Understanding Relater Personalities at Work

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Secondary Personality Type: Relater

Understanding different aspects of an employee’s personality provides important insight into their behavior at work. Knowing which of the four main personality types (A, B, C, and D) they fit into is the first step. But knowing their secondary personality types — as identified by Hire Success® — and where they fit on the sliding scale of 20 character trait descriptions can give you a much more accurate picture of who they are and how they work best. Below, we’ll be discussing the Relater personality type.

How do you know you’re dealing with a Relater?

Relaters like to have a clear plan or routine and then stick to it. Ideally, a Relater personality type likes to go step by step along a well-known path so that they can judge how things are going and keep a sharp eye out for changes that could get in the way of their progress. Routine, meticulous tasks are no problem for them.

If any of these qualities sound familiar, your job candidate may fall into the Relater personality type. Read the list of Relater personality traits below to see if any more ring a bell.

Relater Personality Traits

  • Looks for security and stability
  • Fears disorganization and change
  • Rejects change — changes cause stress
  • Prefers status quo
  • Premeditated
  • Forethought and experience makes complicated tasks seem easy
  • Enjoys routine, repetitive tasks
  • Does not jump into new things
  • Takes things one step at a time, evaluating risk
  • Avoids risk
  • Most comfortable following a known, tried and proven approach
  • Unusual ability to get along well with others

What are the best Relater career options?

At work, a Relater likes things to be consistent, steady, and reliable. They generally get along very well with managers and colleagues — as long as those people don’t regularly try to push them into anything risky. In short, Relaters are risk-averse and want to think things through carefully before changing the way they do their work.

Because of their desire for security and routine, as well as their strong ability to get along well with and care for others, Relater personality types often make great nurses, social workers, educators, counselors, technical support team members, and community service professionals.

Learn about other secondary personality types