A Guide To Understanding The Command Talent Theme
You may either have the Command talent theme, or you know someone with the talent theme of Command.
As the Gallup Organization defines it, people exceptionally talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.
The Power of Command
For people with the Command talent theme, the way they think, feel and behave is driven by their emotional clarity.
People are drawn to them because people know what they think as they often give direct answers and “cut to the chase”.
In times of challenges, conflicts and even chaos, people with the Command talent theme will shine as they are able to bring out a confident presence with their directive and decisive selves.
They can become the calm to your storm should a situation become confusing or even out of control.
Command Talent Theme Loves
People with the Command talent theme loves exerting control in situations that seem out of control. They are not afraid of confrontation and know that confrontation is ultimately one way that leads to resolving the issue on hand.
Thus, it is not surprising that they are often misunderstood as being opinionated, bossy, or in extreme cases even as dictators.
People with the Command talent theme, however, have the innate ability to help others find clarity when things begin to seem unfocused. They are compelled to present the facts and truths to others no matter how unpleasant it may be. They help others become honest with the situation and be clear-minded on what’s to be done.
People with the Command talent theme love to share their views and opinions with others, and love it even more when others are aligned with their goals.
Command Talent Theme Hates
People with the Command talent theme hate encountering passive responses. It frustrates them when they are not able to give direct answers.
For example, when important issues arise at work, the Command people hate when others “beat around the bush” just to avoid conflicts or hurting other people’s feelings. They believe that it is important to take a stance and move in a determined direction.
People with the Command talent theme also hate when others sugarcoat bad news to them. They would very much rather deal with clarity than ambiguity, which should be of no surprise as they are unwilling to hide from the truth.
When someone pushes them, they will most certainly push back. They are not afraid to defend a cause in the face of resistance. It will drain the Command talent theme if they are not able to speak up when needed.
Command Talent Theme Basement Behaviours
When people with the Command talent theme push their talent too hard, the experience for others can be unpleasant.
Here are 3 negative behaviours of the Command talent theme:
People with the Command talent theme have no discomfort with imposing their views on others. Once they have formed their opinions, they need to share it with others. Thus, when in the basement form, they often come off as being upfront or aggressive, or in other words, bossy.
People with the Command talent theme are confident in giving directions and instructions, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if they deliver these instructions in a tone or technique that’s less than desirable.
It is in their nature to be direct and decisive. Their priority is on confronting the issue on hand. It is not surprising for them to neglect their choice of words and tone.
By neglecting their choice of words and tone, when in the basement form, the Command talent theme can also come off as being rude, short, or domineering.
This often happens as people with the Command talent theme tend to forget to collect others’ perspectives and forget to ask people for their opinions.
They may also come off as inflexible and stubborn, and others might even feel intimidated or uncomfortable sharing their own opinions for fear of the reaction they might receive from the Command talent theme.
People with the Command talent theme might come off as know-it-alls, as they often dish out their own opinions in a way that’s very decisive, often also neglecting other people’s opinions.
This is because once their goal is set, the Command talent theme will feel restless until they have aligned others with them. Others might see this trait of the Command talent theme as being a know-it-all.
The Command talent theme can’t help but feel compelled to present the facts or truths. They often feel the need to step in to situations before they even unfold. This could also often be mistaken as them being and acting as know-it-alls.
Command Talent Theme Best Contributions
People with the Command talent theme are often the ones in the driver’s seat. They naturally take charge. They see what needs to be done and are willing to speak up, especially when it brings light to important situations that are being avoided – which happens more often than not during work meetings or discussions.
The Command talent theme provides calm in the midst of a storm. When a situation gets out of control, they are the ones that will ground others around them.
They provide clarity when things start to get out of focus. They are not afraid to present the facts and truths no matter how unpleasant it may be, which challenges the people around them to be clear-eyed and honest with the situation. From this, they often act as the source of strength and constancy amongst their friends.
With the Command talent theme naturally taking charge, others around them have drawn towards these natural leaders and often willingly hand them the reins. In times of tough decisions, people with the Command talent theme will bring to the team clarity and naturally, towards resolution.
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