The profile types are a classification system used to describe the overall shape of the graph. This classification is helpful as a reference point when working with McQuaig results frequently, looking for patterns among individuals and conducting team building activities.
There are 2 overarching groups that contain a total of 7 profile types.
The 2 overarching groups are:
The Specialist Group: Profiles that are accepting and compliant.
The Generalist Group: Profiles that are dominant and independent.
The Specialist Group contains the following profile types: Classic Specialist, Cooperator, Enthusiast
The Generalist Group contains the following profile types: Classic Generalist, Persuader, Pioneer, Administrator
This cheat sheet includes these 7 profile types as well as high-level management guidelines.
This infographic provides definitions for each of the 7 profile types.
This infographic provides general coaching and development guidelines for each of the 7 profile types.
One profile type that is not included in the above resources is the Balanced profile. This occurs when all 4 traits are close to the midpoint line, meaning that the person is flexible on all 4 traits. This profile result occurs in less than 1% of the population.
Another profile type that is not included in the above resources is the Transition profile. See What does the note about transition mean in the report?