The “D” or decisive behavioral style. You’re “D” behavioral style is showing if you like to be in control of the environment around you. You show this style if you are comfortable being decisive and, making quick decisions and are uncomfortable when you are around others who do not make quick decisions.

People with a dominant behavioral style represent 15 to 18% of the population. These folks are generally forward  thinking. While no one is infallible, these people seldom see themselves making errors. They are comfortable accepting risks, which exposes them to new challenges. When these experiences turn out poorly, they do not consider them failures, but simply as experiences that did not turn out well. These people are very comfortable finding new ways to solve the problem before them, and get results.

There are many people who say they are comfortable doing the same things dominant people do. However only a person who is constantly taking risks, being aggressive, and demanding results has the “D” behavior trait as their primary trait. At one time or another, all people have the need to be decisive, demanding, and result oriented. However, only the person with a dominant style (strong "D") has this trait as the primary behavioral style.

A dominant person brings many gifts to others: they do not internalize their failed experiences. Rather, they try a different one until their objective is accomplished. About 65% of people do internalize their failures. Dominant people help them to see folly of their concerns and help them move on.

Dominant people do face several challenges when interrelating with others, triggered by their drive for quick results with the least amount of detail, and by a general aggressiveness. Non?dominant people do not relate easily to dominant people’s habit of making decisions without detailed information. A non? dominant person just does not share dominant people’s belief that quick decisions are best.

Whatever behavior styles we have, we all need to modify our behaviors to meet the needs of others especially loved ones and those we rely on to assist us in life and work.

A dominant person needs to adjust the intensity of his or her needs to be in control, to make quick decisions and to be aggressive. When people who live and or work together become aware of the power, of motivational behavior traits, they understand the behavioral needs the other person has.

With coaching and time, they begin to celebrate the differences and use them for the good of everyone.

The Dominant person needs to be less aggressive with non-dominant people, and the non-dominant person needs to be more aggressive in interrelations with a dominant person. A good rule to follow is when a dominant person needs to influence a non-dominant person, he or she will need to lower their intensity, be willing to give up control, and give the non-dominant person time to make decisions. The opposite efforts are helpful when a non-dominant person needs to influence the dominannt person.

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