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                            PERCEIVED SITUATION
STEADINESS
	COMPLIANCE
                        
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Please find enclosed notes on the Thomas International Certification Programme.
These will give you a background about Thomas Systems and will help you
understand the concepts better.

It is advisable that you read the preparatory material before attending the Thomas
International Certification Programme.

The following notes provide details of what you should do:

1. Read the four pages entitled Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance,
and all the other papers attached.

2. Preparation of a Job Description for any position in your organization. We will
make use of this Job Description in the Certification Programme.

We look forward to meeting you at the workshop and are confident that our system
will benefit your organisation.

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STEADINESS

Usually amiable, easy going and relaxed. Undemonstrative and controlled. Not being
explosive and easily triggered, may conceal grievances and be a grudge-holder. Likes to
build a close relationship with a relatively small group of intimate associates.
Appears contented and relaxed. Patience and deliberateness characterise usual behaviour.
A good neighbour and always willing to help those considered to be friends.

He or she strives to maintain ‘status quo’ being wary of change, particularly when it is
unexpected or sudden. Once in the ‘groove’ of an established work pattern this person
can follow it with a seeming unending patience.

Usually very possessive and develops strong attachments for his or her work group, his
or her club, particularly, his or her family. Has deep family ties and will be
uncomfortable when separated from family or base for extended periods of time.

Operates well as a member of a team and can co-ordinate own efforts with others with
rhythm and ease.

Develops good work habits and can do routine work (this does not mean low level,
however.)

PASSIVE BEHAVIOUR IN A FAVOURABLE SITUATION. STEADINESS OR
SUITABLE FOR PERFORMING ROUTINE AND REPETITIVE WORK.

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COMPLIANCE

Usually peaceful, adapting to situations so as to avoid antagonism. Being sensitive and
seeking appreciation, this person can be easily hurt by others. Basically humble, loyal and
unaggressive, doing to the best of his or her ability whatever is expected.

Being basically cautious and conservative, is slow to make decision until all available
information has been checked. This may frustrate associates who are more quick acting.

Because of a basic reluctance to make decisions, there is a tendency to wait and see
which way the wind is blowing before acting. Many times, displays a good sense of
timing and shrewdness in selecting the right decision at the right time.

Is capable of moulding him/herself to the image expected of him or her. Will go to
extreme lengths to avoid conflict and very seldom on anyone’s toes intentionally.

Strives for a stable, ordered life and tends to follow procedure in personal as well as
business life. A systematic thinker and worker. Proceeds in an orderly, predetermined
manner. Is precise and attentive to detail. Usually sticks to methods that have brought
success in the past.

He or she tries to escape the unfavourable but may not show this tendency if not placed in
an antagonistic situation.

PASSIVE BEHAVIOUR IN AN ANTAGONISTIC SITUATION. COMPLIANCE
WITH HIGH WORK STANDARDS TO AVOID TROUBLE OR ERROR.

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REFERENCES FOR FURTHER READING

Kline. P: Personality: measurement and theory. Hutchinson, London (1983)


Irvine.S.H. Personal Profile Analysis – A Contemporary Frame of Reference for
Research and Development (1988)

Irvine.S.H., Mettam.D., Syrad.T., Valid and More Valid? Keys to Understanding
Personal Appraisal Practices at Work – Current Psychology, Spring 1994, Vol 13.

Thomas International: PPA Technical Manual 1986

THOMAS INTERNATIONAL FULLY ADHERES TO THE GUIDELINES
PUBLISHED FOR NON-PSYCHOLOGISTS BY THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL
SOCIETY AND THE CODE OF PRACTICE PUBLISHED BY THE INSTITUTE OF
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.


SPECIAL THANKS TO TONY CHAPMAN MA.Dip.M.
(Senior Consultant - Thomas International (UK) Ltd.)

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