When someone is trying to solve a problem at work
it can make it easy for you to pick their pattern and impose correctly

Is the other person just 
							creating problems?
This page shows how each quadrant handles conflict generally and how each pattern handles conflict specifically.
So if you are having trouble with an employee, family member, colleague, customer service representative etc. etc. this is how the other person will behave.
It also identifies BLIND SPOTS. Do you know yours?

You will most likely need assistance :-) This might tell you what but it will not tell you how.

Here are all sixteen patterns - all trying to solve problems.

Conducted and composed by Modern Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update April 24, 2021

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1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?

The Director is the Border Collie

Problem Solving General:

The High D will take the stance - Bring it on. I live for a good challenge and it has been a bit slow lately.

Problem Solving Method:

The Director:

↪ 1. Uses causal analysis.
↪ 2. Wants to see the facts first.
↪ 3. Will usually dismiss any irrelevant data or opinions that are not steeped in fact or logic. Personal opinions and emotional feelings are given lower priority when they are trying to make a decision.
↪ 4. Wants to understand the logical cause and effect of the problem and then sort out the known options for managing the issue.
↪ 5. Will then look at the history of the problem. “What triggered the conflict and what series of events led to where we are now?”
↪ 6. The goal is to to come up with the most reasonable solution given the facts that are readily available.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can forget to consider the personal needs of the people involved in the issue.
↪ 2. In their effort to maintain objective logic they can ignore the human elements and values of others.
↪ 3. They can also get so focussed on the facts of the problem that they forget to consider the underlying meaning of the problem or its future implications.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Investigator, Persuader and the Agent may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Investigator.
↪ 2. Persuader.
↪ 3. Agent.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a very well deserved bad reputation as 'That Boss'.

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2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?

The Developer is the German Shepherd

Problem Solving General:

The High D will take the stance - Bring it on. I live for a good challenge and it has been a bit slow lately.

Problem Solving Method:

The Developer:

↪ 1. First looks at the facts and weigh those against speculation, gossip and rumour.
↪ 2. Tries to keep personal feelings and emotions out of the problem issue they are operating in an environment of extreme stress.
↪ 3. Uses logic to try to determine the cause and effect. They may weigh the pros and cons of possible solutions, quantify conclusions, and try to find a solution that is objective and fair.
↪ 4. Wants to understand the logical cause and effect of the problem and then sort out the known options for managing the issue.
↪ 5. Will tend to look for patterns and connections that might be under the surface. They ask "What are the long-term implications of the solutions we have?" or "What underlying meanings are we missing?"
↪ 6. Their goal is to to come up with the final solution and impose that without any fear.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. May forget to consider the personal values of the people involved in the problem.
↪ 2. May ignore relevant personal needs and actually pour petrol on the issue.
↪ 3. They may get so caught up in looking at the big picture that they miss important details.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Practitioner, Specialist and Appraiser may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Practitioner.
↪ 2. Specialist.
↪ 3. Appraiser.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved bad reputation as 'The World Denominator'. They are the bullies but will deny that. May be highly regarded by the followers such as the Practitioner, Counselor, Agent and Specialist.

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3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?

The Results is the Jack Russell Terrier

Problem Solving General:

The High D will take the stance - Bring it on. I live for a good challenge and it has been a bit slow lately.

Problem Solving Method:

The Results:

↪ 1. First takes a very practical approach. They look at the current facts – "What do we know to be true without a doubt?"; "What is the most urgent thing that needs to be fixed straight away?".
↪ 2. They then weigh the pros and cons and design a decision-making process that will get them where they need to go. This involves taking apart the problem and organizing the facts into a blueprint or framework.
↪ 3.Once the issue is broken down they can see how everything is connected and they can achieve an accurate understanding of what happened and what the most effective and logical solution will be.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. May become so focussed on the current issue that they lose sight of the underlying meaning of why the issue actually happened or where the solution will lead in the future.
↪ 2. They can also focus so extensively on the logic that they miss seeing important personal values that are at stake.
↪ 3. Are generally unaware that the Agent, Promoter and Investigator may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Agent.
↪ 2. Promoter.
↪ 3. Investigator.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved bad reputation as 'The Adrenaline Junkie'. They are the risk takers but are superb in a crisis when quick and sensible decisions are required.

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4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?

The Inspirational is the Bull Terrier

Problem Solving General:

The High D will take the stance - Bring it on. I live for a good challenge and it has been a bit slow lately.

Problem Solving Method:

The Inspirational:

are faced with a problem, the first thing they’ll do is They’ll using their auxiliary process, Introverted Thinking. They’ll

↪ 1. First considers any patterns or connections formed by the existing facts. "What are the possibilities?", "What besides the obvious can we discover?", "What are the big-picture ramifications of the issue?".
↪ 2. Then collects a range of alternatives and critically analyses them.
↪ 3. Then takes apart the issue and try to arrange it in a framework where all the connections are found and analysed.
↪ 4. Will look at the pros and cons and try to come up with an innovative and creative way to solve the issue.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can get so caught up brainstorming creative new ways to solve the problem that they miss more simplistic, tried-and-true approaches that would save time.
↪ 2. Can also be so focussed on the logical solution that they miss seeing the human element and the values of the people involved in the issue.
↪ 3. Are generally unaware that the Specialist, Practitioner and Objective Thinker may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Specialist.
↪ 2. Practitioner.
↪ 3. Objective Thinker.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved bad reputation as 'The Explosive Executor'. The can be sneaky and run the risk of the debate becoming the issue ahead of what the issue actually is.

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5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?

The Persuader is the Boxer

Problem Solving General:

The High I will take the stance - I did not really see this coming. The positive is that I am here to remind everyone that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Problem Solving Method:

The Persuader:

↪ 1. First looks at the urgent personal needs of the people involved.
↪ 2. Will consider their own personal values and how to approach the problem while staying in tune with those values.
↪ 3. Will want to find a solution that is as close to a win-win for every party involved.
↪ 4. Will look for any underlying patterns or meanings that might be hidden from plain view. "What are people not saying?"; "What patterns and connections are not obvious that might be creating this issue?". ↪ 5. Will want to find a solution that is as close to a win-win for every party involved.
↪ 6. Will try to find a solution quickly that has positive long-term implications for people.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. May become so fixated on bringing the environment back to a place of harmony that they “rush” the process and create a solution that does not truly meet the needs of those affected by the issue.
↪ 2. May be so focussed on the people involved and the underlying patterns that they miss more obvious facts, details and logic.
↪ 3. Are generally unaware that the Director, Objective Thinker and Achiever may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Director.
↪ 2. Objective Thinker.
↪ 3. Achiever.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Courteous Caretaker'. They are so focussed on the people who are affected by the fire that they provide no solution regarding how to extinguish it.

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6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ

The Appraiser is the Great Dane

Problem Solving General:

The High I will take the stance - I did not really see this coming. The positive is that I am here to remind everyone that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Problem Solving Method:

The Appraiser:

↪ 1. First look at how the conflict or problem is impacting the people involved.
↪ 2. They want to get a handle on the emotions stirring the issue and the human aspect of the various issues involved. "What personal choices led to the issue?"; "How will people be impacted by the decisions made?"; "Is there a win-win situation?".
↪ 3. They will look at the historical timeline of the situation. They will try to pin down what led to the issue in the first place and what sequence of events followed.
↪ 4. They will look at their own past history to see if there are any lessons that could be applied to the situation.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can get so focussed on the human element of the problem at hand that they sidestep the most logical resolution.
↪ 2. They can also take criticism personally when there was no ill-will intended. This can cause the issue to escalate instead of de-escalating.
↪ 3.They can also focus so much on the present issues that they forget to consider the long-term implications or any hidden meanings that might be important..
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Enhancer, Developer and Perfectionist may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Enhancer.
↪ 2. Developer.
↪ 3. Perfectionist.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Popular Friend'. However, they tend to come up with solutions to problems that are sometimes inadequate.

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7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?

The Promoter is the Golden Retriever

Problem Solving General:

The High I will take the stance - I did not really see this coming. The positive is that I am here to remind everyone that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Problem Solving Method:

The Promoter:

↪ 1. First they will try to see if there are any underlying implications or patterns that caused the problem that are not immediately obvious.
↪ 2. They will check into their value system to see how they feel about the problem and what they feel is the ethically right course of action.
↪ 3. They will try to make sure everyone involved in the conflict or problem is heard, that nobody’s values are being ignored or violated and that nobody is being rushed into a decision that is not right for them.
↪ 4. They will also try to step outside the box to see if there are any possibilities or creative resolutions to consider.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can get so caught up in looking for a creative resolution or a new, innovative answer that they ignore using tried-and-true approaches that might be simpler or faster.
↪ 2. Can also focus so much on the human aspect of a decision or problem that they lose sight of the most logical, objective approach.
↪ 3. They tend to develop a stronger, logical focus the more they develop and mature.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Achiever, Objective Thinker and Appraiser may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Achiever.
↪ 2. Objective Thinker.
↪ 3. Appraiser.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Popular Friend'. However, they tend to fcuk around like a spare prick at a wedding.

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8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP

The Counselor is the Poodle

Problem Solving General:

The High I will take the stance - I did not really see this coming. The positive is that I am here to remind everyone that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Problem Solving Method:

The Counselor:

↪ 1. First they they look at the current situation and determine what need is most urgent.
↪ 2. Then they look at the known facts involved. "What do we know 100% to be true?"; "What tangible, concrete facts are evident?".
↪ 3. Then they consider their values and what is important to them as well as what is important to the other people involved in the issue. They want to make sure nobody’s core values are being violated or ignored.
↪ 4. Then they try to find an efficient solution that will respect those values.
↪ 5. They try to maintain an easy-going, “we can do this” demeanor during the process. They mix practicality with empathy when it comes to problem-solving.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can can sidestep the most logical solution when they get too focussed on what would provide immediate results.
↪ 2. Can also take things personally during personal conflicts, getting constructive criticism mixed up with a personal attack when there was no ill-will intended.
↪ 3. The matters in point 2 here can lead to the issue escalating instead of de-escalating.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Enhancer, Perfectionist and Objective Thinker may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Enhancer.
↪ 2. Perfectionist.
↪ 3. Objective Thinker.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Melodramatic Spotlighter'. They tend to collapse like a soufflé when the going gets a bit hard.

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9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP

The Specialist is the Saint Bernard

Problem Solving General:

The High S will take the stance - We need to face this as a team. Let's discuss how we can support each other better and what procedures we will follow.

Problem Solving Method:

The Specialist:

↪ 1. They are gifted at considering everyone’s core values when they try to solve a problem. They first consider, "What feels right to me?"; "How are my values being impacted by this conflict?".
↪ 2. Then they consider the other people involved. They want to make sure nobody’s integrity or values are being ignored or violated in the midst of coming up with a resolution.
↪ 3. Only then will they look at the facts. “What do I know to be true, regardless of beliefs and personal opinions?"; "What concrete, current information might I be missing?".

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can become so focussed on how the problem is impacting them or others personally that they struggle to find a logical solution.
↪ 2. They can also forget to brainstorm and look at numerous possible resolutions and possibilities.
↪ 3. They may become hyper-focused on just one solution and be unable to see other perspectives.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Results, Director and Developer may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Results.
↪ 2. Director.
↪ 3. Developer.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Observant Artist'. They are next to useless as a problem solver.

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10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?

The Investigator is the Greyhound

Problem Solving General:

The High S will take the stance - We need to face this as a team. Let's discuss how we can support each other better and what procedures we will follow.

Problem Solving Method:

The Investigator:

↪ 1. Firstly, they speculate on patterns and connections formed by the facts. "How is everything connected?"; "What underlying meanings and causes are we missing?"; "What are the long-term implications of this issue?".
↪ 2. Often spend quite a bit of time ruminating over the information and looking for problems or solutions that are not immediately obvious.
↪ 3. Then they will consider the needs of the people involved and try to find a solution that meets everyone’s needs and maintains harmony.
↪ 4. They are good at finding win-win compromises in personal conflicts.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Because they are so harmony focused, they can rush conflict resolution too quickly and not get their actual needs met or the issue solved adequately.
↪ 2. They can also become so focussed on finding the underlying meaning of the problem and seeing where everything is connected that they over-complicate the issue and make it more complex than it needs to be.
↪ 3. They can confuse facts with beliefs.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Director, Objective Thinker and Results may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Director.
↪ 2. Objective Thinker.
↪ 3. Results.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Perfectionistic Humanitarian'. They are better suited to solving personal conflicts rather than hard core business issues.

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11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?

The Agent is the Tibetan Terrier

Problem Solving General:

The High S will take the stance - We need to face this as a team. Let's discuss how we can support each other better and what procedures we will follow.

Problem Solving Method:

The Agent:

↪ 1. Firstly, they check into their inner value system to see where they stand. Do they agree or disagree with anything related to the problem? What core values are at stake (if any)?
↪ 2. They will look at how other people’s values may be impacted.
↪ 3. They will then look at the problem to see if there are any unseen implications and connections that might have been missed. "hat are the possible solutions?"; "What unusual or creative solutions pop into my head?".
↪ 4. They want to make sure everyone has a chance to feel heard adequately before they try to narrow down a decision.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can become so fixated on the value-implications and harmony of everyone involved that they miss seeing logical, effective pathways to resolution.
↪ 2. They also can become so focused on the big-picture, intuitive outcomes that they skip over details that might be important.
↪ 3. Are generally unaware that the Results, Achiever and Director may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Results.
↪ 2. Achiever.
↪ 3. Director.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Skittish Poet'. If you want someone to waste time, you have now found that person from La La Land. Things 'popping into their head'. Good grief.

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12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?

The Achiever is the Bassett Hound

Problem Solving General:

The High S will take the stance - We need to face this as a team. Let's discuss how we can support each other better and what procedures we will follow.

Problem Solving Method:

The Achiever:

↪ 1. Firstly, they break down an issue into its many parts and try to figure out how they are all connected and what mental framework all the details need to go into.
↪ 2. Once they have an accurate understanding of how everything happened, they will examine the problem from all angles to see if there are any inconsistencies or breakdowns they might have missed.
↪ 3. Then they will weigh the pros and try to separate logic from feeling to make sure they are being unbiased. They want to look at the concrete facts involved. "What do we know, as opposed to what we believe?"; "What is the most reasonable solution?"; "What solution will give the most effective, logical and rewarding result?".
↪ 4. While their process may appear to be time-consuming, quick problem solving is very possible should the situation demand it.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can become so focussed on the facts and impersonal analysis that they miss the very real human elements involved in the issue.
↪ 2. They might offend or belittle people unintentionally by not appreciating their feelings or values in the situation.
↪ 3. They might also get so focussed on looking at the facts and details that they bypass seeing a hidden, underlying meaning of why something happened in the first place.
↪ 4. Although possessing a long fuse, they can lose their temper big time.
↪ 5. Are generally unaware that the Promoter, Agent and Persuader may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Promoter.
↪ 2. Agent.
↪ 3. Persuader.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Quiet Explorer'. However, they often have issues with their temper. Prefer to fix the blades on the lawn mower.

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13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?

The Practitioner is the Alaskan Malamute

Problem Solving General:

The High C will take the stance - I knew this would happen. This is why I prepared all those contingency plans and work instructions in advance.

Problem Solving Method:

The Practitioner:

↪ 1. Firstly, they will analyze the history of the issue.
↪ 2. They want to know what started the issue, what happened after the issue occurred and then work to create a mental timeline.
↪ 3. Then they will call on their past experience to see if they have any useful lessons they could apply to solve the issue.
↪ 4. Then they consider how the situation might impact the people involved. They look at the human elements. "Who will be affected by this issue?"; "What are the personal impacts of this conflict?"; "How can we achieve a win-win situation?".

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. Can get so focussed on the human impacts of the problem that they sidestep the most logical, efficient resolution.
↪ 2. They can also get stuck in a comfort zone where they consistently use methods learned in the past instead of entertaining new ideas or brainstorming alternate ways to solve the issue that might actually be better.
↪ 3. They go to water if there is the slightest hint of conflict or resistance.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Developer, Objective Thinker and Inspirational may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Developer.
↪ 2. Objective Thinker.
↪ 3. Inspirational.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Courteous Caretaker'. However, they go to water at the first sign of any disagreement and then become passive-aggressive. Can be good in family situations but outside of the are pretty much useless.

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14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?

The Objective Thinker is the Bernese Mountain Dog

Problem Solving General:

The High C will take the stance - I knew this would happen. This is why I prepared all those contingency plans and work instructions in advance.

Problem Solving Method:

The Objective Thinker:

↪ 1. Firstly, they will assess the history and factual background of the problem at hand. "What happened first?"; "What’s the timeline?"; "What does my experience tell me about this person or problem?".
↪ 2. They want to develop a sequential timeline of the problem to understand it. After they create a mental timeline, they look at the facts, procedures and goals that everyone can agree upon.
↪ 3. They try to figure out if they’ve ever encountered a problem like this before, and, if so, whether they had any useful techniques that they could use again.
↪ 4. They look at the resources needed to solve the problem.
↪ 5. They ask themselves "What is the most logical known path that will bring resolution?".

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. They might forget to consider the human element of the problem and might choose a path that does not take into consideration the personal needs of others.
↪ 2. They also might get stuck looking at only one tried and true solution when there are several better solutions available.
↪ 3. They can also get so stuck looking at the facts of the problem that they fail to look at the deeper underlying meaning of why it happened.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Persuader, Investigator and Promoter may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Persuader.
↪ 2. Investigator.
↪ 3. Promoter.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Rule Follower'. However, apart from being caught in 'Analysis Paralysis', they are superb problem solvers.

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15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?

The Perfectionist is the Papillon

Problem Solving General:

The High C will take the stance - I knew this would happen. This is why I prepared all those contingency plans and work instructions in advance.

Problem Solving Method:

The Perfectionist:

↪ 1. Firstly, they will take the issue apart and figure out how everything is connected.
↪ 2. They will categorise the information relating to the problem, look for any hidden relationships, and then step back to look at the framework they have created.
↪ 3. They will weigh the facts against speculation and use objective analysis to find a logical solution.
↪ 4. They will take their time in this process, making sure they have analyzed every angle and looked outside-the-box for creative solutions.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. They might become so fixated on impersonal logic that they forget to consider the personal implications of their solutions.
↪ 2. They might forget to consider how the solution will impact people or how to respect an individual’s core values while creating a solution.
↪ 3. They can also become so focussed on brainstorming and seeing every possible angle that they run short on time.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Counselor, Appraiser and Specialist may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Counselor.
↪ 2. Appraiser.
↪ 3. Specialist.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Absentminded Professor'. If you want the decision by 2055, then you have found the right person. Their solutions are likely lack practical considerations. e.g. Building an aircaft is a service station service bay.

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16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?

The Enhancer is the Afghan Hound

Problem Solving General:

The High C will take the stance - I knew this would happen. This is why I prepared all those contingency plans and work instructions in advance.

Problem Solving Method:

The Enhancer:

↪ 1. Firstly they will search 'beyond the information' for ideas and relevant meanings, insights and abstract connections. "What is the underlying cause or meaning of this issue?"; "What long-term implications will this problem cause?"; "What solution will have the best big-picture outcome?".
↪ 2. Then they use causal analysis to figure out what led to the issue at hand and what will prevent this problem from happening again.
↪ 3. They will try to determine which facts, procedures and goals can be agreed upon. They may 'talk out' their logic before they actually come to a conclusion.
↪ 4. Once they have found a solution they are usually very sure of it and are unlikely to be swayed unless someone has very strong logical objections.

Blind Spots:

↪ 1. They might get so caught up looking for underlying meanings and complexities that they lose sight of the details and facts that are in plain view.
↪ 2. They can also be so focused on maintaining objective logic that they ignore the relevant needs of the people involved if the issue involves people which is usually the case.
↪ 3. They can also obtain so many facts that they can drown the issue that may go on to upset some people.
↪ 4. Are generally unaware that the Appraiser, Counselor and Practitioner may be very useful in identifying blind spots. You saw it here!

Semi inevitable personality clashes will occur with:

↪ 1. Appraiser.
↪ 2. Counselor.
↪ 3. Practitioner.

E. Hunter™'s Comment:

These people have a well deserved reputation as 'The Daunting Mastermind'. These people are pretty sure of their decision and they are usually pretty right most of the time. Their rate of fcukup is extremely low. If you really get up their nose, do not be surprised if you are offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix the fcuking thing yourself as you appear to have all the answers.

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