In last week’s article, I talked about how a person’s BaZi (Four Pillars of Destiny) can be used to categorise them into one of five basic BaZi Profile types: Wealth, Influence, Output, Resource and Companion.
These profiles are derived by using a BaZi technique called Structures. I also shared with you the various characteristics, traits and types of each profile and I hope you’ve managed to road-test my BaZi Profiler on my website.
This week, I want to share with you some insight into handling each of these five profile types, but within the context of extreme versions of each type.
When a person manifests an extreme version of their BaZi Profile type (an occurrence caused by an imbalance in the elements in the BaZi chart), they become very challenging to handle.
They become those difficult clients or customers, staff, bosses and shareholders: “the Difficult Ones”. Difficult people are an inevitability in the world of business. So figuring out how to effectively handle these people is important.
Here is where BaZi Profiling is useful. By determining which type of extreme profile type a difficult person possesses, you not only can determine which individuals are likely to be difficult people, but you can determine HOW that difficult person’s “difficultness” will manifest.
From last week’s article, we know that there are five basic BaZi Profiles: Wealth, Influence, Output, Resource and Companion. In certain instances, a basic BaZi Profile becomes an “Extreme” variant.
Here, the negative characteristics of each profile type will manifest more strongly than the positive characteristics. For example, we know that Wealth profile people are responsible, organised and diligent workers.
An Extreme Wealth profile person becomes a control freak, is unable or refuses to delegate and has difficulty letting go. An Extreme Wealth profile employee causes friction in the organisation by over-working and thus putting pressure on staff or co-workers to match his or her level of productivity.
Let’s look at how the “Extreme” variants of each of those profile types would manifest, and how best to deal with these individuals.
For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to refer to the extreme manifestations of each of these five basic profile types as Extreme Wealth, Extreme Influence, Extreme Output, Extreme Resource, and finally, Extreme Companion.
Extreme Wealth profile: Control freaks, poor delegation skills, overly responsible, unable to be a team player. Use intimidation, power play and bully tactics to get their way. Highly judgemental and often hold others to their own standards, which are usually absurdly high. Extreme perfectionists.
Extreme Output profile: Know-it-alls, highly critical, poor receptiveness to suggestions, big-picture types, blunt and forceful, egotistical, superiority/God complex. Exhibit a strong preference for the new and the untested, keen to try out unconventional approaches or tactics. Extreme contrarian approach. Lone rangers.
Extreme Resource profile: Procrastinators, over-thinkers, pedantic, circuitous thinking or approach, unable to commit or make a “big decision”, complainers, people who refuse responsibility, don’t step up to the plate and look to hide their mistakes. Poor focus, diffuse thinking and lack guts. Forgetful, prone to losing important documents and glossing over details.
Extreme Companion profile: Too nice, and so get nothing done because they can’t get anyone to do anything. Poor tolerance for conflict. Bland and lacking in any opinion or thoughts. Yes-men, even when they can’t deliver. Never lead, prefer to follow. Sneaky as they tend to complain behind your back. Poor decision-making skills. Lack guts and fearful of offending people.
What I’ve outlined above are the broad strokes of each Extreme variant of the five basic profiles. The power dynamics of your relationship with this Difficult Person will typically yield a more precise insight into how their “difficultness” will manifest.
For example, an Extreme Wealth profile superior will have difficulty delegating and may micro-manage to an excessive level. An Extreme Wealth client would be extremely focused on wringing out as much benefits as possible for the lowest cost (an extreme manifestation of responsible financial attitudes) while demanding daily update reports on what is going on with their project or job.
Next time: how to deal with each type of Extreme profile’s “difficultness”.