV or talk about in interviews shows that you can do the same for future employers.
2. Find your niche
If you can find a particular area of your business that you not only enjoy but can become an expert in, then you become a desirable asset to companies looking for that particular skill set. In fact the best way to find your niche is to create it by bringing together two aspects of work and creating a unique fusion that no one else does.
3. Training and Qualification
Studying for a qualification in your industry or completing relevant training improves your career prospects by increasing your skills and knowledge and showing that you value continual development and improvement.
4. Gain related experience
Doing voluntary work for a charity, preferably within your business sector, shows commitment and can provide opportunities for gaining skills you might not be able to get within your current position.
Developing your career prospects is a full time job of its own.