Results: Q1 Direct Report

Behavior Questionnaire Results

To better understand how behavior was determined for the person you have chosen, we recommend that you read about Psychological Associates’ Dimensional Model of Behavior.

Q1 Direct Report: Initiates/Low Regard Behavior

Based upon your responses, when scored against our Dimensional Model, your direct report most often exhibits an initiates/low regard style of behavior. This style of behavior would be positioned in the Q1 quadrant of our Dimensional Model. In our terminology, your direct report is displaying Q1 behavior.

Key Characteristics of Q1 Direct Report Behavior

Q1 actions are aggressive and me-centered‚ with little regard for the views or feelings of others. Q1 doesn’t really trust the boss.

See if any of these Q1 behaviors seem familiar:

  • Acting self-centered. Taking control, talking too much, insisting on running the show.
  • Arguing. Always pushing a point of view. Sometimes seems to disagree solely for the sake of arguing.
  • Squelching dialogue. Is intent upon gaining control and bulldozing own agenda while ignoring or stifling input from others.
  • Overstating achievements. Tries to inflate own value by exaggerating accomplishments through “self-advertisement.” Rarely credits others.


Suggestions for Dealing with a Q1 Direct Report

  • Show the direct report that he has your esteem and respect.
  • Make it evident that you are not trying to “crowd” her. You want her to do her own thinking and exercise some autonomy.
  • Minimize small talk.
  • Be firm. Don’t get ruffled. Display the strength of your convictions but don’t make flat assertions.
  • Don’t expect 100% agreement, just understanding.
  • Be prepared to adapt your strategy if the direct report’s behavior shifts to another quadrant.


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