Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: High Endurance
Endurance: The ability to persist with any task through to its completion.
Are you someone who needs to finish what you start and gets anxious if you don’t? If you answered yes, you might be a high scorer in Endurance. Let’s dive into what makes these type of people tick and how you can best help them grow.
Meet Meg. Meg is a hardworking, persistent employee who you can always count on to “come through.” She never misses deadlines and always completes her projects throughly and punctually, ensuring that every detail is refined before submitting it to her manager. Sometimes, if she can’t finish a project she’s working on during the work day, she’ll work late into the night just to get it done, even if it’s not due for another week. It drives her crazy when her colleagues come into her office and try to chat or give her other projects while she’s in the middle of another one.
Meg is a good example of someone with a high score in Endurance. She:
Tips for Managing High Scorers
Although high scorers in Endurance are extremely reliable and consistent, sometimes they can become a little too obsessed with every single task and lose sight of their priorities, often leading to overwhelm and burnout. They can also sometimes be a little too intense and task-oriented for other people, and can have a hard time “letting go,” which can create an uptight atmosphere for their less obsessed counterparts.
Here are some tips for managing someone with a high Endurance score: