Nathan Turner
08 September 2015
Foundation Chapter
Nathan Turner
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Personal Details
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Senior Multi...
Nathan Turner
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Insights Discovery and Insights Learning Sy...
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Introduction
This Insights Discovery profil...
Nathan Turner
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Overview
These statements provide a broad u...
Nathan Turner
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and expected, he likes to live freely, look...
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Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths
This s...
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Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Possible Weaknes...
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Value to the Team
Each person brings a uniq...
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Communication
Effective Communications
Com...
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Communication
Barriers to Effective Commun...
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Possible Blind Spots
Our perceptions of se...
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Opposite Type
The description in this sect...
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Opposite Type
Communication with Nathan's ...
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Suggestions for Development
Insights Disco...
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The Insights Discovery® 72 Type Wheel
Cons...
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The Insights Discovery® Colour Dynamics
Pe...
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  • 1. Nathan Turner 08 September 2015 Foundation Chapter
  • 2. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 2 Personal Details Nathan Turner Senior Multimedia and Project consultant N.Turner@exeter.ac.uk University of Exeter 3 The Drive Bicton College Devon United Kingdom EX9 7Bh Telephone: 07769711434 Date Completed: 08 September 2015 Date Printed: 09 September 2015 Referral Code: 1EIT/nathanturner/Sept’15
  • 3. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 3 Insights Discovery and Insights Learning Systems were originated by Andi and Andy Lothian. Insights, Insights Discovery and the Insights Wheel are registered trademarks of The Insights Group Ltd. Contents Introduction............................................................................................................... 4 Overview .................................................................................................................. 5 Personal Style ................................................................................................................................ 5 Interacting with Others ................................................................................................................... 5 Decision Making ............................................................................................................................. 6 Key Strengths & Weaknesses.................................................................................. 7 Strengths ........................................................................................................................................ 7 Possible Weaknesses .................................................................................................................... 8 Value to the Team .................................................................................................... 9 Effective Communications...................................................................................... 10 Barriers to Effective Communication ...................................................................... 11 Possible Blind Spots............................................................................................... 12 Opposite Type ........................................................................................................ 13 Suggestions for Development ................................................................................ 15 The Insights Discovery® 72 Type Wheel ............................................................... 16 The Insights Discovery® Colour Dynamics ............................................................ 17
  • 4. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 4 Introduction This Insights Discovery profile is based on Nathan Turner’s responses to the Insights Preference Evaluator which was completed on 08 September 2015. The origins of personality theory can be traced back to the fifth century BC, when Hippocrates identified four distinct energies exhibited by different people. The Insights System is built around the model of personality first identified by the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. This model was published in his 1921 work “Psychological Types” and developed in subsequent writings. Jung’s work on personality and preferences has since been adopted as the seminal work in understanding personality and has been the subject of study for thousands of researchers to the present day. Using Jung's typology, this Insights Discovery profile offers a framework for self-understanding and development. Research suggests that a good understanding of self, both strengths and weaknesses, enables individuals to develop effective strategies for interaction and can help them to better respond to the demands of their environment. Generated from several hundred thousand permutations of statements, this profile is unique. It reports statements which your Evaluator responses indicate may apply to you. Modify or delete any statement which does not apply, but only after checking with colleagues or friends to identify whether the statement may be a “blind spot” for you. Use this profile pro-actively. That is, identify the key areas in which you can develop and take action. Share the important aspects with friends and colleagues. Ask for feedback from them on areas which seem particularly relevant for you and develop an action plan for growth personally and interpersonally.
  • 5. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 5 Overview These statements provide a broad understanding of Nathan’s work style. Use this section to gain a better understanding of his approaches to his activities, relationships and decisions. Personal Style Nathan has a natural instinct for spotting trends and future developments, often before others are even remotely aware of them. He enjoys projects where he can be seen to bring out improvements. He is inventive, independent and can be extremely perceptive of the potential contained within the views of others. Dominance and independence characterise his behaviour. His aim is to fit all the pieces of the jigsaw together into a complete picture, but for Nathan the jigsaw keeps expanding with the discovery of every new piece. His vivid imagination constantly pushes him towards turning his ideas into reality. Life is an exciting drama waiting to unfold for him. Lively and entertaining, and with infectious energy, he needs change and variety in order to be at his best. Excessive detail and routine are generally to be avoided although he is well able to review balance sheets, projections and factual data. His imaginative perception gives him the energy to start lots of new projects, and keep a large number of balls in the air. He constantly opens up new avenues of thought or action and can keep them open against all comers. He is an imaginative and creative visionary who is a source of inspiration to most. Nathan is outgoing and direct, but as a participant, he can, if he is not careful, take control of the process. He will lose interest quickly and lack the self-discipline necessary to complete what he has started unless the project can continue to excite his vision. Nathan is a direct, results-oriented person who considers people within the framework of his objectives. His interest lies in seeing possibilities beyond what is already present and known, by using his insight, ingenuity and intellect. Nathan could be called one of life's natural go-getters, as he possesses enthusiasm, vision, objectivity and accountability. If a job doesn't offer him new challenges, boredom and poor performance may result. He may have had personal experience of the view that worthwhile success comes only after suffering significant misfortune. Nathan enjoys working with complex problems and is unceasing in his pursuit of mastering anything he finds intriguing. With contagious enthusiasm and a world full of possibilities, he sees so many ideas he may have great difficulty concentrating on one. He can find it hard to concentrate on the small details and he may get bored with projects quickly. Nathan is an ingenious, inventive person who is always seeking to discover new possibilities and new ways of doing things. Nathan is a curious and keen student of all that is going on around him. He may ignore sensory data that might suggest danger and may knowingly take risks that others avoid. New challenges are more appealing to him than the status quo. Interacting with Others Nathan's work style is down-to-earth, assertive and persuasive. He does not appreciate critical comments about his personal qualities as he sees these comments as personal attacks on his integrity. Unconventional in approach and enjoying motivating others to exceed what is accepted
  • 6. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 6 and expected, he likes to live freely, looking for variety every day. He likes to lead rather than manage, is normally fair but demanding and will not always be willing to accept change without first knowing why. He may sometimes experience a loss of enthusiasm and energy and also may become uncharacteristically pensive under stress. He can be a good team player, but does like a somewhat individual approach. He has a tendency to blame other people for difficulties he encounters and may sometimes dismiss others' opinions as of relatively little or no value. A creative thinker, Nathan is generally warm, enthusiastic and confident of his own abilities. He makes stimulating company with his witty and interesting conversational style. He deals imaginatively with social relationships which generate a large variety of acquaintances. He is a “networking” expert. His “drive” is natural and not contrived. He may harbour a belief that no one really understands him or cares about him. He may become emotional and rather vulnerable in this state. Nathan loves challenge, and is far-sighted and enthusiastic. While constantly striving to increase his competence and personal power, he is outgoing, talkative and can cope with a large number of different projects. He relates to colleagues who appreciate his outgoing, talkative, matter of fact manner. Routine practical work does not interest him for long, because he needs variety and freedom from controls in order to sustain his interest. He gets a constant infusion of energy from being around other energetic people, and can successfully combine his talents with the strengths of others. Nathan is alert to changing situations and will act quickly to get results, giving direction or instructions to others as he thinks is necessary. Decision Making Nathan finds problems stimulating and is ingenious in tackling complex situations. He is driven to think up many alternatives for a project or system due to his ability to constantly see the big picture. Work that uses his ideas to improve or start a project suits him, but once these ideas get off the ground he prefers someone else to carry on with the details. “Do it now” is his motto. He is more interested in the future consequences of his actions than in the present condition of people or projects. He prefers to make decisions based on “gut feel” rather than on exhaustive and repetitive analysis. He is stimulated by difficulties and is most ingenious in solving them. The best part of a project for him is the initial problem solving element and the creation of something new. Thereafter the interest in completion begins to wane. He sees so many possibilities that he sometimes has difficulty selecting the best activity or interest to pursue, or in keeping to the agreed track. He is happiest in a role which allows him to exercise his ingenuity to tackle one project after another. He may be perceived by others as a somewhat impulsive decision maker. He can be creative and imaginative. Nathan is self-reliant and is not frightened to take “the path of maximum resistance” in his efforts to produce the best results. He has a tendency towards making higher risk decisions. To carry out his innovative ideas, Nathan relies on his impulsive energy. He is a keen initiator who finds most problems stimulating. Constantly generating ideas, he sometimes has trouble focusing on just one thing at a time and can find difficulty in making consistent and lasting decisions. Personal Notes
  • 7. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 7 Key Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths This section identifies the key strengths which Nathan brings to the organisation. Nathan has abilities, skills and attributes in other areas, but the statements below are likely to be some of the fundamental gifts he has to offer. Nathan’s key strengths: ● Resilient and resourceful. ● Articulate and communicative. ● Industrious and decisive. ● Appears open-minded and receptive. ● Original inventive thinker. ● Intuitive and optimistic. ● Will act quickly and decisively on new information. ● Imaginative problem solver. ● Will join different organisations to further his cause. ● A natural go-getter with great enthusiasm for life. Personal Notes
  • 8. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 8 Key Strengths & Weaknesses Possible Weaknesses Jung said “wisdom accepts that all things have two sides”. It has also been said that a weakness is simply an overused strength. Nathan's responses to the Evaluator have suggested these areas as possible weaknesses. Nathan’s possible weaknesses: ● Protects his ego against all comers. ● Sometimes lacks attention to detail. ● Becomes impatient with routine and repetition. ● May not dot all the “i”s and cross all the “t”s. ● May not actively listen to (or hear) others' points of view. ● Has to work hard to maintain a specific focus. ● Overly dismissive of negative feedback. ● Will experience difficulty in concentrating on one thing for long periods. ● Some of his ideas may be perceived as unrealistic. ● May not appreciate symptoms of underlying stress and anxiety. Personal Notes
  • 9. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 9 Value to the Team Each person brings a unique set of gifts, attributes and expectations to the environment in which they operate. Add to this list any other experiences, skills or other attributes which Nathan brings, and make the most important items on the list available to other team members. As a team member, Nathan: ● Contributes vigorously and enthusiastically. ● Has foresight and farsight. ● Can generate fast results by prioritising well and taking action. ● Knows nothing is impossible. ● Is flexible, co-operative, versatile and easy going. ● Likes being in the thick of the action. ● Will drive others to achieve greater things. ● Maintains and generates high team aspirations. ● Demonstrates leadership and involvement. ● Is opportunistic, original, spontaneous and versatile. Personal Notes
  • 10. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 10 Communication Effective Communications Communication can only be effective if it is received and understood by the recipient. For each person certain communication strategies are more effective than others. This section identifies some of the key strategies which will lead to effective communication with Nathan. Identify the most important statements and make them available to colleagues. Strategies for communicating with Nathan: ● Share in and promote his ideas and visions. ● Share his passion for new challenges. ● Recognise his personal drive for achievement. ● Appeal to his open style of decision making. ● Point out the consequences, with care. ● Be firm, forceful and fearless. ● Be alive and entertaining. ● Use a partnering style when in contact with him. ● Allow him time to consider all the information. ● Be enthusiastic and positive. ● Talk about him and areas he finds stimulating. ● Ask for his thoughts and ideas. Personal Notes
  • 11. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 11 Communication Barriers to Effective Communication Certain strategies will be less effective when communicating with Nathan. Some of the things to be avoided are listed below. This information can be used to develop powerful, effective and mutually acceptable communication strategies. When communicating with Nathan, DO NOT: ● Be dull, dour or redundant. ● Involve him in formal, lengthy or tedious meetings. ● Assume he has heard you. ● Compete directly with him for control. ● Attempt to impose too much structure and formality. ● Emphasise established processes. ● Appear timid or ineffective. ● Act aggressively or reject his ideas without explanation. ● Be vague or leave things open to interpretation. ● Let his imagination run riot at your expense. ● Criticise, condemn or suppress his enthusiasm. ● Forget to recognise him personally in a job well done. Personal Notes
  • 12. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 12 Possible Blind Spots Our perceptions of self may be different to the perceptions others have of us. We project who we are onto the outside world through our “persona” and are not always aware of the effect our less conscious behaviours have on others. These less conscious behaviours are termed “Blind Spots”. Highlight the important statements in this section of which you are unaware and test them for validity by asking for feedback from friends or colleagues. Nathan’s possible Blind Spots: Occasionally Nathan may miss opportunities through a lack of awareness of the need to conclude the planning detail. As an extraverted, future oriented person, he may fear failure above all else. While excited by certain ideas and the lure of the “big” picture, he will not remain totally committed to a schedule or project if a better or more exciting challenge appears. To avoid making mistakes, he should digest all the information before acting. He should learn how to accept and deal with conflict as a necessary part of bettering his relationships with others. His natural quickness and pressure to anticipate what is coming means he occasionally assumes wrongly that he knows what a person is going to say, and is tempted to jump in to finish their sentences. Taking the time to pay closer attention to what is actually going on in the world around him and listening carefully to both the input and reactions of others will help him. Nathan's responses in defence of people can be illogical to the point that he appears irrational. Nathan should bring a more rational pace to his work which would act as a drag on his tendency to start and stop projects at the drop of a hat. Nathan may feel pressured to make decisions too quickly, before he has had adequate time to gather all the more obscure facts and consider the fuller implications of his actions. He may sometimes come across to others as somewhat boastful and selfish. Often after he has enjoyed an initial experience, if necessary backup to attain the anticipated outcome is not forthcoming, he blocks the experience from his mind and moves on. Because he is fascinated with solving problems, he tends to be impatient with routine details and may lose interest in a project if it requires intensive follow-through. Personal Notes
  • 13. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 13 Opposite Type The description in this section is based on Nathan's opposite type on the Insights Wheel. Often, we have most difficulty understanding and interacting with those whose preferences are different to our own. Recognising these characteristics can help in developing strategies for personal growth and enhanced interpersonal effectiveness. Recognising your Opposite Type: Nathan’s opposite Insights type is the Coordinator, Jung’s “Introverted Sensing” type. The Coordinator is a careful, cautious, conventional person who is diplomatic and sincere. Coordinators tend to be very loyal, precise and disciplined with high standards and expectations of self. Coordinators may appear to lack self-confidence and prefer to operate in a structured and ordered manner, focusing on established guidelines rather than future possibilities. Nathan will often observe the Coordinator procrastinating on a decision until all of the facts and details are available. Nathan may also see the Coordinator as a critical and ideological thinker who will be quiet and reserved around strangers. Coordinators do not like stress or chaos and tend to be rather private, requiring support and reassurance. They prefer to build close relationships with small groups of people and like to retain the familiar and predictable. The Coordinator becomes stubborn if pressured, particularly by Nathan! Coordinators are concerned with what is “right” and, to Nathan, appear slow in decision making. They prefer a steady-paced environment with little interpersonal aggression and they tend to distrust outgoing people. They are motivated by schedule and order and are among the most private of the Insights types. Nathan sees the Coordinator as ever concerned with efficiency, becoming stressed when others do not stick to tightly laid down schedules and plans. Personal Notes
  • 14. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 14 Opposite Type Communication with Nathan's Opposite Type Written specifically for Nathan, this section suggests some strategies he could use for effective interaction with someone who is his opposite type on the Insights Wheel. Nathan Turner: How you can meet the needs of your Opposite Type: ● Be precise and detailed. ● Talk quietly. ● Be sure that he is ready to communicate before pressing ahead. ● Back up your assertions with reasons and data. ● Ask what he thinks, not how he feels. ● Speak calmly and quietly, avoiding ostentation and bluster. Nathan Turner: When dealing with your opposite type DO NOT: ● Get too close or touch him. ● Come unprepared and disorganised. ● Be oversensitive to his critical nature. ● Pressure him or encroach on his free time. ● Cut him off before he has finished. ● Cut him short or discourage him when he wishes to share information. Personal Notes
  • 15. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 15 Suggestions for Development Insights Discovery does not offer direct measures of skill, intelligence, education or training. However, listed below are some suggestions for Nathan’s development. Identify the most important areas which have not yet been addressed. These can then be incorporated into a personal development plan. Nathan may benefit from: ● Paying meticulous attention to detail before leaping to a conclusion. ● Setting deadlines - then sticking to them. ● Realising that some others are not as quick as he is. ● Understanding that forging ahead on his own may be detrimental to the common good. ● Gently asking some quieter people to express their point of view. ● More time dedicated to analyse his thoughts and feelings. ● Being less vocal at group meetings. ● Avoiding driving others as hard as he drives himself. ● Making compromises to maintain good relations. ● Sitting back, saying little and observing. Personal Notes
  • 16. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 16 The Insights Discovery® 72 Type Wheel Conscious Wheel Position 44: Directing Motivator (Accommodating) Less Conscious Wheel Position 5: Inspiring Motivator (Focused)
  • 17. Nathan Turner © The Insights Group Ltd, 1992-2015. All rights reserved. Page 17 The Insights Discovery® Colour Dynamics Persona (Conscious) Preference Flow Persona (Less Conscious) 6 3 0 BLUE GREEN YELLOW RED 1.28 3.36 3.84 4.24 21% 56% 64% 71% 100 50 0 50 100 12.8% 6 3 0 BLUE GREEN YELLOW RED 2.16 1.76 4.72 2.64 36% 29% 79% 44% Conscious Less Conscious
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