The Four Cornerstone Behavioral Traits Explained: Dominance

FYNS precisely measures four cornerstone behavioral traits, Dominance, Extroversion, Pace, 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.


Let’s get to basics of the Dominance trait.

Key Descriptors


  • Take Charge Trait
  • Act on the environment
  • Control-oriented through things/concepts
  • Direct, decisive, innovative and driven
  • Take charge with big picture and bottom-line results in mind

The High-Dominance Point of View

  • Focus on getting things done.
  • Want to have, and may take authority to accomplish goals and achieve bottom-line results.
  • Demand a great deal from self and others.
  • Competitive in areas of perceived importance.


  • Most productive when working with minimal supervision.
  • Respond well to meeting challenges, good at solving complex problems.
  • Like to develop concepts, often technically-oriented.
  • Relate to team approach if it serves selected goals.


  • Delegate responsibility, but not authority.
  • Respect only what is perceived to be competent management or necessary education.
  • Have little regard for titles or organizational charts of others.
  • Ignore others’ ideas when their mind is made up.


  • Prefer to give orders, rather than take them.
  • Not aware of how strongly they come across to others.
  • Tend to say exactly what they think.
  • Prefer to market tangibles when in sales.
  • May use intimidation or an air of self-confidence to hide insecurity, soft-heartedness, or lack of preparation.


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Low Dominance

By contrast, the key descriptors in those with low in the dominance trait


  • Support others and collaborate to accomplish results
  • Prefer not to impose demands upon others’ time and work
  • Accommodating and helpful
  • Mild mannered, composed, often modest
  • May wait for others to take the lead
  • Most productive in a non-confrontational, peaceful environment
  • May react to offensive commands by withdrawing or delaying action


Remember, the higher your dominance, the more take-charge you will be, the lower the dominance the more supportive you will be.  It takes a combination of different people with different strengths for success in the journey!


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