The 4 Birds of Personality Profiling are:
- Eagle - “Liberty”
- Owl - “Brains”
- Dove - “Harmony”
- Peacock - “Vegas”
Let me tell you about each of these birds and their personality traits.
To Remember the Birds make the stories personal and visual. You’ll notice that I’ve named each of the birds and I use this to anchor the story and traits in my mind. The more vivid and engaging you can make the story for each bird the easier it will be to recall and use in your daily life.
Meet Liberty the Eagle. People with the DISC assessment Dominant (D) personality type tend to be assertive, intense, and ambitious. They are usually pragmatic, results-oriented executors who work quickly and make decisions with firmness and objectivity.
Eagles prefer more independence and may feel drained if others expect them to be regularly collaborative. They prefer to be in control over a situation, rather than in a position to react to others’ rules. Eagles tend to be very individualistic and determined. They are incredibly self-reliant, resourceful, and self-sufficient people who prioritize autonomy above most things.
In summary, Eagle’s personality traits include:
• Being resourceful, strong-willed, and self-reliant in pursuing goals.
• Enjoy engaging others in competitive situations.
• Place high expectations on performance from themselves and others.
• Enjoy lively debate.
• Resist influence from others.
Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.
Eagle style personality strengths
• Communicating directly, using facts and informal language.
• Focusing on results and realistic expectations.
• Being very firm and conclusive when making decisions.
• Using a goal-oriented approach to assigning work, omit ting unnecessary details.
• Operating with a sense of urgency.
• Motivating others by creating competitive challenges.
• Directing others in an impersonal manner with clarity and precision.
• Expressing a desire for control and autonomy.
Eagle personality weaknesses
• Failing to involve others in problem-solving due to a desire for an immediate solution.
• Omitting too many details for the sake of brevity.
• Displaying impatience when providing detailed instruction.
• Having the urge to criticize others who do not share a sense of urgency.
• Maintaining control by delegating responsibility but not authority.
• Directing others so forcefully that they don’t ask questions or discuss potential problems.
• Reacting aggressively when others try to limit authority or autonomy.
• Working with such a sense of urgency may cause others unnecessary stress.
Eagle personality type careers & work
Eagle types tend to thrive in a fast-paced work environment that allows them to act quickly and achieve set goals. They enjoy working with other motivated team members who allow them to take charge or work independently. When Eagle types work alongside people who are relaxed and thoughtful, they can help move the team move forward by driving productivity. If they work with other Eagle types, it’s important that they find a way to accept a balance of power.
Tend to work well with others who…
• Think through situations logically.
• Communicate in a direct, blunt way.
• Enjoy following directions.
May hit obstacles in professional relationships when they…
• Become upset after failing to accomplish a team goal.
• Feel their authority is challenged.
• Address more sensitive people in a frank, straightforward way.
Feel energized at work when…
• They are asked to make a quick decision on behalf of the team.
• Their boss gives them a great deal of responsibility.
• Their peers participate in healthy competition.
• Their direct reports work efficiently.
Feel drained at work when…
• They have very little control over their assignments.
• Their boss disregards their input.
• Their peers take a long time to work through tasks.
• Their direct reports need a lot of guidance.
Eagle types tend to gravitate toward positions of authority. They can be huge sources of motivation, as they set an aggressive pace meant to achieve results as efficiently as possible.
They can also be relentlessly competitive with themselves and others. Asking an Eagle type to do anything they perceive as tedious or mundane will likely result in them either ignoring the request or delegating it to someone else.
Commonly the best Eagle job roles
Eagle personality types tend to do well in positions of power and authority. The best jobs for Eagle personality types allow freedom to set their own goals, work independently, and take risks.
• Operations manager
• Police Officer
Eagle Communication Tips:
Conversations should be direct and straightforward, using a confident and assertive tone.
Meetings should be very brief, to the point, and only scheduled when necessary.
Email communication tips
Emails should be brief, businesslike, and concise.
Feedback should be direct, actionable, and focused on the most important points.
Conflicts should be addressed objectively and in a timely manner.
When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and what activities drain them.
Eagle Type Motivations
• Completing ambitious projects on a tight deadline.
• Taking primary responsibility and ownership over large projects.
• Making decisions on behalf of other people.
• Setting up and participating in competitions.
• Seeing tangible, measurable results.
• Providing goal-focused direction to others without needing to provide detailed instructions.
Eagle Type Stress
• Paying close attention to the needs and concerns of other people.
• Playing an exclusive supporting collaborator role on the team.
• Promoting teamwork and cooperation between multiple parties.
• Following up and checking in with other people when they are dealing with a challenge.
• Taking lots of time to understand how people are feeling about a recent change.
• Having to focus on building long-term trust with overly predictable behavior.
Who do you know that is an Eagle?
We all have personality traits that motivate and stress us. Now that you are aware of these for the Eagle type, how can you be aware of them and use them in conversation?
What communication mistakes have you made in the past with an Eagle?
Remember awareness is the fastest path to transformation. We have all made these communication mistakes and it’s now time to learn from them.
Please post your comments and ideas below. The more you share your ideas and the insights you learned from this book, the faster you will master it.