Zainab Aboo

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Vocational/Technical

Technical skills

Creative, entrepreneurial thinker

Areas of interest

Photography, design, business, entrepreneurship,

Summary

Personality
How they behave
Motivations
What they want to do
Reasoning
What they are capable of doing

Talent

Personal pitch

The questionaire was very generalised and in most circumstances the questions are not very relevant to myself as a graphic designer nor in my personal opinion do they provide an accurate assessment of my skills as a designer or my personality. I do believe that each individual is just that an individual and therefore a each person has their own imprint that makes them unique and which allows us as humans to contribute something unique to each life situation. No two people think exactly the same so room should be given for a wider train of thought as well as approach to any given problem, project or situation. This fundamental aspect of human behaviour is what separates humans from machines that can be programmed to work or act in a specified way. My view of the world is far broader than it was 16 years when I entered my profession, and my view of life currently is constantly evolving. As humans we are are in a constant state of evolution that is dictated by life circumstances which are ruled by our environment. This view lends itself to Darwin's Theory of Evolution of survival of the fittest. We as humans adapt and evolve to maintain relevant within the environment we live in or face extinction of a sense. While a personality profile may provide some insight to an individual and their way of thinking et, one must take into consideration that the world is in a constant state of flux that dictates human behaviour. That said, as an individual, I consider myself a person that is motivated to always succeed, I will always strive to be and do my very best and to always be successful at whatever I undertake but that does not mean that I will forget those around me, I balance a deeply motivated spirit with a desire to help others and show empathy to those around me. I make a constant effort to be cognisant of the position of those around me. As a professional I pride myself on giving only my very best and to remain as knowledgeable of the trends in my chosen profession. For me, Graphic Design is not different to breathing, without it I would be able to live. I love what I do and I enjoy the daily growth and sense of purpose it gives me.


Shape

Behavioral style

SHAPE SHAPE + DRIVE
Highly motivating aspect that will make them feel fulfilled.
Influence
Influence

Definition

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
Cooperate
Cooperate

Definition

Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviors 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 behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively
Think
Think

Definition

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
Innovate
Act
Act

Definition

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
Feel
Feel

Definition

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
Development potential
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
Undeveloped:
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style: Partner

Producing high quality work is a priority for Zainab Aboo. Thorough, precise and structured, they strive to avoid mistakes in their work. Their diligent attitude is the result of the importance they place on other people's point of view. They listen to ideas, suggestions, and feedback. They are therefore easy to work with, giving others space, providing support as needed, and performing their tasks meticulously.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • They are humble and do not impose their authority.
  • They speak with spontaneity and say what they think.
  • They are confident in their decisions and stick to their course of action.
Work management
    They structure their work, plan it and follow procedures.
    They tackle one task at a time to avoid losing their focus.
    They rely on their points of reference and prefer continuity to change.
Emotional management
    They ensure their decisions are reliable by assessing the outcomes.
    They show discernment and make judgments based on facts.
    They are responsive, very energetic and have a sense of urgency.

Talents

#modesty #attentive #straightforward #sincere #confident #tolerant #focused #practical #conservative #organized #analytical #initiative #responsive #factual #self-controlled #reassuring

Areas of improvement

    They would benefit from being more assertive in their relationships, getting their points of view across.
    They would benefit from tackling small tasks early on, rather than always sticking to the original plan.
    They could learn more quickly by giving things a try, even it means failing more often.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Analyzing data
Focusing on quality
Having autonomy

What motivates them the least...

Working in a fun environment
Helping others
Having influence

How they manage their energy

Zainab Aboo divides their energy equally between dynamism and stability. Some of their main drivers push them towards taking action and seeking stimulation. However, they also need a certain stability and sound bearings in order to feel comfortable in a professional environment. It is important that they find this balance in order to fully invest themselves in their role.

The activities they prefer

PERFECT
Act

Perfecting is an activity in which Zainab Aboo finds true satisfaction. They pay utmost attention to the quality of their work, in both substance (accuracy) and form (aesthethics). Being able to dedicate their energy to polishing their work is a major source of motivation for them.

DESIGN
Think

Design is one of the activities that highly interests Zainab Aboo. They very much enjoy being able to contribute their ideas and imagine things that don't yet exist. They are reluctant, however, to devote time to design in vague contexts or without a clear framework.

EVALUATE
Think

Evaluating is an activity that highly suits Zainab Aboo in the sense that it requires an impartial approach and taking a strong stand on subjects. They enjoy challenging others' points of view and contributing their perspective. They like being able to demonstrate independence in their judgement.

The work environment they prefer

#studious #respect #professional #process #calm #method #concentration #order #serious

Their management style

DIRECTIVE
Do what I tell you
EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first

What this means

Zainab Aboo is a manager who explains to their employees exactly what they need to do in order to succeed. However, they still allow enough room for each of them to express themselves. As a leader, they are close to their subordinates, and are driven by results while still attaching importance to human aspects.

The management style they seek

COACH
Try this
VISIONARY
Come with me

Their ideal manager

Zainab Aboo expects a manager to be inspiring and to focus on their development at a personal level. they need to be managed by someone who sets clear roadmaps for them and acts as a mentor in whom they can trust. They are motivated by a leader who rallies the team towards a common goal, while also taking individuality into account.

The culture in which they blossom

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Best fit
Good fit

The ideal culture for them

Zainab Aboo has the capacity to thrive in a wide range of cultures. There is no standard approach or environment that suits them better than others. They find advantages and drawbacks in every type of work environment. Their level of commitment will therefore not be determined by the culture of the company, but rather by whether their role has the potential to make them feel fulfilled. If their main motivational factors are satisfied by the role, they will be capable of adapting and thriving in any environment.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Intermediate

Capacity to work autonomously.

Decision-making Prudent

Tendency to take the time to make the most of available resources.

Learning style Innovate

Ability to easily assimilate new concepts through analysis.

How they learn new skills and concepts

Zainab Aboo has a considerable aptitude for assimilating new knowledge. They can learn from advice and from information they gather on their own. Although they can find it helpful, they do not necessarily have to put new skills into practice in order to master them.

Zainab Aboo's spontaneous nature leads them to learn by testing out concepts and techniques themselves. They finds that the best way to acquire new knowledge is to first try, develop their understanding through failure, and then try again. They can sometimes lack patience. To assimilate new ideas or new knowledge, they first need to experiment by themselves.