Meetings are everywhere.
But most are terrible. Pick someone's pattern when you observe them at a meeting.
Match Elizabeth Hunter™s analysis of meetings behaviour that may lead you to correct Titanium Imposition™ plus some tips from the archives as to making your meeting a success if you are the facilitator.

Six Elevanto MEETING TIPS that may get your MEETING ON TRACK.

1. Plan and structure the meeting – Elevanto suggests using a "Statement of Achievement". It is a statement that says: "As a result of this meeting, we will have achieved ___." Fill in the blank before the meeting and share it along with your agenda and announce it before your meeting starts.
2. Create a compelling agenda - Elevanto says that the agenda should clearly indicate the meeting topic, why that topic is important and how attendees can prepare.
3. Set the rules for decision making – Elevanto establishes how decisions will be made. It can be vote based, an expert will have the final say and it can also include consensus or bargaining.
4. Create a focal point – A discussion topic written a board or on PowerPoint can help in directing everyone’s attention to a single point. Get all attendees to write down their ideas. The meeting facilitator sorts through these ideas and shares them.
5. End the meeting with the right question – What will be your personal achievement and by when will you achieve it? This improves accountability and responsibility.
6. Reflect on how your meeting went - Use assessment questions to gather input from your meeting attendees: * Was the Statement of Objectives met? If yes, to what extent?
* What would you like to do more of, during these meetings?
* What would you like to do less of, during these meetings?
* If you consistently receive negative feedback, it’s time to rethink the reason for holding the meeting in the first places. Analyse if your meeting is focussed on agreed upon objectives and take necessary corrective measures.

Conducted and composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 19 December, 2019

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1. Director - ESTJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: NETWORKER.
Description: Do not hesitate to express their opinion, sometimes even forcefully pushing it. They are self-assured, confident and Type-A personalities. They may not have the best solutions, but they are willing to argue and prove that they are correct.
Classification and what to expect: DOMINANT. The Director does not need any encouragement to participate. However, they may hijack the conversation and cause the meeting to go off-track. They may be so focussed on getting their point across that they fail to hear what others have to say. It is important to let the Director know that their opinions and viewpoints have been heard.
Questioning Style: WHAT. Direct, goal focussed, quick and decisive. They tend to think of themselves individualistically so tend to ask questions that affect them directly. They do not want a lot of details, but just the facts they need to know. Examples: "What’s the bottom line?" or “What’s in it for me?”.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, invite input from those who have not spoken to ensure that Directors do not control the conversation.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if efficiency is your priority. Of all the patterns, the High D's are the ones most likely to dislike long meetings. They often feel like meetings are a waste of their time. Easily bored, they have no patience for activities that they consider unnecessary. They are extremely productive and results-oriented and, in a long meeting, can feel frustrated by prolonged discussions and a lack of forward momentum. They would rather be doing work that they consider more a more productive use of their time. As a result, they tend to keep meetings as streamlined as possible. When they are in charge (and they love to be in charge), they will make sure that the discussion gets right to the point and will not spend a lot of time of consensus building. They will take immediate charge, make tough decisions, be blunt, cut out the chit-chat, make sure the necessary information is conveyed, and delegate tasks as needed. If there is a time crunch, this is the perfect choice to keep things streamlined, efficient and to the point.
What they might say: "Mission accomplished."

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2. Developer - ENTJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: SPEEDY GONZALES.
Description: Do not hesitate to express their opinion, sometimes even forcefully pushing it. They are self-assured, confident and Type-A personalities. They may not have the best solutions, but they are willing to argue and prove that they are correct.
Classification and what to expect: DOMINANT. The Developer does not need any encouragement to participate. However, they may hijack the conversation and cause the meeting to go off-track. They may be so focussed on getting their point across that they fail to hear what others have to say. It is important to let the Developer know that their opinions and viewpoints have been heard.
Questioning Style: WHAT. Direct, goal focussed, quick and decisive. They tend to think of themselves individualistically so tend to ask questions that affect them directly. They do not want a lot of details, but just the facts they need to know. Examples: "What’s the bottom line?" or “What’s in it for me?”.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, invite input from those who have not spoken to ensure that Developers do not control the conversation.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if efficiency is your priority. Of all the patterns, the High D's are the ones most likely to dislike long meetings. They often feel like meetings are a waste of their time. Easily bored, they have no patience for activities that they consider unnecessary. They are extremely productive and results-oriented and, in a long meeting, can feel frustrated by prolonged discussions and a lack of forward momentum. They would rather be doing work that they consider more a more productive use of their time. As a result, they tend to keep meetings as streamlined as possible. When they are in charge (and they love to be in charge), they will make sure that the discussion gets right to the point and will not spend a lot of time of consensus building. They will take immediate charge, make tough decisions, be blunt, cut out the chit-chat, make sure the necessary information is conveyed, and delegate tasks as needed. If there is a time crunch, this is the perfect choice to keep things streamlined, efficient and to the point.
What they might say: "Excuse me! I'm making perfect sense. It's you that is not keeping up!"

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3. Results - ESTP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: TROUBLEMAKER.
Description: Do not hesitate to express their opinion, sometimes even forcefully pushing it. They are self-assured, confident and Type-A personalities. They may not have the best solutions, but they are willing to argue and prove that they are correct.
Classification and what to expect: DOMINANT. The Results does not need any encouragement to participate. However, they may hijack the conversation and cause the meeting to go off-track. They may be so focussed on getting their point across that they fail to hear what others have to say. It is important to let the Results know that their opinions and viewpoints have been heard.
Questioning Style: WHAT. Direct, goal focussed, quick and decisive. They tend to think of themselves individualistically so tend to ask questions that affect them directly. They do not want a lot of details, but just the facts they need to know. Examples: "What’s the bottom line?" or “What’s in it for me?”.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, invite input from those who have not spoken to ensure that Results do not control the conversation.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if efficiency is your priority. Of all the patterns, the High D's are the ones most likely to dislike long meetings. They often feel like meetings are a waste of their time. Easily bored, they have no patience for activities that they consider unnecessary. They are extremely productive and results-oriented and, in a long meeting, can feel frustrated by prolonged discussions and a lack of forward momentum. They would rather be doing work that they consider more a more productive use of their time. As a result, they tend to keep meetings as streamlined as possible. When they are in charge (and they love to be in charge), they will make sure that the discussion gets right to the point and will not spend a lot of time of consensus building. They will take immediate charge, make tough decisions, be blunt, cut out the chit-chat, make sure the necessary information is conveyed, and delegate tasks as needed. If there is a time crunch, this is the perfect choice to keep things streamlined, efficient and to the point.
What they might say: "Sometimes I don't listen. Sometimes, I just watch your jaw go up and down."

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4. Inspirational - ENTP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: SHOW OFF.
Description: Do not hesitate to express their opinion, sometimes even forcefully pushing it. They are self-assured, confident and Type-A personalities. They may not have the best solutions, but they are willing to argue and prove that they are correct.
Classification and what to expect: MULTITASKER AND OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKER. The Inspirational is likely to multitask during meetings, including checking emails or looking at social media. They have a creative bent and are always bursting with fresh new ideas. They love challenges and work well in situations that encourage trial and error.
Questioning Style: WHAT. Direct, goal focussed, quick and decisive. They tend to think of themselves individualistically so tend to ask questions that affect them directly. They do not want a lot of details, but just the facts they need to know. Examples: "What’s the bottom line?" or “What’s in it for me?”.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, invite input from those who have not spoken to ensure that Inspirationals do not control the conversation.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if efficiency is your priority. Of all the patterns, the High D's are the ones most likely to dislike long meetings. They often feel like meetings are a waste of their time. Easily bored, they have no patience for activities that they consider unnecessary. They are extremely productive and results-oriented and, in a long meeting, can feel frustrated by prolonged discussions and a lack of forward momentum. They would rather be doing work that they consider more a more productive use of their time. As a result, they tend to keep meetings as streamlined as possible. When they are in charge (and they love to be in charge), they will make sure that the discussion gets right to the point and will not spend a lot of time of consensus building. They will take immediate charge, make tough decisions, be blunt, cut out the chit-chat, make sure the necessary information is conveyed, and delegate tasks as needed. If there is a time crunch, this is the perfect choice to keep things streamlined, efficient and to the point.
What they might say: "I'm looking for the least amount of responsibility".

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5. Persuader - ENFJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: EAGER PUPPY / EXHIBITIONIST.
Description: The High I personality type is characterised by enthusiasm, spontaneity and extroversion. They are emotional, excited and are eager to contribute to conversations. They love to be in the spotlight and thrive on popularity and recognition. They tend to think out loud and verbally express numerous answers before arriving at the final one.
Classification and what to expect: DERAILER. The Persuader is known for derailing meetings. This leads to unproductive meetings where the agenda is not followed.
Questioning Style: WHO. Social, energetic and talkative. They like to be liked and also to be the centre of attention. Prefer to focus on interactions over tasks. They are all about the people so it makes sense that they prefer to ask the “who” questions. Examples:“Who’s going to be at this meeting?” or “Who else is using this?”
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, gently remind them to stay on track and allow others who have not spoken to participate. Encourage input from all attendees and ensure that everyone’s opinion is heard. Establish ground rules prior to the start of the meetings and create an environment where everyone is comfortable sharing their thoughts.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if morale boosting is your priority. In contrast to the High D's, the High I personality style is the patterns type most likely to enjoy meetings. Energized by the company of others, is at their most inventive and inspiring when they are connecting with others. As a result, meetings are typically social and collaborative and an important opportunity to recharge everyone’s batteries through creative communication. Yes, the High I led meeting might meander a bit, but if the goal of the meeting is to foster creativity, connection and improved morale, the time will be well-spent. High I's have the knack for seeing the big picture and will use their sense of humour, charisma and natural flair for communication to bring out the best in others. If you have a project that is suffering because of a lack of enthusiasm from the team, a High I is the perfect choice to turn things around. As a meeting leader, a High I has the power to change minds, generate enthusiasm about a project, open the lines of communication, inspire creative and out-of-the-box solutions and infuse participants with a helpful dose of optimism. But it will start late and go over time.
What they might say: "There only two things that I love in this world. Everyone and television."

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6. Appraiser - ESFJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: SNEAKY / WHISPERER.
Description: The High I personality type is characterised by enthusiasm, spontaneity and extroversion. They are emotional, excited and are eager to contribute to conversations. They love to be in the spotlight and thrive on popularity and recognition. They tend to think out loud and verbally express numerous answers before arriving at the final one.
Classification and what to expect: UNPREPARED. The Appraiser asks a lot of basic questions that reveal that they are unprepared. A common statement is "I didn’t know we would be talking about that". Precious time is wasted getting them up to speed.
Questioning Style: WHO. Social, energetic and talkative. They like to be liked and also to be the centre of attention. Prefer to focus on interactions over tasks. They are all about the people so it makes sense that they prefer to ask the “who” questions. Examples:“Who’s going to be at this meeting?” or “Who else is using this?”
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, gently remind them to stay on track and allow others who have not spoken to participate. Encourage input from all attendees and ensure that everyone’s opinion is heard. Establish ground rules prior to the start of the meetings and create an environment where everyone is comfortable sharing their thoughts.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if morale boosting is your priority. In contrast to the High D's, the High I personality style is the patterns type most likely to enjoy meetings. Energized by the company of others, is at their most inventive and inspiring when they are connecting with others. As a result, meetings are typically social and collaborative and an important opportunity to recharge everyone’s batteries through creative communication. Yes, the High I led meeting might meander a bit, but if the goal of the meeting is to foster creativity, connection and improved morale, the time will be well-spent. High I's have the knack for seeing the big picture and will use their sense of humour, charisma and natural flair for communication to bring out the best in others. If you have a project that is suffering because of a lack of enthusiasm from the team, a High I is the perfect choice to turn things around. As a meeting leader, a High I has the power to change minds, generate enthusiasm about a project, open the lines of communication, inspire creative and out-of-the-box solutions and infuse participants with a helpful dose of optimism. But it will start late and go over time.
What they might say: "Look, I should just probably sit down and say nothing. But it's too late. I'm obviously standing and talking and, now that you are looking at me, I feel the need to keep going."

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7. Promoter - ENFP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: JOKER / SLOW COACH.
Description: The High I personality type is characterised by enthusiasm, spontaneity and extroversion. They are emotional, excited and are eager to contribute to conversations. They love to be in the spotlight and thrive on popularity and recognition. They tend to think out loud and verbally express numerous answers before arriving at the final one.
Classification and what to expect: DERAILER. The Promoter is known for derailing meetings. This leads to unproductive meetings where the agenda is not followed.
Questioning Style: WHO. Social, energetic and talkative. They like to be liked and also to be the centre of attention. Prefer to focus on interactions over tasks. They are all about the people so it makes sense that they prefer to ask the “who” questions. Examples:“Who’s going to be at this meeting?” or “Who else is using this?”
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, gently remind them to stay on track and allow others who have not spoken to participate. Encourage input from all attendees and ensure that everyone’s opinion is heard. Establish ground rules prior to the start of the meetings and create an environment where everyone is comfortable sharing their thoughts.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if morale boosting is your priority. In contrast to the High D's, the High I personality style is the patterns type most likely to enjoy meetings. Energized by the company of others, is at their most inventive and inspiring when they are connecting with others. As a result, meetings are typically social and collaborative and an important opportunity to recharge everyone’s batteries through creative communication. Yes, the High I led meeting might meander a bit, but if the goal of the meeting is to foster creativity, connection and improved morale, the time will be well-spent. High I's have the knack for seeing the big picture and will use their sense of humour, charisma and natural flair for communication to bring out the best in others. If you have a project that is suffering because of a lack of enthusiasm from the team, a High I is the perfect choice to turn things around. As a meeting leader, a High I has the power to change minds, generate enthusiasm about a project, open the lines of communication, inspire creative and out-of-the-box solutions and infuse participants with a helpful dose of optimism. But it will start late and go over time.
What they might say: "Big deal alert!"

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8. Counselor - ESFP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: WOOLLY THINKER / OPTIMIST.
Description: The High I personality type is characterised by enthusiasm, spontaneity and extroversion. They are emotional, excited and are eager to contribute to conversations. They love to be in the spotlight and thrive on popularity and recognition. They tend to think out loud and verbally express numerous answers before arriving at the final one.
Classification and what to expect: OUT-OF-THE-BOX WOOLLY THINKER. The Counselor has a creative bent and is always bursting with fresh new ideas. They love challenges and work well in situations that encourage trial and error.
Questioning Style: WHO. Social, energetic and talkative. They like to be liked and also to be the centre of attention. Prefer to focus on interactions over tasks. They are all about the people so it makes sense that they prefer to ask the “who” questions. Examples:“Who’s going to be at this meeting?” or “Who else is using this?”
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, gently remind them to stay on track and allow others who have not spoken to participate. Encourage input from all attendees and ensure that everyone’s opinion is heard. Establish ground rules prior to the start of the meetings and create an environment where everyone is comfortable sharing their thoughts.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if morale boosting is your priority. In contrast to the High D's, the High I personality style is the patterns type most likely to enjoy meetings. Energized by the company of others, is at their most inventive and inspiring when they are connecting with others. As a result, meetings are typically social and collaborative and an important opportunity to recharge everyone’s batteries through creative communication. Yes, the High I led meeting might meander a bit, but if the goal of the meeting is to foster creativity, connection and improved morale, the time will be well-spent. High I's have the knack for seeing the big picture and will use their sense of humour, charisma and natural flair for communication to bring out the best in others. If you have a project that is suffering because of a lack of enthusiasm from the team, a High I is the perfect choice to turn things around. As a meeting leader, a High I has the power to change minds, generate enthusiasm about a project, open the lines of communication, inspire creative and out-of-the-box solutions and infuse participants with a helpful dose of optimism. But it will start late and go over time.
What they might say: "Is mayonnaise an instrument?"

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9. Specialist - ISFP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: DINOSAUR.
Description: The High S personality type will do anything to avoid rejection and conflict and tend to go along with the general opinion. They often converse in a very relaxed manner but become stubborn when forced to make a decision. They feel that no one listens to their opinion and that they do not add value to meetings. They find it very difficult to express their ideas and be accepted.
Classification and what to expect: AMIABLE. The Specialist will do anything to avoid rejection and conflict and they tend to go along with the general opinion. They often converse in a very relaxed manner but become stubborn when forced to make a decision. They feel that no one listens to their opinion and that they do not add value to meetings. They find it very difficult to express their ideas and be accepted.
Questioning Style: HOW. Are reserved and prefer to have as much understanding as possible before making decisions. They will ask a lot of questions to make sure the decision is right for them, but also for the people close to them. Tend to ask the “how” questions. Examples: "How are we doing to do this?” or “How is this going to impact us?”. Tens to ask questions in plural form.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, call the Specialist by name and ask for their opinion. When critical decisions are being made, specifically ask each attendee if they accept the decision of the group. Encourage all participants to be open to all viewpoints and consider them carefully before rejecting any of them. Encourage them to speak out and use the ideas they contribute, this will motivate them to contribute to future discussions. Before the meeting ends, ask attendees to rate the meeting and monitor the feedback. This will weed out discontent and resentment.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if team building is your priority. This pattern will strongly prioritize group unity, equity and stability. If you are in a situation where a project is suffering because a team is experiencing infighting, personality conflicts and lack of cohesion this is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Sympathetic, generally caring about the well-bring of the team and is skilled at conflict resolution. Their supportive and compassionate nature will drive them to work tirelessly to create a harmonious work environment. If you are looking to make sweeping changes or need a facilitator to make fast, self-directed decisions, never choose an High S. However, if you need someone to help the group gel as a team, mediate conflicts and create unity, a High S is the perfect choice to lead the meeting.
What they might say: "I'm bored"

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10. Investigator - INFJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: HAVE GRIPES / MOOD SWINGS.
Description: The High S personality type will do anything to avoid rejection and conflict and tend to go along with the general opinion. They often converse in a very relaxed manner but become stubborn when forced to make a decision. They feel that no one listens to their opinion and that they do not add value to meetings. They find it very difficult to express their ideas and be accepted.
Classification and what to expect: INTERRUPTER. The Investigator is responsible for derailing meetings with interruptions. They negatively impact the meeting productivity and stop the other meeting participants form achieving the meeting’s objectives.
Questioning Style: HOW. Are reserved and prefer to have as much understanding as possible before making decisions. They will ask a lot of questions to make sure the decision is right for them, but also for the people close to them. Tend to ask the “how” questions. Examples: "How are we doing to do this?” or “How is this going to impact us?”. Tens to ask questions in plural form.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, call the Investigator by name and ask for their opinion. Be prepared to get the meeting back on track. When critical decisions are being made, specifically ask each attendee if they accept the decision of the group. Encourage all participants to be open to all viewpoints and consider them carefully before rejecting any of them. Encourage them to speak out and use the ideas they contribute, this will motivate them to contribute to future discussions. Before the meeting ends, ask attendees to rate the meeting and monitor the feedback. This will weed out discontent and resentment.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if team building is your priority. This pattern will strongly prioritize group unity, equity and stability. If you are in a situation where a project is suffering because a team is experiencing infighting, personality conflicts and lack of cohesion this is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Sympathetic, generally caring about the well-bring of the team and is skilled at conflict resolution. Their supportive and compassionate nature will drive them to work tirelessly to create a harmonious work environment. If you are looking to make sweeping changes or need a facilitator to make fast, self-directed decisions, never choose an High S. However, if you need someone to help the group gel as a team, mediate conflicts and create unity, a High S is the perfect choice to lead the meeting.
What they might say: "Yes to love. Yes to life. And yes to staying in more."

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11. Agent - INFP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: HIJACKER.
Description: The High S personality type will do anything to avoid rejection and conflict and tend to go along with the general opinion. They often converse in a very relaxed manner but become stubborn when forced to make a decision. They feel that no one listens to their opinion and that they do not add value to meetings. They find it very difficult to express their ideas and be accepted.
Classification and what to expect: INTERRUPTER. The Agent is responsible for derailing meetings with interruptions. They negatively impact the meeting productivity and stop the other meeting participants form achieving the meeting’s objectives. They get on their high horse and are miserable and objectionable. If this is known in advance, the High D is the excellent choice as meeting facilitator.
Questioning Style: HOW. Are reserved and prefer to have as much understanding as possible before making decisions. They will ask a lot of questions to make sure the decision is right for them, but also for the people close to them. Tend to ask the “how” questions. Examples: "How are we doing to do this?” or “How is this going to impact us?”. Tens to ask questions in plural form.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, call the Agent by name and ask for their opinion. Be prepared to get the meeting back on track. When critical decisions are being made, specifically ask each attendee if they accept the decision of the group. Encourage all participants to be open to all viewpoints and consider them carefully before rejecting any of them. Encourage them to speak out and use the ideas they contribute, this will motivate them to contribute to future discussions. Before the meeting ends, ask attendees to rate the meeting and monitor the feedback. This will weed out discontent and resentment.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if team building is your priority. This pattern will strongly prioritize group unity, equity and stability. If you are in a situation where a project is suffering because a team is experiencing infighting, personality conflicts and lack of cohesion this is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Sympathetic, generally caring about the well-bring of the team and is skilled at conflict resolution. Their supportive and compassionate nature will drive them to work tirelessly to create a harmonious work environment. If you are looking to make sweeping changes or need a facilitator to make fast, self-directed decisions, never choose an High S. However, if you need someone to help the group gel as a team, mediate conflicts and create unity, a High S is the perfect choice to lead the meeting.
What they might say: "I wish that I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles. Then everyone could eat and be happy."

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12. Achiever - ISTP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: HOSTILE.
Description: The High S personality type will do anything to avoid rejection and conflict and tend to go along with the general opinion. They often converse in a very relaxed manner but become stubborn when forced to make a decision. They feel that no one listens to their opinion and that they do not add value to meetings. They find it very difficult to express their ideas and be accepted.
Classification and what to expect: TEAM PLAYER. The Achiever is enthusiastic, resolves conflict and is usually the first one to take on assignments. They help drive the meeting forward and make it productive.
Questioning Style: HOW. Are reserved and prefer to have as much understanding as possible before making decisions. They will ask a lot of questions to make sure the decision is right for them, but also for the people close to them. Tend to ask the “how” questions. Examples: "How are we doing to do this?” or “How is this going to impact us?”. Tens to ask questions in plural form.
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, you should not haver any trouble. However you may call the Achiever by name and ask for their opinion. When critical decisions are being made, specifically ask each attendee if they accept the decision of the group. Encourage all participants to be open to all viewpoints and consider them carefully before rejecting any of them. Encourage them to speak out and use the ideas they contribute, this will motivate them to contribute to future discussions. Before the meeting ends, ask attendees to rate the meeting and monitor the feedback. This will weed out discontent and resentment.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if team building is your priority. This pattern will strongly prioritize group unity, equity and stability. If you are in a situation where a project is suffering because a team is experiencing infighting, personality conflicts and lack of cohesion this is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Sympathetic, generally caring about the well-bring of the team and is skilled at conflict resolution. Their supportive and compassionate nature will drive them to work tirelessly to create a harmonious work environment. If you are looking to make sweeping changes or need a facilitator to make fast, self-directed decisions, never choose an High S. However, if you need someone to help the group gel as a team, mediate conflicts and create unity, a High S is the perfect choice to lead the meeting.
What they might say: "People. What a pack of bastards"

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13. Practitioner - ISFJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: EXPERT ON EVERYTHING; PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.
Description: The High C personality type uses a very formal tone for all their communications. They use minimal eye contact and gestures while speaking. Analytical individuals are introverts. They think before they speak and, because of this, others assume they are disinterested in the conversation. They often keep their opinions and ideas to themselves and do not speak out.
Classification and what to expect: NEGATOR. The Practitioner, also known as "Negative Nancy", usually disagrees with everyone and finds many reasons to show that "this will never work". They are confrontational and challenging but do this by using a Passive Aggressive approach. They do not like conflict together with change. They over use consensus management. They are seldom (never) going to be your leader.
Questioning Style: WHY. Analytical and reserved. They want to know as many facts and data as possible to make the correct decision. Are cautious and will ask a lot of questions. They tend to ask the “why” questions. Examples: "Why does it work this way?”, "Why are we having this meeting?" and “Why is that step necessary?
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, the best countermeasure is to stick to facts and end the argument as quickly as possible. Prepare the agenda in advance and share all relevant documents. This will help the Practitioner to come prepared to the meeting with their point of view. It will give them time to think through the issue and come up with creative solutions. Be patient and give them time to speak. Assure them that they add value to the meeting and help them recognise their own worth.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if organization is your priority. If you have a project that is experiencing problems due to inefficiency, unclear expectations, missed deadlines or problematic scheduling, a High C is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Similarly, to make sure that a meeting solidifies the overall structure of a project, including communicating clear directions, expectations and instructions. A High C will set a clear itinerary for a meeting and will follow it to the letter. Although they will not take time during the meeting for socialising, when it comes to content they will not rush. Accurate, logical and thorough, the High C will come incredibly prepared and will make sure that no detail is left unattended to. If there is a lot of information that needs to be conveyed, or an organizational framework that needs to be implemented, a High C will handle the task with ease.
What they might say: "I love my job. I love my job. I love my job."

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14. Objective Thinker - ISTJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: SLEEPY.
Description: The High C personality type uses a very formal tone for all their communications. They use minimal eye contact and gestures while speaking. Analytical individuals are introverts. They think before they speak and, because of this, others assume they are disinterested in the conversation. They often keep their opinions and ideas to themselves and do not speak out.
Classification and what to expect: PRECISE. The OT is accurate and performs their assignments with the greatest care. Generally they will attend meetings questioning why the meeting is even being held.
Questioning Style: WHY. Analytical and reserved. They want to know as many facts and data as possible to make the correct decision. Are cautious and will ask a lot of questions. They tend to ask the “why” questions. Examples: "Why does it work this way?”, "Why are we having this meeting?" and “Why is that step necessary?
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, give them a specific role during meetings, such as taking the minutes. You can also ask them to assign and delegate tasks once the meeting is over. Prepare the agenda in advance and share all relevant documents. This will help the OT to understand what the meeting is all about and they can come prepared to the meeting with their point of view. It will give them time to think through the issue and come up with creative solutions. Be patient and give them time to speak. Assure them that they add value to the meeting and help them recognise their own worth.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if organization is your priority. If you have a project that is experiencing problems due to inefficiency, unclear expectations, missed deadlines or problematic scheduling, a High C is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Similarly, to make sure that a meeting solidifies the overall structure of a project, including communicating clear directions, expectations and instructions. A High C will set a clear itinerary for a meeting and will follow it to the letter. Although they will not take time during the meeting for socialising, when it comes to content they will not rush. Accurate, logical and thorough, the High C will come incredibly prepared and will make sure that no detail is left unattended to. If there is a lot of information that needs to be conveyed, or an organizational framework that needs to be implemented, a High C will handle the task with ease.
What they might say: "Is everything a joke to you?"

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15. Perfectionist - INTP

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: NIT PICKER.
Description: The High C personality type uses a very formal tone for all their communications. They use minimal eye contact and gestures while speaking. Analytical individuals are introverts. They think before they speak and, because of this, others assume they are disinterested in the conversation. They often keep their opinions and ideas to themselves and do not speak out.
Classification and what to expect: PRECISE AND OVER DETAILED. The Perfectionist is accurate and performs their assignments with the greatest care. Generally they will attend meetings with rafts of minutiae that are often not relevant. They can be the attendee from hell, just as they can be the customer from hell so at least they are consistent.
Questioning Style: WHY. Analytical and reserved. They want to know as many facts and data as possible to make the correct decision. Are cautious and will ask a lot of questions. They tend to ask the “why” questions. Examples: "Why does it work this way?”, "Why are we having this meeting?" and “Why is that step necessary?
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, give them a specific role during meetings, such as taking the minutes. Expect the nit picking. You can also ask them to assign and delegate tasks once the meeting is over. Prepare the agenda in advance and share all relevant documents. This will help the Perfectionist have all the facts and they can come prepared to the meeting with their point of view. It will give them time to think through the issue and come up with creative solutions. Be patient and give them time to speak. Assure them that they add value to the meeting and help them recognise their own worth.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if organization is your priority. If you have a project that is experiencing problems due to inefficiency, unclear expectations, missed deadlines or problematic scheduling, a High C is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Similarly, to make sure that a meeting solidifies the overall structure of a project, including communicating clear directions, expectations and instructions. A High C will set a clear itinerary for a meeting and will follow it to the letter. Although they will not take time during the meeting for socialising, when it comes to content they will not rush. Accurate, logical and thorough, the High C will come incredibly prepared and will make sure that no detail is left unattended to. If there is a lot of information that needs to be conveyed, or an organizational framework that needs to be implemented, a High C will handle the task with ease.
What they might say: "Time is money, money is power, power is pizza and pizza is knowledge."

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16. Enhancer - INTJ

Traditional meeting style, as described by Elevanto: SHY.
Description: The High C personality type uses a very formal tone for all their communications. They use minimal eye contact and gestures while speaking. Analytical individuals are introverts. They think before they speak and, because of this, others assume they are disinterested in the conversation. They often keep their opinions and ideas to themselves and do not speak out.
Classification and what to expect: ANALYTICAL. The Enhancer is accurate and performs their assignments with the greatest care. Generally they will attend meetings prepared to say nothing. They will be completely turned off by mediocrity. That extends to the competency of the presenters, not merely the content or message. They will not speak up until the bulltish becomes insufferable.
Questioning Style: WHY. Analytical and reserved. They want to know as many facts and data as possible to make the correct decision. Are cautious and will ask a lot of questions. They tend to ask the “why” questions. Examples: "Why does it work this way?”, "Why are we having this meeting?" and “Why is that step necessary?
How to handle: As a meeting facilitator, give them a specific role during meetings, such as taking the minutes. You can also ask them to assign and delegate tasks once the meeting is over. Prepare the agenda in advance and share all relevant documents. This will help the Perfectionist have all the facts and they can come prepared to the meeting with their point of view. It will give them time to think through the issue and come up with creative solutions. Be patient and give them time to speak. Assure them that they add value to the meeting and help them recognise their own worth.
What will happen when in charge of a meeting: A good choice to lead a meeting if organization is your priority. If you have a project that is experiencing problems due to inefficiency, unclear expectations, missed deadlines or problematic scheduling, a High C is the ideal choice for a meeting leader. Similarly, to make sure that a meeting solidifies the overall structure of a project, including communicating clear directions, expectations and instructions. A High C will set a clear itinerary for a meeting and will follow it to the letter. Although they will not take time during the meeting for socialising, when it comes to content they will not rush. Accurate, logical and thorough, the High C will come incredibly prepared and will make sure that no detail is left unattended to. If there is a lot of information that needs to be conveyed, or an organizational framework that needs to be implemented, a High C will handle the task with ease.
What they might say: "There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere."

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