Understanding Quest for the Best Personalities at Work

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Secondary Personality Type: Quest for the Best

Understanding the different sides of someone’s personality provides important insight into their behavior on the job. The four main personality types (A, B, C, and D) give us initial information about a person’s overall attitudes and work style. But the secondary personality types identified by Hire Success® add greater depth. Finally, the sliding scale of 20 character trait descriptions allow us to see how much a person tends toward one of two opposing traits. Here, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Quest for the Best personality type.

How do you know you’re dealing with a Quest for the Best type?

Quest for the Best personality types are focused on the future and what they will accomplish in it. They’re not going to get bogged down in the past. They want to lead, be in charge of others, and try new ways of doing things. Nevertheless, they can’t avoid an intense, internal need to review all the facts before determining a plan of action.

Have you observed any of these characteristics in a job candidate? Study the list of Quest for the Best personality traits below to see if any more apply.

Quest for the Best Personality Traits

  • Asks and answers own questions
  • Inability to control others makes them unhappy
  • All things fall into 2 categories: unusual or routine
  • Strives to accomplish the “unusual”
  • Objective is to be dominant
  • Needs tangible recognition (not just praise)
  • Considers routine boring
  • Focus is on the future
  • Will not bother with the past
  • Feels self-restrained by need for facts and information
  • Has internal need to analyze all facts before making a decision

What are the best careers for a Quest for the Best personality type?

Quest for the Best personality types get bored doing the same old thing all the time. They want to do things that haven’t been done before, or do them in a new way — and they want to be recognized for their efforts. A little pat on the back for a job well done isn’t going to cut it for this type. They want visible, tangible recognition that will be on display throughout their future glory (preferably, when they’re in charge of leading or influencing others).

Quest for the Best types like to be leaders, grab the spotlight, and achieve uncommon things in uncommon ways. Some good Quest for the Best career options can include art directors, entertainers, military strategists and commanders, administrators, and religious leaders.

Learn about other secondary personality types