Is driven by self-confidence and mentally very stabile. Can take on a lot, rarely suffers from emotional outbursts and is not easily unbalanced. Can handle emotional experiences well, is resilient and usually optimistic. Is rarely hindered by fear of failure and usually daring but may walk away from taking responsibility for mistakes and risk being overconfident.
Is driven by avoiding mistakes, may tend to perfectionism or suffer from performance anxiety. Is sensitive to overall atmosphere and to external (especially negative) impressions, emotionally involved and likely to lose his cool after a stressful event. Takes matters personally, sees a mistake's consequences readily and tends to blame himself for it; is very self-critical.
Is driven by admiration for people who inspire or intrigue him. Is sensitive to superiors' positive recognition. Has a strong sense of hierarchy; wants to be recognized and liked by people he respects and regards as knowledgeable. Is easily advised by them. Is ready to admire others and express his admiration.
Focuses on his own position and likes to see relations based on equality; is unlikely to look up to other people's achievements or to compliment those people for them. Sees any hierarchies in perspective, is hardly sensitive to them. Has little respect for „important' people; is hard to impress or to influence by other people's authority. Has little difficulty approaching people, regardless of their status.
Strongly needs agreement, support and understanding – especially in case of stress or adversity. Has an urge to be heard and understood. Values and depends on a warm and sympathetic atmosphere; appreciates sincere interest, is grateful for help and support. Likes to work in a team where people fend for each other. Will easily ask for support; may feel things in life are „against' him.
Is driven by independence; needs little agreement, help or understanding in order to function. Presents as tough even when facing serious adversity; may seem less sensitive. Usually functions without any support or guidance; may lose out on his team's potential by not sufficiently addressing its support or back-up. May risk taking on too much himself. Demands little energy or attention from others when attempting something new.
Is driven by excitement. Handles external pressure very well; is stable, not easily unbalanced even under severe pressure. Is unlikely to regard complaints or problems as urgent; sees problems in perspective, sometimes plays down larger problems. May come across as stoical or indifferent. Works better under constraint or with deadlines; has difficulty functioning in a dull or quiet environment. Tends to leave a task alone until the very last moment.
Has a strong need for a peaceful and calm work environment in order to perform. Pressure and hectic situations may lead to an emotional response, even to panic. Is very committed; quickly sees the urgency of problems and complaints – even minor ones. Is unlikely to ever play them down or put them in perspective; will rather prioritize them out of concern. Has no difficulty with uneventful circumstances.