Thought Leader


Adapted from Personality Patterns by Lana Bateman, published by Hutington House, Inc., Lafayette, LA.


Adventurous One who will take on new and daring enterprises with a determination to master them
Adaptable Easily fits and is comfortable in any situation
Animated Full of life, lively use of hand, arm, and face gestures
Analytical Likes to examine the parts for their logical and proper relationship


Persistent Sees one project through to its completion before stating another
Playful Full of fun and good humour
Persuasive Convinces through logic and fact rather than charm or power
Peaceful Seems undisturbed and tranquil and retreats from any form of strife


Submissive Easily accepts any other’s point of view or desire with little need to assert his own opinion
Self-sacrificing Willingly gives up his own personal being for the sake of, or to meet the needs of others
Sociable One who sees being with others as an opportunity to be cute and entertaining rather than as a challenge or business opportunity
Strong-willed One who is determined to have his own way


Considerate Having regard for the needs and feelings of others
Controlled Has emotional feelings but rarely displays them
Competitive Turns every situation, happening, or game into a contest and always plays to win
Convincing Can win you over to anything through the sheer charm of his personality


Refreshing Renews and stimulates or makes others feel good
Respectful Treats others with deference, honour, and esteem
Reserved Self-restraint in expression of emotion or enthusiasm
Resourceful Able to act quickly and effectively in virtually all situations


Satisfied A person who easily accepts any circumstance or situation
Sensitive Intensively cares about others, and what happens
Self-reliant An independent person who can fully rely on his own capabilities, judgment, and resources
Spirited Full of life and excitement


Planner Prefers to work out a detailed arrangement beforehand for the accomplishment of project or goal, and prefers involvement with the planning stages and the finished product rather than the carrying out the task
Patient Unmoved by delay, remains calm and tolerant
Positive Knows it will turn out right if he’s in charge
Promoter Urges or compels others to go along, join, or invest through the charm of his own personality


Sure Confident, rarely hesitates or wavers
Spontaneous Prefers all life to be impulsive, unpremeditated activity, not restricted by plans
Scheduled Makes, and lives, according to a daily plan, dislikes his plans to be interrupted
Shy Quiet, doesn’t easily instigate a conversation


Orderly A person who has a methodical, systematic arrangement of things
Obliging One who is quick to do it another’s way
Outspoken Speaks frankly and without reserve
Optimistic Sunny disposition who convinces himself and others that everything will turn out all right


Friendly A responder rather than an initiator, seldom starts a conversation
Faithful Consistently reliable, steadfast, loyal, and devoted sometimes beyond reason
Funny Sparkling sense of humour that can make virtually any story into an hilarious event
Forceful A commanding personality whom others would hesitate to take a stand against


Daring Willing to take risks, fearless, bold
Delightful A person who is upbeat and fun to be with
Diplomatic Deals with people tactfully, sensitively, and patiently
Detailed Does everything in proper order with a clear memory of all the things that happen


Cheerful Consistently in good spirits and promoting happiness in others
Consistent Stays emotionally on an even keel, responding as one might expect
Cultured One whose interests involve both intellectual and artistic pursuits, such as theatre, symphony, ballet
Confident Self assured and certain of own ability and success


Idealistic Visualizes things in their perfect form, and has a need to measure up to that standard himself
Independent Self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-confident, and seems to have little need of help
Inoffensive A person who never says or causes anything unpleasant or objectionable
Inspiring Encourages others to work, join, or be involved, and makes the whole thing fun


Demonstrative Openly expresses emotion, especially affection and doesn’t hesitate to touch others while speaking to them
Decisive A person with quick, conclusive, judgment-making ability
Dry-humour Exhibits “dry wit” usually one-lines which can be sarcastic in nature
Deep Intense and often introspective with distaste conversation and pursuits


Mediator Consistently finds him-or herself in the role of reconciling differences in order to avoid conflict
Musical Participates in or has deep appreciation for music, is committed to music as an art form, rather than the fun of performance
Mover Driven by need to be productive, is a leader whom other follow, finds it difficult to sit still
Mixes easily Loves a party and can’t wait to meet everyone I the room, never meets a stranger


Thoughtful A considerate person who remembers special occasions and is quick to make a kind gesture
Tenacious Holds on firmly, stubbornly, and wont let go until the goal is accomplished
Talker Constantly talking, generally telling funny stories and entertaining everyone around, feeling the need to fill the silence in order to make others comfortable
Tolerant Easily accepts the thoughts and ways of others without the need to disagree with or change them


Listener Always seems willing to hear what you have to say
Loyal Faithful to a person, ideal, or job, sometimes beyond reason
Leader A natural born director, who is driven to be in charge, and often finds it difficult to believe that everyone else can do the job well
Lively Full of life, vigorous, energetic


Contented Easily satisfied with what he has, rarely envious
Chief Commands leadership and experts people to follow
Chart maker Organizes life, tasks, and problem solving by making lists, forms, or graphs
Cute Precious, adorable, centre of attention


Perfectionist Places high standards on himself, and often on others, desiring that everything be in proper order at all times
Pleasant Easygoing, easy to be around, easy to talk with
Productive Must constantly be working or achieving, often finds it difficult to rest
Popular Life of the party and therefore much desired as a party guest


Bouncy A bubbly, lively personality, full of energy
Bold Fearless, daring, Forward, unafraid of risks
Behaved Consistently desires to conduct himself within the realm of what he feels is proper
Balanced Stable, middle-of-the-road personality, not subject to sharp highs or lows


Blank A person who shows little facial expression or emotion
Bashful Shrinks from getting attention, resulting from self-consciousness
Bossy Commanding, domineering, sometimes overbearing in adult relationship
Brassy Showy, flashy, comes on strong, too loud


Undisciplined A person whose lack of order permeates most every area of his life
Unenthusiastic Tends to not get excited, often feeling it won’t work anyway
Unforgiving One who has difficulty forgiving or forgetting a hurt or injustice done to them, apt to hold onto a grudge
Unsympathetic Finds it difficult to relate to the problems or hurts of others


Reticent Unwilling or struggles against getting involved, especially when complex
Resistant Strives, works against, or hesitates to accept any other way but his own
Resentful Often holds ill feelings as a result of real or imagined offences
Repetitious Retells stories and incidents to entertain you without realizing he has already told the story several times before, is constantly needing something to say


Fussy Insistent over petty matters or details, calling for great attention to trivial details
Fearful Often experiences feelings of deep concern, apprehension, or anxiousness
Forgetful Lack of memory which is usually tied to a lack of discipline an not bothering to mentally record thongs that aren’t fun
Frank Straightforward, outspoken and doesn’t mind telling you exactly what he thinks


Impatient A person who finds it difficult to endure irritation or wait for others
Insecure One who is apprehensive or lacks confidence
Indecisive The person who finds it difficult to make any decisions at all Not the personality that labours long over each decision in order to make the perfect one
Interrupts A person who is more of a talker than a listener, who starts speaking without even realizing someone else is already speaking


Unpopular A person whose intensity and demand for perfection
Uninvolved Has no desire to listen or become interested in clubs ,groups, activities, or other peoples lives
Unpredictable May be ecstatic one moment and down the next, or willing to help but then disappears, or promises to come but forgets to show up
Unaffectionate Finds it difficult to verbally or physically demonstrate tenderness


Headstrong Insists on having his own way
Haphazard Has no consistent way of doing things
Hard to please A person whose standards are set so high that it is difficult to ever satisfy them
Hesitant Slow to get moving and hard to get involved


Plain A middle-of-the-road personality without highs or lows and showing little, if any, emotion
Pessimistic While hoping for the best, this person generally sees the down-side of a situation first
Proud One with great self-esteem who sees himself as always right and the best person for the job
Permissive Allows others (Including children) to do as they please in order to keep from being disliked


Angered easily One who has a childlike flash-in-the-pan temper that expresses itself in tantrum style and is over and forgotten almost instantly
Aimless Not a goal-setter with little desire to be one
Argumentative Incites arguments generally because he is right, no matter what the situation may be
Alienated Easily feels estranged from others, often because of insecurity or fear that others don’t really enjoy his company


Naïve Simple and childlike perspective, lacking sophistication or comprehension of what the deeper levels of life are really about
Negative attitude One whose attitude is seldom positive and is often able to see only the down or dark side of each situation
Nervy Full of confidence, fortitude, and sheer guts, often in a negative sense
Nonchalant Easygoing, unconcerned, indifferent


Worrier Consistently feels uncertain, troubled, or anxious
Withdrawn A person who pulls back to himself and needs a great deal of alone or isolation time
Workaholic An aggressive goal-setter who must be constantly productive and feels very guilty when resting, is not driven by a need for perfection or completion but by a need for accomplishment and reward
Wants credit Thrives on the credit or approval of others. As an entertainer this person feeds

on the applause, laughter, and/or acceptance of an audience


Too sensitive Overly introspective and easily offended when misunderstood
Tactless Sometimes expresses himself in a somewhat offensive and inconsiderate way
Timid Shrinks from difficult situations
Talkative An entertaining, compulsive talker who finds it difficult to listen


Doubtful Characterized by uncertainty and lack of confidence that will ever work out
Disorganized Lack of ability to ever get life in order
Domineering Compulsively takes control of situations and/ or people, usually telling others what to do
Depressed A person who feels down much of the time


Inconsistent Erratic, contradictory, with actions and emotions not based on logic
Introvert A person whose thoughts and interests are directed inward, lives within himself
Intolerant Appears unable to withstand or accept another’s attitude, point of view, or way
Indifferent A person to whom most things don’t matter one way or the other


Messy Living in a state of disorder, unable to find things
Moody Doesn’t get very high emotionally, but easily slips into lows, often when feeling unappreciated
Mumbles Will talk quietly under the breath when pushed, doesn’t bother to speak clearly
Manipulative Influences or manages shrewdly o deviously for his own advantages, will get his way


Slow Doesn’t often act or think quickly, too much of a bother
Stubborn Determined to exert his or her own will, not easily persuaded, obstinate
Show-off Needs to be the centre of attention, wants to be watched
Sceptical Disbelieving, questioning the motive behind the words


Loner Requires a lot of private time and tends to avoid other people
Lord over Doesn’t hesitate to let you know that he is right or in control
Lazy Evaluates work or activity in terms of how much energy it will take
Loud A person whose laugh or voice can be heard above others in the room


Sluggish Slow to get started, needs push to be motivated
Suspicious Tends to suspect or disrupt others or ideas
Short-tempered Have a demanding impatience-based anger and a short fuse. Anger is expressed when others are not moving fast enough or have not completed what they have been asked to do
Scatterbrained. Lacks the power of concentration or attention, flighty.


Revengeful Knowingly or otherwise holds a grudge and punishes the offender, often by subtly withholding friendship or affection
Restless Likes constant new activity because it isn’t fun to do the same things all the time
Reluctant Unwilling or struggles against getting involved
Rash May act hastily, without thinking things through, generally because of impatience


Compromising Will often relax his position, even when right, in order to avoid conflict
Critical Constantly evaluating and making judgments, frequently thinking or expressing negative reactions
Crafty Shrewd, one who can always find a way to get to the desired end
Changeable A childlike, short attention span that needs a lot of change and variety to keep from getting bored



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Posted by Angelo Kehayas
Angelo is a Public and Key Note Speaker, a Business, Executive and Leadership Coach. He has served at senior level in blue chip companies and has established and run successful ventures in multiple industries. He has designed and delivered corporate development programmes, focused speaking events, and has coached executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs. He specialises in challenging assignments, solving systems problems and facilitating group and team planning sessions. He is certified as a Master Coach, Certified Management Consultant and NLP Practitioner.

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