Characteristics:Dominant, passionate,motivated, ambitious and task-oriented
Strengths:Fire personalities are great leadersand have a lot of enthusiasm. Theyoften encourage other people andtry to “fire them up” about an idea.They tend to be quite strong-willed,stronger than some of the othertypes.
Weaknesses:Fires tend to be aggressive andto lack sensitivity, and they canhave problems with angermanagement.
Fires are the types ofpersonality most likely tobecome pushy bullies.
If they are confronted withfailure, this can extinguish themand plunge them intodepression. They can alsosuffer from burnout.
Characteristics:Loners, perfectionists,introspective, thoughtful,analytical and cautious.
Strengths:Waters are usually sensitive tothe needs of others and have alot of capacity for empathy.They tend to be creative andimaginative and pay a lot ofattention to detail.
They tend to be highlyorganised and like schedules.They are very safety-conscious.
Weaknesses:Waters are the most prone toanxiety (thanks to their obsessionwith details, their tight schedulesand their perfectionism) and todepression, caused by a lack ofboundaries and a tendency to beoverwhelmed by the problems andfeelings of others.
In the past, “melancholic” wasused to describe bothdepression and this personalitytype.
Key sayings.“Look before you leap.” “Iunderstand how you feel.”