ONE: The Perfectionist

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Basic Goal: To do the right thing.

The Type One is primarily motivated by the desire to do the right thing. The most famous One, Gandhi, was relentless in striving to do the right thing, whether he was leading non-violent demonstrations or sewing all his own cotton clothes. Other less famous Ones like you and me are striving to write the perfect paper, get a perfect score on a test, or be disciplined about cleanliness and exercise. Ones have an eye for errors and imperfection which make them good at fixing and improving things. They are usually good at the details as well as improving things such as processes or helping others improve and reform. Ones can play a wide variety of roles, but examples of roles in which they can leverage their excellent attention to detail are: Quantitative Analyst, Finance Director, Auditor, Trainer, Teacher, Software Engineer and construction General Contractor.

The One may be the easiest personality type to identify because many of us are familiar with the "perfectionist", the person who keeps trying to get things perfect. Perfection, if not impossible, is not an easy task, so Ones work very hard and often get frustrated when things fall short of their ideal. They are self-critical and very hard on themselves. Despite the fact that Ones get frustrated, they usually maintain a pleasant demeanor and hold themselves to high standards for behavior and interaction with others.

Ones especially excel in roles that require careful attention to detail and flawless execution. They can have a big impact when they work in an area where improvement is needed.

Under stress, the One will act much like a Four. When relaxed the One can act like a Seven. While the skills of the Four can help the One excel in certain areas, developing the characteristics of the Seven can be extremely beneficial to the One�s career success and overall well-being.

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