Type Academy

Type Academy

Simple Interaction Styles Overview

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Focused Energy
(ISTP, ISTJ, INTJ, INFJ)

  • Like to think ahead and predict the goal.
  • Believe that it is worth taking time to anticipate what might happen.
  • Tend to appear calm, intense and focused.
  • Have a measured tone of voice and energy.
  • Tend to naturally define the goal and then chart the key milestones required to reach the goal.
  • Excel at defining a sensible plan.
  • Help to keep projects and teams on track by comparing ideal status with current position.
  • Tend to be stressed by not knowing what will happen.

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Approachable Energy
(ISFP, ISFJ, INTP, INFP)

  • Like to take the time to reconcile many inputs.
  • Believe that multiple points of view can be resolved.
  • Tend to appear approachable, friendly and patient.
  • Have a gentle tone of voice and energy.
  • Tend to naturally gather input from various sources and then repackage that data to a unique point of view
  • Excel at listening to others.
  • Help to avoid mistakes by gathering as much information and data on a subject as possible.
  • Tend to be stressed by not having enough time or being provided with credit.

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Determined Energy
(ESTP, ESTJ, ENTJ, ENFJ)

  • Like to move quickly towards a goal.
  • Believe that it is worth taking a risk to decide and correcting later.
  • Tend to appear quick moving, confident and determined.
  • Have a fast-paced tone of voice and energy.
  • Tend to naturally take action and lead a group to an objective.
  • Excel at executing tasks, looking at angles and removing obstacles.
  • Help to get things accomplished (often through people)
  • Tend to be stressed by the appearance of nothing happening.

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Expressive Energy
(ESFP, ESFJ, ENTP, ENFP)

  • Like to facilitate involvement from the group.
  • Believe that it is worth the time spent to engage others.
  • Tend to appear expressive, upbeat and casual
  • Have an enthusiastic tone of voice and energy.
  • Tend to naturally involve others in the decision to achieve buy-in.
  • Excel at motivating others and raising energy levels.
  • Help to raise commitment by focusing on exploring options.
  • Tend to be stressed by not being involved or being left out.