The Machine
High D Personality - The Dominance Family

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The D family is associated with the ANGER emotion. This means everyone in the D family needs and appreciates PROBLEMS and CHALLENGES on some level. They are usually EXTROVERTED, TASK ORIENTED, and FAST MOVING. Their goal is RESULTS. The Dominant orientation is “taking.” Dominant orientations believe anything of value resides outside of the self and must be pursued and taken captive.


The Machine (Originator) is very task oriented, determined, and bottom-line oriented. They are tenacious, quick, and can accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. They initiate activity and expect things to be done right the first time. They are creative problem solvers who think logically and precisely.


They overstep authority, can be too direct, they are impatient with others, they are augmentative, lack tact and diplomacy, perfectionist, and focus too heavily on things rather than on people. They can vacillate under pressure. These types don’t like “stupid” and will ignore shallow thinkers.

Romantic Relationships:

The Machine will be attracted to passive partners they can direct and control. They will also find it difficult to navigate their emotions in a relationship and will feel awkward with touchy-feely people. The partner may feel more like an object than a person. They show affection by doing things for their partner as opposed to saying things to them. They can appear emotionally detached as opposed to engaged. They will be abrupt, and quick-fused. They rarely use their emotions and are primarily “head and hands” as opposed to “heart and mouth.” Only the strong will survive a relationship with a Machine.


The Machine seeks friendships that are not work. They rarely have passive friends. They speak their mind in relationships and expect them to do the same. They rarely cultivate the friendship, but rather expect it to work on its own. They rarely open up to others and usually keep their emotions out of it. They can be moody and critical.


Machine parents are project-based in their approach to parenting—children are projects. They are limited in patience when it comes to foolishness and do not do as well with daughters. They are strict and rules based. Many times the child is treated like a “thing” as opposed to an “emotional being.” They don’t like touching or feeling, but prefer logical verbal exchanges. Child growth and development may be watched from the sidelines.

Career Paths:

Machines like to be work hard and do the impossible. They seek position power, a large desk, and authoritative roles where they can solve complex problems. They like task oriented positions with limited people contact. This could include engineers, CEO’s, Banking, Start-ups, Project management, construction, doctors, lawyers, architects, and quality controllers.

Workplace Habits:

Machine habits include being competitive, goal setting, seeking challenge and opportunity, and competing with themselves. They like unique accomplishments and will be critical of others. They work ideas out in practice and like to gain approval from those in authoritative roles. They expect high levels of achievement from others and will assign challenging and satisfying work to uncooperative people in an effort to stretch them.


The Machine has a reputation for producing excellent results. They would rather not check in with others, or share control. Machines will gain cooperation and help others see their point of view with a brief explanation of how they arrived at their conclusions and decisions. They are demanding on themselves and others while approaching problems, challenges, and opportunities in a logical rather than emotional manner.