At the Movies

D: Comes in late and makes everyone stand while taking a middle seat.
I: Attends in groups and applauds and talks during the entire movie.
S: Gets there 15 minutes early and is seeing the film again.
C: Reads reviews before attending.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At the Movies

At the Crowded Lift

D: Walks up, gets in and pushes the button that closes the door.
I: Lets others in, says “Always room for one more. We’ll wait for you!”
S: Waits in line, moving from one line to another, unable to make a decision.
C: Gets in. 'Counts' the number of people and, if the number is over the limit, will make someone get out.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At the Crowded Lift

At the Supermarket - Version 1

D: Impulse shopper. No list.
I: Tells you where everything is in the store, whether you ask or not.
S: Is prepared, has a list and gets it done efficiently.
C: Would not think of going shopping without coupons and a calculator. Might have worked out next week's meals.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At the Supermarket - Version 1

At the Supermarket - Version 2

D: Zoom Shopper. 'I want to get in and out without any delays. I prefer to use the self-service checkout as it's quicker.'
I: Social Experience. 'Grocery shopping is amazing! I can see so many people to talk to and make friends with.'
S: Tricky Decisions. 'There are so many choices! Which one did my friend suggest? I'll get both just to be on the safe side.'
C: Verifies Twice. 'I already know exactly what I need as I wrote it down. But now I need to check everything twice.'

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At the Supermarket - Version 2

At the Golf Course

D: Frequently drives through groups of golfers.
I: Spends more time in the clubhouse talking than on the course.
S: Plays golf the same day, the same time, the same place, using the same clubs.
C: Keeps score, plays strictly by the rules and cleans their clubs a lot.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At the Golf Course

Hanging Wallpaper

D: Gets a helper who brings the paste. Patterns don’t match. Announces that’s what drapes and pictures are for.
I: Has the wallpaper in the shed with the paste. Still has not started.
S: Finds a pattern that everyone likes before even thinking about hanging it.
C: Starts in a wardrobe to be sure the pattern is going to exactly match.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Hanging Wallpaper

At their Desk

D: Messy. “It’s there somewhere — you look for it.”
I: Says they are busy and asks for time. No idea where it is, but won’t admit it.
S: Drops everything to get it for you, then offers to refill your coffee at the same time.
C: Everything is filed in alphabetical order or by colour code.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At their Desk


D: Cannot cook without a microwave.
I: Likes to cook for groups; has an extra place set at the table in case of unexpected company.
S: Prepares a meal from scratch and rotates around a dozen standard recipes.
C: Cannot cook without a timer and measuring cups.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Cooking

Reading a Newspaper

D: Mainly reads the headlines and scatters the sections in the process.
I: Will read the obituaries first to see if they find anyone they know.
S: Looks over the entire paper and clips interesting articles.
C: Contacts, or threatens to contact, the newspaper if a word is incorrectly spelt.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Reading a Newspaper

New Year Resolution

D: If I decide to do it, it will get done.
I: I think it's going to be a great year, so I do not need to make any resolutions.
S: If everyone else is making them; then I will too. Nothing too big, though. Small changes can make a big difference.
C: Statistically, the number of resolutions that fail within the first three months of the year indicate the futility of undertaking this exercise.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - New Year Resolution

Weekend Plans

D: Skydiving! Or anything with an adrenaline rush.
I: A water park sound like the place to be and make new friends.
S: Spending time with the family and taking care of their needs.
C: Getting the chores done and updating the tasks list.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Weekend Plans

In a Planning Meeting

D: I plan to double everyone's target for next year and they have to figure out how to meet it.
I: It's been a fabulous year. My strategic plans for the next is to make it even more fabulous.
S: I hope nothing changes. Last year's plan is good enough to re-use next year. And I just got used to it.
C: Goals should be realistic and outline a step by step process to reach them. You cannot just throw numbers up in the air!

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - In a Planning Meeting

Waiting in line

D: Taps the floor and, if given the chance, will jump the line. If a long line, will demand to see the manager.
I: Uses the time to chat to others in the line. As soon as they reach the register, start to tell their life story, medications they are on, causing an even longer line.
S: Waits patiently without complaining. If the I initiates a conversation, will tag along. Secretly despises the person who tries to jump the line but will avoid conflict.
C: Probably ordered on line and is only picking up the goods to save time. If stuck in line, sits tight, does not look around and reads an article on their phone.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Waiting in line

Negotiating a deal

D: We've got a deal when you offer me exactly what I want.
I: We're friends. No need to sign anything, no need to put it in writing or get into details.
S: Let's go over the warranties again. I'm afraid that I do not feel secure enough.
C: Here's a list of what your competitor would provide. Let's see how you would beat this.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Negotiating a deal

Being described

D: Choleric. Tend to be more extroverted. Described as independent, decisive, goal-oriented, and ambitious. These factors, combined with a dominant, result-oriented outlook make natural leaders. In Greek, Medieval and Renaissance times they were also violent, vengeful and short-tempered.
I: Sanguine. Primarily highly talkative, enthusiastic, active and social. Tend to be more extroverted and enjoy being part of a crowd; they find that being social, outgoing and charismatic is easy to accomplish. Have a hard time doing nothing and engage in more risk seeking behaviour.
S: Phlegmatic. Tend to be relaxed, peaceful, quiet and easy-going. Sympathetic and caring about others, yet they try to hide emotions. Good at generalizing ideas or problems to the world and making compromises.
C: Melancholic. Tend to be analytical, detail-oriented and deep thinkers and feelers. They are introverted and try to avoid being singled out in a crowd. This leads to self-reliant individuals who are thoughtful, reserved and often anxious. Often striving for perfection within themselves and surroundings, which leads to tidy and detail oriented behaviour.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Being described

With a bushfire approaching

D: I don't need to do any preparation. I can tackle anything that Mother Nature throws at me in a heartbeat.
I: What a great chance for the community to come together and unite. Everyone will be thrilled to be able to toast the marshmallows by the fire.
S: I need to call all my friends and tell them that the fire is approaching. A little longer notice from the Fire Department would be nice so that I can prepare properly.
C: I have a bushfire plan and my pantry and freezer are always full. This will be a great time to show everyone how they should be prepared.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - With a bushfire approaching

Writing an essay or report

D: Why do I have to use sentences rather than bullet points? And 500 words. I can express my point with 200.
I: I remember that I had to write this but I did a drawing instead. A picture can paint a thousand words.
S: Good things come to those who wait. The due date is tomorrow night. I'll definitely do it tomorrow.
C: I'm not overly detailed nor over the word limit. I have prepared an appendix to prove you wrong.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Writing an essay or report

Delegating Responsibility

D: So here is the goal. You can figure it all out. Do it quickly.
I: My only responsibility is to shine and I cannot delegate that. I'll help with anything else.
S: Delegating means sharing responsibilities, working as a team and winning together. I do not mind if I have to do a bit more to help others.
C: To delegate or not is not even a question. I'll do it myself as checking everyone else's work doubles the time to achieve anything.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Delegating Responsibility

When sick with the flu

D: That's a little setback, but it will not make me give up. I'll just continue working until it goes away.
I: This is the worst flu ever and I am the only one who will survive it by sharing my experience on Facebook every five minutes.
S: I'm really sorry that I have let the team down by being sick. But all I want to do is to watch TV while I am in bed recovering.
C: Everyone says that I have the flu but I'm sure that I have malaria.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - When sick with the flu

Learning Style

D: Give me the overall picture and I will decide if I need any more details later.
I: Make it interactive and do not bog me down with details. I never remember details.
S: Do not overload me with too much information. I need to master one thing at a time.
C: Please take your time to tell me every single detail that I want to know.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Learning Style

Daylight Saving Time Change

D: Now I have one hour less to do all my tasks. I love to compete with the clock as I always win.
I: Time change? I have my own time. I am always late.
S: Not again. I just got used to the previous time change.
C: There are so many pros and cons; all based on fact. This is frustrating.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Daylight Saving Time Change

As the Easter Bunny

D: I take too long to decorate the eggs.
I: I do not get the eggs hidden on time.
S: I work very hard to make others happy.
C: I keep all the eggs in just the one basket only.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - As the Easter Bunny

At a COVID-19 Video Conference

D: Talks fast. Does not look at the camera or other speakers. Talks over and interrupts. Wants the meeting to be as short as possible.
I: Surprisingly is early and starts telling jokes that others laugh at even though they have not heard the entire joke.
S: Dresses carefully and listens carefully. Wonders if the other attendees think they look good and still like them.
C: Comes with a detailed agenda they emailed in advance. Frustrated that the agenda is not followed.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - At a COVID-19 Video Conference

Washing Hands due to COVID-19

D: Now I have to add 30 minutes per day for hand-washing as if my agenda is not already full.
I: What? No handshakes, high 5's, hugs? This is a disaster! I do not know what to do with my hands.
S: This makes me happy. Now I can follow the family members around with the sanitizer and remind them how much I care about them.
C: Nothing new. I have a tested routine that is years old. 3 min wash; 1 min alcohol rub; then I wear latex gloves between washes.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Washing Hands due to COVID-19

Toilet Paper Hoarding due to COVID-19

D: {Top of Pyramid} Self Actualization; Esteem; Love/belonging; Safety; Psychological; Toilet Paper. {Bottom of Pyramid}
I: I'm so happy this did not happen at Halloween to spoil my planned pranks. Let's go on a TP scavenger hunt now!
S: I have six months supply, but I am worried what we are all going to do after this.
C: In 20 years, I will be able to tell how I survived the shortage as I was prepared for it.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Toilet Paper Hoarding due to COVID-19

Going back to the office after COVID-19

D: I never felt I was out of the office. Now I can closely supervise the long list of tasks that I gave everyone during the shutdown.
I: I'm so excited. I missed everyone so much and it's great to be back face-to-face again.
S: Back to the old routine. Who is going to take care of my plants now? This was not in the guidelines and it is driving me crazy.
C: I knew this moment would come. I was hoping to have had a vaccine created but I am fully prepared to protect myself.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Going back to the office after COVID-19

Handling that difficult boss

D: If I am treated as a partner, all good. Otherwise I'll call it quits.
I: What does 'difficult boss' mean? My boss is my best friend. My advice is to polish your flattery skills.
S: I wish they would be more friendly and give me one task at a time. I am forced to multi task and this stresses me out.
C: I always have an answer prepared no matter what is asked. They have to deal with my perfectionistic tendencies as I am the best employee they have ever had.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Handling that difficult boss

Receiving negative feedback

D: I was told that I am intimidating to a colleague; that person is an idiot and he deserves it. If I have to put up with him, I am leaving.
I: I can never keep up with deadlines; afternoons are so hectic. Everyone wants to talk.
S: I was told by my boss to be more bossy. These people are my friends and I have difficulty telling them what to do.
C: I made a mistake because it was your fault as you were rushing me the entire time that I was working on the project.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - When receiving negative feedback

On your T-Shirt

D: Screams 'Just do it' even if blank. Shirt gives the impression of speed and comfort, irrespective.
I: Has bright colours and / or funny wording.
S: Practical and co-ordinated with the rest of their outfit. Might say 'Keep calm and carry on'.
C: Has Uni, NASA or any logo that says "I know, I do it best'.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - On your T-Shirt

Walking away from a deal

D: Straightforward Manner. 'This is not what I want and / or it does not work for me.'
I: False Hope. 'This is amazing. I love it!. I'll be right back as soon as I get some money into the bank'.
S: Respectful. 'I need to think about this and consult with my family. I really appreciate your time and effort.'
C: Calculated. 'Your proposal was over my budget. I cannot compromise over this.'

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Walking away from a deal

Leadership Strategy

D: Out Front. 'Once I get to the top, I will pull everybody up.'
I: Inspiring. 'You are going to love this.'
S: Unity. Let's do it safely and together.'
C: Professionalism. 'Let's get expert equipment and assistance.'

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Leadership Strategy

What styles say

D: 'Do not stand between me and the goal.'
I: 'I like attention. How do I land this motor cycle?'
S: 'Serving others is such a pleasure.'
C: 'I hear you talking. The attendant is holding up the 'quiet, please' sign here at the golf course.'

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - What styles say

Descriptor - High D Quadrant

Notice them as: Loud Mouth Larry.
Characteristics: Direct, Decisive, High Ego Strength, Problem Solver, Risk Taker, Self Starter, Bully.
Core Belief: I’m valuable if I’m producing or on top.
Wants things done: Now.
Approx. Population Global: 18.7%.

Quadrant: Dominance.

The eagle's tactics:

Descriptor - High I Quadrant

Notice them as: Chatty Cathy.
Characteristics: Enthusiastic, Trusting, Optimistic, Persuasive, Talkative, Impulsive, Emotional.
Core Belief: I’m valuable if I can attract people.
Wants things done: Together.
Approx. Population Global: 30.9%.

Quadrant: Influence.

The peacock's tactics:

Descriptor - High S Quadrant

Notice them as: Plain Jane.
Characteristics: Good Listener, Team Player, Possessive, Steady, Predictable, Understanding, Friendly.
Core Belief: I’m valuable if I’m accepted, if I can please.
Wants things done: Caringly.
Approx. Population Global: 19.8%.

Quadrant: Steadiness.

The dove's tactics:

Descriptor - High C Quadrant

Notice them as: Nervous Nellie.
Characteristics: Accurate, Analytical, Conscientious, Careful, Fact-finder, Precise, High Standards, Systematic.
Core Belief: I’m valuable if I’m competent.
Wants things done: Right.
Approx. Population Global: 30.6%.

Quadrant: Conscientiousness.

The owl's tactics:

Read the High D Quadrant

Tone: Firm.
Asks: What?
Speech style: Directive tones, abrupt, interrupts, intentional.
Body language: Big gestures, leans forward, advancing
Does things: The fast way.
Personal Decor: Large desk, awards, useful accessories.
Specific dominant fear: Being taken advantage of. This may be demonstrated by an unwillingness to delegate or collaborate on projects if they do not feel comfortable relinquishing control to someone else.

Quadrant: Dominance.

The eagle's tactics:

Read the High I Quadrant

Tone: Chatty.
Asks: Who?
Speech style: Talkative, varied tones, personal, easily distracted.
Body language: Expressive, friendly posture, amusing.
Does things: The fun way.
Personal Decor: Flashy, trendy, fun pictures.
Specific dominant fear: Rejection. This may be demonstrated by an unwillingness to participate or take the lead during a team project if they do not feel accepted and recognized as a valuable teammate with valuable input.

Quadrant: Influence.

The peacock's tactics:

Read the High S Quadrant

Tone: Friendly.
Asks: How?
Speech style: Conversational, warm tones, friendly, prefers listening.
Body language: Gentle gestures, reassuring.
Does things: The traditional way.
Personal Decor: Family pictures, personal mementos.
Specific dominant fear: Loss of security. This may be demonstrated by an unwillingness to verbally articulate ideas or opinions to the team or leadership for fear of being drawn into conflict or viewed as ill-equipped for the job.

Quadrant: Steadiness.

The dove's tactics:

Read the High C Quadrant

Tone: Factual.
Asks: Why?
Speech style: Clarifying, monotone, logical, questioning.
Body language: Unemotional, controlled gestures, assessing.
Does things: The proper way.
Personal Decor: Aesthetically pleasing, unique, functional.
Specific dominant fear: Criticism. This may be demonstrated by an unwillingness to share information or communicate knowledge and details for fear of being viewed as lacking in technical knowledge or skill.

Quadrant: Conscientiousness.

The owl's tactics:

Select when you know are High D

General: Direct, strong-willed, forceful, fast-paced and skeptical.
D: Direct, strong-willed, self-reliant, independent thinker, direct, ambitious, assertive, straight-forward, belligerent, controlling, easily-bored, bold, firm, tough-minded, outspoken. {=2 Developer - ENTJ}.
DI: Convincing and daring, active, results-oriented, vocal, enthusiastic, assertive, quick, dynamic, inquisitive, persuasive, rebellious, restless, colourful, charming, intimidating, bold, driven, entrepreneurial. {=4 Inspirational - ENTP if Flaky or =3 Results - ESTP if Empty promises}.
DC: Resolute and strong-willed, drives for perfection, takes initiative, diligent, strong-willed, determined, creative, blunt, critical, aloof, cool, focussed, tough-minded. {=1 Director - ESTJ}.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Select when you know are High D

Select when you know are High I

General: Sociable, talkative, lively, fast-paced and accepting.
I: Highly sociable, lively, energetic, gregarious, persuasive, enthusiastic, impulsive, distracted, emotional, self-promoting, trusting, influential, magnetic, outgoing. {=7 Promoter - ENFP}.
ID: Animated, inspiring, friendly, high energy, poised, persuasive, open, ambitious, self-promoting, trusting, influential, impatient, indecisive, adventurous, charismatic. {=5 Persuader ENFJ if Jealous or =6 Appraiser - ESFJ if Relies on others}.
IS: Upbeat, lighthearted, warm, friendly, accepting, collaborative, supportive, empathetic, team player, positive, enthusiastic, patient, sentimental, deadline-challenged, late, conflict-adverse, cheerful, sociable. {=8 Counselor - ESFP}.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Select when you know are High I

Select when you know are High S

General: Gentle, accommodating, soft-hearted, moderate-paced and accepting.
S: Pleasantly calm and accommodating of others, sincere, dependable, cautious, patient, listener, understanding, optimistic, predictable, passive, modest, tactful, slow to anger, want to be liked, gentle. {=9 Specialist - ISFP}.
SI: Supportive, agreeable, collaborative, well-liked, people-connector, conflict-averse, team-spirited, welcoming, cheerful, positive, encouraging, upbeat, over-extended, approachable, generous, compassionate, warm-hearted. {=11 Agent - INFP}.
SC:Modest, unassuming, stable, consistent, cautious, predictable, accommodating, patient, diplomatic, obliging, analytical, inflexible, self-controlled, reliable, systematic, thoughtful, soft-spoken, modest. {=10 Inspirational - INFJ if Too secretive or =12 Achiever - ISTP if No filter}.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Select when you know are High S

Select when you know are High C

General: Private, analytical, logical, moderate-paced and skeptical.
C: Analytical, private, detached, accurate, restrained, reserved, conscientious, disciplined, logical, rational, skeptical, fact-finder, nit-picking, diligent. {=14 Objective Thinker - ISTJ}.
CS: Quiet, self-controlled, perfectionistic, cautious, reflective, stable, reliable, orderly, even-tempered, fair-minded, precise, well-prepared, careful, patient, conventional.
{=13 Practitioner - ISFJ if Dances with whomever sings the loudest or =15 Perfectionist - INTP if Socially awkward}.
CD: Unsentimental, matter-of-fact, Ultra skeptical, determined, questioning, critical thinker, analytical, stubborn, impatient, blunt, cold, cynical, objective, independent, disciplined, systematic, high standards. {=16 Enhancer - INTJ}.

Unique Oxor Imposition™ - Select when you know are High C