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Find My Match

This is part two of the application process.

After you submit an application please continue with this form.

To best match you with your perfect dog read through the following character descriptions then answer the questions below. When completed use the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the form to send your response.

Type 1

Characteristics

Well-organized, deliberate, detail oriented.
Examines information and carefully weighs all options before making a decision.
Prefers that others take the social initiative
Prefers efficient business-like approach
Systematic in nature
Conservative and practical
Technically oriented
Relies on factual evidence and a well-structured approach

Body Language

Listens well
Thoughtful and deliberate rate of speech
Reserved with few gestures
Formal posture and appearance

Work Model

Relatively independent
Follows structured outlines

Outlook about time

Move with deliberation
Takes time to weigh all matters logically prior to making a decision

Outlook regarding accomplishment

The process is almost as important as the outcome

Outlook about others

Relationships are built over time, and others will most likely make the initial effort to make a new contact

Typical strengths with work activities

Development, design, organizing, engineering

Personal driving force

Respect.  Seeks to develop status as a technical expert.
Values being recognized and respected as an expert  for accomplishments

Common misperceptions about Type 1

Nerdy.  Aloof, distant  and indifferent towards others

Type 2

Characteristics

Results oriented and businesslike
Likely to take the lead and takes initiative
Likely to challange new ideas
Prefers a challenge
Focused, Driven
Quick to respond, Makes quick decisions         
Opinionated, Competitive, Confident
Commanding / Controlling
Prone to correcting, changing and enhancing the ideas of others
Direct and responsible

Body Language

Controlled gestures
Direct and rapid speech
Voice modulation varies little, usually only to emphasize a point

Work Model

Independent

Outlook about time

Results oriented, uses time efficiently

Outlook regarding accomplishment

Finish first (Second place winner is first place looser)

Outlook about others

Relationships are based on value and defined by perceived competency for a desired task

Typical strengths with work activities

Initiating, managing, censoring

Personal driving force

Power.  Values authority and control of situations and environment. Seeks to control finances, time and people on projects. Prefers to make decision based on available options and probabilities       

Common misperceptions about Type 2

Arrogant, Impersonal, Pushy

Type 3

Characteristics

Calm and quiet, Compassionate, warm, caring
Welcoming and supportive listener
Easy to get along with, Enjoys personal contact
Agreeable, Shares responsibilities
Concerned about the welfare of others
Requires extensive information before making decisions
Group agreement is important to decision making process
Interpersonal  relationships are more important than goals

Body Language

Open, friendly and warm
Relaxed and casual posture
Soft and friendly voice           
Open and engaging facial expressions

Work Model

A team player

Outlook about time

Develop relationships over time, through slow steady progress

Outlook regarding accomplishment

Willing to easily share recognition with others

Outlook about others

People are the most important resources on a project and collaborating as a team is the best way to achieve results

Typical strengths with work activities

Educating, training, advising and counseling

Personal driving force

Approval. Values receiving approval from others and having a positive impact on others.

Common misperceptions about Type 3

Slow progress and inability to achieve results             
Too much emphasis placed on relationships

Type 4

Characteristics

Enthusiastic and inspiring
Energetic and emotional
Takes the social lead
Initiates friendly conversation before initiating tasks
Forward thinking
Talkative
Prefers to share ideas
Intuitive and a dreamer
Creative and ambitious
Loves an audience

Body Language

Fast paced and enthusiastic
Open and wide gestures
Voice inflections are varied and loud

Work Model

Prefers to work with others

Outlook about time

Moves fast but engages with others sharing ideas

Outlook regarding accomplishment

Results are obtained through collaboration with others

Outlook about others

It’s important to teach others in order to help them reach their highest potential

Typical strengths with work activities

Inspiring and motivating

Personal driving force

Recognition
Non-conformist, uniqueness
Seeks visibility
Values public recognition for accomplishments

Common misperceptions about Type 4

Head in the clouds
Dreamer
Not business like or task oriented

 

Dog & Owner Matching Questionnaire

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1. From the four types shown above identify and select the one that most closely matches your characteristics.

                 

2. In viewing assertiveness as being measured on a scale with 1 (left) being most reserved, shy or submissive, and 10 (right) being most assertive, decided or commanding, where on this scale do you feel you fall?

                  (Assertive)

3. Using this same scale ask two or three of your closest friends or relatives where they feel you are on this scale and select their answers here.

                  (Assertive)

                  (Assertive)

                  (Assertive)

 

4. When the phone rings do you
hurry to get to it first, or
hope someone else will answer.

5. Are you more
observant than introspective, or
introspective than observant

6. Is it worse to
have your head in the clouds or
be in a rut

7. With people are you usually more
firm than gentle or
gentle than firm

8. Are you more comfortable in making
critical judgements or
value judgements

9. Is clutter in your work space something you
take time to straighten up or
tolerate pretty well

10. Is it your way to
make up your mind pretty quickly or
pick and choose at some length

11. Waiting in line, do you often
chat with others or
stick to business

12. Are you more
sensible than ideational or
ideational than sensible

13. Are you more interested in
what is actual or
what is possible

14. In making up your mind are you more likely to go by
data or
desires

15. In sizing up (forming an opinion of) others do you tend to be
objective and impersonal or
friendly and personal

16. Do you prefer contracts to be
signed, sealed, and delivered or
settled on a handshake

17. Are you more satisfied having
a finished product or
a work in progress

18. At a party, do you
interact with many people, even strangers or
interact with a few friends

19. Do you tend to be more
factual than speculative or
speculative than factual

20. Do you like writers who
say what they mean or
use metaphors and symbolism

21. Which appeals to you more:
consistency of thought or
harmonious relationships

22. If you must dissapoint someone are you usually
frank and straightforward or
warm and considerate

23. On the job and/or in school, do you want your activities
scheduled or
unscheduled

24. Do you more often prefer
final, unalterable statements or
tentative, preliminary statements

25. Does interacting with strangers or meeting new people
energize you or
tire you out

26. Facts
speak for themselves or
illustrate principles

27. Do you find visionaries and theorists
somewhat annoying or
rather fascinating

28. In a heated discussion, do you
stick to your guns or
look for common ground

29. Is it better to be
just or
merciful

30. At work, school, or sports, is it more natural for you to
point out mistakes or
try to please others

31. Are you more comfortable
after a decision or
before a decision

32. Do you tend to
say right out what's on your mind or
keep your ears open

33. Common sense is
usually reliable or
frequently questionable

34. Children often do not
make themselves useful enough or
exercise their imagination enough

35. When in charge of others, do you tend to be
firm and unbending or
forgiving and lenient

36. Are you more often
a cool-headed person or
a warm-hearted person

37. Are you prone to
nailing things down or
exploring the possibilities

38. In most situations are you more
deliberate than spontaneous or
spontaneous than deliberate

39. Do you often think of yourself as
an outgoing person or
a private person

40. Are you more frequently
a practical sort of person or
a fanciful (imaginative) sort of person

41. Do you speak more in
particulars than generalities or
generalities than particulars

42. Which is more of a compliment:
"There's a logical sort of person," or
"There's a sentimental person"

43. Which rules you more
your thoughts or
your feelings

44. When finishing a job, do you like to
tie up all loose ends or
move on to something else

45. Do you prefer to work
to deadlines or
just whenever

46. Are you the kind of person who
is rather talkative or
doesn't miss much

47. Are you inclined to take what is said
more literally or
more figuratively

48. Do you more often see
what's right in front of you or
what can only be imagined

49. Is it worse to be
a softy or
hard-nosed

50. In difficult circumstances are you sometimes
too unsympathetic or
too sympathetic

51. Do you tend to choose
rather carefully or
somewhat impulsively

52. Are you inclined to be more
hurried than leisurely or
leisurely than hurried

53. At work do you tend to
be sociable with your colleagues or
keep more to yourself

54. Are you more likely to trust
your experiences or
your conceptions

55. Are you more inclined to feel
down to earth or
somewhat removed

56. Do you think of yourself as
a tough-minded person or
a tender-hearted person

57. Do you value more in yourself that you are
reasonable or
devoted

58. Do you usually want things
settled and decided or
just penciled in

59. Would you say you are more
serious and determined or
easy going

60. Do you consider yourself
a good conversationalist or
a good listener

61. Do you prize in yourself
a strong hold on reality or
a vivid imagination

62. Are you more drawn to
fundamentals (basic elements) or
overtones (the implied mood)

63. Which seems the greater fault
to be too compassionate or
to be too dispassionate

64. Are you swayed more by
convincing evidence or
a touching appeal

65. Do you feel better about
coming to closure or
keeping your options open

66. Is it preferable mostly to
make sure things are arranged or
just let things happen naturally

67. Are you inclined to be
easy to approach or
somewhat reserved

68. In stories do you prefer
action and adventure or
fantasy and heroism

69. Is it easier for you to
put others to good use or
identify with others

70. Which do you wish more for yourself
strength of will or
strength of emotion

71. Do you see yourself as basically
thick-skinned or
thin-skinned

72. Do you tend to notice
disorderliness or
opportunities for change

73. Are you more
routinized than whimsical or
whimsical than routinized