It’s easy to misread confidence as arrogance or gentleness as being a people pleaser. The Tick bird types reminds us that we’re all unique and what we perceive isn’t the universal ‘truth.’
The four Tick personality types helps to explain why people act, communicate, and think in certain ways. It’s one of the easiest, yet most comprehensive ways to understand why we do what we do. Which bird type are you? Take the test.
Style: Confident, warm and friendly
Face: Expressive and animated
Voice: Strong and colourful
Body Language: Lots of dramatic and sweeping gestures
Clothes: Flamboyant, colourful, fashionable, designer labels, wears “look at me” jewellery
Life View: “Everything’s coming up roses"
Attitude: Easy going. They seem to have all the time in the world and can talk the leg off of a chair.
Sayings: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life"
Car: A “look at me car,” usually red. They love red Porsches!
Style: Shy, warm and friendly
Face: Expressive and animated, reflects what the other person is saying while listening intently
Voice: Soft and calming
Body Language: Lots of hand gestures, but not dramatic
Clothes: Pastel to brighter colours, but nothing too outlandish
Life View: “Caring and sharing with others is what it’s all about"
Attitude: Easy going. They seem rarely rushed and will spend all the time in the world listening to your problems.
Sayings: “People are important"
Car: A “good reliable family vehicle,” usually blue, maroon, or white. They love the Toyota Corolla!
Style: Confident, fast and businesslike
Face: Gives little away
Voice: Strong and forceful
Body Language: Very little
Clothes: Conservative “no frills.” Black, charcoal and grey colours preferred.
Life View: “Let’s get a result"
Attitude: “Let’s get down to business.” Quick and abrupt, they always seem to have more important people than you they need to talk to.
Sayings: “What’s the bottom line?”
Car: Conservative, but prestige and powerful. They love the big four-wheel drives!
Style: Cool, withdrawn, conservative
Face: Poker face – little expression
Voice: Quiet and monotoned
Body Language: Very little
Clothes: Ultra-conservative, usually brown, fawn, or autumn colours
Life View: “What can go wrong, will go wrong"
Attitude: “What’s the catch?” Aloof and “offish,” they always seem to give the impression that they would rather be doing something else than be talking to you.
Sayings: “Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread"
Car: A “good safe, reliable car,” usually brown, or white. They love the Volvo!
To complete the Tick test, fill in the red form below to access three codes for your company. It’s an effective culture-building exercise for your team.