Functions of Thinking Styles
- Legislative Style
These type of people like doing things their own way, creating their own rules.
They prefer to create, design projects, or structure problems themselves.
- Executive Style
These type of people are the doers; they like to implement things.
They prefer to be given structured problems to solve.
- Judicial Style
These type of people like to judge and evaluate things.
They prefer to analyze problems.
Forms of Thinking Styles
These type of people tend to be motivated by a single goal or need at a time.
- Hierarchic Style
These type of people tend to be motivated by a hierarchy of goals, recognizing that some goals are more important than others. They are priority setters.
- Oligarchic Style
These type of people tend to be more motivated by several competitive goals that are perceived equally in importance.
- Anarchic Style
These type of people tend to be motivated by a wide variety of goals; they are antisystematic.
Levels, Scope, and Leanings of Thinking Styles
- Global Style-Local Style
Global people prefer to work with abstract and larger issues.
Local people prefer to work on the details.
- External Style- Internal Style
External people tend to be more extroverted, people-going, and social.
Internal people tend to be more introverted and prefer to work alone.
- Liberal Style- Conservative Style
Those with a liberal style seek to maximize change and are more comfortable with ambiguous situations.
Those with a more conservative style like to adhere to tradition and the way things 'have always been done.' They prefer familiarity in life and work.