Before any of that, let me prefix the content that I am not good at writing about myself. Maybe it’s the imposter syndrome.
I’m private about my personal life, but I try to be an open book about who I am. I wrote this page to help you learn what makes me tick.
My Personality and Behaviors
Personality assessments are a useful tool for describing my style. Using the DISC model of personality, I’m a DC. When plotted in a DISC wheel, I’m a Conducting Implementor.
In plain English, my strongest behaviors are:
- I have very strong opinions and I voice them without hesitation.
- I’m direct, to-the-point, and can be blunt; I’m not very diplomatic.
- I’m independent, assertive, demanding, and comfortable with risk.
- I’m ambitious, determined, persistent, and competitive; I love winning and dislike losing.
- I’m objective, logical, analytical, technical, and data-driven.
- I’m understated and guarded, and prefer to observe rather than being the center of attention.
- I’m task-focused, results-focused, fast-moving, and urgent.
- I’m skeptical, perfectionist, and detail-oriented. I find typos.
- I value clear and concise communication. I dislike fluff and ambiguity.
- I’m creative, visionary, futuristic, and forward-looking.
- I value my time highly and manage it carefully.
- I don’t suffer fools gladly.
- I take responsibilities seriously and expect others to do the same.
- I’m mostly reserved and introverted. I like hugs, but I don’t initiate hugging except with family and close friends. I seldom project emotion and can appear aloof.
- You won’t think I am much fun till you know me well, but I have a slapstick sense of humor.
- I’m focused, steady, calm, patient, and agreeable.
People usually experience me as supportive, attentive, active, engaged, decisive, and motivating. You might find my passion and drive compelling. When I’m under stress, you might feel that I’m abrasive and controlling. At my worst, I can be a pushy perfectionist, and you might feel that I demand too much too fast.