ANALYTICAL IMAGE ORIENTATION
Individuals with an Analytical Image Orientation (ANIO) have highly developed critical abilities. They emphasize the importance of drawing conclusions and basing actions on factual data. Methodical by nature, their life revolves around accuracy, precision, and system. They look at a situation from all possible perspectives. They must know the specifics of problems before they make decisions. They dislike conflict and are pleasant and tactful in their dealings with others. ANIOs have the ability to make shrewd decisions once they have gathered all the facts of a situation and combined them with their own intuitive talents. However, at times they can become lost in the analysis of the facts and leave the decisions unmade.
They are sometimes apt to spend too much time checking and rechecking data, thereby overlooking better problem-solving alternatives, and causing some frustration among associates who are more spontaneous in their reactions. If their persistence for fact-based decisions causes conflict, however, they may retreat from their position to avoid controversy. Their sense of self-confidence sometimes needs to be bolstered by their being provided with the kind of structure that gives clarity to job expectations and procedures. To bolster their sagging sense of security, they tend to emphasize their own competence by seeking positions where technical skills and careful attention to procedures are important.
POTENTIAL STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES
May yield too easily to others to avoid conflict
May worry too much under pressure
May be afraid to appear foolish, and so put off decisions
May be too concerned with the right answer
May become defensive if placed in a threatening situation
May become too tense to communicate effectively in unfamiliar situations.
May need more self-confidence for effective interpersonal relationships
Control of People
May need too much reassurance of own security and emotional support through personal attention from others
May be strict and demanding of those under them
May be seen as inflexible and rigid because of own fear of making mistakes
People under them may be overwhelmed by insistence on rechecking information
Control of Time
May need to better control time spent on fact finding, especially to prove their own point
May prolong decision-making by too much research