– D TYPES –
– Dominant / Direct / Decisive –
The other day I was standing in line at a store waiting to check out. In front of me was a Mom with a daughter who appeared to be about 5 years old. The little one was informing her Mom where they would go next, what she wanted for dinner AND that she should be able to stay up an extra 30 minutes because she had not “had a single time out all day”.
I couldn’t help but smile as I recognized her D Personality traits. At the tender age of 5 she already saw herself as the one who should be in charge. Her Mom caught my smile a gave me a slightly embarrassed smile in return. I said, “Let me guess, she started to become the head of the household when she was in her crib?” Mom recognized my understanding of her daughter immediately. She laughed and informed me it was either there OR when she was still in the womb!
Mom then turned to her daughter, gave her 2 choices for their next destination and informed her that, based on her behavior through the afternoon, they would see about the rest later.
The D Personality is easy to spot. The are born self-starters who are decisive, determined and dominant. They are fast-paced and task-oriented. “Winners never quit and quitters never win!” could be their motto. Their desire is to get results NOW!!
Their upbeat, winning attitude will come with confrontation. They enjoy a good discussion and are capable of stirring things up by creating some conflict. If you want to achieve success while working with a D – be like the Mom. Give your D a choice, some control and a challenge. Their results will be phenomenal!