• Analyst

    Your objective is to analyze in order to find root causes. It’s not that you don’t like ideas, concepts and theories — it’s that you want to see these proven. And what better way to prove something than with data? Although unbearable for some, large quantities of data make you feel like a fish in water. It helps you be objective, unbiased and dispassionate. You’re constantly on the lookout for the patterns, connections and causes behind any result. Others see you as logical and rigorous, and often come to you for your unbiased perspective on ideas. Being able to deliver your analysis kindly makes you a great asset to any team full of daydreamers.

  • Problem Solver

    Your objective is to solve problems. While breakdowns often demotivate others, they can excite and energize you. When something does not work as it should, you jump at the opportunity to analyze the symptoms, identify what’s wrong and find a solution. In other words, you are great at solving puzzles. Instead of giving up in the face of difficulty, your goal is to restore something to its true glory — this is what makes you particularly special. In a team, everyone knows you as someone who does not shy away from a challenge, but instead actually fixes things back to normal.

  • Catalyst

    Your objective is to act and initiate action. You don’t like waiting until all discussions are over, and are impatient to actually start doing things. You agree that sometimes progress can be achieved in the meeting room, but deep down you know it’s real action that leads to tangible results. While others prefer to wait until they have all the necessary information to act, you feel that action is the most valuable teacher and the best source of information. How can you know something doesn’t work if you haven’t tried it? You make a decision, then you take action, look at the results, and learn. Because of this, you are often impatient for things to happen — and when they don’t, it can lead to tension and confusion with the others involved. Still, your talent of transforming intangible ideas into tangible actions is invaluable in every team. You believe that you will be remembered by what you accomplish, not by what you say or think.

  • Philomath

    Your objective is to learn new things. You have a genuine thirst for knowledge and others appreciate your curiosity. You’re not necessarily interested in becoming a subject matter expert - it’s the process itself that excites you. Because you enjoy the process, you like to experiment with different styles of learning, and you know that each style comes with its own valuable lessons. You like to learn things quickly then shift your attention to something new. That’s why you thrive in short projects and dynamically changing environments. Thanks to this strength, you’re always able to contribute valuable new knowledge to your team as well.

  • Strategist

    Your objective is to see the big picture. Have you heard of “taking the helicopter view”? Well, you are constantly on this helicopter! This special way of looking at the world at large is more than just a skill — it’s a perspective that allows you to see how everything is interconnected. Others may be confused by your short-term moves, but in your mind you have a vivid multi-step strategy to get you to your goal. You don’t take paths that lead nowhere. Instead, you find clear direction in even the most complex situations, which makes you an essential asset to any forward-looking team.


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