Results: Q2 Peer

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.

Q2 Peer: Avoids/Low Regard Behavior

Based upon your responses, when scored against our Dimensional Model, your peer most often exhibits an avoids/low regard style of behavior. This style of behavior would fall in the Q2 quadrant of our Dimensional Model. In our terminology, your peer is displaying Q2 behavior.

Key Characteristics of Q2 Peer Behavior

Q2 exhibits distant, non-communicative behavior, hardly the stuff synergy is made of. Q2 backs away from conflict instead of seeking active resolution, thereby shutting down a possible source for stimulating new thinking.

See if any of these Q2 behaviors seem familiar:

  • Displaying high need for security. Q2 seeks status quo‚ and believes the safest course is to change as little as possible.
  • Postponing decisions. Q2 feels that putting off a decision is safer than making one.
  • Allying self with the power. Shuns power for self‚ but willingly partners with a peer who has it.
  • Being reluctant to change. Traditional, safe, tried-and-true methods are the usual solution to any problem for Q2 behavior.


Suggestions for Dealing with a Q2 Peer

  • Show respect for the peer by not seeming impatient, hurried, or exasperated. Adjust the tempo of the interaction to his need for security—for reassurance.
  • Be firm, decisive, and forward moving, but in a subdued way.
  • Force yourself to continue probing so your interaction is a dialogue, not a monologue. Keep the peer involved. If the peer is reticent and hesitant, avoid the temptation to take over the interaction.
  • Utilize open-end probes and pauses. Closed-end and leading questions are less likely to be useful.
  • Be prepared to adapt your strategy if the peer’s behavior shifts to another quadrant.

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