Social type
Authoritative
Work type
Dynamic
Key trait
Drive

Mastermind

  • 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.

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  • Like every personality type, your archetype has some weaknesses, but being aware of these weaknesses and learning to overcome them can help you further your career – and even your personal life! For this reason, we’ve compiled career tips for your unique personality type. While these unique traits are what make you who you are (and we’d never suggest changing your unique personality type!) you should be aware of these traits to ensure that they aren’t holding you back in your career. As a Mastermind, you’re very goal-oriented and driven and have little patience for inefficiency, incompetence and laziness. Therefore, others occasionally perceive you to be dominant, arrogant, insensitive, overly-critical, authoritative and demanding. At times you may forget the importance sharing responsibilities rather than taking the reigns and dominating projects, which may cause tension with your colleagues.

  • As a Mastermind, you flourish in a structured environment where you’re able to take the lead. You enjoy prioritizing and reaching goals and wouldn’t do well in a position that requires you to complete mundane, routine tasks. You’ll do best in leadership roles where you’re able to take the reigns. Your ideal jobs are those that utilize these skills such as executive, judge, business administrator, corporate strategist or entrepreneur.

  • The results-oriented Mastermind is much more concerned with the bigger picture than they are with chit-chat and talking things over. With little patience for emotion, cluelessness and incompetence, any communication with the Mastermind should be succinct, factual and to-the-point. When communicating with this type, be polite and respectful yet assertive and firm.

    DoBe aware that they may not always be what they seem!

    Don'tTell them too much personal information unless you know them well – keep it professional.

  • The Mastermind will never be the nurturing type – they’re much more concerned with results than they are with coddling and have little patience for emotion, cluelessness and incompetence. For this reason, approaching conflict with the Mastermind may be downright terrifying for some archetypes! If you find yourself butting heads with a Mastermind, don’t show too much emotion – instead, be assertive and firm. Above all, hold your ground – don’t let yourself be bullied or manipulated.

    DoAppeal to their work ethic, ex: ‘If we do X, we’ll see increased productivity…’

    Don'tAssume that ‘what you see is what you get’ – they are good actors.


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