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Leaders

The four aspects that make up this personality type are:

Summary of Leaders

  • Natural managers who strive for efficiency
  • See the big picture and make strategic plans for the future
  • Think of themselves as bright, independent and logical
  • May overlook other people's need for emotional support

More about Leaders

Leaders are strategic thinkers, planning ahead and anticipating difficulties. They quickly spot inefficiency and organise people to make improvements. Leaders like solving problems at the organisational level, but would rather leave the detailed work to others.

 
Leaders are most likely to say they enjoy their job, according to a UK survey.

Leaders enjoy discussing complex issues and will challenge people's views to spark a debate. They admire people who defend their beliefs by arguing persuasively.

In situations where they can't use their talents or are unappreciated, Leaders may become detached, critical or aggressive. Under extreme stress, Leaders may feel isolated and doubt their abilities.

Leaders are often so ambitious in their careers that they sacrifice their personal life in the process.

Leader Careers

Leaders are often drawn to jobs in management where logical analysis and strategic planning are required.

Other Personality Types

Find out about the other fifteen personality types from the What Am I like? personality test:

Big Thinker, Counsellor, Go-getter, Idealist, Innovator, Mastermind, Mentor, Nurturer, Peacemaker, Performer, Provider, Realist, Resolver, Strategist and Supervisor.

Take the What am I like? personality test, or learn more about personality type.

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