The Doer

Doers are valuable to a team because they take initiative! They tend to be motivated by results. They are very interested in being direct and using time efficiently. This can result in communication being decidedly one way, though they are very good at initiating conversations. Emotionally, they tend to be detached and independed. Their decision making is somewhat impulsive and always goal oriented. When stressed they tend to be Autocratic.


Tendencies include:

  • Getting immediate results
  • Making quick decisions
  • Persistence
  • Solving problems
  • Taking charge
  • Self-reliance

The ideal environment includes:

  • Many new and varied activities
  • Opportunity to get things done
  • Continual challenges
  • Difficult assignments
  • Freedom to act
  • Control over situations


Tendencies may include:

  • Insensitivity to others
  • Impatience
  • Overlooks risks and cautions
  • Inflexibility and unyielding
  • Taking on too much
  • Being inattentive to detail
  • Resenting restrictions
  • Being too demanding of others

Need others to provide:

  • Sensitivity to needs of others
  • Caution, Details and facts

Life development areas:

  • Greater patience
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Being more flexible

Understanding the Doer
Basic motivation: Results and challenge
Best environment: Continual challenges Freedom to act
Accepts/Rejects: Accepts the difficult
Rejects inaction
Behavior under tension:Autocratic
Could benefit from: Listening
Major strengths: Weaknesses:
Getting things doneresults inInsensitive to others
Decisivenessresults inImpatient, overlooks risks, facts
Persistentresults inInflexible, unyielding

Now that you've got the DIRT, find out how this information can help you strategize so that you can work together more effectively!