Team Personality Types

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Learn About Your Teammates and Their Style of Influence…

Schedule a Team Personality Types Assessment


 Want to improve teamwork and make group interactions more productive?

Learn about your team personality types with an assessment tool described below, and take a powerful step toward building better communication.

Everyone on your team has value and can contribute, but there are likely times that you wonder why your teammates do what they do.  As a manager or coach it can be tremendously helpful to gain more knowledge about yourself and those on your team concerning personal styles of influence.  Each individual has unique behavioral tendencies and strengths which influence everything from group interactions to their preferred tasks and focus.

“Psychometrics,” the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and team personality types, have been widely used for years to identify traits that can assist in building more productive teams. 

Based on the work of psychologists, instruments like the DISC model (which the animal types below are based upon) claim that “the foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding others, knowing yourself, and realizing the impact of your actions and attitudes.”

These personality type assessments are proven as valid assessment activities, and are an interesting and valuable way to better understand yourself and your teammates.


 For Quick Assessments, “Animal Types” are Fun…


The teams that may be looking for a useful but less comprehensive team personality instrument are often happy to learn about themselves and their teammates through the shorter and less thorough “Animal Personality Types” quiz that will help to identify them as either a Lion, Otter, Beaver, or Golden Retriever.

Developed by Gary Smalley, the Animal Styles roughly relate to the very well-known DiSC personality inventories that have been widely used.  For athletic teams or work groups who are simply seeking an accurate but less comprehensive option, this is a brief and enjoyable option.

After each participant completes a short questionnaire, we take a moment to score and discuss each individual’s results.  This offers both a useful self-assessment and acknowledgement of personal behaviors and preferences, but also is a great opportunity to better understand why our teammates act the way they do…



 For More Comprehensive Needs, Sean Uses the “SOI”



Sean is a certified consultant trained as a group facilitator to discuss and help your group apply the results of every Style of Influence Assessment Instrument.

The SOI is a comprehensive 84 question online assessment that measures and reports on your key behaviors and individual characteristics.  It takes roughly 20 minutes to complete, but provides a tremendous tool for groups to benefit from identifying their team personality types and preferred cognitive, relational, goal, and detail styles. 

If you are interested in using the SOI assessment to improve team dynamics in your group, contact Sean to learn how your team can take advantage of the assessment.

Your people can take the quiz prior to our scheduled workshop date, and we will be able to focus our time on interpreting and applying your team results.

Every team member will get a three page “snapshot” and Sean will deliver a sixteen page “detailed report” to explain their individual scores and shares insightful details about their preferred ways of seeing and interacting with the world around them.

Each individualized report offers you and your team key understandings about your strengths and challenges.  As your consultant, Sean will provide your online access to the test and work together with you to interpret the results and identify how your team’s performance can be enhanced by the SOI insights and information.

For organizations that are serious about maximizing their team’s potential, the SOI is a tremendously useful tool.  Yes, it is important to get the right people on your bus – but if you have good people you need to get them in the right seats and working in their preferred capacity – otherwise there is a potential for conflict or lack of productivity.

If you are experiencing high employee turnover, frustrated with conflict resolution issues, or just want to identify the team personality types in your organization to help influence your future assignment of roles and responsibilities based on their personal strengths, the SOI is a valid and powerful assessment instrument that hundreds of thousands of people have already benefited from. 


Click the picture below for more information, and contact Sean to discuss how the SOI can improve the teamwork and interactions in your organization!   


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The SOI Profile Places You on a Sliding Scale in Four Areas:


Cognitive – How you handle ideas (more abstract or concrete?)

Relational – How you handle emotions (empathic or insulated?)

Goal – How you handle forcefulness (assertive or accommodating?)

Detail – How you handle order (routine or focus?)



 From Sean’s Previous Team Personality Types workshop clients:

“Sean did a tremendous job in helping us to see each other’s strengths and weaknesses and gave us the floor to vocalize our concerns or opinions to help draw in the others. It was very helpful to do the group breakouts based on the ‘numbers’ because you could visualize where everyone was.

It gave those that might not necessarily speak up an opportunity to do so and, overall, it was helpful to get perspective on how everyone thinks and works!”

 Lynne Crunkleton, HR Twinings North America


“I loved that we could see where we were similar and where we were different in a physical manner. He used various teaching methods, which targeted our different learning styles.

He gave us a safe and polite way to express how we felt. I left the day feeling much more confident about how I was viewed / understood and also with a much better understanding of how each of us work.”

 Karen McNamara, Vice President Organ Wise Guys, Inc.




Contact Sean today to schedule a “Style of Influence” Workshop for your team…


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