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Mastermind
Social type
Authoritative
Work type
Dynamic
Key trait
Drive

Mastermind

Driven, ambitious and authoritative, the Mastermind utilizes their natural leadership skills (and office full of motivational posters) to persuade others to work hard.. They are highly organized and become easily impatient with incompetence. ATTENTION Drill Sergeant! You’re an assertive, hard-driving and outspoken leader. Although you have strong people skills and love a good, intelligent conversation, you’re not the nurturing type – you’re more concerned with results than you are with coddling. You don’t suffer fools kindly and have little patience for cluelessness and incompetence. Your organizational skills and efficiency rival Martha Stewart’s … as does your lack of emotion. Nonetheless, your drive and determination inspires those around you to be successful … as does your office full of motivational posters.
HOW THIS ARCHETYPES WORKS WITH OTHERS

Advocate

Partly cloudly

These two aren't totally oil and water - surprisingly, the Advocate and the Mastermind share a similar thinking style and shared laid-back stability. However, the Mastermind's fast-paced, cutthroat approach will not appeal to the steady, compassionate Advocate, and vice-versa. Likely to conflict over ethical issues if they arise, these two are likely to keep each other at arm's length.

Caretaker

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

These two are quite different - and as social animals, the Caretaker and Mastermind aren't likely to bite their tongues when it comes to their differences. Being less worried about feelings, the Mastermind is likely to win any debate unless the Caretaker holds his or her own very tenaciously! These two are likely to clash.

Dreamer

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Ruh-roh - this pairing spells trouble! Differing hugely in almost every way, the Mastermind and Dreamer are unlikely to enjoy working together. When the stoic Mastermind goes head-to-head with the emotionally-driven Dreamer, frustration and mutual misunderstanding is the name of the game - and nobody's a winner here!

Go-Getter

Partly cloudly

The Go-Getter's diplomatic style will likely conflict with the Mastermind's disdain for coddling. Nonetheless, these two are both driven, hard workers and will probably work well as equal members of a team.

Humanitarian

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Could you picture a stern drill sergeant and a soft-hearted humanitarian getting along well? Neither can we. The Humanitarian's warm-hearted ways will likely turn off the Mastermind, and with the Mastermind's disdain for coddling, the Humanitarian won't receive the support s/he needs. Although these two share a strong emotional stability, this is not a good match!

Idealist

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Like oil and water, the Idealist and Mastermind simply won't get along. These two are bound to disagree on everything from ethics to work ethic. They could learn something from each other's perspective if they could stop arguing long enough - which isn't likely! The Mastermind will see the Idealist as a plodding, oversensitive philosopher, while the Idealist perceives the Mastermind as too focused on their pursuit of personal success.

Inventor

Partly cloudly

The highly curious Inventor and the driven Mastermind aren't likely to mesh terribly well. The Inventor is apt to dislike the Mastermind's disinterest in abstract ideas, while the Mastermind may find the Inventor flaky and unambitious. Nonetheless, these two won't be battling each other anytime soon - they won't see each other as competition!

Mastermind

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

The Mastermind is not just authoritative, but also extremely driven. When you put these two together, this may result in conflict if they are both seeking to be the dominant party. This conflict is likely to be subtle rather than openly aggressive, more political in nature as each tries to top the other.

Maverick

Smooth sailing

Ready to take on the world, this driven duo share many values, differing only in their thinking styles. The creative, open-minded Maverick wants to try everything, whereas the single-minded Mastermind feels that 'everything' presents far too many distractions. Nonetheless, these two will get along just fine!

Protector

Partly cloudly

While these two share a rock solid work ethic and similar thinking style, the Protector and Mastermind have little else in common. The Mastermind will dislike the Protector's love of the warm and fuzzy, whereas the Protector may find the Mastermind to be cold and emotionless. There is potential here - but they'll need a suitable peacekeeper.

Rock

Smooth sailing

At first glance, you wouldn't expect the Rock and Mastermind to have much in common. However, this highly-stable duo shares a love of hard work, practicality and competence. As a team, this duo would be most effective (read: unstoppable) if the Rock works in a role that supports the Mastermind.

Socialite

Smooth sailing

Despite the Mastermind's logic, practicality and cool-as-a-cucumber attitude and the Socialite's outgoing, emotional and exuberant approach to life, these two have more in common than most realize. Because of this, these two will understand respect each other despite their differences. Who knows - this pair might balance each other out perfectly!

Straight Shooter

Partly cloudly

A pair of goal-driven natural born leaders, the Straight Shooter and Mastermind are very similar in core values, social and thinking styles, although the Mastermind may be a little more enterprising. As both personalities enjoy being in charge, this could lead to conflict and jealousy despite their similarities. However, give these two a common goal (or common enemy!) and these they'll rise to the top together.

Strategist

Smooth sailing

This driven duo both possess a shared stability and similar core values and goals (duh, WINNING!) Despite these similarities, the Mastermind and Strategist both tackle problem-solving quite differently. If the practical, focused Mastermind is willing to loosen the reins and let the Strategist tackle idea-generation, this pair will get along just fine.

Technician

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

These two share a dynamic approach, and a stable, practical nature. While the Mastermind will appreciate the Technician's undying competence, the Technician is likely to be put off by the Mastermind's lack of empathy and ruthlessness. Not a match made in cubicle heaven!

Visionary

Sunshine and roses

Assertive and independent, the Mastermind and Visionary are both quite driven and motivated by their ambitions. The Visionary's creative problem-solving has the potential to complement the Mastermind's firmly logical approach, making their joint ideas both innovative and practical. These two could make a dream team, bringing very different skills to the table.