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P.E.D.O.

Personality Analysis
Identifying Your Style Questionnaire
As you read these statements, you will start to recognise your own style.

If the statement

sounds like you PUT A 1 (Number format only) IN THE SHADED BOX. If the statement does not
sound like you, then you leave it blank and move to the next statement.

Dove

When dealing with people and problems, I am


seen as firm and determined

I am always thinking of new ideas and


concepts

I feel more comfortable dealing with facts and


figures than dealing with people

I like traditional practices and accepted ideas


best

I am a gentle person who enjoys peace and


harmony

I often upset people with my directness

I am inclined to argue with the television or


radio when I dont agree with them

I like to take my time filling out forms and


questionnaires

Working on my own is better for me than


working with others

10

I often find myself telling jokes at parties and


with friends

11

Before

making

decision

like

lots

of

information
12

I am naturally nosier than others around me

13

Getting the task done is more important than


peoples feelings

14

I describe myself as enthusiastic, spontaneous


and persuasive

Owl

Peacock

Eagle

Dove

15

How people feel is very important to me

16

I thoroughly check all small details before


coming to a conclusion

17

I can be seen as bossy and rather aggressive


at times

18

People say I could sell sand to the Arabs

19

I find small talk difficult and often find myself


talking about work

20

I am inclined to criticise people who do not


think logically

21

I find being rushed to meet tight deadlines


worries me

22

I prefer to be alone than having to mix with


others

23

I am seen as a calm, even tempered person,


who cares about people and how they feel

24

I like working in a job that I understand, that


is systematic and not rushed

25

I am good at talking people into seeing things


my way

26

People often call me a perfectionist

27

Having authority and control is very important


to me

28

Emotions and feelings are not as important as


reason and logic

29

I push my ideas strongly, even if others dont


agree

30

I am steady, thorough and analytical

31

I enjoy being the centre of attention

32

I get bored with formality, systems and rigid


processes

Owl

Peacock

Eagle

Dove

33

Time is more important to me when doing a


job, than peoples feelings

34

I enjoy being part of the team more than being


the leader

35

Structure, rules &

procedures are important

to me
36

I am often described as a workaholic

37

I thrive on new, challenging and different tasks

38

I enjoy reading more than talking

39

I dont like being rushed

40

I am highly competitive

41

I make decisions quickly and on my own

42

I tend to listen and be influenced by other


peoples ideas and suggestions

43

I am a very detailed person

44

I am seen as a controlled, confident and


courageous person

45

I tend to be shy and quiet

46

I enjoy parties and am often the entertainment

47

I enjoy new things, even when they are risky

48

People see me as mild and easy going

49

I am confident and sure of myself in most


situations

Owl

Peacock

Eagle

Dove

50

I am neat and tidy in just about everything I do

51

I get annoyed when people make light of


serious situations

52

I dont like making decisions on my own

53

I have no trouble in making fast and important


decisions on my own

54

I often hide how I feel

55

I tend to express exactly how I feel

56

Fine details are very important to me

57

I get aggravated by people who waste time and


lose track in discussions

58

I have a reputation for going into situations


too fast

59

I tend to take control in most situations

60

I am more attracted to adventurous ideas than


practical ones

61

I am often the one talking in the group

62

When I am upset everyone knows

63

I often put off making the hard decisions

64

I am a patient, even tempered and a quiet


person

65

I dislike arguing and often give in to people

Owl

Peacock

Eagle

66

I can be seen as cool and withdrawn by some


people

67

I prefer to be the leader than a team player

68

I am a great storyteller and often exaggerate

69

I avoid aggressive and over assertive people

70

Most people see me as a good listener

71

I find expressing my feelings difficult

72

am

known

as

warm,

friendly

and

understanding

73

I have no problems in expressing my feelings


and opinions in meetings and discussions

74

I prefer to listen than to do the talking

75

I enjoy standing up and talking to groups

76

At the end of the day it is efficiency and results


that count

77

People often talk to me about their problems

78

I rely on my own decisions rather than other


peoples opinions

79

I gesture with my hands and talk fast, when I


get excited

Now total each column:

Transfer the totals above to these squares

DOVE

OWL

PEACOCK

Your highest score is your natural style.

The second highest score is your supporting style.

EAGLE

DOVE

Doves are a caring group of people who take a relaxed approach to life, they take one day at a
time and are good at stopping to smell the roses.

The most important thing to Doves is

friendliness and their best skills are in relationship building. Doves prefer to communicate 1 on
1 and face-to-face. If you want to persuade a Dove you need to assure them that everyone
affected has been considered and since Doves arent usually good decision makers you will
probably need to work through the decision process with them. Doves take a very democratic
attitude towards decisions which tens to take a longer time.

In meetings, Doves prefer an informal team talk like atmosphere where everyone has the
opportunity to share their thoughts. Doves will avoid complaining and confrontation because
they dislike interpersonal conflict, generally Doves vote with their feet.

Because Doves enjoy dealing with the public and making people feel good they are the best
people to front an organisation. Since3 Doves make such an effort to be polite and courteous
to everyone they do not like people who are blunt, direct and cold.

OWL

Owls are detail people, they like to have plenty of information, evidence and theory available in
any area they explore. The most important thing to an owl is accuracy, so they are attracted to
jobs where precision is required. The Owls best skills are in problem solving because of their
ability to work through a situation logically and systematically without emotion, they are often
able to identify the best course of action.

Owls prefer to communicate in writing due to t heir desire to have everything exact and
planned. To persuade an Owl you will need plenty of statistical evidence, proof and a clear
logical presentation of your idea and then give the Owls plenty of time to evaluate your
suggestions. In meetings, owls like a formal approach, to keep to the agenda, and to have
everything recorded and documented, including who said what. This ensures that a reliable
record of the meeting is available for future reference. Owls always complain in writing, and
they usually have copies of relevant documents attached. Organisations should always respond
in the same way to an Owl.

Owls like to work in an environment where they are uninterrupted they prefer to be left alone
and may be seen as antisocial within their organisation.

Owls do not like people who are dreamers and spontaneous, they become frustrated with
people who talk excessively and show too much emotion.

PEACOCK

Peacocks are an energetic group of people who like to be where the action is, they are great at
dreaming up ideas and getting others excited about their visions. The most important thing to
a Peacock is enthusiasm and their best skills are in creativity, confidence and presentation.
Peacocks prefer to communicate to an audience, they like to be the centre of attention. To
persuade a Peacock you will need to show plenty of enthusiasm for your idea, show how it will
benefit the Peacocks life and present your ideal with flair.

In meetings Peacocks will complain with a scene, they will use exaggeration and their theatrical
skills to create a decent performance. Peacocks like working in a high energy, dynamic and
creative environment with plenty of flexibility and autonomy.

Peacocks do not like people who are shy, quiet, calm and disciplined, these people are
interpreted as being boring by Peacocks.

EAGLE

Eagles are people who like action, they want results in a short period of time. The most
important thing to an Eagle is efficiency and their lack of people skills can make them
unpopular leaders. Eagles excel in a crisis situation because they are fast decision makers and
they will take control of a situation.

Eagles prefer speedy forms of communication because they are so busy, they are most likely to
use email, phone and fax as their common communication mediums. To persuade Eagles you
will need to have a brief hard hitting presentation that is packed with benefits that will bring
about a significant impact in a short period of time.

In meetings Eagles are usually in control, if they arent they will take over if the appointed
leader is ineffective. Eagles will take their complaints straight to management, they are hard
and non negotiable its usually their way or no way.

Eagles do not like time wasting or unnecessary small talk, if they arent interested then they
tune out. Eagles are frustrated by people who have no goals and no direction in life. Eagles are
fiercely competitive.

BIRD COMBINATIONS

DOVE/DOVE:
Succeed by perseverance, originality, and desire to do whatever is needed or wanted. Put their
best efforts into their work. Quietly forceful, conscientious concerned for others. Respected
for their firm principles. Like to be honoured and followed for their clear convictions as to how
best to serve the common good.

DOVE/OWL:
Outgoing, easy-going, accepting, friendly, enjoy everything and make things more fun for
others by their enjoyment. Know whats going on and join in eagerly. Find remembering facts
easier than mastering theories. Are best in situations that need sound common sense and
practical ability with people as well as things.

DOVE/PEACOCK:
Full of enthusiasm and loyalties, but seldom talk of these until they know you well. Care about
learning, ideas, language, and independent projects of their own. Tend to undertake too much,
then somehow get it done. They can be very independent and stubborn when something they
believe is being threatened.

DOVE/EAGLE:
Responsive and responsible. Generally feel real concern for what others think or want, and try
to handle things with due regard for other persons feelings. They often display an image of
detachment, but are usually preoccupied with their own thoughts.

OWL/OWL:
Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter-offact, logical, realistic, and dependable. See to it that everything is well organised. Take
responsibility. Make up their own minds as to what should be accomplished and work towards
it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions.

OWL/DOVE:
Retiring, quiet, friendly, sensitive, and modest about their abilities. Shun disagreements and
do not force their opinion or values on others. Usually do not care to lead but are often loyal
followers. Often relaxed about getting things done because they enjoy the present moment
and do not want to spoil it by undue haste or exertion.

OWL/PEACOCK:
Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Work devotedly to meet their obligations. Lend
stability to any project or group. Thorough and painstakingly accurate. Can be patient with
necessary details. Loyal, considerate, perceptive, concerned with how people feel. They have
high personal ambitions.

PEACOCK/PEACOCK:
Warmly enthusiastic, high-spirited, ingenious, imaginative. Able to do almost anything that
interests them. Quick with a solution for any difficult situation and ready to help anyone with a
problem. Often rely on their ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance. Can usually
find compelling reasons for whatever they want.

PEACOCK/DOVE:
Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, born co-operators, active committee members.
Need harmony and may be good at creating it. Always doing something nice for someone.
Work best with encouragement and praise. Main interest is in things that directly and visibly
affect peoples lives.

PEACOCK/OWL:
Good at on-the-spot problem solving. Do not worry, enjoy whatever comes along. Adaptable,
tolerant but dislike long explanations. Are best with real things that can be worked, handled,
taken apart, or up together. They have good persuasive skills with logic and tact, they often
achieve results through other people.

PEACOCK/EAGLE:
Quick, ingenious, good at many things. Stimulating company, alert and outspoken. May argue
for fun on either side of a question. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems, but
may neglect routine assignments. Apt to turn to one new interest after another. Skilful in
finding logical reasons for what they want.

EAGLE/EAGLE:
Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact, with a natural head for business or machines. Not interested
in subjects they see no use for, but can apply themselves when necessary. Like to organise and
run activities. Make good administrators, especially if they remember to consider others
feelings and points of view.

EAGLE/DOVE:
Quiet and reserved. Especially enjoy theoretical or scientific pursuits. Like solving problems
with logic and analysis. Usually interested mainly in ideas, with little liking for parties or small
talk. Tend to have sharply defined interests. Need careers where some strong interest can be
used and be useful.

EAGLE/OWL:
Cool onlookers, quiet, reserved, observing and analysing life with detached curiosity and
unexpected flashes of original humour. Usually interested in cause and effect, how and why
mechanical things work, and in organising facts using logical principles.

EAGLE/PEACOCK:
Frank, decisive, leaders in activities. Usually good in anything that requires reasoning and
intelligent talk, such as public speaking. Are usually well-informed and enjoy adding to their
fund of knowledge. May sometimes appear more positive and confident than their experience
in an area warrants.