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I – EXPLORING INFLUENCE
I-STYLE BLENDS: IC, ID, IS

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.

Salvador dali

The I-Styles are the social butterflies of the Discworld (not to be confused with the works of Terry Pratchett!) I-Styles are upbeat, positive, charming and can network better than National Rail which, frankly, is not difficult. I-Styles are the people’s people. They just love being around others, enthusiastically waxing lyrical about anything and everything (whether anyone is actually listening or not!)

MOTIVATED BY
* Approval * Flattery and praise * Talking and presenting * Rapport building * Teamwork * Creativity * Fun *Appreciation for a job well done

VALUE TO THE TEAM
* Motivates others * Offers encouragement * Positivity * Productivity * Peacekeepers * Sense of fun and humour * Bonds well with others * Intuitive * Builds rapport with new acquaintances

LIMITATIONS
* Can lack organisation * Not a fan of detail * Prefers to talk more than listen * More concerned with people than tasks * Can be emotional * Can be impulsive

MOTIVATING STATEMENT: “You’re the greatest!”
GREATEST FEAR: Loss of popularity
MOST LIKELY TO SAY: “Here’s a fun exercise in brainstorming ideas!”
LEAST LIKELY TO SAY: “I need more paperwork and routine”
THEME SONG: ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by Katrina & the Waves

I-Styles thrive on freedom, they don’t like feeling controlled. They love to work in a fun, social environment with a platform to freely express themselves. I-Styles greatly fear rejection or being belittled by others. Their insecurities will come out if you rain on their sunny parade; don’t risk being the victim of the pointy end of their umbrella! Naturally creative, The I-Style brims over with creative ideas and will passionately tell anyone (still listening) about them.

FAMOUS I STYLES: Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Donkey from Shrek