The 4 Quadrants of Personality

Why Personality Types Matter

Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of personality types will allow one to develop networking systems. It helps people know what to say, how to say them, and proper moments to speak based on each situation. It will help people know why they do things and to find solutions to any roadblocks.

The Driver

Driver personality types are natural-born leaders. They are goal-oriented with big picture in mind. They are persistent go-getters with achieving their goals. As a result, they are not mindful of the small details. Due to knowing what they want, they persistently get after their goals. And they force this vision among those they work with.

Because of this determination, they can be insensitive and aggressive. They can also be unempathetic and impatient. With big-picture goals in mind, they can make rash decisions without thorough planning. Thus, they may delegate some of these tasks to the Analysts with high-pressure deadlines. 

For these reasons, they are polar opposites to the Analysts who specialize in the small details that comprise long term goals. 

The Analyst

Analysts are high-performance professionals that seem cold at first approach. They think deeply about their tasks and place a high degree of importance to assignments placed on them. As a result, they are perfectionists, self-disciplined, and organized. 

Because of this, Analysts are moody, hypercritical, and negative. They place so much pressure on themselves to perform that they may overanalyze things which may result in conflict with Drivers.

Decision making can become a weakness to them, i.e., analysis by paralysis or allowing perfectionism to halt completion of assignments. They also prefer working alone as they may have a specific vision for their assignments.

Although it might seem like Drivers are their polar opposites, it is actually the Promoters. This is because Analysts' preference for negative criticism, and perfectionism. They might also prefer solo over group projects. They will not be able to get things done with Promoters on their team because of their disorganization.  

The Promoter

Promoters are expressively outgoing personalities that are the life of the party. They enjoy having fun, making new friends, and feeling involved. They love being in groups, whether it be at work, clubs, or coffeeshops. 

As a result, they care persuasive, charismatic, and excel in environments where networking is of important. They know how to speak in ways that inject life into words. They are likeable can make friends easily. 

The downsides of being charismatic is that they exhibit disorganization and carelessness. This can overwhelm the other personality types. That is because promoters talk tirelessly. They talk for hours, and if unchecked, overwhelmingly so. This is paired with expressive cadence, tempo, hyperbole, and tone. 

The other types may have trouble finding a stopping point when talking with them as a result of endless conversations, whether on purpose or not. This is because promoters breathe just enough to quickly back into their storytelling conversation. 

Their polar opposites are Analysts because they prefer engaging, highly expressive conversations which they do not get with Analysts who generally speak in monotonous, serious tones. 

The Supportive

Supportives, also known as Amiables, are personality types known for keeping the peace. They are not direct with their intentions, as a result of wanting to be inoffensive. As a result, they can be highly empathetic or sympathetic and kind people. 

Supportive types are easygoing and non-assuming. They dislike getting into arguments and tend to listen more than they talk. As a result, they have highly developed diplomatic skills. 

However, because of their distaste for conflict, if they feel consistently threatened, they will internally retreat. This will make it difficult to develop trust as they will continually push their feelings inwards without communicating to others why. 

The polar opposites of amiable types are Drivers. This is because they dislike conflict, whereas Drivers tend to be direct without thinking of other's feelings. 

Overcome Roadblocks

Pinpointing one's personality type will expand understanding of interpersonal dynamics. It will explain why they do or do not get along with others that exhibit polar opposite traits. This will expand interpersonal skillsets to overcome roadblocks like working in group projects with polar opposite personalities. This increases the chances of winning friends and influencing people. Doing this will increase the odds of large success. 
Alex Sung

At an early age Alex knew he was different from most kids. He had D's and F's in early education and even had undiagnosed selective mutism alongside other mental health hurdles.

Despite these challenging experiences, he persevered and was able to "Tigerhack" his way to success. He created the Tiger Dojo to help everyone uncover these secrets.


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