Let’s explore Pace/Patience– one of the 4 Cornerstone Behavioral Traits 



FYNS precisely measures four cornerstone behavioral traits, Dominance, Extroversion, Pace/Patience, and Conformity. These are the DNA of your individual strengths, and combine to form your Basic/Natural Self, that is, how you function when there is freedom to respond in a completely natural way.


In this series of four blog posts, we are taking time to explain in some detail the key descriptors of each trait. In the first two posts, we looked at Dominance, your “Take-Charge Trait,” and Extroversion, your “People Trait.”  Today we’ll explore Pace/Patience, your “Patience Trait.”




Each trait, high to low, has its own value, specific strengths, and unique place in the world.


Pace/Patience, referred to as the “Patience Trait,” gives us precise insight into how a person functions relevant to being: persistent, dependable, cooperative, harmonious, and thorough to name a few.


Each of us have varying degrees and intensity of Pace/Patience.  For example, two team members may be on opposite ends of the Pace/Patience spectrum.  One high and one low.  You might be on the high end of the pace/patience spectrum described as patient in realizing what’s important, whereas your teammate may be on the low end of the Pace/Patience spectrum described as having a sense of urgency in realizing what’s important.


The high Pace/Patience person is highly persistent, unhurried, dependable, cooperative, harmonious, and thorough.  They want stability, predictability, fair benefits, and consensus.  They don’t want unjustified pressure, sudden unannounced change, conflict, and insincerity.


When speaking to us they are careful, non-confrontational, patient, tolerant, and have an attitude of wait and see.


When listening they need to hear the details, want time to think it through, and need clear goals and expectations.


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On the opposite end of the spectrum, like your teammate we just talked about, the strengths of your teammate’s low Pace/Patience might be described as:


  • Have a strong sense of urgency for self and others
  • Create or seek out new, exciting situations for a change of pace and environment
  • Action-oriented and impatient
  • Fast-paced
  • Prefer surface learning in a variety of areas, rather than focusing single topics
  • Get bored if pace is too slow
  • If disorganized, may show erratic behavior or waste time


Remember, the higher your pace/patience, the more patient you will be, the lower the pace/patience the more urgent you will be.  It takes a combination of different people with different strengths for true success and fulfillment in the journey!


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