We ‘dictate’ when we absolutely want others to understand us well. This can be to impose our will, to defend ourselves, but also to communicate our truth.

The higher the score on “dictating”, the more people want to impose their own thinking on others. A high score testifies to social self-security, a strong belief in one’s own values and visions and the courage to stand up for one’s own rights. They are assertive and dare to have their say. Think about a teacher who gives a ‘Dictation’, so you have to listen very carefully! In class, the only person who is allowed to dictate is the teacher.

Job options: “Dictating” is something you can only really use in your career after a while, when you have to lead people or defend your ideas, for example. In any direction you go, you can/will evolve to such a position if you keep scoring high on ‘dictating’. At the start of your career, however, you should be a bit cautious, because otherwise you will quickly come into conflict with your boss. Typical professions for people with a high score: lawyers, directors, union representatives, ministers, production managers, salesmen, trainers, senior military personnel, diplomats…

The lower the score on “dictating”, the more people adopt a modest and self-critical attitude in contact with others. They don’t want to offend anyone and avoid arguments and disagreements. They don’t look for the last word and rarely express outspoken points of view. They often find it difficult to say ‘No’ and are easily overtaken by emotion when they raise their voice.

Job options: You only need “dictating” if you have the ambition to later lead or convince other people of your ideas. If you have that ambition and score low today, you can read a book about assertiveness or the art/science of standing up for yourself without being overtaken by emotion. Usually a low score on dictation goes hand in hand with a good team mentality and few conflicts at work.

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