Situation - You are observing when someone is being OBNOXIOUS
When someone is being Obnoxious
can make it easy for you to pick their pattern
Observing people when they are obnoxious, spiteful or objectionable can be handy when picking someone's pattern prior to imposing correctly.
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Here are all sixteen patterns, all spiteful or objectionable to a degree - you will be here, too!
Placed here in 2019 is a section on Passive-aggressive Individuality™ and Procrastination Ranking™. The higher the rank, the more you do it. Both are facets that Elevanto observes on a daily basis.
Passive-aggressive behaviour is obnoxious and common. The Practitioner is the master of it.
One definition is "indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct
Here are some commonly used tactics:
* "I'm not mad." Real meaning - not being honest and up front; is actually seething.
* "Fine." "Whatever." Real meaning - shutting down direct, emotionally honest communication.
* "I'm coming!" Real meaning - Verbally complying with a request, but behaviourally delaying its completion.
* "I didn't know you meant now." "We're not discussing that at today's meeting." Real meaning - using procrastination as a way of frustrating others and/or getting out of certain chores or discussing issues without having to directly discuss them.
* "You just want everything to be perfect." Real meaning - complies with a particular request, but carries it out in an intentionally inefficient way way e.g. sloppy homework, overcooks meal deliberately, overspends budget, misses deadlines, not doing the job even though competent, consciously sabotaging an operation, doing a poor job to make the immediate supervisor or manager look incompetent and trying to create complications even in the simplest of circumstances. When confronted, defends the work, counter-accusing others of having rigid or perfectionist standards.
* "I thought you knew." Real meaning - choosing not to share information when it could prevent a problem. By claiming ignorance, the person defends inaction, while taking pleasure in the created trouble and anguish.
* "Sure, I'd be happy to." Real meaning - behind the scenes, your request is headed to the bin.
* "You've done so well for someone with your education level." Real meaning - backhanded compliment is actually an insult. * "I was only joking" Real meaning - hostility expressed in a socially acceptable and indirect way. Receivers get this approach when by biting, passive aggressive sarcasm.
* "Why are you getting so upset?" Real meaning - maintains calm and feigns shock when others, worn down by indirect hostility, blows up in anger. The PA person gets pleasure out of setting others up to lose their cool and then questioning their "overreactions."
These tactics often come out in situations where you are trying to hold someone to account and they are wanting to dodge bringing the issue out into the open.
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Procrastination Ranking™ is where each pattern sits in the scale of procrastination. This means means to move or act slowly so as to fall behind. It typically implies blameworthy delay especially through laziness or apathy.
1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). Move bitch, get out of the way.
In the Middle: Not evil.
Deepest / Advanced: Enough. Move right now before I swear.
The Dark Side: If the Director believes that the only way to move forward and get things done is to become aggressive and pushy, they will not be afraid to do this and by using fear and intimidation.
Sprinkled with cynicism: The mindless clones of human society. Happy as long as they are following the rules laid down by tradition and they are pretty sure everyone else is too. Easy to spot at social functions - the ones boring people to death with pictures of their offspring and detailed stories from their work and life about which no one is interested. If you meet a Director at a party, avoid eye contact and never initiate a conversation. Even a simple statement on the weather will be read as a request to hear about the multifunction printer that was just had installed at work. Good at most jobs where following rules are a necessity and creative thinking is frowned upon. e.g. Law enforcement, bureaucrat or conservative politician.
Dialogue: The Director likes to lecture people about how things “should” be done. The Director believes their way is the only right way and will shut opposing opinions down by arguing relentlessly and going into excessive details as a way to overwhelm their opponents. The Director must be in charge and they pride themselves on their black and white, direct opinions coupled with an unwillingness to compromise. When the Director inevitably hurts someone else’s feelings, they chalk it up to the other person being a “snowflake” - a person perceived to have an inflated sense of uniqueness, or an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or to be over-emotional, or easily offended, or unable to deal with opposing opinion or overly sensitive. The Director takes no responsibility for their harshness. The Director tends to see flaws in other people’s behaviour without looking inward to see their own shortcomings.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Have some PA behaviour, but most of the time they are just aggressive.
Procrastination Ranking™ 15/16. 7/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: My way or the highway - subjective.
2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). Executive aggressive style evil.
In the Middle: Seriously kind.
Deepest / Advanced: A psychopath who commits antisocial and sometimes violent acts and fails to feel any guilt for these acts.
The Dark Side: If the Developer's loved ones or themselves are hurt by someone, will lash out rather harshly against and have a natural ability to tear people down if they see fit.
Sprinkled with cynicism: Like the Persuader, this personality type is a control freak but the methods are much more direct. They give orders and expect them to be obeyed, at gun-point if necessary. They are born leaders and comprehend the world in very simple terms: it is a sand pit full of toys and the other people have been placed here to help me get these toys with a minimum of effort. The easiest way to combat an annoying Developer in your life is to find another one and play both ends against each another. Failing that, there is little surprise in the fact that most assassinated leaders were Developers. Will only be comfortable in leadership roles such as politician (provided they can be a very important one), military officer or high school P.E. teacher.
Dialogue: The Developer is extremely argumentative and critical. They see ways that everything could be better, but this turns into fault-finding behaviour as well as a need to control and dominate. They can become verbally aggressive and condescending, pointing out other people’s weaknesses and criticising their logic without giving them a chance to defend themselves. They will usually perceive their non-preferred preferences in a negative light. Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists are “irrational” or "over sensitive". Directors, OT's, Appraisers (again), Practitioners (again), Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists are “boring conformists” and / or "dull" to the Developer. This kind of superiority complex prevents them from developing and maturing as an individual and seriously hinders their relationships. "I do not care if you call me an insensitive bastard, as long as I remain an efficient bastard".
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: When things are bottled up, can cause PA especially to those close.
Procrastination Ranking™ 14/16. 6/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Competitive - Will always be in a fight.
3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). My middle name is 'Dangerous'.
In the Middle: Fight me.
Deepest / Advanced: Results folk are all bluster and are little bunnies.
The Dark Side: The Results is open and expressive about the dark side. Interested in darker things, such as collecting creepy items or listening to serial killer documentaries. The dark side gives balance in their lives, good grief.
Sprinkled with cynicism: This personality type comprises the adventurers and thrill seekers. Whether it is climbing Everest, sailing solo around the world or train surfing on the East Hills line, Results folk can be found risking life and limb for a cheap thrill. When things come a cropper (which they always do eventually) then the Results folk have to rely on the Practitioners to come clean up the mess. Self-obsessed, impulsive and not particularly well-endowed intellectually is a dangerous mix and every winner of the Darwin awards thus far has been a Results. They do not usually have steady jobs but if they do will usually be found trading on the stock market or leading a scout group.
Dialogue: The Results person will want to be the centre of attention and will talk over others, interrupting them and becoming loud and overbearing. As they get caught up in the moment, they may make inconsiderate jokes or be surprisingly blunt and tactless as a way to get some momentum going. The Results person can become oblivious to the feelings of the people around them. Sometimes this leads to careless mocking of others, even if they do not necessarily mean to cause offence.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Very PA when they are forced to keep their emotions inside, including withholding anger. Will be in the tone of voice or with a snarky, sarcastic, impertinent or irreverent comment. "Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?"
Procrastination Ranking™ 7/16. 7/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Can be seen as intimidating - Impulsive.
4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). Evil laugh (as thinking of evil things) sometimes followed by a cough.
In the Middle: Antisocial evil showing a lack of sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Deepest / Advanced: I did not mean to be so evil.
The Dark Side: Machiavellian. The Inspirational will manipulate and coerce the people around them in order to achieve their goals and understand others better or to gauge reactions of those people, in an almost scientific way.
Sprinkled with cynicism: "Clever" might be one word which describes this personality type but the phrase "smart-arse" is more accurate. While having some runs on the board in the smarts department, Inspirationals tend to have a higher opinion of their own intelligence then is truly warranted. This often is the downfall of this personality type and therefore can be seen as "fake". If they are put to the test and found wanting their self-denial leads them to continue the charade of control to dangerous lengths. Icarus was a typical Inspirational and not the last to fly too close to the sun. Often found in jobs where self-confidence is mistaken for ability, such as marketing, politics or bullfighter.
Dialogue: The Inspirational tends to be brash, condescending and overly focused on novelty. They want to try everything in new ways and they can go overboard and waste time changing things that are already working. They also tend to be extremely argumentative, unwilling to drop an argument, even using distorted logic to back up their opinions. The Inspirational usually sees preferences outside of their own as negative or worthless. They might see Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists are “irrational” or "over sensitive". Directors, OT's, Appraisers (again), Practitioners (again), Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists are “boring conformists” and / or "dull" to the Inspirational. This mindset prohibits them from developing their strengths or gaining better control of their weaknesses.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Not PA. Use humour or other ways to deflect instead. Do not like PA in others.
Procrastination Ranking™ 3/16. 3/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Debater on all issues - Indecisive.
5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). 1% evil with a 1% margin of error.
In the Middle: With smirk, "Are you sure you want to mess with me"?
Deepest / Advanced: I told you the world is in flames.
The Dark Side: If people attempt to harm their loved ones. If someone the Persuader cares for is hurt by another person’s actions, they can become extremely aggressive in defence of them. If someone steps on the Persuader for too long say regarding justice or advocacy the Persuader can often be defensive of their own needs after a while. Then the dark side emerges.
Sprinkled with cynicism: These guys are the über control freaks we all know and try to avoid. It is not enough for a Persuader to mess with other people's lives on a daily basis; they also expect to be thanked for providing the service. They are never too busy to listen to the problems of a friend but most of the time that talk will be interrupted by another friend who needs to unload their problems. Therefore, Persuaders rarely finish a conversation and make useless confidants and they are usually thinking about someone else's problems when you seem to have their undivided attention anyway. In short they are a waste of space and should all be sent off to live on a island together so that the rest of us can get on with actually achieving something. Good careers for Persuaders are teacher, academic, preacher or some other job which has no measurable output.
Dialogue: The Persuader tends to become over-involved in the affairs of others. They can be overbearing, needy and insistent on their way. They see themselves as peacemakers and tend to believe they know what’s in everyone else’s best interest. While they appear friendly and accommodating at first glance, over time they will be critical toward people who have differing opinions about how things should be done. They get especially frustrated with people who upset harmony, even for good reason. In an argument, the Persuader tends to take what they perceive as the moral high-ground and will become judgmental and self-righteous, using faulty logic to back up their values. Accordingly, they have a reputation of interfering - it is inevitable!
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Can be PA if someone is not close especially if they have differing opinions. May do this on-line without indicating who it is which is PA and cowardly.
Procrastination Ranking™ 10/16. 2/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: The urge to interfere.
6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). Not evil.
In the Middle: Passive-aggressive evil. (See definition above).
Deepest / Advanced: The Appraiser can set you on fire.
The Dark Side: If the Appraiser feels as though someone has harmed their loved ones, they can lash out rather aggressively and might be a bit frightening. Also,if not appreciated for their hard work and efforts and can be a bit verbally harsh.
Sprinkled with cynicism: Most prima-donna ballerinas fall into this personality type. They have a firm belief that the world revolves around them and tend to surround themselves with those who will give that impression. Appraisers can be charming when things are going to plan but put a spanner in the works, then you are asking for a whole world of pain. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned was written by someone who jilted an Appraiser lover. It's best to avoid relationships with this personality type if you can possibly arrange it. If you already find yourself in that situation it is probably too late to do anything about it. Employment includes the performing arts, chefs or surgeons.
Dialogue: The Appraiser is desperate never to lose face in front of others. They try to take a leading role in social situations so that they never have to feel out-of-the-loop or directed by anyone who calls on them to act against their natural preferences. They enjoy gossip or any kind of communication that makes them feel like they are part of a “special club”. They can also be critical and judgmental towards people who do not share their views or who do not follow social rules or customs.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Can exhibit PA tendencies, but are more likely to hold things in until they have a moment of letting them all out simultaneously.
Procrastination Ranking™ 11/16. 3/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Very rare outbursts may occur. Obedient.
7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). A flower is the mask.
In the Middle: You make a perfume with the petals of the flowers and you die intoxicated.
Deepest / Advanced: 200% evil. The most evil of the 16.
The Dark Side: The Promoter reaches a breaking point when they become hurt deeply by loved ones. Can be extremely harsh with their words and have a knack for unleashing their sharp tongue on people they believe deserve it. Have a dark sense of humour. Are drawn to odd things that others find dark or strange, such as watching serial killer documentaries or collecting weird street art images.
Sprinkled with cynicism: Every party has one of these sick puppies in attendance. They appear normal and likeable to all external appearances but put them in a party situation they lose the plot and do something stupid. The also have attention spans measured in milliseconds and cannot chew gum and think at the same time. Do not get into a relationship with a Promoter as they will break your heart and cheat on you with your best friend. Having a partner and a best friend who are both Promoters is like playing Russian roulette with a bullet in every chamber. Likely careers are prostitute, lawyer or high school careers advisor.
Dialogue: The Promoter tends to be distractable, self-centered and forceful with their opinions. They are pushy about their way of thinking and can relentlessly try to get others on board with their perspective. People who do not agree with them are seen as “conformists” or narrow-minded. The Promoter, at this level of development, tends to be so focused on novelty and innovation that they keep trying to “fix” systems and situations that are not broken. In their effort to add excitement and interest to their lives they can flit from idea to idea and project to project, being both inconsistent and unreliable.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: When is truly upset, but fears opening up about it or they have been cornered or getting in touch with what is bothering them or embarrassed, they will bottle up those feelings until they act them out in PA ways but may not mean to.
Procrastination Ranking™ 1/16. 1/8 of Perceiving Types. Market leader. Indecisive - too many choices.
Tag that is inevitable: I am difficult to deal with. Grass is always greener.
8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). Smiles and giggles.
In the Middle: Invokes super rude and disrespectful bitch mode.
Deepest / Advanced: Regrets all they said and did in bitch mode; does not really care; sort of evil, but not dangerous.
The Dark Side: Shown by their manipulative tendencies. If the Counselor wants something to be done for them, they can often use guilt manipulation to skillfully enlist the help of others.
Sprinkled with cynicism: If you had to pick one individual who typifies this personality trait it would be John Belushi: a drug-dependent megalomaniac who never looked further ahead then the next party. Not all Counselors are that extreme but they are not difficult to spot in a crowd. They are the ones who turn up for work looking like they never went to bed the night before and spend most Monday mornings haunting the water cooler, telling their workmates how wasted they got on the weekend. Compulsive babblers, these stories of weekend romps can often go on for hours and often bear only an incidental relationship with the truth. Yes, everyone thinks they are a knob but that does not stop them, or surprisingly prevent them, from finding a ready audience. Suited to jobs as wedding organisers, car salespeople or real estate agents.
Dialogue: The Counselor will want to create excitement and will go to any lengths to do so. They tend to speak loudly, make mischief or embarrass themselves or others to get a laugh and attention. They tend to find pessimistic or reserved individuals irritating and repulsive and may disregard their input on things or shut them down if they try to get a word in. The Counselor tends to find people with opposite preferences as “wrong”. Developers, Enhancers, Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results and Achievers are seen as "cold or uncaring". Investigators, Agents, Enhancers (again) OTs, Practitioners, Achievers (again) and Specialists are seen as "unrealistic" or "pretentious".
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: If they are upset and feeling like they cannot express it without angering people, they might show signs of PA. When forced to bottle things up, they will seep out in sarcastic and biting ways.
Procrastination Ranking™ 6/16. 6/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: The 'life of the party' is not the 'party of life' when things calm down. The need for approval.
9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). Calm evil.
In the Middle: Slightly bitchy behaviour.
Deepest / Advanced: Get out of my face you son of a bitch.
The Dark Side: When the Specialist feels like they have been beaten down by the sadness in their world around them and have a natural connection to the pain of others. When sad, they can shut out of the world and feel a bit separated from others.
Sprinkled with cynicism: Lifestyle choices of others are never good enough for the Specialist. They always have to be more out-there and edgier then everyone else. Lifestyle choice is not a competition, but no one has ever convinced a Specialist this. In the sixties, they were into flower power and smoking pot. In the seventies, they were into disco and smoking pot. In the eighties, they were into investment banking and, oddly enough, smoking pot. Are you starting to see the trend here? But not all Specialists are doped-up hippies, some are very active in WWF and Greenpeace, oh yeah!! Despite this propensity for mild substance abuse (or maybe because of it) some Specialist can be found at the top of their fields such as actors, football players, string theorists and small-L liberal politicians.
Dialogue: The Specialist is relatively reserved and tends to adopt a “live and let live” mentality they are rarely spiteful in the typical sense. However, in conflict situations the Specialist can become severely judgmental and self-righteous. They tend to see themselves as “misfits” in a world full of conformists and if pressed can become uncharacteristically blunt and vicious in their attack of people with opposing views. This is especially true if those views conflict with one of the Specialist's personal values. They can be unaware of how others really may be perceiving them because they are so stuck in their own perspective.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Not fans of PA but can be PA saying things they do not mean, as a way for their emotions and pain to escape or when privacy is invaded, or when not around people they trust.
Procrastination Ranking™ 5/16. 5/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Aversion to criticism or conflict. Sensitivity.
10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). Pretty kind.
In the Middle: The Investigator's hidden malice starts showing up.
Deepest / Advanced: They are so done with you they could kill you with only one hand.
The Dark Side: If the Investigator believes that someone has committed a gross injustice. They can be vindictive in order to right a wrong that has been displayed, especially if someone they love has been deeply hurt by it. The Investigator is capable of lashing out with intention couples with a gross lack of tact, which can be a rather scary thing. They often feel remorse when they hurt others, but there are occasions when it is the only way to achieve a sense of justice. Investigators can also have a somewhat dark sense of humour which they only share with people who understand and appreciate it.
Sprinkled with cynicism: Words fail to adequately describe this personality type. Cool and calm outward appearances disguise deeply held convictions which they will go to almost any lengths to pursue. Let's hope these convictions are for the greater good. Sure, not all Investigators grow up to become psychopathic killers but that isn't an argument against their compulsory sterilisation. Investigators are so bloody-minded as to do any job which furthers their hidden agenda. e.g. International spy, dictator or serial killer.
Dialogue: The Investigator is not naturally pushy or loud, so they do not tend to seem spiteful in the typical sense of the word. However, since many Investigators have a hard time speaking up for themselves and the things they want in life they can develop irritating coping mechanisms. They tend to find themselves camouflaging their true nature so that they are not misunderstood. The result of this is usually resentment, self-pity or a feeling of being overwhelmed. The Investigator tends to think that people are plotting against them or dislike them and may misread the signals of others and take things personally that were not meant in a negative or critical way. Over time this way of thinking can result in passive-aggression (also see below), a martyr complex, tactlessness or a chronic feeling of uneasiness in the world.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: When they are upset with someone they will certainly try not to let it fester and create PA behaviour.
Procrastination Ranking™ 9/16. 1/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Two-faced. Attempting to seek out the perfect situation.
11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). Opinionated yet harmless evil.
In the Middle: Opinionated evil.
Deepest / Advanced: Wise advice is to run and hide from these loons.
The Dark Side: Comes from being so connected to their emotions and feeling everything so very deeply. Have moments of deep sadness that is masked and turned inward, where they feel remorse for every awful pain that goes on in the world around them and they shut people out during these dark times. The idealistic mindset can often cause disappointment in the injustices in the world. Can be attracted to certain darker things in life, which comes from natural curiosity.
Sprinkled with cynicism: The absolute space cadet. To them the glass is not just half-full, it is half-filled with the most delicious beverage they have ever tasted. Agent can be seen wandering around with a glazed over look in their eyes. Relax, there are not on drugs (maybe), just lost in their own private thoughts again. Let's hope your life never depends on an Agent remembering to pick you up and getting you to university for an important exam or that big job interview. Not good at any jobs. Often found doing a poor job at busking in busy city train stations or working at the drive-through window at McDonalds.
Dialogue: The Agent is typically reserved and open-minded and is usually not spiteful in the traditional sense of the word. However, if they feel their values are threatened or if they are in conflict situations, they can become over-sensitive, self-pitying and self-righteous. The Agent will refuse to accept the idea that there might be ground to consider someone else’s opinion or way of life. Instead they may take a morally superior stance, condemning other people’s views as immoral or cruel. The Agent can seem to enjoy a status of being misunderstood because it reinforces the idea that they alone are the righteous people fighting against injustice.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: When they feel like someone will not fully listen to them. Will be PA to people they are not completely comfortable with in order not to cause drama. When attempting to avoid conflict can be fairly PA and will make biting remarks.
Procrastination Ranking™ 4/16. 4/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Poses trouble to others. Distorts reality with fantasy.
12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). You do not really know what to expect.
In the Middle: Bad boy, bad girl, oh no!
Deepest / Advanced: May be the cutest of the 16.
The Dark Side: Is on show. Can be a bit dark when it comes to their outlook on humanity and the world around them. They often see their dark outlook as simply being realistic. The Achiever has a strong sense of adventure, which can be a tied into their dark side. They might find themselves naturally curious about certain things that might scare others.
Sprinkled with cynicism: This personality type is thrill seeking, but tends to go about it in a less impulsive way than the Results. They are not risk adverse and will undertake dangerous activities but only after accessing these risks and making contingency plans. As the thrill seeking is more of an intellectual challenge most Achievers realise that the safest way to experience risk is through online gaming and so most Achievers are couch potatoes, spending 16+ hours a day playing World of Warcraft. Achievers can be skilled workers but can be very difficult to motivate. Software game testing seems to be the only line of work that really suits them. Lord knows what they did prior to the invention of the Personal Computer.
Dialogue: The Achiever tends to be independent and non-controlling individuals, rarely will you see them being spiteful in the typical sense of the word. However, some types might see them as overly aloof and critical. In an effort to be truthful, the Achiever may offend others and fail to see the inter-personal context of situations. They can also look down on people with other preferences, seeing them as “wrong” rather than different. Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists are “needlessly meddling” or "sensitive". Investigators, Agents, Enhancers, OTs, Practitioners, other Achievers and Specialists are seen as "oversensitive" or “flighty”.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Rarely uses PA and dislike people who do. Would much rather have them express their feelings so the issue can be solved.
Procrastination Ranking™ 8/16. 8/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Takes back the work. Passiveness.
13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). Loving and caring.
In the Middle: Practitioners kind of hate you and your pleas but they can handle it.
Deepest / Advanced: Best to nick off and leave the Practitioner alone or you may regret it later.
The Dark Side: Can be a bit manipulative and pushy in order to keep the peace in their surroundings and getting someone to do what the Practitioner wants by using their well developed skill of understanding people and their emotions.
Sprinkled with cynicism: If you have ever done anything illegal and left someone else to take the rap, chances are the person you left holding the baby was the Practitioner. They are reliable, hard working and believe in loyalty and trust so they make the ideal targets for conmen and shysters. Naive to the point of gullibility and an overwhelming desire to be liked (or even admired) make these folk the easiest of marks for any unscrupulous opportunist. Practitioners make terrible partners in a relationship as they are clingy to the point of suffocation and bend over backward to please while secretly believing that their partner should be contributing more to the relationship. Can be found in any occupation as they are diligent and have an exceptional work ethic. However their honesty means they rarely go into politics or upper management.
Dialogue: The Practitioner presents an appearance of “having it all together” and at first glance seems friendly and accommodating. But it is not long before a sense of self-righteousness creeps into everything they do. They try to help people and care for them but, while they do this, they cultivate a “martyr complex”, never feeling recognised or affirmed enough. A "martyr complex" is a destructive pattern of behaviour in which a person habitually seeks suffering or persecution as a way to feel “good” about themselves. Being a self-imposed martyr also removes the need for the Practitioner to take responsibility for their lives by scapegoating other people as the cause of their failures and disappointments. e.g. 'The glass broke' compared with 'I broke the glass'. Practitioners tend to fall into bouts of self-pity, are always the victim and become passive-aggressive with the people around them.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Keeps feelings bottled up, unwilling to express frustrations up so a grand master of PA behaviour. Totally uncomfortable with conflict and will not tackle head on. PA by the Practitioner ensures they get their way every time and will always have a plausible excuse that allows responsibility for their actions to be avoided. Practitioners manage to avoid being confronted by those who are affected. If you confront a Practitioner they will always deny any intent (“No, I really wanted to be on time, but the bus was late.”) When challenged, will be affronted and treat the challenger with a either with deliberate rudeness or contemptuous indifference to courtesy or in a dismissive manner. This is what will need to be addressed if you want uncomfortable actions and tasks to be undertaken!
Procrastination Ranking™ 12/16. 4/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Comes across as the the victim. Adopts external problems as their own.
14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?
On the Surface: No (Cooperative). Cold cat.
In the Middle: Angry cat.
Deepest / Advanced: Cold and angry cat.
The Dark Side: If the OT is overwhelmed and as though their actions are not being appreciated. Can lash out when people are placing too many demands upon them. In order to keep people away will become harsh and reclusive in order to gain back some privacy.
Sprinkled with cynicism: This personality type is probably the only one sicker than a Director!. These are the "quiet achievers" but what they desire is some grotesquely perverted dream of normality. Often the off-spring of other OTs and this personality type is partially genetic and partially reinforced by being toilet trained at gun point. They believe in God, vote conservative and tend to wear poorly matching clothes. Are easy to spot as children they are the ones who look for other kids being naughty and then run to tell a suitably authoritarian adult. Some OTs will grow up to be successful accountants, quantity surveyors or administrators, but most will become stalkers or failed door-to-door salesmen.
Dialogue: The OT likes to beat others over the head with their “rule book” of how life is supposed to be lived. Can tend to see people who are not like them as deficient. Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists are “irrational”, "needlessly getting involved in the affairs of others". Promoters (again), Agents (again), Inspirationals, Perfectionists, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists are "lazy". Investigators, Agents (again), Enhancers, Other OTs, Practitioners, Achievers (again) and Specialists are seen as "full of hair-brained, unrealistic ideas". The OT will fold their arms and smirk at the ways of others and will either silently judge or give harsh truths as an effort to “help” people be better versions of themselves. Only what they really want is for others to be more like them.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Uncomfortable expressing emotion which unintentionally can lead to PA occasionally.
Procrastination Ranking™ 16/16. 8/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Carry on in their own environment as great operators. Resistant to change.
15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). Appears zero evil.
In the Middle: Do not mess with my state of being a fan or enthusiast of some thing or some one.
Deepest / Advanced: Tries to be 110% evil because they do not want to be the 'good ones'.
The Dark Side: If the Perfectionist feels personality slighted or hurt by someone else. If feelings are held inside for too long and bottled up, their dark side can be exposed in short bursts, where the Perfectionist verbally attacks someone they care for without fully intending to. Emotions are released and they do not entirely mean everything they say. If the not feeling listened to, they are capable of using the harshest and most hurtful words to attack.
Sprinkled with cynicism: With an eye for detail and a thoughtful demeanor, Perfectionists fill that necessary niche of society, that of the boring as bat-shit pedant. Who cares if a particular program would have been easier to write in Perl or if C++ doesn't actually require a semicolon there? The Perl script does its job and the C program compiles as long as you do not insist in specifying lint in your makefile. The only joy any other personality types can extract from a Perfectionist comes from the knowledge that they are usually a shambling collection of insecurity and self-doubt, about to go into melt-down at any moment. Conversations can be made entertaining if you keep this in mind and play on their underlying inferiority complex. Good at technical jobs, software houses are full of them as are mathematics departments at all levels of education.
Dialogue: The Perfectionist tends to be very private individuals they are unlikely to seem spiteful in the typical sense. They are more likely to annoy people by being overly critical, forgetful or oblivious to emotions. The Perfectionist generally wants to be left alone but, if they are forced to interact with others, they tend to point out errors in logic and assume they know what the other person is going to say before they say it. Interrupting or “tuning out” of the conversation is normal for them. The Perfectionist tends to find fault with preferences other than their own. Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists are “irrational” or "needlessly concerned with others". Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors and Specialists are "dull" or "unimaginative".
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Dislike PA, in both directions. Much rather someone be open with them, so that the problem at hand can be solved. If feelings bottled, eventually come out in somewhat of an explosion.
Procrastination Ranking™ 2/16. 2/8 of Perceiving Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Prefer to be alone. Inactive.
16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?
On the Surface: Yes (Utilitarian). You would be better off by staying away.
In the Middle: When you know an Enhancer well, they really are not as evil as you might have thought.
Deepest / Advanced: The Enhancer has already killed you.
The Dark Side: If the Enhancer lets their dark side roam free can be a bit more manipulative than other Enhancers. They might be capable of logically making excuses for their actions, even when their actions are manipulative and a bit harsh. They are intelligent people, but sometimes using logic without emotional attachment can create an individual who can do negative things as a means to an end. As long as the end result is ultimately good, they can sometimes using logic to ignore the process of getting there. If life lacks balance, can utilize their intelligence as a way to get what they want.
Sprinkled with cynicism: Enhancers are usually described as overbearing, arrogant jerks, and that is by the people who actually like them. Part of the problem is that Enhancers do not see this in themselves and believe their brusque matter-of-fact manner is quaint or even charming. Do not suffer fools and only just tolerate geniuses. They do best in occupations where tact is not a requirement or ideally some job where there is no interpersonal contact at all. Unfortunately, because they are blithely detached from reality they can be found in most lines of work and normally giving the person sitting next to them a right royal case of the ess, aitch, one, tees.
Dialogue: The Enhancer tends to assume that they know what other people are going to say before they say it. They finish people’s sentences, interrupt and interject criticisms before the speaker has had a chance to finish their sentence. They appear condescending and patronising. Persuaders, Investigators, Promoters, Agents, Appraisers, Practitioners, Counselors and Specialists are “less intelligent”. Directors, OTs, Appraisers, Practitioners, Results, Achievers, Counselors (again) and Specialists (again) are "dull" or "narrow minded". Enhancers are is overly eager to position themselves as the ultimate thought leader on every idea. They tend to be poor listeners and are cut off from their normal ability to empathise and understand the perspectives of others.
Passive-Aggressive Individuality™: Generally not PA as they do not enjoy avoidance. They might exhibit some passive aggressive behaviours when they feel like someone has treated them with disdain or indifference.
Procrastination Ranking™ 13/16. 5/8 of Judging Types.
Tag that is inevitable: Self-sufficient and reliable. Poor in social situations and networking.