Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: High Autonomy

Do you highly value your freedom? Are you assertive and independent? If so, you may be a high scorer in autonomy. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a high score in autonomy and what you can do to best encourage their growth.

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Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: Low Autonomy

Autonomy: The need to act independently, regardless of others’ beliefs or opinions about those actions. 

Do you often seek advice from trusted mentors? Are you open to feedback and teamwork? Do you prefer the tried and true? If so, you may be a low scorer in autonomy. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a low score in autonomy and what you can do to best encourage their growth. 

Low Autonomy

Meet Kendra. She always does her job the way she knows works and doesn’t stray too far from the conventional. She likes working with people and would rather make a decision in a group than independently. She is always seeking advice from trusted people in her life and what they do, think and feel often guides her decisions.

Kendra is a good example of someone who likely has a low autonomy score. She:

  •  Is a team player
  • Tends to value security, preferring the known and true
  • Welcomes advice and direction from trusted advisors
  • Is conventional and has a high need for security
  • Is open to feedback and welcomes mentors into their lives
  • Plays by the rules and avoids risk 

Tips for Managing Low Scorers

Although low scorers in autonomy can be great team players, are positively open to feedback and can provide an easygoing presence in the workplace, sometimes their tendency to stick to the tried and true and follow the pack can hold them back personally and professionally.  Also, sometimes low scorers in autonomy can react to and worry about someone else’s expectations and reactions and defer to their opinion. Because of this, they might have difficulty making decisions and taking action on their own.

Here are some tips for managing someone with a low autonomy score: 

  • Encourage them to keep an open mind to new ideas and creative
     solutions. Their first instinct may be to disregard “out-of-the-box” thinking.
  • Encourage them to spend time with creative, high energy, high autonomy people from time to time. Discuss all of the strengths of this type of person so they can learn more about them.
  • Team work, participation, collaboration, and low risk initiatives motivate the low scorer in Autonomy. Encourage them to balance this need with exposure to new things.

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Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: High Exhibition

Are you someone who likes to be center stage? Does attention from other people give you energy? If so, you may be a high scorer in exhibition. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a high score in exhibition and what you can do to best encourage their growth.

Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: Low Exhibition

Are you someone who likes to take the back seat and not be the center of attention? Does speaking up and giving your opinion in a meeting make you anxious? If so, you may be a low scorer in exhibition. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a low score in exhibition and what you can do to best encourage their growth.

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Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: High Networking

Are you having a hard time during the quarantine not being able to go to big social events? If so, you may be a high scorer in networking. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a high score in networking and what you can do to best encourage their growth.

Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: Low Networking

Are you someone who gets uncomfortable at big parties and would rather have a tight knit group of friends? If so, you may be a low scorer in networking. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a low score in networking and what you can do to best encourage their growth.

Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: Low Endurance

Are you someone who struggles to stay on task during your work day, getting bored when you have to work on the same thing for too long? If so, you may be a low scorer in Endurance. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a low score in endurance and what you can do to best encourage their growth.

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