Your personality type: Officer (RDE-P)
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Officers put a great amount of energy into reaching any goal placed before them. They work hard and focus on details, protocol and order. While not averse to innovation or change when they have enough evidence that it’s necessary, people with this personality type prefer sticking with what they know and what others have proved. They like a sense of certainty when moving forward, and they see previous successes as an indicator of future successes. Why take the risk of changing something if the old way works just fine?
Ambitious and motivated by success and a need for order, Officers have a sense of urgency around much of what they do – sometimes it’s subtle and sometimes not. These personalities have to take care not to let impatience drive them, as that can come across as hostile or aggressive. But needless to say they get the job done, and it’s usually done well.
Officers are sticklers for details and “best practices”. They rely heavily on rationality and may not always be in touch with their emotions. These personalities favor objective information and an objective stance, sometimes at the expense of other people’s feelings. It’s not so much contempt for other’s emotions as it is a deep regard for facts and achievement though. Those Officers who lean most heavily on rationality and evidence may benefit from learning and practicing people skills, even if only in a rote fashion.
Officers often find themselves in management or leadership positions. They are goal-oriented and others can count on them to do their best to meet any objectives placed before them. Their attention to detail makes Officers thorough leaders, though ones who might at times micromanage. They go “by the book”, and aren’t necessarily visionaries when they lead. However, their leadership is efficient and unambiguous. When Officers lead, they instill solid confidence, especially in those who are like-minded.
The sense of urgency people with this personality type display at work usually follows them to their homes. They may have a hard time relaxing in family or social gatherings. While they do a wonderful job taking care of their families in all practical ways, they may come across as emotionally distant or blunted.
While not all Officers are social, political or religious conservatives, there is a high correlation between their personality traits and conservative beliefs. Chances are good that Officers will find themselves highly involved in their communities and families. Like at work, traditional values and methods serve as a foundation at home. These personalities run a tight ship there as well.
Officers can become tangled up in status-seeking though. They may begin to see professional and social status as a way to keep score and if they’re not careful, it can become an end in itself. When status becomes the goal, rather than actual accomplishments, it can be tempting to cut corners to climb the ladder more quickly. Officers need to be careful to remember what’s important. When their ambition doesn’t overshadow reason though, they know better than anyone else that nothing replaces hard work.