Understanding Stabilizer Personalities at Work

stabilizer personality traits

Secondary Personality Type: Stabilizer

Knowing a person’s main personality type (A, B, C, or D) can give you a broad idea of how they operate at work — but of course, there are more than four types of people in the world. That’s why Hire Success® incorporates additional metrics. Those include the character trait descriptions, (20 opposite traits on a sliding scale, such as extroverted vs. introverted), as well as secondary personality types.

By using all three of these tools, you’ll gain deep insight into how a person behaves in the workforce.

How to identify a Stabilizer personality type

Stabilizer personalities don’t like change. They’re careful planners who prefer to stick with the tried-and-true and take a more cautious approach to risk. Wondering if your job candidate might be a Stabilizer personality type? Read through the list below and see if any of the Stabilizer personality traits line up with your impressions.

Stabilizer Personality Traits

  • Looks for security and stability
  • Fears disorganization and change
  • Rejects change — change causes stress
  • Prefers status quo
  • Premeditated
  • Forethought and experience makes even complicated tasks seem easy
  • Enjoys routine, repetitive tasks
  • Doesn’t jump into new things
  • Takes things one step at a time, evaluating risk
  • Avoids risk
  • Most comfortable following a known, tried, and proven approach

What are good Stabilizer personality career options?

Stabilizers work best from a foundation of security. They’ll experience more than usual stress if the workplace is in constant upheaval or a state of flux. However, their deep experience, patience, and thoughtful working style mean that many Stabilizers end up masters of their chosen trade.

Stabilizers can and do thrive in a wide variety of industries. However, Stabilizer personality types looking for career options may be inclined to target more established industries or institutions. Government, education, health care, and more can be fields that require the Stabilizer’s expertise and tend toward risk avoidance. Moreover, Stabilizers may actually appreciate some of the workplace qualities that tend to bore flightier personality types.

Learn about other secondary personality types