Newsmaker (Overextended Pattern 123 A)
Outlier Personality Types

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Introduction:

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.

Strengths:

The Newsmaker is right brained intuitive. This extraverted style builds influence with large and small groups and relates quite well in face-to-face situations. They handle people well displaying charm and concern. They use contention rather than consensus when decision-making and will verbalize feelings regarding the cause of problems; show reluctance to reach a decision when others appear disagreeable; push ahead, however, to assume a strong position.

Overextended Pattern 124 A:

The Newsmaker fears being deceived and requires a managerial space because of their participative approach to people. They are preoccupied with developing credibility and are driven by the need for specialness and strong identity. They seek to make an unusual and lasting impression on others, hoping to turn minor issues into major causes; encouraging others to assist them in making events more exciting, placing their reputations on the line in order to make themselves look good. They identify with the underdog, tending to promote others to a higher level of responsibility; overlooking their lack of “seasoning” in their attempts to create a reliance upon their good will. They will struggle against the obstacles others place in their path, having to step over others who, in the past, have assisted them, trying to break loose into wider areas with increased success and notoriety. Failing to inform close associates of their purpose, they leave them to fill the void when they clamor for new opportunities.

Weaknesses:

The Newsmaker will not always voice inner feeling when their reputation is at stake. They have an unhealthy interest in the opinions of others and may allow others to frame their world for fear of looking bad. They may not tell you where they stand on an issue only later to confess. They can be difficult to read at times and can fail to plan for errors and mistakes. They can be self-willed and stubborn when in a jam or called on the carpet.

Romantic Relationships:

The Newsmaker dreams of the perfect relationship; relates with their partner often by taking on his or her personal beliefs; they tend to over identify; avoid domination of partner and offspring, and feels responsible when the home life goes awry. They use tactful language, but can be commanding at times. They are passive-aggressive in their approach to personal issues or when they do something wrong.

Friendships:

The Newsmaker is extraverted and sociable with others. They can willingly take sides on important issues that have far-reaching effects, and may invest time and money to ensure their views are expressed. They place a high value on cooperation from others, will invest energy to cooperate in joint ventures, and believe that people will eventually do what is right for others. They have long-term relationships and tend to choose friends wisely.

Parenthood:

The Newsmaker insists the home is an extension of them personally. They like a comfortable home with intellectual symbols as part of the surroundings and like things settled and organized. They create a predictable and stable environment for children and will train and teach their children through conversation and illustration as opposed to punitive assignments.

Career Paths:

The Newsmaker prefers education, executive management, business partnerships, and direct supervisory roles. They want to put the gift of expression to work, both in speaking and in writing; seek to develop others; desire to execute useful ideas, i.e., cost-effective proposals and procedures. They provide activities and tasks for groups and like to assist in the growth and development of people; listen to opposing views, and are sociable and appropriate.

Workplace Habits:

The Newsmaker brings uncooperative people in line by extolling the virtues of the institution; maintaining a strong belief that employees should respect their place of employment; encouraging people to suggest realistic changes that will profit themselves and others. They assist others in growth and development as a rule.

Conclusion:

The Newsmaker will appear more intuitive than analytical; show irritation with sameness of methods that often appear boring and stagnant; speculate regarding several solutions; make choices based on feeling slightly more than thinking; place emotional appeal and objective evaluation in proper perspective in developing acceptance of solutions.