The Analytical personality is polite but reserved, logical, fact- and task-oriented. This person’s focus is on precision and perfection.
Other strengths include persistence, diligence, caution, and a systematic approach.
Weaknesses involve being withdrawn, boring, quiet, reclusive, and even sullen at times. If he or she seems indecisive, it’s because of a need to assess all the data. Perfectionism can be a fault if the Analytical pushes it too far. This person is definitely not a risk-taker.
The Analytical personality needs to be right, and won’t openly discuss ideas until confident in a decision. His or her pleasure is accuracy. Pain is to be wrong and criticised.
- Be systematic, thorough, deliberate, and precise
- Focus on the task
- Be prepared to answer many “how” questions
- Provide analysis and facts
- Don’t get too personal
- Recognize and acknowledge the need to be accurate and logical
- Don’t rush unnecessarily
- Expect to repeat yourself
- Compliment the precision and accuracy of the completed work
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