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Act and Adapt

Personality Types


Responders react immediately to the environment around them. Observant and quick to see problems and opportunities, they tend to be spontaneous and prefer responding to what is happening right now. They like to take practical actions that do not require a lot of pondering. Responders enjoy improvising, changing and maneuvering. Interested in fixing things and getting something done right away, they often enjoy handling emergencies or solving practical problems.

Two Types of Responders

Responders must balance their ability to react quickly with an approach that allows them to slow down and evaluate information and make decisions.

Logical Responders

Personality Type ESTP                    

“It’s easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.”

4.3% of the population

Logical Responders balance their approach of immediate action with an internal focus on logical reasoning. Thus they are analytic as well as practical. Logical Responders like to jump into and solve problems.

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Compassionate Responders

Personality Type ESFP

“Consider it done.”

8.5% of the population

Compassionate Responders balance their approach of immediate action with an internal focus on personal values. The resulting combination leads to an awareness of people’s immediate needs and a playful, considerate disposition.

More posts and information about ESFP preferences.


Information on this page has been excerpted from What’s Your Type of Career? 2nd edition

For more information on these personality type preferences click here: Responder 

To find a sample of type-preferred occupations go to the Responder occupations page.

Read how Responders describe their work on the Responder Career Success Stories and Strategies page.

Not sure of your type? Learn more on the What’s Your Type pages.


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