Based on your responses, you scored as the Backpedaler
When you face uncertainty, you defer to others in order to feel safer. This may show up as avoiding criticism by getting others to like you or what you do, or may show up as over responsibility or taking blame in order to de-escalate criticism or conflict. You have learned to become invisible in order to stay safe.
And this invisibility cloak can be very helpful at times. At others, it's a real hindrance. If you are navigating VUCA at work - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, you need all of your capacities online. If you have a good bit of your bandwidth dedicated to being liked or avoiding criticism or conflict, there may not be enough left to navigate well. This can become a vicious spiral.
Remember, these Styles, these ways of finding safety are developed in childhood, and feel completely normal and usual to us. We may not even recognize that we're employing strategies in order to feel safe. By getting to know what we do in a gentle and curious way, finding humor in our own strategies as we recognize them, they begin to loosen. If we resist them, they strengthen. It's counter-intuitive, yet true.
See if you can identify the different strategies you use to feel safe in different situations. What do you notice?
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