The Four Cornerstone Behavioral Traits Explained: Pace/Patience

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 the basics of Pace/Patience.

Key Descriptors


  • Rate of Motion/Adaptable Trait
  • Influenced by their Environment
  • Control-Oriented Through Process
  • Attentive Listeners, Patient Instructors, Coaches, Mentors
  • Persistent and Dependable, Stable Influencers and Mediators
  • Able to Adjust to Almost Any Justifiable Pace, Use Time Effectively

The High-Pace/Patience Point of View

  • Accomplish tasks through patience and persistence.
  • Observe cause and effect before taking action.
  • Prefer consistent, established, predictable pace.
  • Set up routines, comfortable with repetitious actions and procedures.
  • Most productive in a stable environment.


  • Often accomplish more than may be apparent to others, remember the tortoise and the hare.
  • Friendly, relaxed, patient, in harmony with others.
  • Make the best of everything to avoid causing trouble or dissension.
  • Appear to react calmly to pressure, internalize feelings.
  • Cautious to start and slow to make changes unless justified.


  • Take time to understand concerns and expectation of others.
  • Noted for good memory and moderate tastes.
  • Prefer to work with strong, confident leadership.
  • Wait for recognition and appointment to leadership roles.


  • May only push organizationally and socially if pressured.
  • Want assurance of benefits.
  • May take on more than can be handled to avoid saying “no” to others.
  • Tend to hold concerns and injustices within until reaching a bursting point.


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Low Pace/Patience

  • By contrast, those low in the Pace/Patience trait
  • 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 ares, rathe than focusing single topics
  • Get bored if pace is to slow
  • If disorganized, may show erratic behavior or waste time


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


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