Personality Profile - BOLT Test
What is Your Animal Personality
BOLT stands for BULL, OWL, LAMB and TIGER. Everyone has a personality type of one of the four animals or combination of two. Find out if you are a bull, owl, lamb or tiger by taking the quiz below.
Charles J. Clarke, III
Mr. Clarke was the creator of the BOLT TM personality profiling of people for the purposes of increased work productivity (increased sales), improving customer service skills, and building better relationships (work and personal). Mr. Clarke found that there are four basic types of personalities and by knowing and learning about each type they would have an advantage ih their ability to increase their sales as well as having a better opportunity to be able to cope with relationships that are difficult or just in our everyday encounters with our friends and loved ones.
BOLT stands for, bull, owl, lamb and tiger. Mr. Clarke, after decades of scientific studies and research found that every person you will ever come in contact with is one of these animal types. I know it sounds utterly ridiculous, but once you study the animal types of personalities and take the test; the results may surprise you. Most of us are far more effective in all relationships when we have a good understanding of a person's psychological makeup. This has been proven over and over again by those who have increased their sales, received outstanding customer service awards and excelled in overall work productivity. The ability to understand the basic personality types goes a long way in understanding peoples needs and what motivates them.
About 12 years ago the company I worked for decided to bring Mr. Clarke in for a full day seminar along with testing. I will admit that at first I was very skeptical and looked at it as just another useless sales tool which would supposedly make us all super sales people. Surprisingly, by the end of the seminar my opinion changed. I with over 50 of my co-workers found this information to be valid and it made perfect sense. I was also very surprised by how much fun we all had that day as the seminar was presented. I thought I would share some of the information which you may find useful or simply entertaining. However, you may come to the same conclusion that I did and that is I found the information helpful in many ways as far as now having the ability to quickly size up a customer's personality and adapt my sales and customer service skills to suit that individual. By using this new found skill, I did, in fact, find my job performance improved. Most studies have shown that it does help improve communication and people skills. Any improvement in communication skills will be helpful in all areas of like, therefore it was very useful information.
- Quickly Gets to the Bottom Line
- Seeks to Control
- No Frills Just Facts
- Hard to Convince
- Likes Only the Facts
- Studies Everything
- Detail Oriented
- Deep Thinker
- Relates Best to Logical Order
- Takes Time to Make Decision
- More Introspective
- Avoids Conflict
- More Easily Agreeable
- Seeks to Please
- Hard Time Making Decisions
- Even Tempered
- Soft Spoken
- Can be Introvert or Extrovert
- Hard to Read Feelings
- Fun Loving
- Very Expressive
- Wears Feelings on Outside
- Quick Decision Maker
- Self Confident
Highly Effective People
Further studies went on to prove that the four animal types are extremely consistent in their behaviors and decision making processes. The accuracy rate in predictions with reference to the personality traits proved to be about 90%. That statistic can't be by chance rather it shows there is a real basis to the applied logic. The simple fact is that people are different and those that recognize the specific differences with regards to the four animal type traits, the easier they can predict what makes them tick. Most highly effective people are not so by chance. Highly effective people will go the extra steps to learn the best methods from others who use proven techniques.
What is Your Animal Personality
Now it's time to have some fun! There are four sections of traits below. You are to place a number next to each trait determined as follows:
4= is the most like you
3= is moderately like you
2= is moderately not like you
1= is least like you
When you select an answer it is based on how YOU see yourself; not as you think others see you. It would be fun, though, to have someone close to you take the assesment test for you as they see you and compare the differences.
Prefer Security to Prestigue ____
Does Not Like Over Excitement ____
Checking Balance to the Penny ____
System Oriented ____
Non-Risk Taker ____
Always on Time ____
Slow Paced ____
Clothes Always Hung Up Neatly ____
Think Over Major Decisions ____
Enjoys Own Company ____
Total Neatnik ____
TOTAL _____ add up all the numbers selected in the above section One
On Time Due to Fear of Others Opinions ____
Avoids Conflict ____
Slow to Make Decision ____
Frequently Changes Mind ____
Likes Others' Opinions ____
TOTAL _____ add up all the numbers selected in the above section Two
Hard Driven ____
Bottom Line is Important ____
Likes People to Get to the Point ____
Likes Prestigue & Status More Than Security ____
Fast Decision Maker ____
Prefers Others to Do For Them ____
Loves Challenges ____
Risk Taker ____
Organized Messy Person (looks messy but they know where everything is) ____
TOTAL _____ add up all the numbers selected in the above section Three
Very Socially Oriented ____
High Risk Taker ____
Social Relationships Priority ____
Recognition Very Important ____
Fun Loving ____
Throws Clothes to Wind When Removed ____
Often Late ____
Not Into Any Details ____
Very Very Messy ____
TOTAL _____ add up all the numbers selected in the above section Four
So What Animal Type Are You?
- Now add up all the points from the four sections
- Write an "O" by the first section total
- Write an "L" by the second section total
- Write a "B" by the third section total
- Write a "T" by the fourth section total
The section in which you scored the highest points is your primary personality type.
The section in which you scored the second highest points is your secondary personality type.
Most of us are combinations of types, however, the highest points in any given section is your dominent personality type.
Summary of Dealing With Each Animal Type
This could be a topic for another article but I will touch on the basics of each of the four personality types:
Bull - They prefer directness and getting right to the point. Do not go off on tangents or you will lose them. Be confident in your dealings with them and make sure you know what you are talking about as they can be a bit impatient. Don't try to tell them they are wrong; they need to be shown the facts to make their own determinations. Don't use frills and fluff when dealing with a "bull".
Tiger - They are playful so relevant chit chat is fine before launching into the core of a discussion. Tigers won't let give you many clues to what they are really thinking do it takes some work to pry that out. Tigers are also fast and direct once they make up their minds. Tigers are a little more flexible and playful compared to a bull, however, when pushed the "tiger" will hold it's own.
Lamb - They are generally more soft spoken and move at a much slower pace. They are good listeners but they do have a hard time in making a decision. Patience is a virtue when dealing with a lamb. They can be outgoing or introverted but are generally kind and amenable. Lambs don't feel comfortable with too much or forceful directness. Use your words and actions wisely and at a slower pace to make them feel the most comfortable. You must gently nudge a lamb. The "lamb" will flee if frightened.
Owl - They are generally introverted and serious in nature. Everything must be analyzied and all questions fully answered for an owl to feel most comfortable. Too much excitement is unsettling to an owl they like stability and routine or else they are out of their comfort zone. You can't rush an owl to make a decision and it is best to present the facts clearly and concisely and let an owl make up it's own mind. The "owl" is very sharp and very reliable. You only get one chance with an owl so don't mess it up.