The Technician and the Advocate both share a practical yet empathic nature - but little else. These two will definitely respect each other and we won't see any catfights thanks to their laid-back, stable nature, but their different approaches make them apt to clash. In fact, we're apt to find the independent and diligent Technician wishing the Advocate would stop socializing and start plugging away.
As someone who loves to keep busy, you enjoy spending your time figuring out how things work – a hobby which likely drove your parents nuts (have they forgiven you for disassembling their 1972 Zenith TV yet?) Not only do you have a knack for fixing things, but your hand-eye coordination could put even the most skilled surgeon to shame. You are methodical by nature, and if slow and steady wins the race, then we’re fairly certain you have a whole stack of gold medals! Although You’re an independent introvert, You’re just as comfortable in a leadership role as you are in a supporting role. Underneath that stable, reserved exterior is a person that loves adventure … and it’s safe to say that you get your fix by riding around on a motorcycle that you built from scratch using junk yard parts.
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As a Technician, you do have areas of weaknesses which can hinder your way towards workplace success, but being aware of these weak areas and working on them can take you towards the world of accomplishments and achievements. For this reason, we’ve compiled career tips for your unique personality type. Your independence and desire to find your own way of doing things may make you a bit stubborn when it comes to following procedures. You’re quite confident in your ability to do things the right way (as you should be!) but it doesn’t hurt to try it someone else’s way every once in a while. 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 your name implies, you tend to be highly skilled in the technical and mechanical domains. You have an innate curiosity for knowledge and facts, and you love nothing more than finding out the mechanism of the way things work and how factual information can be used for solving problems. For this reason, Technicians are best suited for ideal jobs that revolve around their prominent trait of being practical, such as mechanics, forensic scientists, pilots, engineers, and so on. As a Technician, you thrive in an environment that gives you a bit of freedom and allows you to go about your business independently and utilize your own method for accomplishing tasks. For this reason, you’ll work best with a manager that is a bit “hands off” – one that will trust you to get your job done – and get it done well.
The introverted Technician is quite practical, analytical and rational by nature. When communicating with this personality type, use facts and practical information! Whether you’re trying to explain a concept to the Technician or if you need them to explain something to you, diagrams or flow charts can be a useful way to communicate information effectively. If you’re prone to hyperbole, you may want to make a bulleted list of points you need to make – otherwise, things are bound to get lost in translation.
DoBe logical and precise in choice of words
Don'tPut things in an abstract way
The Technician is a true introvert that prefers to spend their time keeping busy. Although they are truly practical and analytical individuals that have a strong sense of rational, they are more empathetic than tough-minded. Nonetheless, if you find yourself in a showdown with the Technician, you’ll want to avoid being over-emotional or acting in an unexpected way, as those tactics won’t sit well with them.
DoUse logical arguments in order to appeal to their sense of rationality.
Don'tHarass them or change things on them unexpectedly – rather, give them warning.
The Technician prefers a faster pace, a little more elbow grease and a little less socializing than the Caretaker. On the flip side, the Caretaker prefers to make others feel comfortable and at ease. The Technician is likely to respect the Caretaker's priorities... as long as the Caretaker doesn't try to discuss his or her feelings.
While not totally at odds, the Dreamer's creative and independent outlook conflicts with the Technician's practical, collaborative approach. Additionally, the Technician is highly stable, whereas the Dreamer is much more feeling. That being said, if these two were to join forces on a project, we'd bet they'd be able to create a beautiful and functional masterpiece... as long as they're able to work through their differences.
From the outside, the introverted and practical Technician appears to be quite different from the outgoing, imaginative Go-Getter. However, these two actually fit together well in other ways, making them a fairly good team. When the Go-Getter decides to create a space rocket for recreational travel, we're betting the Technician will be the first one s/he hires to work on the project!
While you're more apt to find the Technician saving a junk car than saving the world, s/he and the Humanitarian get along quite well - the Technician's practical outlook meshes well with the Humanitarian's steady nature. With highly stable personalities and complementary approaches, these two make a solid team!
While the Idealist a bit more creative and personable than the practical and introverted Technician, these two are both curious creatures that love to learn. This pair is apt to be quite supportive and work well together in a team environment.
Although these two are different in their thinking styles, the Technician and Inventor share some values... like a love for taking things apart and putting them back together again. In the right work environment, these two will work well together... just keep an eye on your electronics.
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!
Although sharing an appetite for variety, the Technician is likely to be put off by the Maverick's super-sociable, creative nature. They might work together just fine, but we're not likely to find these two socializing... unless they're skydiving, that is.
Strikingly similar in many ways, the Technician may be less sociable and more practical than the creative Protector. Nonetheless, they are likely to work well together and respect each other's priorities - and need for alone time. Speaking of alone time, these two are both quite independent - while they'll respect each other's thoughts and opinions, it may be difficult for them to collaborate.
The Rock and Technician have one major thing in common: a crazy strong work ethic. The Technician is more intellectually curious, and more of a risk taker than the Rock, who's always the voice of reason. With similar levels of empathy, social confidence, practicality and overall stability, the Rock and the Technician work fairly well together - although we may find the Rock trying to convince the Technician that parasailing during a tornado is a bad idea.
The practical, stoic Technician is likely to be turned off by the Socialite's flighty independence - in fact, we're apt to find the Technician meticulously tying up the Socialite's loose ends, leaving both parties feeling frustrated. If the Socialite's emotions start running high around the stoic Technician, these two are likely to rub each other up the wrong way!
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.
While the Technician is meticulously trying to solve problems on a case-by-case basis, the Strategist is looking at the bigger picture and playing life like a game of chess. Even though these two both share a strong work ethic and ultra-stable personalities, they're likely to butt heads due to their varying approaches.
The Technician has a practical approach to work; therefore this duo will share this outlook and work quite well together. As independent introverts, these two will respect each other's need for personal space and quiet time. These two will mesh quite well and you're unlikely to find any conflict in this pairing.
While the Visionary is in it to win it, the Technician is in it to fix it. Conflicting in every way possible, the Technician and Visionary are unlikely to make a good team. While these two may share a certain energy, the Technician will dislike the Visionary's ethics, and the Visionary won't mesh well with the Technician's style.