Linda V. Berens in Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction To Interaction Styles 2.0 also suggests that there are four innate styles/patterns of behavior which determine how we interact with each other. She refers to them as Chart-the-Course, Behind-the-Scenes, In-Charge and Get-Things-Going. (These terms are apparently copyrighted, as is most of the information I've found, so there's a link at the end of the post if you'd like more information about Berens and the four interactive styles.)
Your character's interactive style can help you to determine how he will respond in certain situations.
- How will he react to relationship difficulties? (Attack, defend, give in, ignore/hope it blows over?)
- What's his prime motivator when it comes to interacting with others? (Approval, power, respect, fitting in?)
- How will he react in a crisis? (Take control, rely on others, solve with group, persuade others to his plan)
Berens Interactive Styles - Synopsis
Engage Your Strengths Quiz
Adjectives for the day: indigent, icterine, ignivomous, immarcescible, improvident, inchoate, infandous