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Person holding plant card Person holding plant card Person holding resource investigator card Person holding coordinator card Person holding shaper card Person holding monitor evaluator card Person holding teamworker card Person holding implementer card Person holding completer finisher card Person holding specialist card

Plant

Strengths: Creative, imaginative, free-thinking. Generates ideas and solves difficult problems. Allowable Weaknesses: Ignores incidentals. Too preoccupied to communicate effectively.

Resource Investigator

Strengths: Outgoing, enthusiastic, communicative. Explores opportunities and develops contacts. Allowable Weaknesses: Over-optimistic. Loses interest once initial enthusiasm has passed.

Co-ordinator

Strengths: Mature, confident, identifies talent. Clarifies goals. Delegates effectively. Allowable Weaknesses: Can be seen as manipulative. Offloads own share of work.

Shaper

Strengths: Challenging, dynamic, thrives on pressure. Has the drive and courage to overcome obstacles. Allowable Weaknesses: Prone to provocation. Offends people's feelings.

Monitor Evaluator

Strengths: Sober, strategic and discerning. Sees all options and judges accurately. Allowable Weaknesses: Lacks drive and ability to inspire others. Can be overly critical.

Teamworker

Strengths: Co-operative, perceptive and diplomatic. Listens and averts friction. Allowable Weaknesses: Indecisive in crunch situations. Avoids confrontation.

Implementer

Strengths: Practical, reliable, efficient. Turns ideas into actions and organises work that needs to be done. Allowable Weaknesses: Somewhat inflexible. Slow to respond to new possibilities.

Completer Finisher

Strengths: Painstaking, conscientious, anxious. Searches out errors. Polishes and perfects. Allowable Weaknesses: Inclined to worry unduly. Reluctant to delegate.

Specialist

Strengths: Single-minded, self-starting, dedicated. Provides knowledge and skills in rare supply. Allowable Weaknesses: Contributes only on a narrow front. Dwells on technicalities.

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