HEY, WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? Part 3/4
S – EXPLORING STEADINESS
“Wherever I go meeting the public… spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.” – Dalai Lama –
STEADY EDDIES. (S-Style) Stable, reliable and empathetic, the humble S is the peacekeeper amongst your troop. Like an I, the S-Style is people oriented but prefers to be the receptive listener more than the talker – I’m sure we all know who the talkers are around us! Valuers of harmony, peace, and fairness, the friendly S will share a patient attitude and loyalty to those around and may help temper that brewing conflict over the ownership of the milk in the fridge. Got a first world problem? Dial-an-S, just not too often.
MOTIVATED BY… *Safety and security *A harmonious environment * Recognition for their loyalty *Recognition for their reliability * Appreciation for their peacekeeping * Opportunities to help others * Recognition for personal accomplishments
CHANDELIER STRENGTHS *Reliable * Dependable * Cares about the team * Great listener * Calm temperament * Good at multi-tasking * Great with conflict resolution * Encourages consensus * Kind
DIMMER SWITCH WEAKNESSES *Tends to oppose change * Tendency to hold grudges rather than tackling issues directly * Sensitive to criticism * Takes a while to adjust to change * Difficulty with establishing priorities * Can be a little too accommodating
S-Styles need to feel comfortable with a person or group before they open-up. They value genuinity and may be an observer of behaviour to ascertain a person’s sincerity. Although S-Styles show resistance to change, they will adapt (albeit slowly) when given the ‘how’ and ‘why’ rather than the ‘what’ and ‘when’. When given gentle guidance and patience, the S will adjust from discomfort to comfort, but only in their own time. S-Styles shy away from personal conflict but can be good at tempering conflict between others. S-Styles will get the required job done but with due care and steadiness until it is complete. Going in hammer and tong with the emphasis on needing something done in a direct, impatient manner will make an S retreat like a cornered rabbit.
FAMOUS S-STYLES: Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Marge Simpson
S-STYLE BLENDS: SD, SI, SC
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