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The neutral Bishop Descriptions™ are shown on this page. These are vanilla descriptions based on each pattern's main driver.

If around 80% of the adjectives or phrases 'fit', the pattern probably fits the person. Then you can impose correctly!

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Conducted and composed by Emeritus Professor Ridley Kive™ - Last Update 11 July, 2019


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What is their Archdeacon?

The Archdeacon of High Handedness and Implementing™: George W. Bush.
The Archdeacon of Conflict Creation and Exploiting™: Steve Jobs.
The Archdeacon of Domineering and Selling™: Donald Trump.
The Archdeacon of Debating and Discussing™: Henry Kissinger.
The Archdeacon of Liking to be Liked and Influencing™: Nelson Mandela.
The Archdeacon of Coaching and Nurturing™: Elton John.
The Archdeacon of The Short Attention Span and Inspiring™: Ellen DeGeneres.
The Archdeacon of Fun Times and Befriending™: Ringo Starr.
The Archdeacon of Avoidance of Change and Describing™: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The Archdeacon of Independence and Valuing™: Adolf Hitler.
The Archdeacon of Space Cadetship and Dreaming™: John Lennon.
The Archdeacon of Work / Life Imbalance and Building™: Clint Eastwood.
The Archdeacon of Apparent Expertise and Supporting™: Mother Teresa.
The Archdeacon of Data and Operating™: Warren Buffett.
The Archdeacon of Mad Science and Reasoning™: Albert Einstein.
The Archdeacon of Self-Sufficiency and Planning™: Mark Zuckerberg.


1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?

The Director is the Border Collie

George W. Bush

The Dictator - Noun: Command - Method: The Enforcer - No.1 Skillset: Management


At the Neutral level

Hard-working, straightforward, and precise the Director often receives praise for commitment and dependability. They enjoy being in a structured environment where their role and expectations are clear. They consider themselves "doers" and are able to get things done thoroughly and well ahead of schedule. The only downside to this is that they can be rather controlling, feeling that their way is the "best" way and being inflexible to other people’s ideas or becoming bossy and forceful. They have little patience for Results, Achievers, Counselors or Specialists, seeing their open-ended, more flexible lifestyle as lazy or incompetent. They can also see Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters and Agents (the SJW's) as overly-sensitive and illogical rather than interpersonally intelligent. In maturity, the Director tends to recognise the strengths of these areas and will seek out perspectives from these types as well as Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals ands Perfectionists.

In neutral mode are very focussed on output and goals. They have high-standards and are good at breaking projects down into small, sequential steps. People often turn to them when they feel directionless or overwhelmed by daunting tasks. Their pragmatic, friendly nature tends to put people at ease. The only downside to this productivity and confidence is that they can develop a "know-it-all" attitude and become unwilling to see other perspectives, especially the perspectives of Persuaders, Investigators, Developers and Enhancers. Although they appreciate the goal-orientation of these four, they tend to find them fanciful and overly abstract. Promoters, Agents, Inspirationals and Perfectionists tend to fascinate them because they share extraverted intuition. This leads to enjoyment of brainstorming and looking at many possibilities during their leisure time.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Director solves problems by expertly applying and adapting past experience. They like work where they can achieve immediate, visible and tangible results. They have a natural bent for business and industry, production and construction. They enjoy administration and getting things organised and done.


2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?

The Developer is the German Shepherd

Steve Jobs

The Opportunist - Noun: Dominance - Method: The Mobiliser - No.1 Skillset: Planning/mobilising.


At the Neutral level

Action-oriented, decisive, and ambitious, are eager to make big changes and achieve great success. Highly aspirational and competitive, they tend to be drawn to either independent careers or jobs where hard-work and innovative thinking is prized and rewarded. They want to be better than everyone else at what they do and will struggle with working under people for this reason. Whoever leads them must have their utmost respect or they will be plagued by the feeling that they could do a much better job. For this reason, many Developers start their own businesses or have careers that give them a great deal of control and autonomy.

Developers are skilled at staying objective and making decisions that are logical. They value justice and fairness and will try to keep themselves from showing any kind of preferential treatment. At the same time, they tend to view people with opposing personalities as "wrong" in many instances. They may see Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Persuaders, Investigators, Counselors and Specialists as unnecessarily involved with others. They may misjudge Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists as narrow-minded and caught up in details. They can view Promoters, Agents, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists as lazy or overly distracted. You can see why conflict ensues! As a Developer grows and and matures tends to realise that they have weaknesses in the Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving areas. They will then seek out perspectives from their opposite types so that they can achieve better balance and growth.

Developers are extremely insightful into how things will progress in the future. They easily pick up on patterns and trends and, as a result, can come up with brilliant strategies. Their confidence, ambition and innovative way of thinking is inspiring to many.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Developer looks at the world with intuition rather than sensing, so they are mainly interested in the possibilities beyond the present, obvious, or known. Intuition heightens their intellectual interest, curiosity about new ideas (whether immediately useful or not), tolerance for theory, taste for complex problems, insight, vision and concern for long-range possibilities and consequences.


3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?

The Results is the Jack Russell Terrier

Donald Trump

The You Only Live Once Boss - Noun: Rebellion - Method: The Persuader - No.1 Skillset: Execution


At the Neutral level

Results are energetic, logical and highly in tune with the world around them. Fast-acting and opportunistic, they like a busy life full of variety and action. Risky situations excite them because they are mentally wired to enter a flow state when they have to think quickly in pivotal moments. As a result, many Results are drawn to the stock market, entrepreneurship or physically active careers where they have to think on their feet and make quick, high-stakes decisions. They bring a lot of enthusiasm to whatever they do, combining a down-to-earth charm with a thrill-seeking sense of adventure. They hate anything repetitive, mundane, or by the book, preferring instead to improvise based on the opportunity of the moment. In repetitive careers, they tend to become impatient, restless or distracted. Completing repetitive or dull projects can also be a struggle.

The Results can be very charismatic or super dull. They really can tell (and embellish) a story superbly, are mostly open, are very cheeky in terms of what they will say and can be super insightful. On the other hand they can go on about motor vehicles for hours whilst they bore you to tears.

Straightforward but gregarious, Result are often prized for their ability to "tell it as it is" in a charming, personable way. They are excellent negotiators and have a gift for sensing what other people are out to get in any social interaction. They can quickly decode other people’s motivations but they tend to be somewhat cynical about humanity as a whole, believing that everyone has an "angle" in any situation.

In relationships the Results likes a lot of variety and are genuinely curious about human nature. They enjoy people who are optimistic, passionate and easy-going. People who take themselves too seriously are likely to experience some good-natured ribbing from Result who see their pretentiousness as an invitation for teasing. Results struggle with Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals and Perfectionists because they see their focus on abstraction and theory as a waste of time. They can also sometimes struggle with Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists because they think that they are too over sensitive and easily hurt. As they grow and mature, they become more and more aware of their blind spots and will seek the input of Intuitive and Feeling types who can balance out their weak points.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Results sees the value in high-energy shared physical experiences. They recognise that people want to feel connected and enjoy an active life, so they often find themselves in roles where they are avatars for others such as politicians, athletes or performers.


4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?

The Inspirational is the Bull Terrier

Henry Kissinger

The Professional Corrector - Noun: Invention - Method: The Deviser - No.1 Skillset: Innovating


At the Neutral level

Energetic and innovative, Inspirationals want to be as original as possible. They like exploring unusual theories and questioning social norms and traditions. They tend to come across as competitive and intellectual, skeptical of authority and anxious to be as independent as possible. Inspirationals are drawn to change and do not mind risking it all to get a higher reward. This tends to show up in their career choices where they are drawn to creative jobs that allow for a lot of variety and the possibility of big salaries without the security of a more traditional job.

The Inspirational is all or nothing when it comes to being charismatic. If they are being open, honest and passionate in any way, they are extremely charismatic. However, they can be very disengaged and quiet if disinterested.

Because Inspirationals are so drawn to new ideas and novelty, they can become easily bored once life gets repetitive or overly structured. They may behave impulsively or suddenly become scattered and distracted as they look for new options or inspiration. If they can integrate introverted thinking into their outlook they are better able to stick with a task even when it gets a little monotonous. Inspirationals are skilled at troubleshooting and are good at coming up with unusual ways to solve complex problems. Challenges do not phase them and they tend to find a certain amount of chaos mentally stimulating and exciting.

Inspitationals tend to get along well with Investigators, Agents, Enhancers, Perfectionists, OTs, Practitioners, Achievers and Specialists but they may misjudge Directors, OTs, Appraisers and Practitioners as being inflexible and unoriginal. They may devalue their need for certainty and specificity and view them as uptight rather than grounded. They will start to be aware that they have some deficiencies in the sensing arena, but spending time here can make them feel demotivated and exhausted. As they grow and mature they tend to realise the advantages and strength of those previously misjudged.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Inspirational will be very much attracted to work that permits them to be challenged and stimulated. Work that binds them to standard operating procedures will be ultimately frustrating and possibly stress-inducing.


5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?

The Persuader is the Boxer

Nelson Mandela

The Pied Piper - Noun: Charisma - Method: The Educator - No.1 Skillset: Mentoring


At the Neutral level

Insightful and empathetic, Persuaders are usually eager to get to know people and make a difference in the world. They are usually organised, expressive, gregarious and helpful, taking on the needs of others all-too-quickly and possibly forgetting their own needs in the process. They like creating a sense of team spirit and enjoy collaborating with other people towards a common goal. They can be very skilled motivators, supporting people in their journey and taking on an maternal or paternal persona. However, sometimes they may push this too far and become bossy, meddling or controlling. They feel like they have such a clear idea of how things should be handled that alternate views and distractions can annoy them.

No. 1 for charisma. The Persuader can just talk and people hang on their every word, they are full time charismatic and all force of personality. They are the mediators, ahead of the Promoter.

Effective and hard-working, they pride themselves on their ability to get results and organise people well. However, if a situation arises where they can not find consensus, or if there is any interpersonal conflict, they may struggle to make a decision. They want to make sure everyone is on board and is of the same mind. If there is any confusion or disharmony then they can spend a lot of time trying to establish unity rather than move forward even when it is best to do so. They can also overlook practicalities in their effort to reach a goal, seeing clearly the big picture and where they want to be but missing small, important details.

In relationships, Persuaders are usually very good with people and very skilled at sensing what other people want or need. They tend to be highly empathetic and insightful about the motivations and feelings of others and are good at providing therapeutic support. However, they may struggle with Directors and OTs. They can see them as needlessly harsh, uncaring, or pushy and Directors and OTs in turn may find them overly concerned with others or overly-sensitive. With growth and maturity they become more aware of their blind spots and more open to accepting help and wisdom from their opposite types.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Persuader loves human dynamics both in the practical and abstract sense. They have a natural talent for understanding how a group of people needs to feel in order to create change. When at their peak they create and foster supportive cultures across families, communities and other groups of people.


6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ

The Appraiser is the Great Dane

Reginald Dwight (Sir Elton John)

The Zach Morris - Noun: Spotlight - Method: The Supplier - No.1 Skillset: Facilitating


At the Neutral level

Appraisers are detail oriented, hard-working and sensible. They enjoy creating a sense of team spirit in whatever they do and they get a sense of satisfaction from organising a group to get a project done. Their hard working nature is often inspiring to others, but they can also become frustrated and judgmental of others who are not working as hard, or in the same way, as they are. They like to be in an environment where everyone has the same goals, standards and work ethic. It can be difficult for them to blend with Promoters, Agents, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists who they tend to see as lazy or distractible. They may also struggle with Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Directors, OTs Pesults and Achievers because they cannot understand their logical detachment from the needs of others. They are not the types to directly give out criticism and may instead feel that they need to manage things on their own if projects are not being done to their standard.

Appraisers truly enjoy helping people and tend to put the cares of others before their own. They are very observant of other people’s physical and emotional needs and are skilled at creating an atmosphere where everyone feels accepted and comfortable. When they are on their own, Appraisers enjoy pleasant daily rituals that make them feel secure. For some, these rituals involve hot tea and good books, others enjoy a quiet evening walk, but whatever the ritual, they enjoy the consistency and repetition of it. Disruption of these routines and rituals can make them feel out of sorts.

Appraisers have very strong personal convictions and will generally put these above objective logic. Staying true to their values and beliefs is very important to them and they enjoy surrounding themselves with people who share the same perspectives. Creating a sense of community is something that they are very good at.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Appraiser is generous and loyal and who tends to be very traditional and who values their family and friends above all else. They give freely of themselves, often committing large amounts of time to work in programs sponsored by charity, community or religious organisations that serve their communities.


7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?

The Promoter is the Golden Retriever

Ellen DeGeneres

The First-World Savior - Noun: Curiosity - Method: The Motivator - No.1 Skillset: Envisioning and inspiring


At the Neutral level

Promoters are able to channel their dominant function, Extraverted Intuition, into their daily lives. They have an optimistic "anything is possible" attitude and enjoy innovating, daydreaming and brainstorming new ideas for the future. They are stimulated by change and are not afraid of taking risks as long as they feel they have the right team to back them up. Saying "no" can be hard for them, especially if they are being presented with exciting initiatives and possibilities. They can become overextended and then forget about obligations, struggling with impulsive, unfocussed, distractible tendencies.

The Promoter has their moments of charisma. They can be extremely charismatic when genuinely making contact with someone. They spend a lot of time being too sulky, zany or disinterested.

Promoters tend to be strong mediators and are usually able to see many different sides to an issue. They are good at giving people space during conflict and taking their time to hear everyone’s point of view. During this they can look for points of consensus between enemies and their peacemaking skills are often valued. However, they may struggle with very different personality types, seeing Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists as lacking vision or imagination and Directors, OTs, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results and Achievers as needlessly detached or uncaring. But at the same time they realise that they have some blind spots in these areas and may try to hold off on judging these types prematurely. They tend to find focusing on sensing areas of life draining and de-motivating. The would rather consider new possibilities and alternatives rather than day-to-day upkeep and personal health. This may result in them forgetting to get enough sleep or enough adequate nutrition. They may also routinely forget to pay bills on time or change the oil in their car.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Promoter's main characteristics place them in their pursuit of the novel, their strong sense of the possible and their use of outstanding intuitive powers. At the same time, they have a warmth and fun with people and generally are usually skilled in handling people.


8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP

The Counselor is the Poodle

Sir Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr)

The Flibbertigibbet - Noun: Spontaneity - Method: The Demonstrator - No.1 Skillset: Motivating


At the Neutral level

Action-oriented, enthusiastic and resourceful, Counselors have a lot of gifts to bring to the world. They tend to adopt an "anything is possible" attitude and bring a lot of charisma and energy into whatever they do. Their problem can be that they get so excited about a project that they ignore any potential downsides or ignore limitations that might make it fail in the long-run. They like people to get on board with them and join them in their enthusiasm and when their eagerness is not matched they can feel frustrated and annoyed. Overall, Counselors are good at creating a sense of team spirit and camaraderie. They are also skilled at spotting details and observations that others miss. Because of their flexibility and adaptability they tend to appear ready-for-anything and remarkably resilient.

The Counselor can be glamorous but shallow when it comes to charisma. People tend to want to be like them, but really they are not massively charismatic.

Counselors can be very effective in the workplace if they have a certain amount of freedom and flexibility. They know how to be effective mediators and team players and they can execute quite easily when needed. However, they tend to be de-motivated by strict schedules and a lot of time spent analysing potential negatives or downsides. If they are not inspired at their job they tend to become distracted, impulsive and critical.

Counselors tend to get along easily with a wide variety of people. They can struggle with Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists too unrealistic and theoretical, and Directors, OTs, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results and Achievers as too uncaring or detached. However, the more they grow and mature the more they realise the value in intuition and thinking perspectives. They will try to integrate these perspectives so that they can make more balanced decisions.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Counselor radiates attractive warmth and optimism. Smooth, witty, charming, clever, valuble and open to the environment. They are great fun to be with and are the most generous of all the patterns.


9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP

The Specialist is the Saint Bernard

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Esoteric Artist - Noun: Discovery - Method: The Synthesiser - No.1 Skillset: Creation


At the Neutral level

Specialists are value-driven, practical and supportive individuals. They want to make a real difference for the people they care about and look for hands on, tangible ways to take care of others. They enjoy getting to know people one-on-one, but they also crave a lot of alone time for creativity and exploration. In solitude, they enjoy listening to music, reading books or watching movies that resonate with their emotional experience.

Specialists can be stoic and unreadable to people they do not know very well and can even come across as intimidating. They do not feel a need to be liked or approved of by everyone and, if someone comes across as disgusting or distasteful by reason of excess, manipulative or overly-needy a Specialist might just avoid that person and make no attempt to instigate communication. While they prefer harmony to conflict, they do not feel like they are responsible for maintaining social equilibrium. They are okay with keeping to themselves and entertaining their own thoughts and ideas.

Specialists like a relatively spontaneous, yet stable, lifestyle. They enjoy having time for leisure and relaxation and will get frustrated if their alone time is frequently impeded on. If they feel too caged in by people they can become uncharacteristically critical, sarcastic and confrontational. They also hold very strong values and can come across as morally superior if they sense that someone is attacking one of those values. They can struggle to see opposing perspectives or may read into someone’s intentions in an inaccurate way during conflict.
Overall, Specialists are conscientious, creative, pragmatic and dedicated. They want to live a life of integrity and they desire to create positive, beautiful experiences for the people they love. They can struggle with Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals and Perfectionists because they might find them too abstract or "unrealistic" and they can misperceive Directors, OTs, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results and Achievers as selfish or uncaring. As they grow and mature they are able to realise the benefits of the perspectives of these types mentioned and become more balanced as a result. In the same way, they can offer Sensing and Feeling perspectives to their opposites.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Specialist continually weighs the situational worth or importance of everything. They approach matters first from the point of view of what is really important and of value. It is as if they have a whole range of values in mind and see subtle distinctions in the relative worth of different actions, people, projects, commitments, et cetera.


10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?

The Investigator is the Greyhound

Adolf Hitler

The Unicorn - Noun: Compassion - Method: The Guider - No.1 Skillset: Foresight


At the Neutral level

Imaginative and insightful, Investigators have a knack for picking up on long-range implications and possibilities. They enjoy toying with concepts, exploring theories and organising their life to achieve their goals. However, their single-mindedness and idealism can also make them blind to details that detract from their vision. They can lose sight of their health, their daily needs, or nitty-gritty responsibilities like paying the bills or keeping up with laundry. To others, they tend to seem empathetic and creative, but also prone to outbursts of "artistic temperament" and perfectionism. They can struggle to explain their vision and their unique way of doing things and, as a result, they may feel that they have to do everything themselves rather than enlist the help of others. They can also become overwhelmed by their less-developed auxiliary function, Extraverted Feeling. When this happens they may take on the needs of other people too excessively and burn themselves out in the process.

With charisma, the Investigator is very quiet until roused. With a cause they can be one of the most charismatic personality types you can meet, when they know what is right and they are going to fix it. At all other times, they mostly avoid contact with those they do not know well.

Investigators deeply crave connection with others and a sense of understanding and companionship. They like working with small teams towards a goal and can be very sensitive to interpersonal dynamics. They often appear attentive, caring and emotionally supportive. At the same time, they can become frustrated with a world that never seems to align with their idealised vision. They may have unrealistic expectations of people and fall into bouts of melancholy and isolation. They may also struggle with people with opposite preferences, seeing Directors, OTs, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results and Achievers types as uncaring or cold and Promoters, Agents, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists types as lazy or unfocussed. The more growth and maturity the more they realise that they have things they can learn from their opposite types. Integrating opposing views in small doses is one of the ways they can better develop their own type.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Investigator cares passionately about people and desires to put everyone at ease in their presence. Because of this, they are sometimes mistaken as extroverted. They may have a hard time keeping still during an awkward silence or ignoring someone who seems left out. They want to make sure everyone feels comfortable, listened to and accepted. They simultaneously feel a need to be alone to process information and recover after being in social situations. This can create confusion for people who know them because, after spending much time with others, the Investigator might need to retreat into their own environment for days or even weeks.


11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?

The Agent is the Tibetan Terrier

John Lennon

The Sensitive Druid - Noun: Wonderment - Method: The Conciliator - No.1 Skillset: Clarifying values


At the Neutral level

Value-driven and determined, Agents want to bring their best ideas and passions into reality. They are usually creative and tend to do their best work alone where they can imagine, contemplate and fantasise. The pull of the imagination can make them somewhat reclusive and over-sensitive to the outside world. They may find themselves impatient with people because their idealised world is so much more perfect than reality. That said, Agents are usually empathetic, conscientious and skilled at listening. They like getting to know people one-on-one, where distractions will not get in the way of mirroring the other person’s emotions and "getting into their shoes".

In conflict and in arguments, Agents can be very judgmental about those who they feel have the "wrong" values. This can result in a morally superior attitude and they may only spend time with people who are very similar to them as a result. They may feel that Directors, OTs, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results and Achiever are unnecessarily harsh or selfish, or they may view Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists as lacking vision or imagination. They realise they have weaknesses in the thinking and sensing areas, but trying to grow here will make them feel drained or bored. As they mature, they start to realise that getting advice from those types mentioned is useful and they begin to realise the strengths of their opposites.

The imagination and insight of the Agent is usually very advanced. They can find connections between things that others miss and are usually good at innovating and pioneering new ideas and initiatives. They are curious about people and are good at collaborating and supporting others as long as their values are respected. Creative jobs that offer a lot of variety and independence draw them in and they are usually very committed to their careers when there is a creative element. While they may seem somewhat eccentric, their out-of-the-box thinking and compassion make them likeable and intriguing to many.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Agent cares deeply and passionately about a few special persons or a cause. One word that captures this pattern is 'idealistic'.


12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?

The Achiever is the Bassett Hound

Clint Eastwood

The Mysterious Commitment-Phobe - Noun: Fierceness - Method: The Instrumenter - No.1 Skillset: Tactics


At the Neutral level

Achievers are analytical, practical and questioning. They enjoy staying grounded and pride themselves on their realistic, objective outlook. They have a knack for troubleshooting and thinking up logical solutions to immediate, make-or-break situations. They are usually one of the first to respond to an unexpected event and the first to notice an unusual detail in their environment (although they may not say anything about it). Their attentiveness to the world around them helps them to notice anything out of place or potentially threatening.

While Achiever are valued for their easy-going, logical outlook on life, they can also turn people off with their insensitivity. Achievers tend to de-value interpersonal needs and can be especially aloof, detached and hard-to-read. They may view people who are hurt by their directness as overly sensitive and thin skinned. With time and life experience most Achievers work on this area of their lives, but it tends to be a struggle. Achievers may also de-value the perspectives of Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals and Perfectionists, seeing them as unrealistic or overly fanciful.

Achievers enjoy having a mental "blueprint" of how the world works to help them find solutions and answers to problems. They enjoy taking a hands-on approach with their work and like to stay active and engaged with the world around them. Procrastination can be a problem because they want to find the absolute best way to do something before moving forward. If they feel stifled, controlled or bored by a project they may continuously look for distractions. They tend to enjoy working independently or with a lot of personal freedom and control.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Achiever is egalitarian (belief in equality) and can be fiercely loyal to their "brothers" but they can also be fiercely insubordinate, seeing hierarchy and authority as unnecessary and even superfluous. It is not so much a matter of going against regulations as it is simply ignoring them. The Appraiser must do their thing, free to vary each next move. And they are, or want to be, proud of their ability to make the next move skillfully.


13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?

The Practitioner is the Alaskan Malamute

Mother Teresa

The Martyr - Noun: Uniqueness - Method: The Securer - No.1 Skillset: Supporting


At the Neutral level

Practitioners are usually practical, diligent and detail-oriented. They enjoy the simpler pleasures in life and thrive on a healthy, consistent routine. Creating an atmosphere of comfort, serenity and stability gives them a great amount of joy. They are often prized by their friends for their empathy, sincerity and reliability. They are very true to their word and enjoy helping others deal with their physical or emotional needs. One issue that Practitioners tend to struggle with in friendships is being hyper-sensitive. They like to have good rapport and may struggle to give criticism when it is needed. They will want encouragement, approval and affirmation from others and may feel hurt or taken for granted when it is not given.

When it comes to work, Practitioners usually have very high standards. They enjoy getting projects done ahead of schedule and they are very precise and careful, making sure every detail is just right. That said, they can struggle with seeing the "big picture". They may get so caught up in doing things a familiar way that they shut down alternate perspectives or innovative techniques. They want to work with what they know and may get irritated by people who try to "push" progress on them. They can be very reluctant to consider alternative methods or perspectives once their mind is made up.

Overall, Practitioners are gentle, compassionate and pragmatic. Their attentiveness to the needs of others is nearly unmatched. Like all types there are issues they can work on but, for the most part, they are productive and well-loved.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Practitioner is quiet and reserved and are loyal and devoted to family members, friends and coworkers who take their responsibilities towards others very seriously. Sensitive and sympathetic, they are good listeners, eager to help people in real and practical ways, which they do best by drawing on their own personal experience.


"You wouldn’t worry so much what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt, US political figure, diplomat and activist. (Disc not known)

14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?

The Objective Thinker is the Bernese Mountain Dog

Warren Buffett

ISTJ - The Square - Noun: Order - Method: The Certifier - No.1 Skillset: Logistics


At the Neutral level

OTs are meticulous, logical and organised. They enjoy creating a steady routine and are prized for their grounded outlook on life. They believe in honesty and preparedness and are gifted at creating security for their loved ones and themselves. Planning is a skill that they take pride in. They instinctively know how to break large projects down into sequential steps and they also have a knack for creating contingency plans in case the original plans fall through. The only downside to this is that they can struggle with being spontaneous, flexible or open to change. Once they know what works they dislike being told to do things in a new way and they can become very stubborn on these issues.

In the workplace, the OTs enjoy being in a structured, quiet environment. They like some independence and function best when their surroundings are peaceful and calm. Working in an "open" environment with a lot of very talkative people can be exhausting for them. They may sometimes push their type preferences too strongly at work, becoming rigid, judgmental, insistent and critical. They have such a clear idea about how things should be done that they feel incapable of delegating to anyone else for fear that they will mess it all up. They especially struggle with Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, and Perfectionists who they see as being overly-fanciful or abstract. It can feel like they are communicating in two different languages when they are speaking to each other. They also detest working with people who procrastinate or are wishy-washy and undependable. They may deliver harsh truths to people who are different from them, feeling that they are "helping" but instead only hurting them. With growth and development they tend to see their weaknesses in Intuition, Feeling or Perceiving. They will start to listen to people with opposing preferences and integrate their perspectives into their own life for a more balanced outlook. In the same way they can help other types to recognize the value of Sensing, Thinking and Judging perspectives.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The OT is reliable, steady and supportive. Focussed on procedure and structure, they help us track our world and keep things moving. They help us maintain life by creating accountability and templates that we can rely upon. Whether they are teachers, engineers, managers or police chiefs they often show up with high levels of competency and professionalism.


15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?

The Perfectionist is the Papillon

Albert Einstein

The Data Junkie - Noun: Intelligence - Method: The Designer - No.1 Skillset: Developing theories


At the Neutral level

Perfectionists are always on the hunt for truth and unbiased thinking. They are extremely analytical and want to improve their knowledge of how the world works at every turn. This results in them amassing massive amounts of information, trying to figure out how every bit of it is connected and which parts are true or false. Perfectionists can be reclusive and somewhat cynical, finding it hard to connect with other people because it is so hard for them to communicate their thoughts clearly. Instead of trying to work as a team they prefer to do things their own way so that they do not have to delegate or depend on people to understand their train of thought.

Perfectionists can struggle to take action because they always feel like they need more data. If they do not feel like they have absolute truth they will continue to look for more information rather than move forward with what they currently have. They can also become distracted by tangents and alternate possibilities rather than start and complete one project at a time. This can change, however, when they get a sudden burst of energy or inspiration. During these "bursts" they can work very hard, creating ingenious long-range plans and being unusually productive. They can also troubleshoot very effectively in a make-or-break situation where a "good enough" solution is what is needed at the moment.

In relationships, Perfectionists may struggle with Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists as needlessly involved in the affairs of others. Also with Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists who they see as limited in their thinking rather than realistic and grounded. As they grow and mature they realise that they have blind spots in these areas and will seek out the help of the types mentioned to balance out their viewpoints.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Perfectionist is an independent problem solver who excels at providing a detached, concise analysis of an idea or situation. They ask the difficult questions, challenging others and themselves to find new logical approaches.


16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?

The Enhancer is the Afghan Hound

Mark Zuckerberg

The Nerd Emperor - Noun: Knowledge - Method: The Entailer - No.1 Skillset: Strategy


At the Neutral level

Visionary and future-focussed, Enhancers see connections and possibilities that may not be obvious to the normal observer. They strive to bring their ideas into tangible reality and can be quite logical, organized and decisive in making things happen. While they can be very productive and task-oriented, they also desire a great deal of autonomy and independence. It can be difficult for them to translate their ideas into words and they may become cynical and impatient with people who just do not seem to "get it". Over time, they may feel that they have to do everything themselves rather than work at communicating to others. They may also be overly critical in their responses when they feel overwhelmed or surrounded by perceived incompetence.

One of the many strengths of the Enhancer is their ability to be fair and rational. They do not like to get mixed up in emotional drama and they hate the idea of preferential treatment. People know they can count on them to be honest and direct as well as unbiased. They hate emotional manipulation or coercion and their straightforwardness makes them valued friends. To get an Enhancer talking, ask a debatable hypothetical question as they cannot resist not saying what they would do in that situation.

In relationships, Enhancers can struggle to appreciate types with opposing preferences. They may see Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists as narrow-minded or shallow rather than realistic and detail-oriented. They may see Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists as illogical rather than interpersonally intelligent. They may view Promoters, Agents, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists as lazy rather than appreciating their need to stay open to new information. Essy to see why Enhancers are loners who are very difficult to know. As Enhancers grow and mature they start to realise that they have blind spots in these areas and will appreciate input from people with these preferences. However, excessive amounts of input from their opposites can feel draining over time, especially sensing input because sensing is their weakest function.

Intrinsically valuable or desirable principles

The Enhancer has an inner world rich with endless possibilities that, when combined with their thinking and judging preferences, gives them a drive toward constant improvement of everything. Indeed, these are the "better idea" people of the typological world. Everything – words, plans, designs, ideas, processes, people – have room for improvement. In the Enhancer’s eyes, even the best can be made better.