The I Personality Style
Influential, Inducing, Impulsive
|General Characteristics||Value to Team||Possible Weaknesses|
|Enthusiastic||Creative problem solver||More concerned with popularity than tangible results|
|Trusting, Optimistic||Great encourager||Inattentive to detail|
|Persuasive, Talkative||Motivates others to achieve||Overuses gestures and facial expressions|
|Impulsive, Emotional||Positive sense of humor||Tends to listen only when it’s convenient|
|Negotiates conflicts, Peacemaker|
|Greatest Fear: Rejection|
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.
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.
- Flattery and praise
- Popularity and acceptance
- A friendly environment
- Freedom from many rules and regulations
- Other people to handle the details
When Communicating with a I-Style Personality:
- 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.
- Do all the talking
- Tell them what to do. They are independent and creative. They can make it work.