A Supportive Designer

supportive designer


I recently consulted with a Graphic Designer about her strengths as she was seeking to maximize her business. We spent an our on the phone going over her scores. This is the summary report of her style and strengths:
The key to success is to find opportunities where your line is a natural fit. Moving outside that line becomes a lot of effort and adaptive behavior. Life becomes harder.
Your natural bent is as follows:
Your 56 Cognitive score is a planner score. You listen to ideas and turn them into plans and procedures. You use discussion to get clarity around an idea. Amber, who is a high cognitive, has ideas that you translate into something more practical. Chad, who is a Strategist, debates ideas and pushes on multiple options to commit to work works now.
You are the planner who hears their ideas and clarifies with planning.
Your 81 Relational score is your highest score and what you manage from. You feel other people and provide empathy. You use empathy to provide comfort and understanding. You can understand the irrational parts of other people.
This is the score you lead from. You choose the people over the ideas, the goal or the details. It allows you to be influential as well as insightful on what people want. It can also be difficult to assess relationships, much less break them, if reality warrants such an action because you are emotionally attached to people.
Your 29 Goal Score allows you to be highly responsive. You seek to work through a process along with your Cognitive style. The goal is internal to you. You defer to higher goal score people and drive according what you believe is a process that supports the overall goal.
For you, working on a team, where others make the call is much more comfortable for you.
Your 13 Detail Score is a score around focus. You enjoy work that emphasizes personal craftsmanship. You prefer this much more than routine work. You want to hand off and you find resources to get to your goals.
It’s hard to work in a mundane, repetitive environment. You value freedom and variety. Your blind spot is that you can move with speed and it may affect quality or details that can go overlooked.
But you use feedback emotionally from others and iteration in your work to get to a goal. You don’t mind continuous revisions to get to what others are thinking.
Overall, you like working on a team where others come up with the concepts and goals and that you get along with the people.
Our scripts play out and our interactions are affected by how close or distant we are in our scores.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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