Of the 4 personality types, Controller personality types tend to be results oriented and have less concern for the personal needs of other people.
Mentality of the Controller Personality Type
Although they can be very caring, they tend not to openly show how they feel and are often accused of not caring and being insensitive to the needs of others, caring instead about their job and completing the task. They simply operate form a “let’s get the job done” mentality, feelings will come and go.
They come from a place where how we are feeling too often gets in the way of getting the job done. Getting it done is a higher priority than how a person is feeling in the moment. Thus they may appear to be independent, completive, reserved and even aloof in their relationships with others.
Behavior of the Controller Personality Type
The controller leadership personality type characterizes a person who tends to be directive and make things happen. Controllers may be assertive or even aggressive at moving towards goals.
Unfortunately, since the controller tends to not feel the need to express personal motives or feelings, their goals may not be clearly identified by other people.
The controller is interested in getting things done efficiently, and personal and group productivity is of high importance.
The controller will tend to judge others by his or her own personal interactive style and will often expect others to operate in the same style.
Controller Personality Type in a Group Setting
Though group decisions or meetings may be important within the organization, Controllers would prefer to work alone because they often perceive other people as moving too slowly and interfering with his/her ability to get things done.
Controller are often perceived as people who exercise power and control over their environment, both in terms of the people involved and the physical surroundings. However a controller can appear very pleasant and warm, but usually on their terms.
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