Our final personality trait is the Phlegmatic. We want to be like them, not having a care in the world. “Laid back” is an understatement. One might think they have never done anything useful in their life. However, a little investigation reveals they get more done in a day than anybody because they do not engage in anything unnecessary.
When a Phleg is motivated, they are the best workers because they are not heard from, either complaint or question. They are steady, loyal, hard working, quiet, and rarely get riled.
They can be lazy when unattended or unmotivated, and being a self-starter is not in their vocabulary. They can drag others down the same road when people look for the wrong person to follow. When the job is done they will not look for anything else to do, unless given strict instructions. The path of least resistance is found everyday.
When motivated, however, they turn this negative into a positive by finding better and cheaper ways to do the job. They need direction. Let’s help them find the right direction by leading and serving.