Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: Low Personal Adjustment

Do you tend to overreact to situations? Are you easily stressed out? If so, you may be a low scorer in personal adjustment. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a low score in personal adjustment and what managers can do to best encourage their growth.

Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: High Self-Control

Do you tend to avoid risk? Are you dutiful and reliable? If so, you may be a high scorer in self-control. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a high score in self-control and what managers can do to best encourage their growth.

Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: High Submissiveness

Are you kind and supportive in team settings? Would you rather agree with someone else’s opinion to avoid a conflict? If so, you may be a high scorer in submissiveness. Let’s take a look at the behavioral traits of someone with a high score in submissiveness and what managers can do to best encourage their growth.

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.

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.

How to Detect Conflict using the BE Success Survey

By looking at two people’s BE Success Survey, you can easily detect potential conflict and provide your employees with awareness to help them anticipate how to best manage it in a healthy and helpful way. Let’s take a look at some charts!

What is Happiness & How Happy are you?

What is happiness and can it really be based upon simple practices? CEO, Rick Breden, tells a story about practicing happiness and shares his thoughts about the qualities, attitudes and practices that will lead us to a happier and more successful life.

Guiding Gumby

In this episode of Natural Tendencies, Rick speaks to a highly driven creative engineer about his key behavioral attributes and shows how these traits can be both strengths and growth areas in his life. Rick guides you through using our behavioral assessment in this coaching session and gives advice to facilitate your own.