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Straight Shooter
Social type
Authoritative
Work type
Methodical
Key trait
Stability

Straight Shooter

Decisive, strong-willed and authoritative, the Straight Shooter has a clear vision of how things should be done. They are a logical thinker who dislikes uncertainty, willy-nilly behavior, and phrases like willy-nilly. Kind of like Donald Trump minus the bad comb-over, you’re authoritative, goal-oriented, confident, strong-minded and, let’s be frank, not particularly compassionate. You’re extremely methodical, logical and have a low tolerance for both abstract thinking and emotional individuals. In fact, you may have been compared to a robot once or twice in your lifetime. However, underneath your stoic exterior lies a conscientious, dedicated soul that takes commitment, rules and PTA meetings very seriously. Hey C3PO – there anything you can’t succeed in?!
HOW THIS ARCHETYPES WORKS WITH OTHERS

Advocate

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Keep these two at opposite ends of the classroom! The Straight Shooter and the Advocate are natural philosophical enemies. With somewhat similar thinking styles, they're both equally firm in their opposing opinions. While the more sensitive Advocate is unlikely to start a fight, s/he might finish it.

Caretaker

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

The gentle Caretaker and the strong-willed Straight Shooter are not a good match. The Caretaker will likely perceive the Straight Shooter as much too calculating and competitive, whereas the Straight Shooter will have little patience for the Caretaker's emotions. While these two are too composed to engage in a full-on fight, this is not a good combination!

Dreamer

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Opposites don't always attract, and the Dreamer and Straight Shooter are proof! Utterly opposed on almost everything from work style to pizza toppings, the Straight Shooter and Dreamer have only one thing in common: a surprisingly similar level of social confidence. These two are unlikely to play well together.

Go-Getter

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Although these two are ridiculously goal-oriented, they're different in many ways - for example, the Go-Getter is particularly put off by the Straight Shooter's rather autocratic approach to leadership. In turn, the Straight Shooter will be unimpressed by what they consider flighty unpredictability. Rough waters ahead!

Humanitarian

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

The empathetic Humanitarian will likely find the Straight Shooter's stoic, strong-minded attitude as abrasive as sandpaper. On the flip side, the Straight Shooter has no patience for emotional individuals and will likely find the Humanitarian too soft-hearted. This duo is not a match made in Heaven.

Idealist

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Brace yourself for fireworks (and not the pretty, sparkly kind!) The Straight Shooter has no patience for feelings and will likely scorn the Idealist's intellectual creativity and emotional sensitivity. On the flip side, the Idealist will find the Straight Shooter excessively logical and ruthless. Two words: oil and water.

Inventor

Smooth sailing

If the Straight Shooter is willing to harness the Inventor's creativity instead of dismissing it, these two have the potential to take over the world (and by world, we mean the board room). Though their thought process is different, these two share some key values and approaches, potentially making them a good team.

Mastermind

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.

Maverick

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

This headstrong duo is apt to butt heads thanks to their shared assertive independence. The Maverick will likely find the Straight Shooter too conservative, whereas the Straight Shooter will likely perceive the Maverick as flighty and unreliable. An association between these two is likely to involve little mutual trust and potential fireworks. BOOM!

Protector

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Oh my, how sparks will fly. The Protector is likely to perceive the Straight Shooter as robotic, cold and inflexible. On the flip side, the Straight Shooter will have no patience for the Protector's soft-hearted ways. As polar opposites, these two will conflict from day one.

Rock

Sunshine and roses

This stoic duo shares a love of practicality, hard work and good old-fashioned efficiency. The Rock and the Straight Shooter differ hugely on independence, the Rock being more follower than leader. This is likely to make them a complementary and effective dream team!

Socialite

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Comparing the Socialite with the Straight Shooter is like comparing apples and oranges. Aside from their shared love of independence, these two are polar opposites. The logical, stoic and dedicated Straight Shooter is likely to find the Socialite too flighty for comfort, and the Socialite will likely find the Straight Shooter's ways a bit too robotic.

Straight Shooter

Partly cloudly

These two are authoritative and have a strong need for personal control, which puts them at risk of clashing as each tries to dominate the other. These two will get along best if they are both in leadership positions on separate projects and will be highly effective in motivating others.

Strategist

Smooth sailing

This goal-oriented duo loves clear thinking, strategy and good old-fashioned logic. These similarities mean that the Strategist and Straight Shooter will mesh well when it comes to approach. However, the ever-practical Straight Shooter may not always see value in the Strategist's open-minded approach to problem-solving. If the Strategist can hold his/her own, this two will get along fine.

Technician

Partly cloudly

These two are both practical, methodical and hardworking. That being said, the Technician is a whiz at generating innovative solutions, which might frustrate the Straight Shooter, who dislikes abstract thinking. On the flip side, the Straight Shooter's lack of empathy might rub the Technician the wrong way. Nonetheless, these two are very committed and will likely put aside their differences to get the job done.

Visionary

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Face it: putting two Alpha personalities together is never a good idea! The Straight Shooter and the Visionary are both driven and strong-willed and are likely to conflict over who gets to be in charge. With very different approaches to problem solving, this pairing will cause chaos unless carefully mediated!