This individual is extroverted, strong-willed, direct, practical, organized, forceful, and decisive. Look for someone who tells it the way it is and is very persuasive. Watch out, or you’ll be worn down and bowled over. A Director is task- rather than relationship-oriented and wants immediate results.
Is polite but reserved, logical, fact- and task-oriented. This person’s focus is on precision and perfection. Other strengths include persistence, diligence, caution, and a systematic approach. If he or she seems indecisive, it’s because of a need to assess all the data. Perfectionism can be a fault if the Analyst pushes it too far. This person is not a risk-taker.
The Entertainer loves to have friends and enjoys helping others. This person is full of ideas and can’t wait to share them with others. Talkative and open, he asks others for their opinions and loves to brainstorm. They tend to be very creative and are often unreasonably ambitious in the plans they produce. Entertainers typically juggle several projects at once, succeeding with some and failing with others.
Devoted, consistent, dependable, and loyal, the Caretaker is a hard worker and will persevere long after others have given up. He or she is a team player, cooperative and easy to get along with, trustful, sensitive and a good listener. Working in groups with cooperative individuals, the Caretaker tries to avoid confrontation. He or she enjoys company, performs best in a stable environment, and often has a stabilizing effect on others.
Adapted from the research done by Dr. Merrill and his associates. For Personal Styles and Effective Performance: Make your Style Work for You by Dr. David Merrill and Roger Reid (Radnor, PA.: Chilton, 1981)