Driven planner ~ sounds like a typical Capricorn
Achievement with Efficiency
Let's begin by saying that you are a high achiever and you are never satisfied until you're at the next level of advancement. Yes, you're a workaholic. You'll do whatever it takes to complete assignments or projects on time and as close to perfection as possible. That makes you an exceptional employee and/or a leader.
While you are working, you're always balancing perfection and pragmatism. You always want it done right, yet it has to work in an efficient way. Those are not easy processes to mix because most applications are complicated by some unpredictable physical encounters, by differences in how people work and by time constraints. Yet, no matter what the obstacles, you seem to accomplish almost everything you set out to do with high standards.
Accomplishing Your Goals
When you undertake any task, you need three questions answered so you can proceed with confidence that the task can be accomplished. The three questions are as follows:
1. "What's the objective?"
2. "Why are we doing this?"
3. "How can we do this most efficiently?"
While you are getting the answers to these three questions, you continue to doggedly move ahead and finish the task. You won't let anything or anyone stand in the way of accomplishing what has to be completed. You will push people intellectually and physically to do what they are assigned. The task and its time requirements almost always takes precedence over people.
Structure and Logic
You love structure and logical procedures. Without at least a semblance of them, you can become very frustrated in your assignments at work. You constantly ask for these structures and procedures from your superiors. If they still aren't provided, you create them yourself and apply them to the situation and people surrounding you. Then, it's full steam ahead!
To the Point
You dislike chit-chat or meandering around. You like things straight on and to the point. There's no time to beat around the bush or stray off task. You dismiss or avoid people and situations that are not task-directed. This bull-headed approach can frustrate others and get you in trouble sometimes, particularly when you're not the boss.
The older you are, the more you have developed an understanding of how not to be so confrontational all the time. In fact, you may have learned some alternative ways to approach people in certain situations that will not make them defensive when you need clear structures, procedures and immediate actions to finish tasks or projects.
The Bottom Line
You are a winner. Sometimes, the price can be high. It's constant movement from one mountain peak to another. To stay so focused and action-oriented, you have to learn to carry very little baggage from one project or position to another. That's why you insist on clean and orderly desktops at the end of the day. Every so often, you realize how isolated you can become while ascending to the top; however, you continue because you know that this comes with the territory of being No. 1.