Are you in the correct career?

One size does not fit all - see!

We are regularly asked about this. Here is a page composed from multiple sources. It may not be definitive but it is a pretty good guide whether you are a candidate or the boss doing some recruiting.

HR professionals have told us that they do not like this page - sensible members of our cohort do.

We reveal the Big Dick Energy Rank™. This is a measure of confidence without consequence. It is rumoured that this cockmass-energy equivalence was discovered by Albert Einstein in 1905. This relationship is quantified by the equation E = BD^2, with E as energy, B as big, and D as dick. With political correctness on steroids, this comcept can be equally applied to women. There are rumours that some men have Big Dicks, but who do not ooze high Big Dick Energy Rank™. There are men with average to little ones who can have so much Big Dick Energy Rank™ that some of these types and, indeed, members of the cohort are surprised to discover that their wang does not touch their knee.
It is the self-confidence to know that a colossal endowment is not a measurement of one’s value. Big Dick Energy Rank™ might have originated from having literally a large wang, but it is not dependent upon any sort of gender. We are so fair!

Let's take, as an example, Project Management, which is also on our Condom Management™ Page. The most suitable Project Managers are the Director, Developer, Objective Thinker and Enhancer. Do not bother with Results, Promoter, Counselor, Specialist, Agent and Achiever who are unsuitable. Forget Investigator and Practitioner as they are followers. Inspirational, Persuader, Appraiser and Perfectionist may be okay but you would need to exercise due care.

Another example is Sales. Go for the Persuader and Promoter ahead of the Objective Thinker and Enhancer. But the Enhancer may need some experience before he becomes the Sales Manager when they will excel. Just ask Elizabeth Hunter™ - as that is what actually happened to her.

Conducted and composed by Modern Maven Elizabeth Hunter™ - Latest Update November 17, 2023


1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?

The Director is the Border Collie

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Management Consultant; Director of Finance; Pharmacist; Athletic Director; Financial Officer; Hotel Manager; Real Estate Agent

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Social Worker; Writer

Aspirational Career Choice™: Real Estate

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Boss

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 6/16. Probably mad about being ranked below the Developer...again. Also yelling at the Inspirational to get back in line. Wishes that there were more lists.

Career Character™: The Director is logical, assertive, decisive and results-oriented. They are critical and tend to take charge, so they are natural born leaders. They make excellent executives and are diverse enough to be successful in a wide variety of industries.

Career Requirements™: The Director requires measurable goals and a sense of accomplishment.
They are natural leaders who are driven to organize and streamline the world around them. They are excellent at coming up with systems and plans and they have a knack for spotting inefficiencies and finding ways to fix them. If a business is not being run competently when they come in they will quickly take charge, whether asked to or not, and get things back on track. For this reason, they often do well in management, finance, law enforcement and politics.

Career Loathing™: The Director loathes lack of security and inefficiency.
Their weak point is when anything that makes them feel like they are not in control or that their efforts are going to waste. They need to feel like they are making a tangible difference and that they are respected in their position. Job security is also crucial, as they are not the type to take risks when it comes to their career. They also need to be in an environment that is efficient and well-run; a place where they can put their organizational skills to good use.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Organization.
The Director can be surrounded by disaster and disorder and pull everything together in a practical, no-nonsense way. They can easily see a goal, hone in on important details and lead everyone in the most efficient direction. They are no-nonsense, practical and have strong leadership skills. They rank first if the 16 patterns in using cognitive coping resources. These leaders can keep a level head and maintain control even when the situation seems out of control. e.g. Michelle Obama.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Bold, Commanding.

Determined Aura Zone™. Skilled in management. The Director has a gift for breaking down large tasks into sequential steps so that they can lead others easily and effectively. They take charge with logistical implementation and focus on using each moment of time to its best advantage. They organize objects, materials and information so that everyone knows how to use them effectively. Their decisiveness, objectivity, together with a calm and competent manner instills confidence in the people around them. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Implementor Supervisor”.

What they Spot Zone™. They instantly see inefficiencies and incompetencies in their environment. But they do not just go around correcting every little thing that is wrong in the world. They prioritize what they will focus on in order from most important to least. They will focus on first-priority issues before trying to address second-priority problems. They like life to run like a well-oiled machine and they are skilled at resolving problems that are slowing things down or causing unneeded chaos.

Narration 1: This Dogg loves to make things more efficient, streamlined and effective in the long-term. In this career, they would be able to use their natural abilities to advise managers on how they can make their companies more profitable and how they can get rid of unnecessary costs. They would use their demonstrated gifts of organisation to sort through information and figure out how to improve situations, create new systems or procedures and develop smart solutions to company problems. This Dogg would also be able to interact with people – interviewing employees and giving managers the solutions they desperately crave. This job gives just enough variety and structure to avoid boredom. It also takes advantage of the natural skills for troubleshooting, evaluating and making effective systems and plans.

Narration 2: The Executive, also nicknamed The Guardian and The Efficiant Organizer. They are a pragmatic decision-maker who is traditional, organized, hard-working, methodical and loyal. If your business was a sports team, the Director would be the veteran captain.

How to work with them: This pattern loves to organize themselves, other people and the world around them, which can be an asset but can also come across as bossy and aggressive – particularly when they are dishing out instructions without any face-to-face contact. They often need to be reminded to be tactful with others, particularly in an environment where they are primarily communicating via email or messaging apps, leaving their sentences open to greater interpretation.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Director would be well suited to an external contracted consultant role as they can be very hard to get along with because of how stubborn they can be. At the end of the term, they can bugger off, to everyone's comfort, but all the sound improvements stay with the organization which is what you have paid all the big Euros for. This also applies to many other fields because the Director is not permanently there, which is a relief based on Oxor™'s own observations!

Some suitable roles: Real Estate Agent, Financial Counselor, Auditor, Judge, Veterinarian, Mechanical Engineer.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Social worker, Writer, Costume Designer.

The Director likes taking on responsibility and management positions. Being a social worker might just not satisfy these organizational and leadership inclinations while their extraverted nature would make writing unsatisfying. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Look at moving around jobs as you escape the wrath of work colleagues.

As the boss: The Director will be a problem for you every day with their 'my way or the highway' approach.

As the leader: The Director will use experience and reputation, that is earned, with a dominant flavour. They always get their way, no matter what. Will overwhelm others and run the organization as a dictatorship. Disobedience is swiftly and brutally dealt with. They do provide the benefit of their experience to others, are decisive and happy to lead, can fail to listen to new ideas, preferring to rely on experience and proven methods.

As the work colleague: The Director is not generally liked in the workplace. Often loathed, to be fair.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Executive - "I view playing golf to be job, someone has to do it, especially if it has to be done properly and that would be me."

As you - what you will complain about: The Director tends to complain when their hard work is under-appreciated or they feel as if they have been taken for granted.


2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?

The Developer is the German Shepherd

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Chief Executive Officer, Business Unit General Manager; Public Relations Specialist; Mechanical Engineer; Financial Analyst; Construction Manager; Real Estate Appraiser

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Cosmetologist; Tracher's Assistant

Aspirational Career Choice™: Business

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Director

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 3/16. Probably mad about being ranked anywhere but 1st.

Career Character™: The Developer is organized, critical and logical. Organizers and planners, they are strong leaders and very career driven, so they thrive in the corporate world. They are exceptionally hard workers and do very well particularly in the following industries: legal, engineering, scientific, sports and even the arts.

Career Requirements™: The Developer requires independence and opportunities for advancement.
They are decisive, visionary leaders. They are always looking for ways to improve and streamline systems and they are not afraid of change. They will often be found in careers in business or management, where they can take charge and put their stamp on things. They need a certain amount of independence in their work and they prefer to be able to delegate tasks rather than having to micromanage every detail. Opportunities for advancement are also motivating, so a job with clear paths to promotion is ideal.

Career Loathing™: The Developer loathes inefficient leadership and micro-managing.
Their weak point in a career is anything that stifles their independence or prevents them from moving up the ladder. They need to feel that they are in charge and that they are able to make the decisions they feel are best for the company or organization. They are not interested in jobs that involve a lot of grunt work or busy work; they want to be able to see the big picture and make strategic decisions. If things are being run inefficiently, chances are, they will step in and start taking a leadership role, even if they have not been asked to do so.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Efficiency.
The Developer is decisive, visionary and very determined. They know how to cast aside useless details or outer emotions and 'get the job done'. They know how to keep a level head when calamity strikes and move forward with precision, energy and intense strategic foresight. They make strong leaders who can rise to any challenge with confidence. e.g. Napoleon Bonaparte.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Energetic, Commanding.

Determined Aura Zone™. Skilled in planning / mobilizing. The Developer leads by developing strategies and motivating people to accomplish what is needed to achieve far-reaching goals. They can break down large, complex programs into coordinated, smooth-running systems by placing people and resources in the right positions to get the job done. They are typically visionary and insightful, have a bully boy attitude, predicting roadblocks and circumventing them through quick, deliberate action. They feel a need to take charge of ineffective situations and improve them for the good of all. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Strategist Mobilizers”.

What they Spot Zone™. They use “if, then” logic to identify strategies and consequences faster than many other patterns. When they want something, they can quickly create and implement a list of steps to take to get it. It bothers them when people complain about not getting what they want when they can easily see the actions the other person needs to take to get that very thing. From guessing stock market trends to understanding what will make them happy at the end of their life, they have a big-picture vision and a strategic mindset that allows them to organize their life effectively.

Narration 1: This Dogg is naturally competitive and driven to be at the head of the pack. They enjoy strategising and networking with diverse groups of people. Their ability to make tough calls, take smart risks and foresee likely implications and possibilities makes them indispensable as a CEO. They have a gift for knowing which markets to enter or avoid, for developing a company vision and hiring and firing the appropriate people. They are not afraid to be innovative, but they are also good at creating contingency plans if a new idea or experiment fails. Their ability to work hard and meet challenges with resolve is admirable.

Narration 2: The Commander, also nicknamed the Decisive Strategist. They are a logical planner who loves breaking down boundaries and identifying solutions. They value knowledge and have little patience with inefficiency. Above all, they are about goal-setting, structure and organization. They are generally charismatic and confident and can motivate others behind a common goal.

How to work with them: This pattern naturally likes big pictures and big decisions and that can create problems when working from home. They do not always see the finer details when implementing plans and, in a remote working environment, that puts them at greater risk of pushing through decisions without properly taking the views of others into account. To truly excel, they need to remember the necessary balance between directing and consulting.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The CEO role is often filled by the Developer. However, they lack the combination of humility and fierce resolve making them ineligible to be considered Level 5 leaders , per the Jim Collins philosophy. Often they have the attitude that 'the end justifies the means'.

Some suitable roles: Lawyer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Agent, Professor.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Teacher’s aide, Cosmetologist, Secretary.

The Developer loves being in charge. They are highly motivated and enjoy strategies and goals. These traits make working as a teacher’s aide or cosmetologist an obvious unfulfilling fit and poor choices. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Look at the ladder and how you can climb it by removing threats by promoting possible people to other areas who may be a threat to your position or pushing them sideways or marginalising them.

As the boss: The Developer often manages by fear and bullying.

As the leader: The Developer is the intimidating commander. They systematise, delegate, instruct, punish non-compliance, and replace inefficient components, including useless people.

As the work colleague: The Developer may be admired by followers, especially members of the High S quadrant. They have a focus on tasks, achievements, promotions, money, success and exhibit the 'work hard play hard' mentality.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Bossman - "Do what I say or you will be replaced".

As you - what you will complain about: The Developer tends to complain when when people do not do what they asked to do.


3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?

The Results is the Jack Russell Terrier

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Stockbroker; Firefighter; Paramedic; Creative Director; Project Coordinator; Construction Manager

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Curator; Veterinary Technician

Aspirational Career Choice™: Salesman??

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Negotiator

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 1/16. Obviously.

Career Character™: The Results is smart and energetic and they make great entrepreneurs. They are realistic, analytical and efficient. They have solid people skills, so they are awesome in sales and they are bestsuited for careers that do not require a lot of routine.

Career Requirements™: The Results requires action and independence.
They are natural born entrepreneurs. They are quick thinkers with a gift for understanding how to make deals, persuade and achieve goals in the moment. While the risk of entrepreneurship can be daunting for some, they enjoy the rush and the challenge. They are excellent at thinking on their feet and coming up with spur-of-the-moment objectives and tactics. Careers that allow them freedom to take charge and get things done in their own way will appeal to them. They can be highly productive when they are allowed to work in bursts rather than at a slow and methodical pace. Careers in sales, marketing and emergency response are ones in which they tend to excel.

Career Loathing™: The Results loathes boredom and stagnation.
Their weak point is being involved in anything that makes them feel bored or trapped. They need to be able to move quickly and take action. They are also highly independent, so a job that requires them to be micro-managed or closely supervised will be a no-go zone for them. Lots of rote busywork and repetitive procedural tasks will send them running for the exit.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Agility.
The Results is known for their intense physical awareness, fast reflexes and keen problem-solving abilities. They not only have physical agility but mental agility; easily maneuvering through physical landmines while finding realistic, logical solutions to the problems at hand. If you are after someone who can think quickly on their feet during a crisis, the Results is who you should hire. e.g. George S. Patton.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Energetic, Passive.

Determined Aura Zone™. Skilled in execution. The Results has quick tactical responses to immediate crises and problems. They believe in motivating and actively pursuing goals so that they can be achieved quickly and without wasted effort. They are highly attentive and use all the resources in their environment to circumvent obstacles and get fast results. They are typically friendly and influential, leading by taking action and being an example. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Promoter Executor”.

What they Spot Zone™. They quickly spot immediate resources that can be used to solve a problem or amp up an experience. e.g. They can fight people by creatively using any object in their immediate vicinity (such as a car antenna or even a refrigerator door). Their ability to instantly spot how something can be used makes them a formidable physical opponent and also a skilled opportunist.

Narration 1: This Dogg likes a fast-paced, exciting job where there are big risks but also big rewards. As stockbrokers, they get the chance to stand on their own two your feet, compete against and defeat) their colleagues and adapt to a market that changes many time each day. While many other types find this job exhausting or overwhelming, this Dogg gets a thrill from the uncertainty that comes with it. They tend to like making fast, spur-of-the-moment decisions, learning more every day, and being in the midst of all the action and commotion that share trading entails.

Narration 2: The Entrepreneur, also nicknamed The Energetic Problem Solver. Is a known risk taker who thrives on solving big problems at a fast pace. They are passionate about their pursuits but can also get impatient with longer-term projects as they suffer from a short attention span. They can be a major asset to any team, but they can also be hard to manage because they are not particularly respectful of rules.

How to work with them: The solution here is simple – keep things fun and keep them moving fast. This pattern is classically impatient, so give them a day’s worth of tasks in a project tool rather than any long-term targets. They are also often very good at firefighting, because the thrill of the moment is exciting to them. As a general rule, they are great at thinking outside the box, so do not put them inside one by stifling their creativity.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Results is well suited to a role that involves a bulldozing approach, which they provide on a daily basis, without the slightest care who is mown down.

Some suitable roles: General Contractor, Firefighter, Fitness Instructor, Sales Manager, Paramedic.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Curator, Veterinary Technician, Monk.

The Results is often mechanically, logically or athletically oriented. They also enjoy unpredictability and kinetically stimulating work. These traits are typically unsuited for careers such as curating or being a vet tech. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Avoid roles that require nitty-gritty analysis.

As the boss: The Results manages by barging through obstacles. They are excellent in a crisis.

As the leader: The Results is the belligerent free agent rather than tending to like to lead, per se. They guide by example and doing deals that put good leaders in charge around them thereby leaving them free.

As the work colleague: The Results will be the risk taker travelling at 160 kmh, in the office.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Consultant - "I never do the work, I just connect the people who should do it together and then make shiploads of money for my good self."

As you - what you will complain about: The Results tends to complain when things get slow or theoretical.


4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?

The Inspirational is the Bull Terrier

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Entrepreneur; Lawyer; Copywriter; Financial Planner; Psychologist; Systems Analyst; Creative Director

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Optometrist; Airline Pilot

Aspirational Career Choice™: Barrister

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Innovator

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 5/16. Actually quite average, but they will not shut the fcuk up about how great they are. Are surprised when people believe them. Argued their way up the pole.

Career Character™: the Inspirational tends to be energetic, analytical, enthusiastic and theoretical. They are adept at solving problems creatively. Because they work so well with others, they make great leaders. They thrive as executives and can function well in a variety of different fields including business, the arts and even sport and media.

Career Requirements™: The Inspirational requires independence and innovation.
They consider creativity and innovation to be the name of the game. They enjoy focussing on the future and thinking up ideas and possibilities that could earn a company bigger profits or make a big impact on a far-reaching goal. As perceivers, they are inspired by change, variety and novelty. A job that gives them a lot of unique and unexpected challenges will excite them. These are the types that will not mind traveling for work, switching modalities regularly or working on multiple projects concurrently. Itis natural for them to switch between tasks, giving some tasks time to simmer in the back of their mind while they work on others. They often wait until the last minute to finish a project because they want plenty of time for their creativity and inspiration to make last-minute flourishes.

Career Loathing™: The Inspirational loathes repetition and nitty-gritty detail work.
Their weak point in a career is anything that makes them feel stifled or boxed in. Having to pay attention to a lot of bureaucratic rules and regulations makes them feel like tearing their hair out. They need to be able to take risks and experiment and they need a challenge that utilizes their imagination and ability to think quickly on their feet.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Innovation.
The Inspirational is a creative visionary who trailblazes new pathways in invention, technology and science. They are curious, out-of-the-box thinkers who can navigate their way out of the most precarious situations with a blend of charm, intuition and logical thought. They can take an 'impossible' situation and find inventive, novel solutions that would never occur to others. e.g. Steve Wozniak.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Energetic, Revolutionary.

Determined Aura Zone™. Skilled at innovating. The Inspirational is the only thinking type in te 'Engaging Aura Zone™', so their energy will be more direct and focused on logic over relationships. They discover new ways of seeing the world and enjoy creating outside-the-box strategies with others. They ask questions, challenge tradition and get people to open their minds to unconventional ways of thinking. They enjoy emerging interactions that evolve and transform and bring out new information and solutions. They love working on ideas with people, debating theories and getting everyone excited and motivated towards a future vision. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Explorer Inventor”.

What they Spot Zone™. They notice patterns and connections that seem random or odd to other patterns. They also notice how things are organized and categorized. For example, when they were young they probably looked in the mirror and tried to figure out why everything that was on your right was on the left-hand side in the mirror and vice versa. When they play a game, they notice the underlying structure of the game or the underlying framework of someone’s argument or position on a subject.

Narration 1: This Dogg is extremely likely to pursue entrepreneurial work and they earn more when self-employed than they do in a salaried role. Their desire for independence and flexibility makes the entrepreneurial world a perfect fit. They can innovate solutions, think about big-picture ideas, use their natural gifts for marketing and they approach tasks in a casual, unstructured way. Entrepreneurship puts them in the driver’s seat and it allows them to think without limits about what they can achieve.

Narration 2: The Debater, also nicknamed The Enterprising Explorer. Is a charismatic intellectual who enjoy pulling strings; many CEOs slot into this group. This pattern is logical, rational and objective but needs constant mental stimulation. Often leaders and managers, they prefer to focus on big ideas and resist repetitive tasks and routines.

How to work with them: Predictably, Debaters are very good at debating, so play to their strengths. This pattern tends to be great on new ideas and products, as well as bigger discussions about how to move the business forward. They are also adept at impressing clients and pitching for new business, so you want them on any game-changing Zoom calls. You just might need to remind them to mute themselves occasionally, because, if unchecked, they may (or will) dominate the conversation.

E. Hunter™'s comments: There are plenty of examples where this pattern adopts a Machiavellian approach and can be cunning, scheming and unscrupulous, especially in politics. They play to 0.000000001 microns from the rules.

Some suitable roles: Marketing Manager, Stockbroker, Creative Director, Political Scientist, Lawyer.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Optometrist, Airline Pilot, Hospice Nurse.

The Inspirational craves work that is innovative and conceptual. If they have to repeat tasks or duties over and over again, they are likely to get bored — not a fitting trait for an optometrist or an airline pilot. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek companies who have entrepreneurial flair.

As the boss: The Inspirational will debate issues even if an issue does not exist.

As the leader: The Inspirational is the prideful motivator. They want people to find their own way, but will do everything they can to develop them to do it.. Thet are quite easily distracted and inconsistent.

As the work colleague: The Inspirational will often be admired if they assemble a good structure around them. They tend to know lots of people.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The one without a job - "I got fired for abject negligence after being promoted in world record time."

As you - what you will complain about: The Inspirational tends to complain when people do not understand their vision.


5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?

The Persuader is the Boxer

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: International Nonprofit Administrator; Guidance Counsellor; Sales Manager; HR Director; Art Director; PR Manager

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Pathologist; Motor Mechanic

Aspirational Career Choice™: Education

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Muse

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 7/16. Will make it their life mission to pump up your energy. That will be kind of annoying but feels nice at the same time.

Career Character™: The persuader is passionate and charismatic. They are sociable, warm, empathetic and imaginative. Born leaders in some specific contexts. They have strong humanitarian values and do best in positions that allow them to help and support others. They are great communicators and enjoy working with people so they are great teachers and counselors but they also thrive in the arts.

Career Requirements™: The Persuader requires teamwork and meaning.
They are very people-oriented and love working with others towards a common goal. They are often natural leaders (not managerss) and they have a gift for seeing the potential in others and helping them to reach it. Working towards something bigger than themselves is crucial for them; they want to feel like their work is going to make an impact and positively influence someone or some cause beyond themselves and their own pocket book. They are also very good at understanding people and their emotions so a job that allows them to utilize those skills is ideal. Need supervision.

Career Loathing™: The Persuader loathes dealing with impersonal details and working in isolation.
Their weak point is in a career is anything that makes them feel isolated from others or as if they are not part of a team. They want to feel that what they are doing is aligned with their overall purpose and values. Chances are, they will be checking out a company’s causes, background and mission statement before applying for a job. They need to know that they will be able to work with a team of people with whom they trust and can build relationships. Detail-heavy work tends to overwhelm them, so a job that is all about crunching numbers or moving paperwork from one place to another is going to feel like torture for them.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Empathy.
The Persuader can instantly absorb the moods and emotions of people around them, feeling their pain and joy intensely. They know how to reach out to people and connect with them on an emotional level. They make people feel heard, cared for and understood. Their gift of empathy and insight makes them inspirational leaders in certain circumstances and powerful counselors. e.g. Oprah Winfrey.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Bold, Revolutionary.

Engaging Aura Zone™. Skilled in mentoring. The Persuader is highly motivated to lead people to their potential. They have insight into gifts and talents that other people do not see. As the only feeling pattern in the Determined Aura Zone™, they exude warmth and are driven to give people a meaningful vision of what to work towards. They know how to empathize and connect with others and their own authenticity inspires people to trust them and follow their lead. Be in a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Envisioner Mentor”.

What they Spot Zone™. They can quickly spot hidden potential in other people. They seem to know how to influence them and light the spark of that inspiration and turn it into a fire. On top of that, they also notice the cultural values and social expectations in a given sphere. For example, while some people go to a new country and need a lot of time to acclimate to the social customs, they rapidly assimilate the social customs and notice various rules, mannerisms and ways of speaking that other people are using. Being quick to notice social customs and manners helps them to blend in anywhere they go and respect the shared values of the people around them.

Narration 1: This Dogg is a master in the art of diplomacy. Their ability to organise systems so that they better meet people’s needs is nothing short of astounding as long as they do not have to do the nitty-gritty. They are not afraid of complex issues and they desperately want to bring improvement to the lives of suffering people. Being an administrator for an international nonprofit organisation, or similar, allows them to bring real solutions to issues such as disease, poverty, drought and famine. Their ability to quickly understand cultural differences and the unique emotional needs that face people from all walks of life makes them indispensable in this career field.

Narration 2: The Protagonist, also nicknaned The Compassionate Facilitator. Is a 'sort of leader' in the context that they are driven more by intuition and feelings than logic and rationality. If they are managers, they are the inspirational type: extremely driven but also extremely empathetic to the needs of those around them. e.g Barack Obama.

How to work with them: People-focused diplomats, this pattern tends to forget their own needs in favour of the greater good and that can sometimes be detrimental – not just in terms of burnout, but also when completing their own tasks. However, the positives vastly outweigh any negatives. It is always a good idea to have the Persuader lead group discussions, even if they are not in a leadership role, because they excel at it. They should be your go-to Zoom meeting host and be at the heart of any situation involving discussion, consensus and the bringing together of people and ideas.

E. Hunter™'s comments: There are plenty of reasons to keep this pattern in the fields mentioned although they can also be very good at sales, but will require competent supervision.

Some suitable roles: Psychotherapist, Teacher, Public Relations Specialist, Human Resources Manager Local Government Counselor.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Pathologist, Mechanic, Security Guard.

The Persuader is often drawn to interpersonal or leadership of causes roles. They sometimes gravitate toward jobs with a humanitarian focus or to jobs that generally have a positive impact on the world. For these reasons, work as a pathologist or mechanic would likely be unfulfilling. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek companies who take care of the disadvantaged.

As the boss: The Persuader will be try to please everyone all of the time which is not the indicator of a great boss.

As the leader: The Persuader is the self appointed prophet. They tell you how it is going to be and most people follow. They can be great charismatic leaders who really care but they just tend not to listen to anyone else at all.

As the work colleague: The Persuader will interfere in the lives of all work colleagues if they are mistakenly given the opportunity. They have a focus on tasks, achievements, promotions, money, success and exhibit the 'work hard play hard' mentality. They can also be vieved as a monomaniac by exhibiting an exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing; e.g Climate Change.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The one whose job is actually unknown or not publicised - "I realise that no one quite knows what my job is or why I just appear every now and then, tell some people off, tell everyone else what to do and then just vanish. Usually I prowl with a leather bound folder under my arm to give off the vapour of importance."

As you - what you will complain about: The Persuader tends to complain when impersonal reasoning interferes with their ability to build quality relationships.


6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ

The Appraiser is the Great Dane

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: School Teacher; Office Manager; Technical Support Specialist; Psychologist; Child Care Provider; Police Officer

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Computer Programmer; Electrician

Aspirational Career Choice™: Fashion

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Guardian

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 13/16. Wants to take care of you, but not if it involves anything remotely unfamiliar or exciting.

Career Character™: The Appraiser is sociable, caring and is very people-oriented. They are most successful in roles that enable them to serve others and fulfill their needs. Some areas include nurses, doctors, childcare workers and teachers, to name a few.

Career Requirements™: The Appraiser requires an harmonious environment and clear structure.
They are skilled at taking care of the emotional and practical needs of the people around them. Warm and outgoing, they handle logistics while getting people involved and making sure that everyone is at ease. They often make strong trainers and coaches due to their ability to simplify instructions, anticipate people’s feelings and get people moving forward. Management, healthcare and teaching are three fields in which they often thrive. Need supervision.

Career Loathing™: The Appraiser loathes disharmony and lack of job security.
Their weak point is anything that makes them feel as if they are not making a tangible difference or that their work isn not appreciated. They need to feel like what they are doing matters and that their efforts are recognized. They also require an harmonious work environment; a place where they can get along with their co-workers and feel as if they are part of a team. They will do best in a work environment that has clear structure and expectations, as well as a good support network.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Planning.
The Appraiser knows how to organize, prepare and ensure that everyone is taken care of in a crisis. They are the ones who have anticipated what could go wrong and have a plan to make sure everything is handled with care and concern. When a crisis erupts, these are the ones comforting the downtrodden, fetching practical necessities and organizing a plan of action so that nobody’s needs go unnoticed. e.g. Andrew Carnegie.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Bold, Supportive.

Engaging Aura Zone™. Skilled at facilitating. The Appraiser is skilled at managing logistical details and ensuring everyone’s needs are met. They work to make projects manageable and easy for others to understand. They often take the role of mentor because of their patience, attention to detail and enthusiasm. They know how to bring a variety of people together to accomplish a goal and they are skilled at generating an atmosphere of comfort, well-being and security. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Facilitator Caretaker”.

What they Spot Zone™. They quickly spot the nuanced details of how people interact with each other. Because they are so attuned to interpersonal dynamics they notice when there are unsaid tensions between people, when there is chemistry or when certain people would get along if they were just introduced. Because of this skill, they have a knack for bringing people together, diffusing conflicts and seeing potential partnerships.

Narration 1: This Dogg believes in bettering their community and they know that cannot be done without investing in the younger generation. They have a gift for empathising with children, breaking down lessons into bite-sized steps and listening when they are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed. They are also good at organising a class, dealing with the logistics of field trips and making sure each child feels included and involved. It is no surprise that Appraisers are over-represented among school teachers.

Narration 2: The Consul, also nicknamed The Supporting Contributor. Is a nurturing caregiver who thrives on serving the collective. This pattern is sociable, kind and considerate – and will typically put others’ needs first. They will be the ones messaging colleagues directly to check on their wellbeing, while trying to organize online quizzes and virtual happy hours.

How to work with them: This pattern makes a good project manager because people love working for them. They are organized, as well as thoughtful, so are ideal for bringing projects together on time. Thanks to their caring, patient nature, they would also be a strong choice for the remote induction of new starters.

E. Hunter™'s comments: If you are after a great teacher and a sports coach, recruit one of these Doggs. Also where they can interact with customers. They are the most analytical of the High I quadrant.

Some suitable roles: Sports Coach, Social Worker, Family Physician, Speech Pathologist, Pediatrician, HR Manager.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Electrician, Computer Programmer, Philosopher.

The Appraiser loves organizing people and being part of a team. They also prefer work that helps people in tangible ways. For these reasons, working as an electrician or computer programmer will likely not lead to long-term satisfaction. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek a teaching role or a customer liaison role.

As the boss: The Appraiser will be excellent in a teaching role but tends not to be so organised to excel in a business boss role, especially when detailed analysis is required.

As the leader: The Appraiser uses social conventions, what is known and common sense. They are able, sensible and charismatic leaders but just not very imaginative.

As the work colleague: The Appraiser will be a very popular person.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Events Co-ordinator - "I know how to organise a party and be the centre of attention at it."

As you - what you will complain about: The Appraiser tends to complain when other people are not pleased with them.


7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?

The Promoter is the Golden Retriever

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Freelance Travel Writer; Actor; Art Director; Musician; Product Manager; Primary School Teacher; Massage Therapist; Social Worker

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Bank Teller; Civil Engineer

Aspirational Career Choice™: Social work

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Romantic

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 11/16. Never shuts the fcuk up, but much less persuasive than their Inspirational.

Career Character™: The Promoter is imaginative, creative, insightful and caring. They are very service-oriented and have great communication skills. They do best in careers where they are helping others and / or being creative. They can be great as counselors, fitness trainers and therapists, as well as artists, actors, dancers and musicians.

Career Requirements™: The Promoter requires variety and independence.
They require a fulfilling career where they can innovate, explore and get creative. As the consummate idea-people, they need to follow the spark of inspiration in order to improve projects, take on new and exciting tasks, or imbue meaning into their work. They need to feel that they are constantly learning and growing in their career, or they will quickly become bored. As the 'Walt Disney’s of the world', they need to be able to see the big picture and where their work is going, or they will quickly become frustrated. Need supervision.

Career Loathing™: The Promoter loathes repetition and having to give criticism.
Their weak point in a career is anything that stifles their creativity or violates their need for independence. They cannot stand having to do the same thing over and over again, or feeling that they are stuck in a rut. They are hopeless on analysis, research, facts and are woeful finishers. They need to be able to take risks and experiment in their work, or they will quickly become unhappy. Giving criticism is also a major drain for this pattern as they prefer to focus on the positive things people bring to the world over the negative in most situations.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Imagination.
The Promoter is not afraid to think outside the box and find imaginative, creative solutions to the most complex dilemmas. They do this while inspiring and encouraging their friends to be optimistic and steadfast. They can motivate a team to stay strong and seek new avenues, adventures and innovative ideas. But with this they are terrible finishers. e.g. Dr. Seuss.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Energetic, Supportive.

Engaging Aura Zone™. Skilled at envisioning and inspiring. The Promoter seems to know exactly what will motivate the people around them and how to propel them towards a goal. They connect with people in brilliant ways, often accurately perceiving their intentions and motivations. They tend to have a contagious enthusiasm and upbeat energy that gets people excited about the future. They enjoy brainstorming options, hypothesizing new scenarios and networking to get a variety of perspectives. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Discoverer Advocate”.

What they Spot Zone™. They easily spot patterns and connections that other people fail to notice. When they look around, there is a sense that everything is connected and part of a bigger picture. What does the tree have in common with the car on the side of the road? How is a fork like a piano? When they see a crowded room full of people they may instantly spot which people are uncomfortable, which ones are faking a connection and which ones secretly have crushes on each other.

Narration 1: This Dogg has a thirst for adventure, creativity and a curiosity for new cultures, travel writing is a career seemingly tailor-made for a Promoter. This job allows them to experiment with a variety of activities – from writing, to networking, to pitching to editors and to sightseeing. They will be able to satisfy their hunger for novelty as well as be inspired by new and interesting people and experiences.

Narration 2: The Campaigner, also nicknamed The Imaginative motivator. Is a perceptive people-pleaser, who loves to experiment and explore. The Promoter has a strong, intuitive nature and likes to be around others, operating from feelings above logic. Crucially, they are motivated more by heartfelt goals than by money.

How to work with them: This pattern excels at both idea-generation and collaborative projects, so they would be a major asset in brainstorming sessions and any big picture thinking. Their weakness is that they are terrible starters and finishers, so deadlines can be an issue. That can be exacerbated when working remotely, when they do not always see messages or respond quickly enough to colleagues. As a result, they often need to be managed very closely in order to realize their high creative value.

E. Hunter™'s comments: In recruitment, one has to face the evidence that the Promoter has the characteristics of a totally disorganised person. If they had a good supervisor to press the deadlines, there is a great chance of building a winning team. Many fields suggested here require a very short attention span, which the Promopter possesses. The Promoter is also a very difficult Dogg to manage.

Some suitable roles: Entrepreneur, Performing Artist, Author, Psychologist, Teacher.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Bank teller, Civil Engineer, Patent Clerk.

The Promoter is creative, imaginative and loves working with people. They often enjoy flexibility and variety in their day-to-day work. Working as a bank teller or civil engineer would probably feel too dull and restrictive. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Avoid taking jobs that require detail and follow up. Team up with someone to take care of mundane details.

As the boss: The Promoter will be a problem for their company every day with their micro attention span and a reputation for not finishing anything, chronic lateness or being the 'last minute merchant'.

As the leader: The Promoter is the motivator. They wants people to find their own way, but will do everything they can to develop them to do it. But they are quite easily distracted and are woefully inconsistent.

As the work colleague: The Promoter will be liked in the workplace, mainly by colleagues from another department. If toxic, they will be loathed universally. The typically safe, encouraging, fun-loving, caring Promoter can suddenly turn into the most self absorbed, impulsive, unthoughtful, unpredictable, and unreliable person. They can also be vieved as a monomaniac by exhibiting an exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing; e.g Climate Change.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Musician - "I never want to get a real job because I do not want to. Proper jobs are no fun as you have to be accountable in a real job."

As you - what you will complain about: The Promoter tends to complain when anyone expects them to follow through on projects they have committed to as they will not accept being responsible at all times.


8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP

The Counselor is the Poodle

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Performing Artist; PR Manager; Sales Representative; Cosmetologist; Flight Attendant; Physical Therapist

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Psychiatrist; Economist

Aspirational Career Choice™: Entertainer

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Traveller

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 2/16. Yeet!

Career Character™: The Counselor is energetic, caring, resourceful and adaptable. They are enthusiastic, hands-on and seek excitement, so they make fantastic performers. They thrive when helping others and working closely with people, so ideal career paths include hospitality, health care professionals and food service.

Career Requirements™: The Counselor requires variety and teamwork.
They require a career which requires a dift for including people and creating a dynamic, upbeat energy wherever they go. Careers that involve interaction, creativity and hands-on work are a natural fit for them. They think quickly on their feet and enjoy a lot of variety. Because they are naturally curious, they enjoy opportunities to learn and grow as long as the learning is not excessively abstract or conducted for long periods in isolation. They often excel in customer service, public relations, marketing and the arts. Need supervision.

Career Loathing™: The Counselor loathes isolation and needlessly complicated procedures.
Their weak point is anything that makes them feel isolated or bored. They need to be around people and they need a lot of stimulation to stay engaged. They also prefer to learn by doing, so a job that requires them to read a lot of manuals or sit in front of a computer all day is going to feel like torture for them. And they have zero patience for needlessly complicated procedures or systems, so a job that is bogged down by bureaucracy is going to make them highly irritable.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Optimism.
The Counselor is quick to find a bright side to any hazardous scenario. These energetic, enthusiastic folk have a strong determination and zest for life that can encourage and motivate those who are struggling or oppressed. They will not give up when times get hard and they will not wallow in pessimism and self-pity. While they may have moments of despair, they have an unquenchable curiosity and grit that will not only help them but their friends and work colleagues. e.g. Tony Robbins.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Calm, Revolutionary.

Engaging Aura Zone™. Skilled at motivating. The Counselor has gregarious, enthusiastic energy that draws people in and creates buzz and excitement. They show people new experiences and enjoyment and strive to make each moment count. They are often talented at teaching by example and using real-life demonstrations to instruct. They go to great lengths to inspire people to get what they want and to achieve more in a short amount of time. They are typically quick thinkers who react calmly in make-or-break situations. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Motivator Presenter”.

What they Spot Zone™. Can “read” people with amazing accuracy because they are literally a master of decoding body language and physical movements. They have such high-definition focus on the world around them that they will be the first to notice if someone’s lying, sucking up, manipulating or has ulterior motives. They notice changes in skin colour, breathing rate and even pupil dilations sometimes. Being so attentive and uncannily observant can make them quick to spot unsaid feelings in other people.

Narration 1: This Dogg reckons that if you are going to work over eight hours per day they want a job that lets them be right in the middle of the action. They want a profession where you can be creative, expressive and make an immediate impact with people. Variety, interaction and instant feedback help them feel energised and motivated. Bringing humour, beauty or emotional connection to their audience is something that they excel at which is why this Dogg is often found on the stage.

Narration 2: The Entertainer, also nicknamed The Enthusiastic Improviser. Is the life and soul of the workplace, this pattern likes to show up and show off. They are energetic, enthusiastic and natural performers who often end up in creative or artistic professions. But while they love the spotlight they are also sympathetic, warm and generous.

How to work with them: This pattern needs to be given time to sparkle in front of others, so remote working can drain them. Wherever possible, get them involved in videos, voiceovers, podcasts or any project that involves creative performance. They will also be superb in remote pitches, as they will bring a persuasive energy which could otherwise be lacking via a computer screen.

E. Hunter™'s comments: A performing career is the ideal fit for this Dogg.

Some suitable roles: Pediatrician, Physical Therapist, Teacher, Landscape Architect.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Psychiatrist, Economist, Actuary.

The Counselor enjoys tangible, rapid results; working with people and having the freedom and a certain degree of spontaneity. This laid-back and often artistic nature can make psychiatry and economics stifling professions. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek jobs where you entertain others.

As the boss: The Counselor will have insurmountable issues as the boss.

As the leader: The Counselor is the trend setter. They lead by being paragons of media, they declare cool, others follow, they do not really take criticism or feedback at all well.

As the work colleague: The Counselor will be the entertainer in the workplace. This will persist even if their job role is mismatched and they are ordered to do something that is unsuitable - e.g. build or understand an Excel spreadsheet. The boss will wonder how the goldfish got in the mineral water bottle at the drinking fountain.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Reality TV star - "A job, why? I want to be paid handsomely for being famous."

As you - what you will complain about: The Counselor tends to complain when people are not getting along.


9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP

The Specialist is the Saint Bernard

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Freelance Photographer; Bookkeeper; Social Media Manager; Doctor; Veterinarian; Social Worker; Occupational Therapist

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Auditor; Architect

Aspirational Career Choice™: Designer

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Artist

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 10/16. So artsy. It is kind of impressive from the right angle, we guess.

Career Character™: The Specialist is gentle, adaptable, observant and loyal. They are sympathetic and reflective and love to help others, so they are natural born teachers, nurses and coaches.

Career Requirements™: The Specialist requires creativity and purpose.
They require a career which recognizes that they are the free spirits of the world. They are creative, compassionate and highly attuned to the world around them. They need a career that allows them to express their creativity and make a tangible difference in the world. One of the skills of this type is integrating various bits of information, ideas, or materials into a creative product, project or plan. They just need time and freedom to mentally piece together their ideas or creative visions. When they are given time to perfect their work they are capable of high-quality output. They often excel in the arts, design, health care and social work.

Career Loathing™: The Specialist loathes rigidity, disharmony and sudden change.
Their weal point is a career that includes anything that stifles their creativity or hampers their ability to complete work to their standards. They need freedom to express themselves and to follow their own moral compass. So a job that is excessively structured, rushed or lacking in purpose is going to be a major turn-off for them. They also cannot stand disharmony, so a work environment that is rife with office politics or infighting is going to be intolerable for them.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Passion.
The Specialist may seem sensitive and reserved on the outside but inside they have a fiery commitment to their ideals. If someone or something they believe in is threatened, they will fight with a passion and determination that is astounding. They are individualists, artists and practical dreamers whose passion guides them to be strong in some of the most harrowing circumstances. e.g. Bob Dylan.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Shy, Revolutionary.

Open Aura Zone™. Skilled in creation. The Specialist is introspective and creative. They want to integrate resources, information and materials into a composition that means something to them. They are creators of everything from music to food, stories to artwork and more. They need freedom and variety and aim to make an impact by integrating values and perspectives from a variety of different worlds. They have a colorful yet tranquil style. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Composer Producer”.

What they Spot Zone™. Can rapidly assimilate themselves into someone’s emotional experience, or “get into their shoes” and understand how they might be feeling. They also have a nuanced understanding of emotions, so they will be able to tell the difference between whether someone is “sad” or “disillusioned,” “happy” or “hopeful.” Emotions that other types see in general, blurry terms, are seen in high-definition detail.

Narration 1: This Dogg wants a job that is both creative and unstructured. They like working for themselves and they are especially drawn to aesthetics and finding beautiful symbols and details in everyday life. As a photographer, especially an editorial photographer, they get the chance to capture people from all walks of life and many varied cultures. They get to be there during pivotal moments in history and in the most beautiful natural surroundings. They are the kind of photographer who would care about capturing the pure emotions of their subject – their authenticity and originality. Each image would be unique and individual – not the same posed, stereotypical images often seen on a daily basis.

Narration 2: The Adventurer, also nicknamed The Versatile Supporter. Is a sensitive doer who thrives when creating for others. They are warm, approachable, friendly and averse to confrontation. They also see the value of exploring new things and discovering new experiences.

How to work with them: This pattern likes to live in the moment and can become completely wrapped up in their work. Working from home and without colleagues physically monitoring them, they can burn out quite easily, so they need to be reminded to take an hour for lunch and finish the working day at a reasonable time. Their energy is an asset, but it sometimes needs to be harnessed and directed with the desired focus by managers.

E. Hunter™'s comments: Avoid management roles, the corporate world or the public service at all costs.

Some suitable roles: Fashion Designer, Artist, Musician, Emergency Room Physician, Animal Trainer.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Auditor, Architect, Business Consultant.

The Specialist loves being helpful and cooperative and they also enjoy working in fields that they feel are of value to the world. Tangible results and hands-on work are other big draws and a career as an auditor or architect would likely not be stimulating enough. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek jobs where you can use your creative flair.

As the boss: The Specialist should avoid being the boss at all costs.

As the leader: The Specialist forges the path. They are a hopeless leader. They do not have the time to lead. They set the course, far from the beaten path with others free to follow or not.

As the work colleague: The Specialist will be unlikely to spend too much time with work colleagues. However, they are likely to be highly regarded if their work impresses others.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Snow Boarding Store Shop Assistant - "I do this for half of the year until the mountains are white."

As you - what you will complain about: The Specialist tends to complain when they are asked to make decisions for other people.


10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?

The Investigator is the Greyhound

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Psychotherapist; Counsellor; Writer; Scientist; Librarian; Psychologist

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Real Estate Agent; Paramedic

Aspirational Career Choice™: Counsellor

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Muse

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 14/16. Constantly wondering if others actually secretly hate them. (Haha of course they do, but do not tell them. No worries, they cannot read in between parenthesis).

Career Character™: The Investigator is sensitive, creative and intense. They thrive with language and symbols. They long for meaning in their careers and as they are very adept at reading people, they do best in the arts, medicine, education and science.

Career Requirements™: The Investigator requires purpose and independence.
They require a career which accepts that they are long-range visionaries who enjoy work where they feel has meaning and purpose for their lives. Ethically minded, they tend to investigate a company’s ethics and values before they decide to apply. As creative types, they enjoy a job that allows some creative freedom and experimentation. They are often drawn to jobs in writing, counseling or the arts. As introverts, they also prefer to work independently rather than being micromanaged or working in a highly social environment.

Career Loathing™: The Investigator loathes loudness, interruptions and busy work.
Their weak point is anything that makes them feel as if their work is pointless or without meaning. They need to believe that what they are doing is going to make a difference in the world, even if it is just a small one. Working alone or in a quiet setting is also preferable, as lots of noise and interruptions make them lose their focus and become stressed. They tend to be highly sensitive to noise or distractions, so a job that is chaotic or involves a lot of multitasking is going to be overwhelming for them.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Vision.
The Investigator has an uncanny ability to take current events and foresee where they will lead. They can easily glimpse where people’s choices will take them and how they will affect everyone else in the picture. They have a deep understanding of human nature and use their vision and empathy to make the world a better place for future generations. e.g. Mahatma Gandhi.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Calm, Passive.

Open Aura Zone™. Skilled in foresight. The Investigator has a gift for predicting and strategizing, foreseeing specific outcomes and how to attain them. They are typically the warmest of the Focussed Aura Zone™, focussing on developing and guiding individuals toward their potential. They help people stay on track by encouraging them, counseling them and seeing and promoting their strengths. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Foreseer Developer”.

What they Spot Zone™. Life to them is like a prism of light that is always changing and evolving. They see various contours and angles and how those angles completely alter the experience of each individual. When they experience something, they notice the core “why” at the foundation of the experience. Then they get into the various perspectives surrounding that experience. For example, if someone is telling them a story about their day, rather than focussing on the literal details of the story, they will be decoding why they are telling the story in the first place. Is it to impress someone? Distract from underlying pain? Use up time so that they do not have to think? They will also consider the various perspectives of the people around them and how each person will receive the story differently. Their ability to see all these different perspectives and underlying meanings can make them shockingly insightful.

Narration 1: This Dogg naturally picks up on the emotions and struggles of other people. They deeply desire to improve their lives in a therapeutic way, listening to their stories and finding creative solutions for their anxieties and concerns. Their insight into human nature and their ability to see underlying implications and meanings make you aware of many internalised battles that people are not even aware of themselves. With the proper training, they can be exceptionally gifted in this career field. This Dogg is over-represented as counselors and psychiatrists.

Narration 2: The Advocate, also nicknamed The Insightful Visionary. Is a principled creative type who is quietly forceful but also intuitive about people and concerned about their colleagues’ feelings. They tend to be deep thinkers with bags of ideas.

How to work with them: The entire hiring process is considerably more difficult in a remote world, but the Investigator can be an ace up your sleeve. They tend to be excellent judges of character, so it would be a major asset to have them sit in on virtual interviews. Just do not put them on centre stage in any Zoom meetings if you can avoid it: they do not thrive on attention and work far better behind the scenes.

E. Hunter™'s comments: Be aware that the Inspirational can be very determined which could be used to great effect.

Some suitable roles: Market Research Analyst, Writer, Social Worker.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Paramedic, Real Estate Agent, Reposession Man.

The Investigator needs work that feels purposeful, engaging and beneficial to humankind. While being a paramedic may seem to fit those qualities, the desire for a quiet, organized environment makes this profession not as fitting. And the lack of greater “meaning” behind being a real estate agent would also make this career the wrong match. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek jobs where interaction with people when in the role of expert is present. Be aware of the folly of confusing facts with opinions.

As the boss: The Investigator should never be under estimated for their relentless determination.

As the leader: The Investigator prefers one on one. They are a hopeless leader. They are not really inclined to take on any form of leadership whatsoever. They will try and get someone else to do it, although when on a mission for 'right', they can be as strong as any Persuader.

As the work colleague: The Investigator will be well regarded. But they can be very tactless. They have a focus on tasks, achievements, promotions, money, success and exhibit the 'work hard play hard' mentality. They can also be vieved as a monomaniac by exhibiting an exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing; e.g Climate Change.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Counsellor - "I work alone and am hard to find, but I will find you when you need me the most."

As you - what you will complain about: The Investigator tends to complain when there is any conflict that interferes with their artistic vision.


11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?

The Agent is the Tibetan Terrier

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Creative Writer; Copywriter; HR Manager; Physical Therapist; Mental Health Professional; Artist; Photographer

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Judge; Police Officer

Aspirational Career Choice™: Writer

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Poet

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 15/16. Wants to talk about their feelings. But will not.

Career Character™: The Agent is creative, empathic and inquisitive. They are natural helpers and are deeply caring. They tend to have excellent communication skills, so they make great writers. They thrive in other artistic positions as well such as musicians, graphic designers and in language arts.

Career Requirements™: The Agent requires meaning and autonomy.
They require a fulfilling career which has personal meaning and contributes to the greater good. They need to feel as if their work is making a difference in the world and that their talents are being put to good use. Driven by curiosity, they enjoy knowing everything there is to know about a job so that they can be sure they are making the correct decision. As ethically-driven people, they will look at a company’s values before applying for a position to make sure that there will not be any conflict between the company’s goals and their own. They can be visionary and creative, so a career that allows them to tap into their imagination and come up with new ways of doing things is ideal. They also prefer to work independently rather than being micromanaged or placed in the center of a busy, high-pressure team.

Career Loathing™: The Agent loathes work that violates their values and a busy, high-pressure environment.
Their weak point in a career is anything that violates their values or stifles their creativity. They cannot stand feeling as if they are stuck in a job that has no personal meaning or big-picture impact. If the company is merely driven by dollars and cents and profit margins they will be miserable. They also cannot stand working in high-pressure environments where they are constantly being micromanaged, told what to do, to do it faster and to be accountable.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Integrity.
The Agent is known for their strong moral compass and their authentic, compassionate nature. They will not stray into morally ambiguous waters and they will lead with honesty and kindness. They will work tirelessly in the defense of the downtrodden, the outcasts, or the beliefs they stand for. They are passionate, imaginative and true to their values and ideals. e.g. Hans Christian Andersen.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Shy, Supportive.

Open Aura Zone™. Skilled in clarifying values. The Agent takes individuals and organisations to the heart of who they are and what they stand for. They are often the moral backbone of an organisation or family, unifying and harmonizing divergent values and respecting individuality. They keep people focussed on what really matters in the long run. They are gifted at guiding others with gentle affirmation, imagination and encouragement. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Harmonizer Clarifier”.

What they Spot Zone™. Has a unique ability to assess the priorities and ethics of other people. They notice what is important to people, what they value and whether or not they are acting in a way that is in line with those values. Because of this, they have a skill at creating safe spaces for people to feel comfortable in their own skin. For example, they might notice that a friend of their has deeply-held religious beliefs that they rarely talk about. When someone else starts making fun of religion or putting it down in some way, they would be the person to pull their friend aside and get them to a place where they do not feel attacked or ridiculed. Other people might not have noticed that the friend was religious or feeling uncomfortable in the first place.

Narration 1: This Dogg naturally enjoys working creatively and autonomously. They have a rich and vivid imagination that is usually filled to the brim with stories and possibilities. Their empathy allows them to write fully-dimensional characters who are varied and intriguing. Alone in a quiet place with nothing but pen and paper they can bring their inner worlds to life in ways that are captivating to the soul and spirit.

Narration 2: The Mediator, also nicknamed The Thoughtful Idealist. Is a laidback ideas person with a well-developed value system. However they can often get lost in their imagination and daydream. While they bring intensity and enthusiasm to projects, they often find it challenging to sustain their excitement for long periods of time.

How to work with them: This pattern tends to have very deep-seated values, which can cause problems because frustrations can stew when they are offended, which is easy to do. This is amplified when working remotely as grievances can linger for longer, so managers need to encourage them to get any concerns out into the open. Otherwise, the key to getting the best out of the Agent is to encourage and reinforce meaning in their work. In other words, if their projects align with their values, this pattern can be an unstoppable force.

E. Hunter™'s comments: Avoid a management role at all costs. They tend to be lazy, miserable and complain while showing no initiative whatsoever.

Some suitable roles: Counselor, Veterinarian, Performing Artist, Musician, Occupational Therapist.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Police officer, Judge, Drill Sergeant.

The Agent enjoys cooperative and flexible workplaces. They also love expressing their individuality in their career and exercising creativity or their personal strengths. These qualities make them unlikely to feel long-term happiness from a career as a police officer or judge. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek jobs where their imagination and creativity can flourish.

As the boss: The Agent should never, ever, be the boss.

As the leaders: The Agent is the consensus builder; the prerquisite for a hopeless leader. While they can form a team and let everyone’s interests align, they are terrible at confrontation and dealing with issues which what a leader is required to do on a daily basis.

As the work colleague: The Agent is likely to be seen as a citizen of La La Land.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Actor - "I cannot be bothered to learn the lines, but find it to be a natural path away from reality."

As you - what you will complain about: The Agent tends to complain when anyone expects them to deal with the mundane details of life.


12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?

The Achiever is the Bassett Hound

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Detective; Technician; Tradie; Construction Worker; Engineer; Inspector

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Special Education Teacher; Dentist

Aspirational Career Choice™: Mechanic

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Engineer

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 4/16. They are a grower not a shower, but they know that they are still loaded so they do not have to be cocky about it.

Career Character™: The Achiever is very hands-on and are analytical, practical and exacting. They are natural troubleshooters and problem-solvers, so they do very well in careers with computers, electronics and technology. They also thrive in the outdoors so are well-suited for traditional farming and specialist farming such as raising elk, bison, ostriches, emus and alpacas as well.

Career Requirements™: The Achiever requires independence and competence.
They require a career that recognizes that that are the quintessential “fixer” personality pattern. They have a knack for figuring out how things work and are not daunted by a crisis or a complex problem. They are often excellent at troubleshooting because they are able to quickly zero in on the root cause of a problem. It is crucial that they have a career that allows them to work independently and use their hands-on skills to solve problems. They often excel in careers such as mechanics, tradies, engineering, art and IT.

Career Loathing™: The Achiever loathes incompetence and needless rules.
Their weak point is anything that makes them feel trapped or surrounded by idiots. They need to be able to work with their hands and they need the freedom to come up with their own solutions. They are also highly independent, so a job that requires them to be micro-managed or closely supervised will be a no-go for them. They hate being surrounded by incompetence; whether that means chatty, unproductive co-workers (e.g. Agent) or a leader who does not know how to run a company efficiently and logically (e.g Practitioner).

Upper Hand Advantage™: Resourcefulness.
The Achiever can keep a cool head in the most dire of situations. They know how to detach themselves from commotion and turmoil to think of clever, effective solutions. Like the TV secret agent MacGyver, they are the ones you can count on to create fast, ingenious solutions to the most complex problems. They are the 'Masters of tools. They are fearless - risking themselves again and again, despite frequent injury. They are most likely to pit themselves, or their technique, against chance or odds. Try letting them handle equipment of any complexity and power and see how fast they learn to use it. e.g. Clint Eastwood.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Shy, Passive.

Open Aura Zone™. Skilled in tactics. The Achiever is needed in an immediate crisis when a quick, smart solution is essential. They can solve problems rapidly without getting panicky. They use their focussed energy to find resources, tools and materials to circumvent problems and improve situations. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Analyzer Operator”.

What they Spot Zone™. Spots logical fallacies more frequently and rapidly than most patterns and, as a result, can be challenging to convince of anything without pure, unadulterated facts. They quickly realize when people are defending their decisions by using false dichotomies, straw man arguments or half-truths. They have little patience for this and can quickly tune people out who are trying to manipulate them in this way. They just do not see it as being worth their time.

Narration 1: This Dogg wants a job that makes them think, allows them to be active and piques their curiosity. As a detective, they can use their skill for detailed observation and analysis to study suspects, interview witnesses and examine the evidence. Their ability to separate fact from fiction enables them to piece together the story of how a crime unfolded and who is likely to blame. Their desire for justice motivates them to be an advocate for the victims they long to protect.

Narration 2: The Virtuoso, also nicknamed The Logical Pragmatist. Is a direct, to-the-point character, who is loyal to their peers but not overly concerned with laws and rules. The Achiever is the most unpredictable of the 16 patterns as they are typically rational and logical, but can also be enthusiastic and spontaneous.

How to work with them: This pattern will likely feel the impact of missed day-to-day interactions with their teams most of all, so they would benefit from scheduled one-on-one digital meetings to maintain drive and focus. They tend to excel at troubleshooting, so in a remote work environment they can be a major tech asset. They are very good at test driving new tools and navigating software, but they also lose focus easily. They are the team member most likely to turn off their camera in a meeting, open another window and start surfing the net – so they do need to be managed.

E. Hunter™'s comments: Whatever their occupation, they will be the one you go to to fix the photocopier or get your car started. Be aware that the Achiever has the worst temper but a very long fuse. That would be very hard to pick in a job interview. You found that at Oxor™.

Some suitable roles: Tradie, Forester, Software Developer, Firefighter, Airline Pilot.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Special Education Teacher, Dentist, Yoga Instructor.

The Achiever enjoys risk, action, physical activity and flexibility. They are often inclined toward professions that involve practicality, efficiency and troubleshooting. These desires probably woild not be satisfied through careers in special education teaching or dentistry. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek jobs where 'hands on' is the name of the game.

As the boss: The Achiever will want to think things through.

As the leader: The Achiever is a apprenticeship leader. The issue here is that they are generally very reluctant to work with others, as others tend to fall well short of their standards. The one man band tradie. If they do lead, then they pick a promising apprentice and take them from journeyman to master. In the unlikely event that they are willing to lead you in any way other than telling you exactly what to do, on 'pain of death', then it is a massive compliment.

As the work colleague: The Achiever will quickly gain the reputation of the practical Mr. Fixit.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Builder - "I built your shed, but I noticed that your main house foundations were a bit weak so I dug them out by hand and put 200 tonnes of concrete in so they can withstand a direct nuclear strike."

As you - what you will complain about: The Achiever tends to complain when there is no productive action to take immediately.


13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?

The Practitioner is the Alaskan Malamute

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Veterinarian; Accountant; Financial Clerk; Bank Teller; Research Analyst; Administrative Manager(?); Photographer; Primary School Teacher

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Chemist; Management and Leadership Roles

Aspirational Career Choice™: Teacher

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Philanthropist

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 16/16. No surprise for the reanking here. Wants to talk about YOUR feelings. And will, whether you want them to or not.

Career Character™: The Practitioner is warm and sympathetic, but also detailed, organized and thorough. They are natural protectors, so they tend to thrive as health care professionals or working with children or animals. As they are so detail-oriented, they also do well in positions that work closely with money such as bookkeeping.

Career Requirements™: The Practitioner requires a sense of purpose and a supportive environment.
They require a career that recognizes that they are are gentle, supportive and loyal who take their responsibilities very seriously. Often the glue that holds a team together, they are skilled at taking care of everyone’s needs and keeping the peace. They are incredibly patient and they have a knack for creating consistency, stability and direction. Staying focussed, working methodically and showing up on time are all things at which they tend to excel.

Career Loathing™: The Practitioner loathes disorder and feeling unappreciated.
Their weak point is when anything feels chaotic or out of control. Routine-oriented and stability-seeking, they hate feeling that they cannot know what to expect when they show up to work. Ever-changing schedules, complicated instructions and unclear expectations are all items that will stress them out. They also need to feel like their efforts are appreciated and that their work is making a difference in people’s lives. They perform best in a supportive environment where they can rely on management for clarity and guidance when needed. This is because they are followers only.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Devotion.
The Practitioner is known for their generosity, compassion and attention to detail. Throughout history, they have been people who guarded the defenseless, attended the sick and stood up for the less fortunate. They are aware of the details that make people feel comfortable and are often the first to notice if someone seems cold, hungry, thirsty or simply tense. They are the quiet caretakers, the loyal confidantes and people who deserve much more recognition than they usually receive. e.g. Kate Middleton.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Calm, Supportive.

Focussed Aura Zone™. Skilled in supporting. The Practitioner notices what people need and alerts them to precautions they should take. They absorb details like a sponge, often going the extra 1.60934 kilometres to make sure that their loved ones are safe and protected. They are deeply loyal to their friends and use common sense and consistent support to motivate and encourage. They protect valued traditions and remind people of what “home” really means. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Protector Supporter”.

What they Spot Zone™. Sees life through a series of filters and lenses that compare what is happening now to the experiences in the past. Because of this, they can spot changes very quickly. As an example, they are probably the first to notice when someone has cut their hair, changed the décor in their living room or even appears more uncomfortable physically. Because of their ability to spot these changes, they can often pick up on physical cues about how people feel and what they need. They can also recall solutions from the past that can be used to optimize a current situation. [They live in the past].

Narration 1: This Dogg has a natural desire to make a practical difference for the people / nice customers (or their four-legged friends) that they care about. They have strong attention to detail, a grounded outlook on life and a desire to heal, nurture and comfort. As a vet, they would be able to use their natural gifts to improve the quality of life for the animals who are treasured by your clients. They have the compassion to deal with sick animals and their worried owners and they have the hard-working and grounded nature that is needed to deal with the (sometimes) less-than-pretty nature of the job. They have the organisational skills to keep their office running smoothly provided there is no conflict. Any conflict, as minor as what the thermostat is set to, will cause issues and Fido will not get the treatment that Lady Clackhorn is paying for.

Narration 2: The Defender, also nicknamed The Practical Helper. Is the most extroverted of the introverts, the Practitioner prioritises harmony and co-operation, hase a strong work ethic and are sensitive to colleagues’ wishes and feelings. But there is steel behind their zeal: they tend to be extremely conscientious workers whose performance rubs off to others and may keep remote teams bonded and happy.

How to work with them: The Practitioner displays incredible attention to detail, so they are great for checking over others’ work, editing shared documents or looking over pitches and proposals at the final stage. They are also very good at following rules (rated 16/16 in takingb risks) and inspiring others to do the same. If you put them in charge of any time tracking software you use their effort may increase the efficiency of the entire team. But that will fail if there is any conflict.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The reality is that the Practitioner is a follower, but a highly regarded and competent one. They, however, cannot handle conflict or criticism effectively. They want consensus on everryhing, lest they be questioned. They put issues under the carpet. If they have a good manager, there is a great chance of forming a winning team. Many fields suggested here do not require good management skills. Research indicates that they should avoid the following careers as they will be both ineffectual and useless. Executive, Management Consultant, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Financial Manager, Insurance Agent, Owners Corporation Secretary. Cynically, not be a Sales Manager at Caltex Victoria Retail West or a Senior Vice-President at MPSI. On a serious note, Oxor™ should run a recruitment company. That company would not even interview a Practitioner for any type of management or leadership role. We cannot be clearer or fairer than that.

Some suitable roles: Physician, Social Worker, Teacher, Librarian, Chef, Health and Safety Engineer.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Chemist / Technician, Marketing Manager, Criminal Defence Lawyer.

The Practitioner prefers organized, orderly, low-profile jobs in which they can feel that they are being helpful to others. This makes areas such as chemistry or marketing unlikely fits. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Avoid taking jobs that require management skills.

As the boss: The Practitioner will be a very good, loyal and respected employee as they are followers. They will struggle as an effective boss as they hate conflict, criticism and change, even when necessary. They should never be the boss based on our experience over many decades.

As the leader: The Practitioner follows the belief. They are hopeless leaders and do not really lead beliefs either. They point out what they believe to be right and true, and try to get others to see it too. But they are rusted on to the past.

As the work colleague: The Practitioner will play the victim and talk about all the goings on with their family.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Teacher or Clerk - "I like people together with a bit of process and I tend to get landed with the jobs that no one else wants."

As you - what you will complain about: The Practitioner tends to complain r show passive-aggressive tendencies when they lack positive feedback or receive unwarranted (in their eyes) criticism.


"Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools."
Solon, 640 BC - 558 BC. Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet. (Appraiser)


14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?

The Objective Thinker is the Bernese Mountain Dog

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Referee/Umpire/Sports Official; Dentist; Certified Public Accountant; Supply Chain Manager; Business Analyst

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Bartender; Actor

Aspirational Career Choice™: Police Officer

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Enforcer

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 8/16. The absolute best at being mediocre.

Career Character™: The Objective Thinker is practical, factual, organized and logical. They are great problem-solvers who thrive in careers that are heavy with facts, numbers, rules and data. They make excellent accountants, engineers, air traffic controllers and security guards.

Career Requirements™: The Objective Thinker requires consistency and competent leadership.
They require a career that requires hardworking, detail-oriented and reliable people who take their responsibilities very seriously. They have a knack for understanding systems and procedures and they are often the ones who keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. Consistent routines and logical leadership are crucial to their well-being. Throwing them in an unexpected situation every day or being wishy-washy as a manager will only serve to frustrate and overwhelm them.

Career Loathing™: The Objective Thinker loathes incompetence and interruptions.
Their weak point is when anything feels chaotic or out of their control. They need to know what to expect when they show up to work and they prefer predictable schedules and routines. They also need competent leadership; someone who can give clear instructions and provide adequate support when needed. Anything vague or ambiguous will only serve to frustrate them. They need a calm and orderly work environment; a place where they can focus on their work without interruption.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Concentration.
The Objective Thinker has a masterful eye for detail and accuracy. They are extremely aware of all the nuances and physical aspects of the project they are working on. While others flit from idea to idea or can glaze over details, they miss nothing. They may not say everything they think or express all their thoughts and plans, but they notice and see with more precision than most. If you need someone who can keep an attentive, protective eye on a project or person they care about, you can count on them. e.g. Warren Buffett.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Shy, Commanding.

Focussed Aura Zone™. Skilled in logistics. The Objective Thinker has a knack for creating detailed, sequential plans so that a goal can be achieved in an efficient, timely manner. They are good at organising people, delegating and leading in a calm, no-nonsense way. They foresee potential problems and focus their energy on avoiding negative effects. Their well-laid out plans and their quiet, yet confident, nature inspires trust in people. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Planner Inspector”.

What they Spot Zone™. Has an intense attention to detail that few can rival. They do not just see the obvious details on the surface, though. Seeing something in the present can trigger a series of other images and memories from the past in their mind. They probably experience déjà vu a lot because they are so connected to these previous experiences. They know how to use their rich mental storehouse of facts to make the current moment more efficient or enjoyable.

Narration 1: This Dogg is extremely observant and detail-oriented which makes them perfect for the job as a referee. They are quick to notice when something is not as it should be and they have a strong belief in fair-play, no matter what their personal preferences may be. They are good at remembering the rules, watching out for the well-being of the players and inspecting equipment to make sure that the players will all be safe. In this career field, they can use their powers of judgment to make wise split-second decisions that are fair and objective.

Narration 2: The Logistician, also nicknamed The Responsible Realist. Is a dutiful doers who appreciate clarity, love routines and believes in values like honour, hard work and social responsibility. They are quiet, reserved and reliable. The Queen of England is an archetypal Objective Thinker.

How to work with them: This pattern is incredibly well organized, which is a major asset in a remote working environment. They do not need much management or being checking up on, just email them a to-do list at the start of the week and you can trust them to quietly get on with it. They would also be the perfect type to organize and streamline any shared space online, from Dropbox to Google Docs.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The skills outlined here also promote the idea of a Project Manager due to the Objective Thinker's sublime skill of being able to seamlessly connect seemingly unrelated facts. They are the inside runners for Level 5 Managers per the Jim Collins philosophy; many would erroneously go for the High D quadrant.

Some suitable roles: Surgeon, Veterinarian, Farmer, Pilot, Mechanic, Engineer, Accountant, Logistician.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Actor, Bartender, Standup Comedian.

The Objective Thinker has a meticulous approach, a logical nature and desire for an hierarchical, structured work environment. Artistic jobs such as being an actor or food service jobs such as bartending are typically not good fits. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Seek roles where they can drown in facts.

As the boss: The Objective Thinker will be a very good, loyal and respected employee as they abide by the rules. As a boss will want to be fed the pros and cons before deciding but can be very effective.

As the leader: The Objective Thinker follows the process. They do not really lead; they ensure the process is followed. The process is the leader. But they are very good leaders in this environment.

As the work colleague: The Objective Thinker may well be seen as boring if their interests differ radically from their colleagues. Otherwise, they will very highly thought of and regarded.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Process Manager - "No, you did not tick section 54b subsection 8.1 box 3; you will have to start all over again."

As you - what you will complain about: The Objective Thinker tends to complain when there is not a clearly defined plan of action.


15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?

The Perfectionist is the Papillon

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Software Developer; Professor; Academic; Writer; Biomedical Engineer; Web Developer

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Corrections Officer; Primary School Teacher

Aspirational Career Choice™: Science

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Professor

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 8/16. Pretty good once you get to know them, but they probably will not let you.

Career Character™: The Perfectionist is intellectually curious but also analytical, objective and conceptual. They thrive as architects and engineers, as well as in various scientific and technology fields as well as in construction.

Career Requirements™: The Perfectionist requires independence and intellectual stimulation.
They require a career that requires a role that is driven by curiosity and a need to understand how things work. They are constantly seeking out knowledge and understanding and they enjoy having time to reflect on what they have learned. A job that allows them to work independently and gives them the space to think through problems is ideal. They are usually not interested in leading or managing others but they are often the go-to person when something complicated needs to be fixed or figured out. Having freedom to think critically and analyze data will allow then to come up with revolutionary ways to improve efficiency and progress in whatever job they choose.

Career Loathing™: The Perfectionist loathes being rushed or dealing with people’s feelings.
Their weak point would be in a career that stifles their intellectual curiosity or violates their need for independence. They cannot stand having to do the same thing over and over again or feeling that they are being micro-managed or forced to micro-manage others. Taking risks, experimenting and getting creative inspires them and allows them to do their best work. Jobs that force them to manage other people’s feelings and emotions, particularly if they are volatile, are also frustrating for them. The exception to this would be a Perfectionist who has taken an interest in psychology or counseling, as they may find the challenge of understanding people’s emotions to be intellectually stimulating.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Analytical Thinking.
The Perfectionist is excellent at organizing logical principles and creating a framework for how things work. They disregard bias or emotional distractions to decide what is most rational, objective and fair. While others might lose patience with complex dilemmas, they can effectively dissect the problem to discover creative, ingenious solutions. e.g. Marie Curie.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Bold, Passive.

Focussed Aura Zone™. Skilled in developing theories. The Perfectionist has an inner focus on logical analysis and precision. They work to create precise, refined systems of categorization, aiming to get to the essence of something by merging theories into a complete picture. They bring clarity to complex situations by sharing new approaches, methods and unconventional perspectives. They cut through denial and present ingenious explanations or conclusions without getting emotionally attached to them. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Designer Theorizer”.

What they Spot Zone™. They can almost immediately spot assumptions, biases and inconsistencies in arguments, beliefs or rules. When people around them are arguing, they will quickly sense the framework that each person is using to attack the other person. They can also sense faulty logic in both arguments, which components of the argument do not match up with another and which categories in the argument are being purposefully ignored. They can quickly call out inconsistencies, inaccurate projections and hypocrisy without feeling any emotional ties to either side.

Narration 1: This Dogg is drawn to technology like a magnet. They love using their reasoning skills and troubleshooting abilities to create innovative systems and platforms. Their curious, intellectual nature tends to draw them to fields in engineering, technology and the sciences. These are all places where they can think creatively and design solutions that solve abstract problems and desires. As software developers, especially entrepreneurial software developers, they are able to work autonomously and at their own pace – which can be quite brisk if they are passionate about what they are creating or be never finished - 'there are just more tweaks' that probably will take months if not more.

Narration 2: The Logician, also nicknamed The Objective Analyst. Is a renegade problem solver who loves patterns, are quick to notice discrepancies and cherish competence and logic. They thrive in being alone and would enjoy lockdown more than any other type. e.g. Albert Einstein is the archetypal Perfectionist.

How to work with them: This pattern really needs to be given the freedom to do things in an original way and to be listened to, because they come up with the smartest solutions. Their weak spot is that they often neglect to share decisions and solutions and that trait can become even more pronounced when working from home. If there is a Perfectionist your team, encourage them to use shared documents and software as much as possible.

E. Hunter™'s comments: The Perfectionist is a poor leader and manager as there is always more information to obtain. This means deadlines are missed. Meanwhile, the house has burned down. If they had a good supervisor / team leader there is a great chance of forming a winning team. Many fields suggested here do not require good management skills. Keep the Perfectionist away from management and where newly gained influence goes off the scale. e.g. Some of Australia's Chief Health Officers causing fear and panic in the COVID-19 situation crisis where 99% of the cases are mild and masks are ineffective.

Some suitable roles: Computer Systems Analyst / Programmer, Engineer, Physicist, Professor, Writer.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Corrections Officer, Elementary School Teacher, Used Car Salesman.

The Perfectionist enjoys flexible, non-traditional environments, which would make work as a corrections officer almost certainly too restrictive. Their desire to work independently and create their own path can make work as a teacher of young minds the wrong fit. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Avoid taking jobs that require lots of human interaction or practicality.

As the boss: The Perfectionist will always want more time to finish a task as they seek perfectionism. If they are the boss, the project will be incomplete, late and over budget. So, do not appoint them as the boss.

As the leader: The Perfectionist is the lead engineer. Hopeless leader who has totally no mechanical aptitude. They tend to try and design everything themselves, including what has already been invented. They delay all decisions. They really do not like telling others what to do.

As the work colleague: The Perfectionist may well be the absent minded professor of your outfit. If they are just a bit eccentric, they can be the subject of great humour as they may well fall asleep on the train and arrive back at their home station at 9am.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Security Guru, including IT - "No one quite knows what I do, nor when it will be finished and, every time a person asks me, I massively wish that they had not done so."

As you - what you will complain about: The Perfectionist tends to complain when practical considerations interfere with their creative potential.


16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?

The Enhancer is a Lone Wolf

Top Dogg Best Career Choices™: Astronomer; Photographer; Financial Advisor; Marketing Manager; Teacher; Physical Therapist

Bottom Dogg Catastrophic Career Choices™: Social worker; Writer

Aspirational Career Choice™: Judge

Top Dogg Nickname™: The Iconoclast

Big Dick Energy Rank™: 9/16. Will absolutely DESTROY you with LOGIC and FACTS. It is not as sexy as it sounds; but it is super effective. Why has Total Quality Management succeeded? Puts F&D - FACTS AND DATA - always ahead of - PHOG - Perception, Hearsay, Opinion and Guess.

Career Character™: The Enhancer is decisive, innovative, insightful and logical. They are able to apply their big-picture thinking along with their problem-solving skills, which makes them best suited for work in very technical careers such as architecture, science and engineering.

Career Requirements™: The Enhancer requires independence and achievement.
They require a career that requires enjoy coming up with new ideas, business process improvement and conceptualizing new ways of doing things. As the Nikola Tesla’s of the world, they are strategic and innovative. Learning new things, mapping out goals and being on the leading edge in a company project satisfies them. They need to feel that they are in control of their work and their destiny. They are often drawn to careers in business, science or technology.

Career Loathing™: The Enhancer loathes lack of control and inefficient, invasive co-workers, suppliers or customers.
Their weak point is a career that makes them feel as if they are not in control. Do not put them as a 'ordinary committee member'; put them as the Secretary of the Committee. They need to be able to see the big picture and have a clear understanding of how their work fits into it. They are also highly independent, so a job that requires them to be in close quarters with others or to be micromanaged is going to feel stifling for them. And they have zero tolerance for inefficient systems or people, so a job that is bogged down by bureaucracy or needless rules is going to drive them insane. Lazy co-workers, chatty people in their vicinity or a lack of vision will have them heading for the exit.

Upper Hand Advantage™: Strategizing.
The Enhancer can easily see the long-range implications of current events. They can quickly navigate through roadblocks and setbacks, constantly re-constructing their vision and re-determining what will happen in the days ahead. They have a clear, precise view of the future and know how to arrange outer elements so that the desired outcome can be achieved. e.g. Mark Zuckerberg.

In their Aura Zone™ - what they emit - unique aura, energy, vibe:

The cohort also refer to Your Zone™

Gives off this vibe™: Calm, Commanding.

Focussed Aura Zone™. Skilled in strategy. The Enhancer conceives new ways of thinking about things and can direct others to make progress in turn. They are insightful and original, often seeing underlying meanings or patterns that bypass others. They maximize efficiency and are often called upon when a complex, long-range objective needs to be achieved and planned out. Aura Zone™ Tag: “Conceptualizer Director”.

What they Spot Zone™. Sees various perspectives and underlying meanings in the world around them. Because they have Extroverted Thinking paired with Intuition, they also see implementable strategies at every turn. It is easy for them to imagine life as a complex strategy game and they often feel like the only one who knows the ultimate strategy and sees the big picture. They spot implications, outcomes and opportunities quickly and can alter their life plan at a moment’s notice so that it lines up with their long-term goals.

Narration 1: This Dogg is naturally drawn to the big picture of life – and one cannot get a much bigger than the study of astronomy. Understanding how celestial objects (stars, planets, comets and galaxies) originate, move and impact us helps to broaden our understanding of the universe. This career field is compelling to a mind which is constantly seeking to make clarity out of complexity. Their interest in the theoretical, scientific and their insight into future implications gives them a natural skill in this field. They are someone who does not mind racking their brain to understand some of the most puzzling concepts of our time which make them a perfect fit for this career field.

Narration 2: The Architect, also nicknamed The Conceptual Planner. Is an innovator with a perfectionistic trait who is comfortable alone and thrives in a remote work environment. The Enhancer is a natural problem solver who is great at taking an idea and turning it into a plan of action. They are a dual threat: skilled at both intuitive and practical thinking.

How to work with them: This pattern is usually more comfortable communicating in writing so they will often need to be nudged into picking up the phone or jumping on a Zoom call when it is more beneficial to do so. They are extremely deadline focused, but there is also a danger they can rush to hasty decisions when under pressure, particularly without colleagues nearby to check their impulses. Sometimes they need to be reminded to stop for a second, take their time and let ideas germinate, rather than just rushing straight at them.

E. Hunter™'s comments: This Dogg loves being the strategist and is extremely good at being that. Poor team player but outstanding leader of a team with a reputation of bashing through roadblocks to get the job done. They attack or criticize cherished beliefs or institutions.

Some suitable roles: Lawyer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Data Scientist, Director, Sales Manager (not Salesman), CEO.

Some totally unsuitable roles: Receptionist, Nurse, Special Education Teacher.

The Enhancer is an analytical problem solver who enjoys efficient and structured work environments. Their grasp on complex issues usually means they need challenging environments for their minds — making work as a receptionist or nurse less likely to be stimulating enough. Both are doomed to fail.

As candidate: Ensure that you demonstrate that you can take account of the personal sides of decision making which is often stated to be a big weakness. Take a job where you can thrive when given the space to shine with your strategy.

As the boss: The Enhancer is very good boss who clearly articulates what is expected and that is that everything in this company or organization can be done better.

As the leader: The Enhancer is the classic control freak. They are great on detail, organization and being on top of all issues. They tend to do too much themselves except dealing with people which they will happily delegate.

As the work colleague: The Enhancer is very much the mystery man as they very rarely allow work colleagues to see how they tick. They will be very difficult to get to know and it will not take colleagues very long to know of their disinterest in small talk, gossip and idiots. They have a focus on tasks, achievements, promotions, money, success and exhibit the 'work hard play hard' mentality.

Sarcastic, yet very, true career™: The Super-Expert - "I am correct and I annoyingly know it and I am correct almost all of the time which which can annoy others and, when that happens, I am massively delighted. I tend to spend lots of time just waiting for others to catch-up."

As you - what you will complain about: The Enhancer tends to complain when people do not see why their strategy is the best - and their strategy usually is the best.
They cannot stand not being challenged, put in a position where they have no ability to innovate, create, or take control in any way. They loathe being stuck in a repetitive, pointless situation where nothing they do matters. They can stand most other things. Handy to know that they can handle loneliness, loss, fear, when food and other essentials for well-being are lacking and hardship.
But being stuck with no options and apparantly no way out of a situation, no ability to create and no one who appreciates their ideas, is probably the worst situation for an Enhancer and any employer, committee etc. should not be surprised if the Enhancer moves on.