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The I Personality Style

Influential, Inducing, Impulsive

The I Personality Style in your Organization
General CharacteristicsValue to TeamPossible Weaknesses
EnthusiasticCreative problem solverMore concerned with popularity than tangible results
Trusting, OptimisticGreat encouragerInattentive to detail
Persuasive, TalkativeMotivates others to achieveOveruses gestures and facial expressions
Impulsive, EmotionalPositive sense of humorTends to listen only when it’s convenient
Negotiates conflicts, Peacemaker
Greatest Fear: Rejection

 

General Description

People with strong I-personality styles are very talkative, enthusiastic, and optimistic. They thrive on fun experiences and being around other people. The I-style will talk to a complete stranger and is not afraid to be the center of attention. They tend to be both trusting and optimistic. Because they can get people on their side very quickly and can talk their way in and out of most things, the “I” style is known to be both persuasive and influential. They tend to be somewhat emotional and at times very spontaneous or impulsive.

Greatest Fear:

The I personality type has an innate fear of being rejected by others. As a result, they go out of their way to be fun, outgoing, and likable.

Motivated By:

  • Flattery and praise
  • Popularity and acceptance
  • A friendly environment
  • Freedom from many rules and regulations
  • Other people to handle the details
  • Creativity

When Communicating with a I-Style Personality:

Communication Do’s

  • Give them opportunity to verbalize about ideas, people, and their intuition.
  • Assist them in developing ways to transfer talk into action. Create incentives for following through on tasks. Submit details in writing.

Communication Don’ts

  • Do all the talking
  • Tell them what to do. They are independent and creative. They can make it work.