Designer (Central Pattern 134)
Outlier Personality Types

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The Outlier family is associated with patterns that lay outside the national norm. This means everyone in the Outlier family will see less of themselves in those around them simply because you don’t see these styles as often as you see the 15 styles associated with the 4 families.


The Researcher pattern requires an insightful atmosphere and their approach is investigative. They are very difficult to read and will work hard to build data and human systems. They are left brain integrated, combining analytical thought with intuitive experience while supplying ingenuity to problems and challenges. They use contention more than consensus and will take the lead in advocating major positions. They are introverted styles and will possess exceptional precision in thought and language; display strong will; show reluctance for spontaneous physical contact; become impatient with those who become emotional.

Central Pattern 134:

The Designer fears being disrupted, is preoccupied with making distinctions, and is driven by the need to be precise. They are moderate people who will appear frustrated and very hard to read as they do not connect their feelings with their countenance. They are fact-finders and are unwilling to goof around with playful types. They are highly suspicious of others as a rule and will see others as an intrusion as opposed to an asset.


The Designer will be impatient with those who dilly-dally. They prefer to ignore uncooperative people; excluding them from important considerations and will give cursory attention only to the exact role they could assume in the project. They minimize personal contacts with others; avoid developing deep ties with people, fearing loss of time and prefer to work quietly and alone.

Romantic Relationships:

The Designer desires a serious relationship with no head-games. They are looking for mutual respect; appearing willing and compliant to a loved one and are relatively easy to live with. They are far less emotional and will hold inside difficult conversations until they cannot any longer. They will choose to side step touchy-feely situations. They can be matter of fact and blunt when upset. They will live and act as if their brain is in constant transition; looking frustrated with simple things.


The Designer seeks friendships that are uncomplicated. They are introverted and will resent the use of valuable time that is needed in social activities. They will depend upon others to manage their social life and tend to be highly misunderstood by casual listeners. They will project sharply defined interests and will turn some people off by their frank demeanor. They will be quick to identify distinctions and inconsistencies in the conclusions of others and use others’ shortcomings as a reason to avoid personal involvement with their activities.


The Designer desires an organized environment; willing to assist in efforts to make the home attractive and functional; they enjoy children and are serious about their upbringing; appear calm and low-key when disciplining children. They may be somewhat uninvolved in fruitless activity being content to stand by and watch. They like to read and be separate for periods of time.

Career Paths:

The Designer seeks to understand complex problems; appear impatient with routine details once the project gets underway; become more cooperative when given an efficient support staff; use intuition rather than pure logic to increase their understanding. They prefer engineering, systems development, medical science, and conceptual consultation.

Workplace Habits:

The Designer habits include wanting guarantees of minimal interference, insisting on proving “hunches” with supporting data, invent methods, and prefer to leave building and production processes to others.


The Designer can be difficult to work with overall. They are intolerant of others who are over-emotional or bluff their way through life. They deal with people in blunt ways seeing them as more an object than a person. They make choices based on thinking and less on feeling. They implement solutions, seldom counting the cost of personal wellbeing in terms of time and energy.