The I family is associated with the OPTIMISM emotion. This means everyone in the I family needs and appreciates BEING LIKED on some level. They are usually EXTROVERTED, PEOPLE ORIENTED, and FAST MOVING. Their goal is INTERACTION. The orientation of this style is ATTRACTING. Attractors believe all people are commodities with market value.
Brain Type: Integrated. The Assessor’s brain can switch from right to left with ease. Being able to intuitively imagine and critically think simultaneously is not within the statistical norm. This brain is able to both future (opportunities) and past (hesitance based upon past experiences that have gone awry) process as opposed to one or the other.
The Assessor tends to be a strong communicator, as higher C styles measure their words carefully and higher I styles are naturally skilled at influencing others. Assessor’s are perceived as assertive rather than aggressive as they lack dominance. They elicit cooperation from others by showing them consideration. They use persuasion techniques to involve others in projects or planning and they are creative, direct, and like to accomplish results. They are extraverted and enjoy interacting with others of good quality. They are left brain integrated.
Instead of standing by until something makes sense, Assessors should jump in and express their own ideas and insights for their own good and the good of the group. They would be well served to self-pace, and be more realistic about what’s possible. And with people it is important to maintain sensitivity when things go wrong. They can be critical of self and others—their words can be offensive at times. They should pace themselves and balance their social needs with their solitary needs, but this can be difficult seeing they engage these two opposite emotions simultaneously. They are hypersensitive and overly alert to personal and family welfare.
The Assessor will be attracted to more dominant and stable styles. Their frequent indecisiveness needs someone to make the quick call when necessary. They’re fun and are looking for victory. They like to look good and important and may seek high profile relationships. Indecisive’s appreciate flamboyance and may be dramatic when feeling disapproval or loss of partner recognition. They are discriminating in selecting a mate. They view the partnership as a success when both partners gain social status and an accumulation of material possession is possible.
The Assessor has many surface friends while deeper relationships are fewer. They are outgoing, talkative, and will appreciate certain streams of conversation. They will seek friends who have their act together, look good, and make sense. They will naturally choose Negotiator (DIC’s) patterns, but should develop some relationships with Standard Bearers (SC’s).
The Assessor parents openly, emotionally, and critically. They are verbally expressive when things go well and thought provoking, impatient, and critical when their children make them look bad in public. They may over use position authority to get their way or make emotional appeals to solicit buy-in. The Indecisive may become a deer in the headlights when threatened or may take it personally. They desire family matters to be settled quickly and efficiently. They like family living to be routinized, scheduled, and correctly executed. They will take charge when others fail.
The Assessor seeks the spotlight, position power, and authoritative roles. They like jobs that allow them to create and control. This would include management roles within careers that are very interactive with others and require thinking and analyzing such as dentistry, psychology, physical therapy, sales, and management. They desire challenge and excitement. They like designing new procedures, evaluating tasks, and showing agility.
Assessor habits include adaptability, quick moving between thinking and feeling, task orientation, and developmental capacity. They are driven to look good and usually get results when not under high pressure. They show skill in working with talented people and will take pride in coaching others to improve their performance.
Assessors don’t like conflict, and are less comfortable making difficult decisions that will negatively impact the way they look in front of other people, especially those they care about. This causes them to sometimes be overly critical and far too complicated. They would be well served to surround themselves with quality-focused people who provide structured processes. They have high standards and need to observe deadlines and get things done in a timely fashion. Their people skills make them a team player, and a valuable coach in some circumstances.