The Relaters

Relaters are valuable to a team because they are great at building relationships! They tend to be motivated by being appreciated and building harmonious relationships. They are very interested in personal interactions, sometimes to the detriment of the task. They are great communicator and encourage two-way flow. They are also excellent listeners. Emotionally, they are warm and friendly. Their decision making process is somewhat slow, due to wanting input from others. When stressed they tend to acquiesce.


Tendencies include:

  • Being supportive
  • Being agreeable
  • Loyalty, Self-control
  • Consistency
  • Being a good listener
  • Performing established work patterns

The ideal environment includes:

  • Sincere application
  • Minimal conflict, Security
  • Acknowledgement of work, Limited territory
  • Traditional way of doing things
  • Opportunity to develop relationships


Tendencies may include:

  • Resisting change
  • Trouble meeting deadlines, overly lenient
  • Procrastinating
  • Being indecisive
  • Holding a grudge
  • Being overly possessive
  • Lack of initiative

Need others to provide:

  • Stretch toward new challenges
  • Help in solving difficult problems
  • Initiative and change

Life development areas:

  • Facing confrontation
  • Initiating more, Increasing pace

Understanding the Relater
Basic motivation: Relationships and appreciation
Best environment: Specialization
Working with a group
Accepts/Rejects: Accepts friendships
Rejects conflict
Behavior under tension:Acquiesces
Could benefit from: Initiating
Major strengths: Weaknesses:
Supportivecan result inConforming
Agreeablecan result inRetiring
Loyalcan result inMissed opportunity

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