Are you an ENTJ? An ISFP? An Aries or a Pisces? You may know your Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and you no doubt know your birthday–but what about your Trust Temperament™? How do you go about building a trustworthy relationship with another person?
Our research has identified six different Trust Temperaments™, or preferences, describing how different people go about building trust.
You Might Be a Redneck If…
To borrow from Jeff Foxworthy’s famous comedy routines (though on a more serious subject), we’d like to offer you a little self-assessment opportunity. Here are the six Trust Temperaments™ based on the Trust Quotient to check out below. Each one represents two strengths from the Trust Equation.
What’s Your Trust Temperament?
If you like being the smartest person in the room, if you solve the hard problems, if you care about what other people think of your work, or if you’ve ever said “Lead, follow or get out of the way–”
—You might be an Expert.
If you’re organized, dependable, sincere, if you’re the PTA president or Little League coach, if you’ve ever been called a kindly (or not-so-kindly) drill sergeant–
–You might be a Doer.
If you love ideas and framing the big picture, how things are connected, collaborating and brainstorming, and if you like to play by your own rules–
–You might be a Catalyst.
If you’re magnetic and caring, if you accomplish things through others, and if people come to you to find out what’ really going on around here–
–You might be a Connector.
If you care about the group and the mission, if you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, if the phrase ‘servant leader’ has a positive ring for you–
–You might be a Steward.
And if you love the subject matter of your work (maybe more than you love people?), if you get sidetracked by insights but never by ego, if anyone has ever said to you: “Hello, we’re over here–”
–You might be a Professor.
Where do you see yourself? To find out your type, take the Trust Quotient test.
But Enough About You–Let’s Talk About Us!
As we’ve said, these are natural styles, or tendencies, which draw on different strengths in becoming trustworthy. Over the coming weeks some of us from Trusted Advisor Associates LLC are going to share our personal perspectives on what it’s like to be a…