Category Archives: Personality types

Activator by Marcus B. et al


When can we start? This is a recurring question in your life. You are impatient for action. Once a decision is made you cannot not act. Others may worry that there are still some things we don’t know, but this does not seem to slow you. Guided by your activator theme, you believe that action is the best device for learning. You make a decision, you take action, you look at the result, and you learn. How can you grow if you have nothing to react to? You know you will be judged not by what you say, not by what you think, but by what you get done. This does not frighten you. It pleases you.

How to manage an activator

-Ask this person what new goals and improvements should be achieved by your division. Select an area that fits and give her the responsibility for initiating and organizing the project.

-Let her know that you know she is a person who can make things happen and that you will be asking her for help at key times. Your expectations will energize her.

-Assign her to a team that is bogged down and talks more than it performs. She will stir them into action.

-When this person complains, listen carefully-you may learn something. But then get her on your side by talking about new initiatives that she can lead etc. DO this quickly because unchecked she can quickly stir up negativity when she gets offtrack.

-To prevent her from running into too many obstacles, partner her with people strong in strategic or analytical talent. They can help her look around the corner. However you may have to intercede for her in these partnerships so that her instinct to act is not stymied by their desire to project and analyze.

From Book- Now, discover your strengths