Observing faults and own goals can be handy when picking someone's pattern.
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Fault - Being too Bossy. Directors lead with a process called Extraverted Thinking. Directors easily see errors that need correcting and naturally delegate to get jobs done and tasks completed on time. They are less excited about the minutiae of implementing goals and prefer to direct others to do so. They are natural leaders and supervisors and, while this is a very good thing, it can give them a reputation for being bossy or controlling. They see what needs to be fixed, what needs to be done and they usually have no problem telling other people how to get those things done or doing it themselves. They don’t mean to be bossy or come across as controlling (but do), rather they are driven by task completion and goal achievement. They see it as their duty to make sure that goals are completed and everyone’s lending a hand to get the job done.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When their hard work is under-appreciated or they feel taken for granted.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Directors are complaint machines. They certainly do not mind complaining about things that upset them and will often do so openly. When the Director is upset about something, other people will hear about it. If they keep these things bottled up for too long, then they will become extremely anxious and on edge. Directors do best when they are free to complain about the things that anger them. This helps the Director vent and feel much more comfortable moving forward after something frustrating happens to them. They do not want to be viewed as complainers though (but always are) and simply want to have people to talk to when they are frustrated. A continual Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Director sabotages their life by indefinitely putting off happiness.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Director may lecture you incessantly about anything you do that is even remotely illogical.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": Has the overgrown anger reflexes of an Objective Thinker.
Fault - Being too Arrogant. Developers are usually extremely driven, competitive and confident individuals. They have a natural leadership style and bold determination that can make them intimidating to many people. They know what they want, they have an eye for the future and they want to get there as quickly as possible. They can become impatient with emotions, extraneous details and people who contradict their plans. Their natural confidence and drive can seem domineering and superior to others, especially people who are more soft-spoken and gentle in their delivery. It is important to remember that confidence and superiority are not the same thing. Many Developers are confident but truly do not consider themselves superior to anyone else. They are usually open to hearing other people’s views as long as they are not clouded by emotions or filled with details that get in the way of the overall big picture or point.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When people do not do what they ask.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Developer definitely do not like to be seen complaining, since it may be seen as a sign of weakness. Developers prefer to focus on getting things done and absolutely hate being stagnant. If the Developer is angry about something, they do not express themselves in a whiny way, but in a more serious and direct tone. They do not enjoy complaining simply for the sake of venting and will only do so if they feel it will help change someone’s actions. Developers are more focused on action and will rarely complain to people they do not know well. If the Developer truly trusts someone they might feel more comfortable opening up to them in a very direct way but not as a whinger. A put conflict ahead of complaints Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Developer sabotages their life by bypassing it.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Developer may completely rearrange your habits, routines and long-term plans as they see fit and then make you think it was your idea.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The moment when a Director spins in their office chair to face you.
Fault - Being seen as not taking life seriously. Results folk tend to live in the moment and enjoy taking advantage of current opportunities and realities. They are usually optimists and favour a lot of action and excitement in their lives. At the same time, they tend to dislike routine, sitting still and making long-term decisions. They like to keep their options open and become stressed when they have to make decisions that might tie them down or limit their prospects. Parents, teachers, or partners who see their easy charm and impulsive lifestyle might judge them for not buckling down and making commitments or deciding. They might feel that it’s “immature” to go from one experience to another and not develop a consistent routine. Mature Results folk are responsible, capable, and fearless, but they probably aren’t the types who want to sit in an office the rest of their lives. They need the chance to experiment, go on adventures and try new things. Tying them down will only cause resentment and frustration. At the same time, they may benefit from the help of open-minded people who can help them find strategies for achieving and choosing their long-term goals.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When things get slow or theoretical.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Results folk do not mind complaining, but they do it in a more lighthearted way. They will often use humour as a way to vent about what is frustrating them. Results folk do not want to be seen as weak and will often make themselves appear more put together than they actually are. In many cases they will only complain in a joking manner, except for with their close loved ones. If the Results folk trusts someone they will complain to them much more and will vent about what is bothering them. A lighthearted Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Results folk sabotage their life by choosing the path of least resistance.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Results person may literally charm the pants off you.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The inner pep talk voice of a Counselor.
Fault - Being way too argumentative. Inspirationals naturally see about a thousand alternate angles to any statement or rule. They are determined to explore every perspective and find an idea’s core truth. This can be frustrating for friends and family members who don’t share the Inspirational's natural love of debate. They may feel that the Inspirational is arguing just for the sake of it and, while that may sometimes be the case, it’s not usually. Most Inspirationals just have to make sure a statement stands up to scrutiny, and they can find so very many ways to scrutinize something. It can frustrate Inspirationals when they unintentionally offend people they care about by arguing against something that’s personal to someone else. They may feel misunderstood or that their efforts to discover truth are being stifled. Especially as children, many Inspirationals are told to do as their told and follow authority without question. This can be a very difficult experience when young as they essentially have to shut down a major part of who they are to get by - manipulative tendencies and a Jeckyll and Hyde reputation in many instances.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When people do not understand their vision.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Inspirationals often dislike feeling like they are complaining too much and will try to avoid this. They prefer to focus on the possibilities around them, and dislike being too negative. Inspirationals will occasionally complain to someone they trust, but might ind themselves pulling back if they complain too much. They do not want to burden others with their negative thoughts, and often want to appear like they are perfectly fine. Inspirationals dislike being seen as weak by others, which can sometimes force them to push through their frustrations. Inspirationals are excellent at masking their troubles with humour and will often use this as a way to complain or vent. A humour using Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Inspitational sabotages their life by losing touch with it.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Inspirational may delve deeply and intensely into your psyche, make you question everything you thought you knew about yourself and then completely disappear without notice.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The moment when a Developer says it’s cool and they’re not mad, but it’s just denial.
Always acknowledge a fault quite frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more."
Fault - Being always seen as trying too hard. Persuaders are known for their enthusiasm, empathy and outgoing nature. They crave harmony in their environment and like to make people happy and feel welcome and understood. Healthy Persuaders are usually good listeners, inspirational teachers and loyal friends. They tend to be very generous with their time and they will usually drop just about anything if someone needs to talk or needs their help. They can become so absorbed in the needs and emotions of the people around them that they can lose sight of their own needs. People who don’t share this tendency can see the Persuader as “trying too hard” or too concerned with what other people think. Persuaders may be were misjudged as being “phony”, “fake” or “too bubbly”. Usually these kinds of judgments come from people who are introverts and don’t realize that there’s nothing fake about it; it’s just the way Persuaders are wired. They try to show the real, authentic parts of themselves that are needed for the occasion and will often put their own needs and desires aside for the needs and desires of the people they care about.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When impersonal reasoning interferes with their ability to build quality relationships.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Persuaders are often seen as forward moving and positive people, which makes them appear less like complainers. They prefer to focus on getting things done and rarely have time to sit still. The fact that Persuaders are always pushing themselves, often leaves little room for complaining. They also dislike being seen as negative and do not want their complaints to make them appear weak in anyway. Because of the Persuader's desire to be strong and capable, they will often avoid complaining to others. They sometimes have a special person in their lives who they trust enough to share their complaints with, but this is very rare for the Persuaders. A rare Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™.The Persuader sabotages their life by settling for less than deserved.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Persuader may casually get you to confess your deepest, darkest childhood secrets over coffee and then use them against you if you ever seriously cross them.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The effects of 100 years of aging on a Promoter.
Fault - Being caring too much about what others think. Appraisers lead with a judging function called Extroverted Feeling. Appraisers tend to be warm, compassionate and friendly. However, they also tend to look outside themselves for corresponding feelings of morale and acceptance from others. They are very sensitive to both praise and criticism and are anxious to conform to all legitimate expectations. Now this doesn’t mean they have no values of their own (they certainly do), but they do tend to care a lot about making sure that other people are happy with them. Their need for harmony and acceptance can seem silly to thinking types, who value pure logic over other people’s expectations. And silly to introverted feeling types who sort out their own emotions and do not care less what other people think. Other types have to understand that the need for acceptance to be expressed is just as vital to the Appraiser as the need for logic is for the dominant thinking types.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When other people are not pleased with them.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Appraisers do not mind complaining when they are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed. They rarely complain to people they do not trust, and might feel like they are overwhelming them. They do not want to complain to people especially if they believe they are simply going to be a burden on them. Appraisers often want to appear strong and like they are in complete control of their lives. Complaining can often be perceived as a weakness, which makes them avoid this. When the Appraiser trusts someone though, they will often feel at ease venting their troubles to them. This often causes the Appraiser to complain more often than they realise, simply because they feel comfortable. A selective Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Appraiser sabotages their life by comparing it to everyone else’s.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Appraiser may secretly expect you to return the million favours they have done for you, even though they claimed they do not want anything in return.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The huge grin a Results person has when everyone pays attention to them.
Fault - Being an avoider of stability and security. Promoters are naturally adventurous and innovative. They don’t like doing things “by the book” and will usually turn down a risk-free lifestyle in favor of new experiences and challenges. They are the quintessential “ideas people” and they must follow their inspiration in order to have a fulfilled life. Other types may see their ever-shifting ventures and feel that they are “flighty” or “irresponsible” or "a poor finisher". They may be chided for turning down a good, secure job or a secure, long-term relationship. It’s important for people to remember that Promoters are naturally going to chase their dreams and visions and they will become bored and depressed in the same routine, structured life year after year. This isn’t to say that Promoters can’t commit sometimes; in fact, when they find a career or person they love they tend to be very loyal. Even so, they will always need some form of adventure and experimentation in their life and they will find ways to get it or they will be very unhappy people.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When anyone expects them to follow through on projects they have committed to. When seen as hypocritical by others.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Promoters definitely do not like to complain about things and prefer to remain positive. They can become rather upset if they are around negative people for too long. When someone is complaining constantly, the Promoter becomes frustrated and often wants to get away from that person. Promoters prefer to look on the bright side of things, even when they are feeling down. Of course they do have times where they need to complain or vent about something, this is only when something serious is bothering them. Promoters simply dislike too much negative and often feel like it does not help them move forward. An avoiding Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Promoter sabotages their life by running away from everything real.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Promoter may spontaneously move to Antarctica moments after making a serious commitment to you because they saw a picture of a penguin online that looked cute.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": A homicidal narcissist wearing a cut face mask of an Agent so everyone thinks they are innocent.
Fault - Being a seeker of too much attention. Counselors are often called “The Entertainers” and it’s not hard to see why. They enjoy making people laugh, smile and come alive. They have a natural enthusiasm and charisma that draws people in. The problem is certain people will not be as impressed by this as others. Some individuals find themselves jealous of the charm and outgoing good humour of the Counselor and may feel that it’s over-the-top or shallow. They may feel that the Counselor's humour and natural entertaining style is actually a need for constant attention and admiration. While some Counselors do really crave attention, many of them just enjoy making people happy. They see opportunities for fun and excitement everywhere and don’t want anyone to miss out.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When people are not getting along.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Counselors are often seen as positive people, who dislike being dragged down by too much negativity. Counselors do feel the need to complain and vent about their troubles. They do not have the ability to bottle up their emotions, and often need to express them to others. Counselors are simply very open people and do best when they can be honest and express themselves. They will often complain about something that is bothering them and only want their loved ones to understand and be compassionate towards them. An emotional Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Counselor sabotages their life by refusing to take it seriously.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Counselor may appear to be significantly more invested in your relationship than you are, while actually being significantly less invested in it than you are.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The camouflaged version of a hidden nerdy Perfectionist.
Fault - Being overly sensitive. Specialists lead with a process called Introverted Feeling. As a result, they tend to hold their emotions close and their values even closer. They are very private about their emotions, but even so they are often deeply moved by injustice and harsh words. They may cry more easily than other types much to their own dismay. As very private individuals they’d prefer to keep their emotions more internalized, but when they are moved on the inside, it often shows in the form of tears on the outside. Specialists are highly sensitive and loving and feel everything personally and deeply. This sensitivity makes them passionate about the welfare of troubled and struggling people (or animals), but it can often be misconstrued for weakness by less understanding individuals.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When they are asked to make decisions for other people.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Specialists do not like to complain, but can sometimes have a hard time keeping their feelings to themselves. If the Specialist has something that is bothering them, they will not find it easy to just bottle that up. They are open people, who have a depth of emotion inside of them. Specialists become extremely upset when they see injustices in the world around them and often feel a need to express this to other people. They are not whinging people, but they often have a hard time keeping their complaints quiet. An expressive Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Specialist sabotages their life by avoiding it.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Specialist may completely disappear into the woodwork, never to be seen again, the minute they feel pressured or intimidated by you.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": A caring version of the Achiever.
Fault - Being stuck in the head. Investigators tend to be consumed with an inner vision for their lives. This moves from image to image, chasing after every possibility in the subconscious. Investigators find themselves pre-occupied by affirming existence by questions, by forecasts, by symbolic apprehensions or insights that lead them. They can become so wrapped up in understanding how to make sense of their intuitions or how to understand them more fully that they lose sight of the outside world. Reality does not exist - in place are fruitless fantasies. This is exactly the kind of judgment that many people can make against Investigators; that they are so focused on their ideas, dreams and visions that they lose sight of what’s happening around them and the practical needs of the day. It’s important to remember that Investigators are known for their vision and insight and this ability shouldn’t be stifled, but at the same time they need to remember to use their auxiliary support process to engage with the outer world and find balance and to attempt to do it with tact.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When there is any conflict that interferes with their artistic vision.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Investigators are the type of people who rarely complain to strangers or people they are not close to. They will likely suck it up and go through their day with a guarded smile on their face, even if something is bothering them. When the Investigator trusts and cares for someone deeply, they become an entirely different person. They will feel comfortable enough with that person to vent about their troubles and will not be so afraid to complain. They may get a little nervous on rare occasions and become fearful that their complaints will upset their loved ones. Investigators do not enjoy being negative, but they can become bothered by the injustices in the world around them. A frequent Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Investigator sabotages their life by chasing perfection.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Investigator may be using their warm, cheerful persona to mask a cold and calculating interior.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": An insecure, master manipulator version of a Persuader.
Fault - Being totally unrealistic. Agents are intensely imaginative and passionate individuals. They have high ideals that they strive to live up to and bring into reality. Unfortunately many people just don’t “get” the Agent's way of thinking and they find their ideals to be unrealistic and impractical. They make it their mission to bring them down to earth and “help” them focus on the concrete realities of daily life. While unhealthy Agents can venture so far into a world of the imagination that they lose touch with their own realistic needs, most healthy Agents have a good balance of imagination and determination. What other people might see as a “pipe dream” many Agents are able to accomplish if they believe in themselves. They need people who have faith in them, will encourage them and will also (kindly) remind them to take care of themselves and their practical needs. Agents are natural dreamers and without their passion and imagination we wouldn’t have people like William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Andersen or A.A. Milne.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When anyone expects them to deal with the mundane details of life.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Agents are very introverted people which often means they keep their feelings to themselves. When it comes to people the Agent does not feel extremely close to, they will likely be quiet and reserved. When the Agent trusts and cares for someone, they are much more open expressing themselves to them. The Agent feels things very deeply, which often means they need to vent about these feelings. When an Agent cares for someone they often want to share every part of themselves with that individual. They will likely feel the need to complain about their troubles, but they also want to hear what that person has to say. A venting Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Agent sabotages their life by checking out of it.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Agent may be ten million times more twisted and deranged in their thinking than their innocent demeanor would lead you to believe.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The hormonal teenager side of themselves a Specialist would rather hide.
Fault - Being lazy or unmotivated. Achievers like to see all the pieces of a puzzle before making a decision. If they’re in a crisis they can act quickly. However, when it comes to deciding on a job, whether or not to get married or when to complete homework, they prefer to mull over information and get all the facts before deciding. When people judge Achievers as “lazy” it’s usually because a) The Achiever doesn’t feel they have enough information to move forward or b) They’ve found a “shortcut” for completing a task that doesn’t line up with bureaucratic rules. If the Achiever is actually bored with a project they’re given they will generally find the fastest way possible to accomplish it. This may bug other types who favor procedure and routine over efficiency. This disregard for the “way it’s always been done” can lead to judgments about the Achiever being lazy instead of following the rules.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When there is no productive action to take immediately.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Achievers like to complain in a more sarcastic way and enjoy using humor as a way to deflect. They rarely feel the need to openly complain and might believe it is a waste of energy. Achievers prefer to focus on the things that they enjoy, rather than focusing on the negative things in life. They prefer to live in the present instead of dwelling on the past, which causes them to complain much less. Achievers are often seen as more laid back individuals, because they do not let themselves become stressed for no reason. A sarcastic Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Achiever sabotages their life by staying cynical.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Achiever may take off on a solo adventure for weeks at a time without making any contact to loved ones or the outside world.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": It is what you get when you take out the batteries of a Counselor.
Fault - Being worried too much. Practitioners like to know what to expect and they tend to fear uncertainty and the unknown. They like to order their lives in such a way that risks are avoided and the people in their lives are carefully tended to. They dislike uncertainties, abstractions and not knowing what the future will hold. They can be very protective about the people in their lives, especially their families and can worry about many negative possibilities and risks that they might be exposed to. They tend to be judged for being “over-protective” or too worried about risks and uncertainties. People on the outside might give them a hard time and tell them to “loosen up” more and to “enjoy today, because tomorrow has enough trouble of its own”. Unfortunately, these kinds of empty lines only work to further frustrate the Practitioners instead of helping them.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When they lack positive feedback or receive unwarranted criticism.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Practitioners are the quiet complainers and will not do so in a big or obnoxious way. They will often hint at the things that are bothering them, in the hope that people will take notice. The Practitioner does not want to shove things done other people’s throats, so they often take things in stride. When the Practitioner has something that is getting on their nerves, they will likely find a “subtle” way to express this to them. They want to be able to let time change things, without having to force someone. A quiet Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Practitioner sabotages their life by believing they are not worthy of a good one.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Practitioner may secretly resent you for years without you ever remotely suspecting it.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The momentary pause an Appraiser takes when talking.
Fault - Being repetitious and not trying new things. OT's lead with a process called Introverted Sensing, a perceiving function and OTs like routine and knowing what to expect. The more they repeat the same process favorably, the more they like to incorporate that process into their routine. Many OTs like the same meals over again, the same schedules and they like going to the same familiar places. This doesn’t mean they can’t ever be adventurous or try novel things, in fact many of them go through spurts of time where they do attempt new or unusual things. They can also be innovative, but are very cautious and meticulous about their innovations. Even so, to outsiders, OTs often look like people who should “shake things up” and try new and different meals, activities and routines.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When there is not a clearly defined plan of action.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. OTs definitely dislike complaining too much, simply because they keep most things to themselves. They can have a somewhat cynical personality at times and might use humor as a way to vent about things. OTs have moments where their sarcasm comes out immensely and this is often their way of complaining to others, but in a more guarded way. It helps them vent without people taking it too seriously, since OTs often are capable of handling things themselves. They do not want people to dote on them, which is why they do not want to outwardly complain. A guarded Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The OT sabotages their life by refusing to take risks.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The OT may accidentally make you feel awful about yourself because they basically lack moral vices of any kind.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": A rule oriented Enhancer who has never never been tempted to be a rebel.
Fault - Being too insensitive. Perfectionists favor objective honesty and this comes through clearly in their speech. They may unwittingly offend other people because they don’t realize that their delivery seems overly direct and detached. This can be a major source of frustration for Perfectionists because they actually do care about the people in their lives more than most people realise. They are often caught off guard when people call them insensitive because they are rarely mean-spirited and would rather avoid conflict or hurting other people’s feelings if they could. They appreciate objective honesty in others, so they have a hard time understanding why other people wouldn’t feel the same. When they care about someone, they tell them the truth. So if a Perfectionist you love is being a little “too” honest with you, just remember that “sugarcoating” is probably not a sign they respect you.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When practical considerations interfere with their creative potential.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Perfectionists can sometimes complain about things that frustrate them, without even realizing they are doing it. They will often complain in a well thought out and logical manner, which can easily be disguised as debate. Perfectionists become frustrated with people and their stupidity rather easily, and often feel overwhelmed by an inability to change certain things. Because of this the Perfectionist often needs to be able to vent about their frustrations and do best when they have someone who is willing to listen to them. Having someone who is open to listening to their complaints is truly a wonderful feeling for the Perfectionist, since they realise that most people are not great listeners. An automatic Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Perfectionist sabotages their life by refusing help.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Perfectionist may fact check literally everything you say and catch you in any attempt at a lie or exaggeration.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The Dr. Jekyll (good) version of an Inspirational Mr. Hyde (evil).
I am lost in my own head, furthering my own agendas and doing my own thing. Alone. Intentionally. I do not want to be distracted. I typically do not need anybody for anything. Unless you are a workplace that offers something enticing to occupy my ravenous mind, I cannot be distracted.
However, my mental frenzy is not a selfish pursuit. My goal is the continual improvement of everything imaginable and I am doing it for the greater good of humanity. I do not offer the slightest crack, weakness or vulnerability for anybody to use as a means to infiltrate my concrete shell exterior. You will know nothing about me and have nothing to use as leverage. If you can conjure something amazing and get any opportunity to penetrate this barrier, there is a chance I will drop everything and make your happiness my plan, my goal and my priority. I will devise a way to put the universe (everything you have ever dreamed of) in the palm of your hands. But only if I deem you worthy. And, to make matters worse, that offer only lasts for as long as you can continue to exhaust yourself by keeping me interested. If I do not see continual improvement, my priorities will be updated to rectify the inefficiency.
I will go right back to doing my own thing leaving you to wonder if I even recognise you anymore. Pretty tough to deal with, right? Impossible. After a lifetime of lessons learned along the way and lots of soul searching, I eventually outgrew that dreaded personality specific Insufferable Bastard Syndrome and toned down my eccentric nature. That is because I am one of the smart Enhancers.
Fault - Being cold and calculating. Enhancers are intensely strategic and visionary. They favor logic and rational thought over their own emotions and feelings and will usually be confused by people who do the opposite. They consider the big picture and have little patience for extraneous details and feelings that might get in the way. People often misinterpret their direct speech and shrewd nature with meanness or snobbery, but what they need to realize is that Enhancers are honest and direct with the people they care about. They would consider it an insult to have messages “sugarcoated” for them so they refuse to do this to others. They favor bold honesty and are put off by social niceties that get in the way of the truth.
Observed as the Grumbling Griper™. When people do not see why their strategy is the best.
Observed as the Complaint Machine™. Enhancers do not mind complaining about certain things, especially when they are feeling frustrated. When the Enhancers trusts and enjoys someone as a person, they will feel more at ease expressing themselves with that individual. They will likely complain to them in a more sarcastic and witty manner, as a means to vent and get out of their frustrations. They likely will not be complaining a whinging way, but more in an amusing and funny tone. Enhancers do not like to complain to certain people, since they feel far too exposed by doing this. In most cases they prefer to keep these things to themselves, especially since it serves no productive purpose. A perpetual critical and skeptical Complaint Machine™.
Observed technique scoring Own Goals™. The Enhancer sabotages their life by closing off from it.
Caveat Lector™ Read the Behaviour Pattern so you do not have any surprises down the road. The Enhancer may lead you into various conversational traps through which you have no choice but to admit that your logic is flawed.
Emeritus Prof. R.Kive™'s "More of a different kind": The hairball (Rapunzel) complex of an Investigator where they will never want to admit how much they care.