The Analytical Style

Guarded, Focused, Logical

Analytical-style people are highly process-oriented; they usually work best alone or as a leader of a small group of experts. Their interactions and decisions are driven by cognition rather than intuition. Their decisions are based on a thorough examination of facts, evidence and knowledge, rather than on emotions or something that could be perceived by others as biased personal opinions. People with the Analytical style are often characterized as somewhat distant, non-emotional and rational in relationships with others.

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Minimizing Risks

Analytical-style people prefer to minimize risk through meticulous planning. They rely on structured and proven procedures when working towards a goal. However, according to Analytical-style people, a goal can only be set after first carefully defining the process of how to get there. To them, any goal is the result of a well-defined, structured, logical process, not vice-versa.

Setting High Standards

Good performance is absolutely important to Analytical-style people. They set very high standards for themselves and others, and are laborious in working out all details, no matter how insignificant in the eyes of others. Analytical-style people believe that each and every detail eventually contributes to the final result.


Quite frequently Analytical-style people will be cautious in using or trusting the input received from others; they will check and verify everything before they use it, if they use it. This may be frustrating to others, who over time may become reluctant to volunteer input. The resulting lack of input may strengthen Analytical-style people’s belief that their own view is the only correct one, which in fact may put them in a void.

Cognition Before Intuition

When under stress, Analytical-style people may withdraw and avoid taking decisions until they have – one more time – checked and verified the situation or the facts. Under stress they will rely even less on their already suppressed intuition, and become more cautious, seeking for – and sometimes getting lost in – more details.

Strengths of Analytical-Style People

    • They are mostly calm, collected, even-keeled, cool-headed and self-composed people.
    • They approach problems based on facts and logic.
    • They are diligent and laborious.
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Liabilities of Analytical-Style People

    • They may be perceived as indecisive and ‘stuck-in-the-mud’.
    • They may take little social initiative with others.
    • They may get bogged down with detail, processes and logistics.
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Our Human Logic™ program offers much more in-depth information as well as multiple case studies about Analytical-style people: in great practical detail we cover their strengths and liabilities, their primal fears and needs, their specific leadership qualities and pitfalls, their decision making, how they deal with stress, priorities and time, and finally in great detail how to successfully work with Analytical-Style people.

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