Steadiness - The Dove
The 4 behaviours in this quadrant explained here plus more
  • High S
  • Description - High S - Reserved - People Oriented

    General Characteristics: Relator; Supporter; Good listener; Team player. Possessive. Steady; Predictable. Understanding; Friendly. Introvert / People oriented. Works with others as part of a team to achieve success.

    General Characteristics in conflict: Tends to suppress; Gives in to keep peace and reduce conflict; Appears to agree with others; tolerates things even when disagreeing; Desires to save the relationship even if it hurts them the most.

    Ingrained Trait: Innovation; In the sense of the ability to 'make or prepare things'.

    Strengths: Good team player; Empathetic to other's needs; Methodical; Good listener; Easy to get along with; Appreciative of others; Praises.

    Limitations (as seen by others): Indecisive; Indirect, Resistant to change, Sometimes worn down by other's problems.

    Under Stress (as seen by others): Can become passive-aggressive. May over commit if has to take on responsibilities because no one else will. May be innovative due to discomfort with change.

    Example: Mother Teresa, Jimmy Carter, John Denver.

    Approximate percentage of population: 14%

    Are any of these four behaviours you? If not, try another quadrant.

    Any categorization of persons, whether living or dead, is a matter of expert opinion and not the result of actual testing. We do not use third party testing; ever. This is part of the Oxor Method™.

    Remember, generally we do not know our own and one is not any better than another.

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    Well, we got the job done on time! Specialist profile in pdf

    Approx. Population - 6% MBTI - ISFP. Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving.

    I’m determined to find out what’s causing this. Investigator profile in pdf

    Approx. Population - 1%. MBTI - INFJ. Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging.

    Just tell me what you would like me to do. Agent profile in pdf

    Approx. Population - 4%. MBTI - INFP. Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving.

    It’s my project. I want the credit and I’ll take the blame. Achiever profile in pdf

    Approx. Population - 3%. MBTI - ISTP. Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving.

    9 - Specialist - A cautious leader. Example: JOHN. Martina Navratalova. Ted Baillieu.

    10 - Investigator - A determined leader. Examples: ABRAHAM. Jimmy Carter. Mother Teresa.

    11 - Agent - An appreciative leader. Examples: NEHEMIAH. Nelson Mandela. Martin Luther King.

    12 - Achiever - A missionary leader. Examples: ISAAC. Clint Eastwood. Tom Cruise.

    9 - Specialist - Create calm, safe environment.

    10 - Investigator - Dogged detrmination and follow through. Integrates attitudes, values, standards and the opinions of others into one's own identity or sense of self (particularly if 'boss' is Developer, Results or Inspitational).

    11 - Agent - Treats people with respect.

    12 - Achiever - Fights for equality and justice. Often involved in 'causes'. Immovable on issues.

    9 - Specialist - Will want to keep things the same.

    10 - Investigator - Will provide rationale.

    11 - Agent - May avoid conflict to preserve the group.

    12 - Achiever - Will be precise about facts.

    9 - Specialist - Diligence (Virtue Rank 4/7) - Steadfast application, assiduousness and industry, hard work. A zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work. Decisive work ethic. Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness.

    10 - Investigator - Chastity (Virtue Rank 7/7) - Sexual behaviour that is acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of their culture, civilization or religion. Sexual abstinence, especially before marriage.

    11 - Agent - Forgiveness (Virtue Rank 3/7) - Forbearance and endurance through moderation. Resolving conflicts peacefully, as opposed to resorting to violence. The ability to forgive; to show mercy to sinners.

    12 - Achiever - Humility (Virtue Rank 1/7) - Act or posture of lowering oneself in relation to others; having a clear perspective and respect for one's place in context. Modest behaviour, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self.

    9 - Specialist - Dinosaur.

    10 - Investigator - Have gripes / mood swings.

    11 - Agent - Hijacker.

    12 - Achiever - Hostile.

    9 - Specialist - Be aware that you may hold too much to past tradition in both procedures and processes.

    10 - Investigator - Be aware that you might need to reduce “either/or” thinking and realize that “both/and” solutions are possible.

    11 - Agent - Be aware that you may prefer to maintain silent in a negative situation rather than to work in a pro-active way to create changes.

    12 - Achiever - Be aware that you could use more people skills in motivating and managing others.

    Style - Tend to Compromise.

    Result - Tend to be they lose and the other side loses.

    Outcome - Unsatisfactory.

    Style - High S's will likely be the most lenient managers.

    Result - They prefer stability to change.

    Outcome - A waste of time and the status quo remains - good or bad.

    Style - “Have we (“we”, not “I”) successfully resolved your problem?”

    Result - Closure. Is exhausted by confrontation and may go to great lengths to avoid any type of conflict.

    Outcome - Irate customer gets to someone who solves the problem in order to close the file. Apologies from the high S appear the most sincere and honest and most people believe them. Employers should select High S's for these roles ahead of all other styles.

    9 - Specialist - Trust - Build relationships through dependability. With Trust as Secondary, The Old Guard - Predictable, Safe, Unmovable.

    10 - Investigator - Trust - Build relationships through dependability. With Mystique as Secondary, The Anchor - Protective, Purposeful, Analytical.

    11 - Agent - Trust - Build relationships through dependability. With Alert as Secondary, The Good Citizen - Principled, Prepared, Conscientious.

    12 - Achiever - Trust - Build relationships through dependability. With Power as Secondary, The Gravitas - Dignified, Stable, Hardworking.

    SD - S with D - Pace & Priority. Indirect, Slower-Paced, Open, People-Oriented v. Direct, Fast-Paced, Guarded, Task-Oriented.

    SI - S with I - Priority. Indirect, Slower-Paced v. Direct, Fast-Paced.

    SS - S with S - Passive, Inactive.

    SC - S with C - Priority. Open, People-Oriented v. Guarded, Task-Oriented.

    9 - Specialist - Mr. Routine. Robin. Cocoa. Saint Bernard.

    10 - Investigator - Mr. Stubborn-Opinionated. Hummingbird. Mineral Water. Greyhound.

    11 - Agent - Mr. Volunteer. Dove. Green Tea. Tibetan Terrier.

    12 - Achiever - Mr. Workaholic. Cuckoo. Vodka. Basset Hound.

    9 - Specialist - Won't change.

    10 - Investigator - Tactless.

    11 - Agent - Upset if you do not agree with them.

    12 - Achiever - Tends to take over.

    9 - Specialist - Wildlife project volunteering.

    10 - Investigator - Creative writing retreat.

    11 - Agent - Backpacking with a soulmate.

    12 - Achiever - A long distance trail.

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    9 - Specialist - With Creative (as High D) and Appraiser.

    10 - Investigator - With Promoter, Inspirational and Creative (as High C).

    11 - Agent - With Persuader and Inspirational.

    12 - Achiever - With Appraiser and Creative (as High D).

    9 - Specialist - Making others happy. Providing practical services for others; Helping people with information; Planning social events; Being patient with others; Caretaking; Getting answers for people now; Finding resources for people; Following written procedured; Making others feel comfortable and at ease; Serving; Focusing on what people need.

    10 - Investigator - Empowering others. Encouraging others to grow and develop; Creating programs that enrich others; Motivating and inspiring others; Focusing on personal meaning and self-expression; Motivating others to use information for their own benefit; Solving new and complex problems that will benefit the future of humanity; Changing the way people do things; Helping others resolve conflict; Mentoring; Designing projects; Focusing on performing.

    11 - Agent - Empowering others. Encouraging others to grow and develop; Creating programs that enrich others; Motivating and inspiring others; Focusing on personal meaning and self-expression; Motivating others to use information for their own benefit; Solving new and complex problems that will benefit the future of humanity; Changing the way people do things; Helping others resolve conflict; Mentoring; Designing projects; Focusing on performing.

    12 - Achiever - Getting things right. Analysing information in a detached and subjective way; Collecting and keeping track of data; Managing projects; Doing budgets and overseeing them; Instructing; Finding more efficient ways of doing things; Controlling information; Applying principles consistently; Doing cost-benefit analyses; Improving; Focusing on what needs to be done now.

    9 - Specialist - In touch. The earthy and artistic friend, who knows more about pop culture than you. They are always current on what is popular and are very in touch with the world around them. Which is fine by you since they keep you hip. They may be a little bit of a hippie, but you love how in touch with nature they are.

    10 - Investigator - Suspicious. The friend who always finds a way to make you feel ready for the future. The friend who encourages you to live your life the way that you want to. They are supportive and always there for you, but are probably constantly afraid that you will betray them. When you two talk it feels like you are being understand and completely accepted.

    11 - Agent - Sympathetic. The friend that you feel completely comfortable being yourself with. They don’t look down on you for your flaws and are completely understanding of you. When you get tired of the shallow world, you can always come to this friend for the in depth and passionate conversation that you need.

    12 - Achiever - Laid back. The laid back and sarcastic friend who you always seem to have fun with, even if you aren’t doing anything. They know how to fix anything, so that’s a plus.

    9 - Specialist - Myers Briggs MBTI - ISFP. Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving. KIERSEY - Artisan (=Craftsman) - Composer. iPERSONIC - Sensitive Doer. Career: Painter, potter, jeweller, fashion designer, carpenter, chef, surveyor, botanist, chemist. waiter, beautician, retail clerk, bookkeeper or legal secretary. Key hate: Being trapped. Examples: Kevin Costner; Victoria Azarenka; Anthony Hopkins.

    10 - Investigator - Myers Briggs MBTI - INFJ. Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. KIERSEY - Idealist - Counselor. iPERSONIC - Harmony-seeking Idealist. Career: Professor , teacher, counselor, educational consultant, clergy, nun, director of religious education. social worker, social scientist, mediator, human services, marketing, job analyst, novelist, designer or artist. Key hate: Darkness. Examples: J.K. Rowling; Mother Teresa; Heath Ledger.

    11 - Agent - Myers Briggs MBTI - INFP. Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. KIERSEY - Idealist - Healer. iPERSONIC - Dreamy Idealist. Career: Visionary in the world of music, art, entertainment or dance. Professor, teacher, counselor, social worker, organizational development, HR, religion or librarian. Key hate: Not living up to ideals. Examples: Shakespeare; Al Pacino; Mahatma Ghandi, Jesus.

    12 - Achiever - Myers Briggs MBTI - ISTP. Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. KIERSEY - Artisan (=Craftsman) - Crafter. iPERSONIC - Individualistic Doer. Career: Computer programmer or technician, pilot, race car driver, marshal, intelligence agent, banker, purchasing agent, securities analysor or tradie. Key hate: Physical helplessness. Examples: Clint Eastwood; Brad Pitt; Tom Cruise.

    9 - Specialist - Happy. Is a starving artist or lowly paid worker, but wouldn’t have it any other way due to reluctance to change.

    10 - Investigator - Saver. Works long hours as a coach / therapist / guidance counsellor, eventually saving up enough to build an off-the-grid cottage / sanctuary in the forest or at the seaside.

    11 - Agent - Donor. Gladly gives their last $20 to a homeless person, occasionally forgets to pay the utility bill.

    12 - Achiever - Risky. Earns a living playing on-line poker, buys at least one motorcycle.

    9 - Specialist - Aesthetic. Finely honed aesthetic tastes and are generally interested in expressing their identity to people with money. Look for high spending on clothing especially along with dining out with friends. More reserved than Developer and will scale back when required. Optimistic about risks.

    10 - Investigator - Tempted. Good savers but, when surrounded by peers who are spending more exuberantly, may feel tempted to spend more. Should steer clear of toxic friends who may manipulate best intentions. Although they will generally not join in, they may sometimes make bad decisions randomly as a result of stress and momentary carelessness. Money not that important but it is when making career decisions. May overspend 'because I'm worth it'.

    11 - Agent - Carefree. Spending habits are very reflective of the environment they are in. e.g. brought up in a money-conscious household will also be that. In the absence of proper guidance, are apt to take risks beyond what they can handle. May overspend 'because I'm worth it'.

    12 - Achiever - Full Lifer. Very interested in traveling and new experiences with dining along with other material luxuries. This can lead to rash decisions and spending then becomes too high, especially given a high propensity to take risks which are viewed optimistically.

    9 - Specialist - Safe. Pay what's due, when it's due. Simple. Won't splurge on themselves or you.

    10 - Investigator - Extractor. Pretends to reach for the wallet but always comes up short, so the other party pays. Or gets up to go to the bathroom when they see the waiter coming to the table with the bill.

    11 - Agent - Over Generous. Insists on paying for your dinners every time you go out. Tries to be the one who handles things, gives expensive gifts, or just does more financially than necessary. But there's a trick. While it may appear to make them happy, they are creating a circumstance that you have some sort of debt / commitment / time / emotion etc. They'll be upset but it is wise not to get into debt.

    12 - Achiever - Slacker. Acts like they need help though they really don’t need it - 'crying wolf'. They ask for money, though they actually aren’t doing anything to try on their own. Living off others is what they would rather do, instead of taking the difficult step of trying to be self-sufficient. This can be a challenge, so don't lend.

    9 - Specialist - Closed Judgeology™. Least openly judgmental. They try to be nice to everyone and dislike the idea of hurting anyone’s feelings. They may hold internal judgments when they witness people being immoral or harming others without caring. They believe that everyone should be able to do the right thing and are hurt personally when they see people being cruel towards others. Try to reserve judgments, but sometimes it is challenging when people continue to be harsh. In the end they are very forgiving and just want people to try harder.

    10 - Investigator - Self Judgeology™. Judge themselves much harder than they do others and have a way of being very hard on themselves. Do not want to be seen as judgmental with a strong desire not to cause others angst. However, often tactlessness takes over. Often appear judgmental and use considerable intuition if someone is going to hurt themselves or others and they want to assist. Can often see the good in people but annoyed about society behaviour.

    11 - Agent - Moral Judgeology™. Have their own views on what is right and wrong and are very clear about what they believe. They often judge themselves very harshly and push themselves to be a good person. Because of this strong desire to follow what is right can be viewed as judgmental. They do not judge people for being weaker than others or for making mistakes in life. They are more likely to feel judgment towards people who harm others or commit immoral acts constantly. They are very forgiving and do understand that people make mistakes but they also realize that people need to be held accountable for constantly doing bad things. If someone is harming another person, this action should not be accepted.

    12 - Achiever - Factual Judgeology™. Judgments come from a factual and not a personal place. They do not make emotional judgments but rather pick up on certain behaviors that prove their judgments. They notice people’s behaviours and their actions and make decisions based on that. With a good memory will take into account all of the actions of others. If someone proves to be stupid by constantly saying stupid things, they realize that this person is probably stupid. These judgments are not made with emotion and are usually correct. It doesn’t make them treat this person poorly, it just means they will take note of it in the future.

    This technique emanates from the service station industry where it was always necessary to understand the attitude of operators and staff towards 'sparkle and housekeeping'. Elevanto's techniques are all about observing so if you can see how someone approaches the issue of clutter, it's another tool to work out their pattern to reap the advantages of using these techniques. You'll need to look in the four quadrants at all sixteen clutter descriptions.

    9 - Specialist - Leave Clutter. Perhaps it’s time to start cleaning. After assessing the situation thoroughly and devising a plan, you remember that you could really use a separate laundry bin for your whites and you need new dish cloths. Solution is to go and get some before you start. You might see if someone else has a better plan, further delaying action.

    10 - Investigator - When motivated Clutter. A thorough cleaning is important but generally it's a once a week or once a month when you are feeling motivated. If you find yourself cleaning throughout the week, you’re probably avoiding other work you’re supposed to be doing, because you “won’t be able to focus until it’s clean”.

    11 - Agent - Encourage Clutter. Why would you clean when there are so many more meaningful things to do with your time? Plus, you would first need to figure out all the possible approaches to tackle that mess and the pros and cons of each. You might ponder how and why our society began placing significance on clean environments. You think about cleaning more than you actually clean until it actually affects your current task and only then will you take action.

    12 - Achiever - Succumb to Clutter. When eventually you notice how cluttered things are, you take care of the mess quickly, efficiently and on a no frills basis. You will be puzzled if another party to all this is an Agent as they will want to brainstorm possible approaches as you get back to what you were previously doing.

    This is the sort of kitchen you may like and how you organise things in the kitchen. This is useful if you have the chance to observe how someone else handled the kitchen. Another very useful indicator to pick their pattern. You'll need to look in the four quadrants to explore all sixteen kitchens.

    9 - Specialist - The Romantic Kitchen. You are gentle and flexible, with a strong sense of style. You'd be perfectly happy in a little Paris kitchen with airy lace curtains and a set of French doors that open out to the balcony. A good looking French companion would also not be out of place.

    10 - Investigator - The Scandanavian Kitchen. You are creative, idealistic and always looking for ways to improve. Light, bright, and white! You love authentic white subway tiles with dark grout, white-washed floors, and clean, tidy spaces with just a few bright pops of color. This reminds you of a better future ahead.

    11 - Agent - The Organic Modern Kitchen. You are imaginative, sensitive, and spiritual. You love greenery and natural materials, like wood and linen, but often accent with classic or modern pieces. You are not afraid of a tapestry rug in the kitchen.

    12 - Achiever - The Fixer-Upper Kitchen. You are hands-on, detail-oriented, and a keen observer. Are there cabinets to be repainted? Appliances to be fixed? New lighting to be wired? You're on to it. Where's the fun in a finished kitchen? It's all creating something with your own two hands.

    How you go and they go in the bedroom may not be the starting point to pick someone's pattern. However, as with any model, the more information you have, the more likely you can reap the benefits of picking others behaviour patterns. You'll need to look in the four quadrants to explore all sixteen positions.

    9 - Specialist - Express Feelings Bedroomer. You see the physical act of sex as a prime opportunity to express your feelings for someone. To you it is one of the best ways to show someone that you truly care for them. You are capable of separating sex from love but see no value in those sorts of shallow experiences. You look for comfort and trust within a relationship and that translates well into your sex life. You are eager to make your partner feel loved and appreciated in the bedroom which they definitely appreciate.

    10 - Investigator - Not that Important Bedroomer. Sex has to mean something to you, or else it is pretty miserable. You want to completely trust the person you make love with, that being said you don’t trust easily. You take time to warm up to people and are not the most physically open person in the world. Although you are hesitant at first, when you find the right person it is electric. You don’t believe in setting boundaries in the bedroom with someone you love and are willing to try new things. Sex is not the most important thing to you, but you find you are rather amazing at it with the right person. You are capable of taking sex to a whole new level of spirituality.

    11 - Agent - Emotional Connection Bedroomer. For you love-making is about just that, love. Without a deep bond and strong emotional connection, you see little point in sex itself. Sex being just a physical act is something you do not desire. Casual sex is definitely not for you and would make you very internally unhappy. That being said sex is actually very important to you within the confines of a deeper connection. You see sex as a physical manifestation of a powerful emotional connection with someone. It is your opportunity to connect intimately with your partner. You are very willing and eager to try new things in the bedroom as long as there is an emotional connection.

    12 - Achiever - No Emotion Bedroomer. You have a relatively high sex drive and are able to see sex in just the physical terms. You don’t scoff at the idea of sex without a deep connection, but you probably agree that it adds another element to the sexual experience. You view sex in the highly chemical sense and are drawn to people you are physically attracted to. You are often very visually stimulated and enjoy what is aesthetically pleasing. You usually see sexual encounters as an outlet and do not require an emotional connection.

    One of our latest techniques is to match these bratty descriptions to the person you are studying. Then you have their Disc pattern. You'll need to look in the four quadrants at all sixteen bratty descriptions.

    9 - Specialist - Avoiding necessary confrontation. Conflict averse and need to realise that ironing out conflict and disputes is a necessary evil and avoiding confrontation often aggravates the situation. An alternate tendency is to drop the issue rather than risk offending the other party.

    10 - Investigator - Pretentiousness. At only 1% of the population, are generally misunderstood, can be very tactless and are not easy to get to know well. Some may even be pleased about being misunderstood and not understand that rare does not equate to superiority. May use their uncommon nature as a means of belittling others for lacking their depth or analytical abilities or as an excuse for looking down on others.

    11 - Agent - Holding others to unrealistic expectations. Despite seeing the best in people, wild imagination over embellishes (invents the best in) the other person or situation such that they become upset when the real-life version falls short of the fantasies. Need to grasp reality.

    12 - Achiever - Unwarranted grouchiness. Often very innocently, will respond grouchily towards whomever interrupts their train of thought. Needs to fake social pleasantries from time to time, even when not really in the mood to do so.