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Archetypes of Developers Part Two

Episode 104

In the previous episode we started with four personality types dating back to antiquity, today known best under DISC theory, color-coded as Red, Yellow, Green and Blue and RPG-coded as Fighter, Bard, Druid and Wizard.

Today, we are going to take a closer look at the introverted spectrum of our fellowship – Druids and Bards, and look for synergies, different paths to reach a goal and the perfect party.

The Green Druid

Druids are the Stable type. They are on the introverted, calm and passive side but are interested in relations and people. Just not too many people at once and not for too long. They are team players -they care about others, and like to help, support, develop, heal, repair and restore. They hate conflicts so they try to de-escalate the situation or back off if things go too far. They speak much less than Yellows which leaves space for listening and they listen carefully and empathically. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2023 in Leadership, Technology

 

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Archetypes of Developers Part One

Episode 103

Have you ever had this thought that you are surrounded by people who fundamentally don’t understand you? They may seem to be listening but just don’t get it? Or they don’t even try? They do everything wrong, too slow, too rapid, too messy? Are they just weird or over the top? Sometimes you would say that you are surrounded by idiots. Sounds familiar? Excellent, you came to a good place. 

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In this episode, we continue to stray from technicalities into people’s territory. We will talk about four main personality types you can encounter in your fellowship, work, and life: Reds – bold and fierce Fighters who get things done no matter the casualties; Yellows – inspiring and charming Bards with an aura of enthusiasm and loud mouths; Greens – calm and loyal Druids who make sure everyone is okay while resisting all changes and Blues – analytical and distant Wizards who have an eye for details but sometimes just kill all the fun. We will see how to leverage their strengths, how to live with their weaknesses, how to Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2022 in Leadership, Technology

 

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