56 people completed the survey with the following results:
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PAMI, VAMI and PASA Profiles.
PASI, VEMA, and VEMI Profiles.
VESA, PAMA, VAMA, PEMI Profiles.
PESA - The Supervisor Runner
EMZ, Matty O, Matty B., Karen R, Heather
Supervisors are generous with their time and energy, and very often belong to a variety of service clubs, lodges, and associations, supporting them through steady attendance, but also taking an outspoken leadership role. They DON'T like the word "bossy" but instead prefer the term "comfortable issuing orders".
Supervisors are unbelievably hard-working, and will run over mountains for a belt buckle. One appealing thing to this hard-work is that Supervisors usually exceed other types in "hotness". Some of them are even "smokin' hot".
Above all else, they wish to do what they are supposed to do, and they rarely question authority. They are a coach's dream, but they don't like coaches! Supervisors approach human relations along traditional lines. Marriage, parenthood and running are sacred to them, and they tend to have a large circle of friends, with many friendships faithfully maintained over the years.
Well know supervisors are:
- Jack Webb,
- Judge Judy,
- Dr. Laura Schlessinger,
- George Washington,
- Sandra Day O' Connor,
- Mike Wallace,
- Vince Lombardi
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Vince Lombardi
I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about. - Vince Lombardi
Take responsibility for your life. If you're a victim, it's your fault. Stop being a victim. Get a grip! - Judge Judith Sheindli
PEMA - The Provider Runner
abbi, misszippy, bobbi, Caratunk Girl, FruitFly, copychic, Docrunner @Tri2Thrive
Wherever they go, Providers happily give their time and energy to make sure that the needs of others are met, and that social functions like group runs are a success. Providers love to entertain, and are always concerned about the needs of their guests, wanting to make sure that all are involved and provided for (and if you really don't want to eat that extra plate of food - well, too bad, cuz you gotta eat it!)
Providers can become restless when isolated from people. They love to talk with others, and will often strike up a conversation with strangers and chat pleasantly about any topic that comes to mind during runs or races. In addition, Providers show a delightful fascination with news of their friends and neighbors. If we wish to know what's been going on in the local community, school, or church, they're happy to fill us in on all the details (they're sort of the self-appointed neighborhood watch).
Providers are somewhat self-conscious to what others think of them, and if those runners don't chat back they will feel that there was definitely a lack of politeness on the other's part! Loving and affectionate themselves, they need to be loved in return. In fact, Providers can be crushed by personal criticism, and are happiest when given ample appreciation both for themselves personally and for the tireless service they give to others. (Man, you guys are GREAT!!! Wonderful job! ... let me just tip-toe out of this profile as quietly as possible.)
Well known providers are:
- William Howard Taft,
- Barbara Walters,
- J C Penney,
- Ray Kroc,
- Louis B. Mayer,
- Sam Walton,
- Dolley Madison,
- Dave Thomas
I think the harder you work, the more luck you have. - Dave Thomas
If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different. - Dave Thomas
PESI - The Promoter Runner
ShutUpAndRun, Rae, Running Through Phoenix, Chris K, Matt, Adrienne, April
Life is never dull around the Promoter. In a word, they are men and women of action. When a Promoter is present, things begin to happen: the lights come on, the music plays, the games begin. Clever and full of fun, Promoters live with a theatrical flourish which makes even the most routine recovery run seem exciting.
In running, Promoters demand new activities and new challenges. Bold and daring at heart, and ever-optimistic that things will go their way, Promoters will take tremendous risks to get what they want, and seem exhilarated by running close to the edge of disaster. While they live in the moment and lend excitement - and unpredictability - to all their relationships, they rarely let anyone get really close to them. This is nothing that a good deodorant can't fix.
Promoters understand well the maxim, "He who travels fastest, travels alone," although they are not likely to be lonely for long, since their boldness and sense of adventure tends to make them highly attractive to many other people, plus their injuries make them easy to catch.
Well known promoters are:
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
- Ernest Hemingway,
- John F. Kennedy,
- Donald Trump,
- George C. Patton,
- Evita Peron,
- Winston Churchill,
- Grace Slick,
- Teddy Roosevelt
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked. - Mae West
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win. - John F. Kennedy
VESI - The Crafter Runner
Crafters are fearless in their running, exposing themselves to danger again and again, even despite frequent injury. Of all the types, Crafters are most likely to be risk takers, pitting themselves, or their technique, against chance or odds even more so than Promoters. Crafters are hard to get to know. Perhaps this is because they tend to communicate through action (or maybe they are just so fast it's hard to finish a sentence), and show little interest in developing language skills (ugh, no time talk me go eat). Their lack of expressiveness can isolate them during running and they may even prefer to run alone or with only other Crafters. (If you work with a Crafter and they come to work with an Adidas back full of heavy metallic objects, you should wisely choose to take the rest of the day off!)
Crafters can be wonderfully generous and loyal to their friends often giving up their evenings or weekends to help with regressing some data or setting the date on a running watch. More than anything, Crafters want to be free to do their own thing, and they are proud of their ability to do it with an artist's skill.
Well known crafters are:
- Bruce Lee,
- Michael Jordan,
- Woody Allen,
- Alan Shepard,
- Chuck Yaeger,
- Michael Douglas,
- Lance Armstrong,
- Kathrine Hephurn.
Some crafter quotes:Let's light this candle. - Alan Shepard (Just before his liftoff into space)
Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee (On the subject of flexibility and adaptability)
When you need it, ITS THERE. - Bruce Lee (On the subject of practiced skill)
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