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David Bernard is an "A-Player" type profile.

A-Player profiles have unusually strong adaptability, learn very quickly and are strongly action-oriented. They have a tendency to succeed and progress easily, regardless of the environment in which they're likely to evolve.

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David Bernard


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How they behave
What they want to do
What they can do


Personal Pitch

David Bernard is an entrepreneur specialized in the prediction of human behaviour. In 2002 he founded AssessFirst just 30 days after obtaining his Masters degree in Quantitive Psychology. He subsequently developed an innovative application for assessing potential and behaviour in the workplace. In 2008 he put in place the affinity algorithm for dating site Meetic, which matched couples based on their psychological and behavioural compatibility. One year later, he created an online orientation service for Studyrama, used by more than 2 000 000 students. In 2012, he released a predictive algorithm enabling AssessFirst to anticipate the ability of people to succeed and thrive on the job, with an 85% reliability. All in all, nearly 10 million people in more than 30 countries have benefited from the predictions and systems he has developed.


Preferred behaviors

Shape Shape + Drive
Highly motivating aspect that will make him feel fulfilled


Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilize

Behaviors in the "influence" category are linked to providing direction. They include developing a professional network, managing teams, making decisions and being motivated to get ideas across. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to mobilize others and the way they establish relationships.

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilize


Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviours in the "cooperate" category are linked to facilitating collective work. They include mediating interactions between people, solving conflict, making use of the team's resources, and providing support for others. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively


Anticipate challenges / Develop a vision / Innovate

Behaviors in the "think" category are linked to conceiving projects. They include designing strategies, identifying project risks, evaluating tasks and activities, and contributing new ideas. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to process abstract rather than practical concepts.

Anticipate challenges
Develop a vision


Take initiative / Plan and organize / Inspect and Improve

Behaviors in the "act" category are linked to obtaining results. They include launching projects, implementing action plans, monitoring outcomes, or controlling production quality. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to understand practical rather than abstract concepts.

Take initiative
Plan and organize
Inspect and Improve


Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviors in the "feel" category are linked to controlling one's emotions. They include managing stress, investing one's energy, and radiating a positive vibe. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to express and channel their emotions in different contexts.

Spread enthusiasm
React swiftly
Handle stress
Highly developed:
Higher than 80% of people
Well developed:
Higher than 60% of people
Moderately developed:
Higher than 40% of people
Slightly developed:
Lower than 60% of people
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style

David Bernard comes across as someone determined and strong-minded. They are proactive and always on the lookout for suggestions and actions to take their work forward. They have a flexible approach to their job and can easily handle change and unexpected events. The engaging way in which they present their ideas leaves those they talk to in little doubt - you want to follow them. Their leadership and desire for continual progress make them an incredible driving force in a team.

Their strong points

In their relation to others
  • They find it easy to be assertive in their relationships, set the agenda.
  • They try to get their ideas across, inspire team spirit.
  • They are a critical thinker and only accept reasoned ideas.
In their working style
    They strive for excellence and are not satisfied with the bare minimum.
    They adapt easily to change and have a positive view of it.
    They are very proactive and find it easy to come up with new ideas.
In their emotional management
    They express their feelings and find it easy to communicate with people.
    They "try things out" and are willing to take risks.
    They radiate enthusiasm and see the bright side of things.

Talent Tags

#lead #conviction #approachable #detached #confident #Critical #independent #multi-tasker #conceptual #creative #change #improvises #sees overall picture #initiative #responsive #Enthusiastic #expressive #takes risks

How they could be more effective

    They could leave more room for others, avoid intervening in every decision made.
    They could be more succinct in their explanations, stick to responding simply to questions asked.
    They would benefit from finishing what they have started before beginning new activities.


What drives him ...

Excelling every day
Having influence
Seeks competition

And what motivates them less

Analyzing data
Working in a reassuring environment
Maintaining personal balance

The way they manage their energy

They orient their energy almost exclusively towards the search for new challenges. They like that things move and generally make sure to always be at the center of the action. What they need is a fast pace that does not leave room for boredom. For them, taking risks is essential. Stability annoys rather than reassures them.

The activities they prefer


Designing is an essential activity in which David Bernard feels fully engaged. Contributing their imagination and ideas is, indeed, crucial for them because they draw a lot of energy and interest from it. It is one of the ways they find satisfaction in their work.


Assessment is an activity in which David Bernard can truly be satisfied from a personal point of view. They particularly like being able to be a point of reference and providing their opinion in their field of expertise. They have a specific idea of how things should be carried out at work and do not hesitate to challenge the opinions of others on a subject.


It is essential for them to be able to invest themselves in an activity where they have to initiate the action process. They are satisfied when pushing projects and producing results. They are impatient and seek to boost the energy when carrying out work.

The environment they seek

#casual #flexibility #friendly #agility #hospitable #adaptability #proximity #freedom #welcoming

The management style they use

Come with me
Watch and do as I do

What this means

David Bernard is a visionary manager who is inspiring. They motivate their employees around clear shared objectives. Driven by results and valuing achievements, they expect everyone to push themselves to achieve the common goal.

The management style they seek

Come with me
Try this

How should they be managed?

David Bernard expects a manager to inspire and make progress on a personal level. They need to be guided in their work by someone who has an action plan for them. They look for a mentor in whom they can trust. They are motivated by a leader who pushes them towards a collective objective, but who demonstrates a capability to take into account the singularities of each person.

The culture in which they blossom

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Preferred culture
Secondary culture

What environment will he thrive in?

David Bernard seeks an active work environment oriented towards results. They are best satisfied in a company culture that values innovation by adopting a flexible approach to work. Each person is free to work in their own way to achieve their goals. They need a work context that evolves regularly to integrate new ways of working, and be regularly questioned. Indeed, they expect to be stimulated by their environment, and in no case do they set themselves a work routine. Definitively, they need few rules, but rather a culture that values accomplishments.


Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Complex

Capacity to comprehend new and strategic subjects.

Decision-making Quick

He moves quickly from one task to the next, and does not linger on obstacles.

Learning style Innovate

Easily integrates and tests new concepts himself.

Problems they can deal with

Brilliant from an intellectual point of view, David Bernard tends to easily adapt concepts that were initially foreign. He is able to understand new or complex subjects without needing to see them in practice. This means he can develop his skills by researching and reading about a diverse range of subjects. He needs to be intellectually stimulated by his work, without which he may get bored quickly.

Their spontaneous temperament leads them to learn by testing concepts and techniques themselves. For them, the best way to acquire new knowledge is to try, develop understanding through failure, then start again. They sometimes lack patience. To integrate new ideas or new knowledge, they first need to experiment by themselves.