Results: Q3 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.

Q3 Peer: Avoids/High Regard Behavior

Based upon your responses, when scored against our Dimensional Model, your peer most often exhibits an avoids/high regard style of behavior. This style of behavior would fall in the Q3 quadrant of our Dimensional Model. In our terminology, your peer is displaying Q3 behavior.

Key Characteristics of Q3 Peer Behavior

Q3 labors under the mistaken impression that “togetherness” means the same as working together. Q3 strives solely for harmony, plays down differences, and eagerly looks for ways to compromise that do not produce synergy or good collaborative effort.

See if any of these Q3 behaviors seem familiar:

  • Being friendly to a fault. Is most interested in making friends. Loves to talk.
  • Being disorganized. Tends to be loose and unstructured. The reason: Q3 believes the assignment will get done without structure if peers are relaxed, happy, and friendly.
  • Going with the flow. Vaguely voices own ideas. Rather than pushing an agenda or seeking a better idea, Q3 supports the solution that seems most popular, the one that pleases the most people.
  • Wasting time in idle socialization. Enjoys chatting about subjects not at all related to the business at hand. Is uncomfortable with details and straightforward business discussions.


Suggestions for Dealing with a Q3 Peer

  • Keep the interaction on track. It’s easy to get sucked into a Q3 whirlpool. Avoid this.
  • Don’t go to the other extreme and make the interaction brusque and chilling. Show concern for the peer as a person. Be businesslike, but also warm and responsive.
  • Closed-end probes, summary statements, and reflective statements are good here. Go easy on open-end probes and pauses.
  • If a peer wants to talk with you, determine whether they want you to be a sounding board or provide help in solving an issue. If they want a sounding board, ask questions, listen well, but don’t provide advice (unless it is solicited).
  • Be prepared to adapt your strategy if the peer’s behavior shifts to another quadrant.


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