Mystique personalities fascinate others with their unusual ability to filter what they communicate. They thoughtfully edit their ideas and opinions, selectively choosing what to reveal and share. Because they don’t overcommunicate, they avoid sending distracting signals, making each detail more influential.
There are seven different ways to communicate.
Mystique personalities speak the language of LISTENING.
They think before speaking. They’re admired for their understatement, rationale, and analysis.
They listen with care. When they’re on top of their game, they are often described as:
Since they don’t rely on intuition, they systematically gather evidence before reaching a conclusion.
They are good at managing their own work.
They excel at decoding nuances. They skillfully outline strategies, but only after careful reflection.
Who communicates with Mystique? A few examples:
- The poker player who conceals his emotions as the pot grows larger.
- The account manager who sells based on rational facts.
- The doctor whose facial expression doesn’t reveal whether your test results are good or bad.
A few fascinating facts about Mystique in the workplace:
- Technology professionals are six times more likely than marketing professionals to use Mystique.
- There is not a strong correlation between Mystique and seniority or rank in an organization. Mystique personalities can be found to thrive at all levels.
- Engineers tend to score higher in Mystique.
If you use Mystique, you don’t have to CHANGE who you are in order to grow your business or enrich your life. In fact, quite the opposite. You have to become MORE of who you already are.
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I'm not a Mystique (though dearly love the entrancing magic of the title!) but upon reading this totally identified a colleague who fits into this category. She is deeply thoughtful, insightful, and disconcertingly quiet--until she softly speaks her pearl of wisdom! I am terribly self-conscious around her (I'm Passion) because I'm so expressive, yet we also seem to have a mutual professional respect.
I also find her an astute observer; this idea of filtering is exactly what she does so well! I trust her judgement and have sought her out when needing a second opinion.
My primary is Power and my secondary is Mystique. Combined they would seem contradictory, and that's okay, because it works - noting one of Mystique's characteristics is 'complex'. I'm a Mastermind and remaining 'confidently focused and keeping others on track of long term goals" is a strength of mine. I'm a self-assessment junkie, and, in addition to my HowToFascinate, according to my Gallup two of my top 5 Strengths are #1 Achiever and #3 Strategic. In summary, I observe, analyze, and formulate strategic plans by connecting dots (seeing the big picture). I set goals, voice them confidently, and keep everyone motivated for the long road ahead. Fantastic!
The word "fascinate" conjures up the most marvelous feelings and everyone wants to "fascinate" ... and they can when they have the knowledge of who they are and how it all works for them (or can work for them if they so desire). I love this whole personal branding concept -- it is simply awesome. Awareness is our friend and therefore should be cultivated and applied -- we owe it to our marvelous selves!!!!!
I wish this personality type were labeled something else as I have found that other people get the wrong idea with the title "Mystique" - they immediately think we are trying to be mysterious and hide something from them. I have explained to my team what it means and they get it now, but the word Mystique seems to have a negative connotation unless it's explained and you don't always have an opportunity to do so. The first impression if you say you are a Mystique isn't always good in a professional setting, especially in the world of Marketing and Advertising.
Very ironic - I find being a Mystique very frustrating because I can't quite get my arms around it! I've spent a lot of time thinking about how this applies to my career in sales and marketing - and am slowly coming to seeing how to execute effectively. Feels like such a contrarian place to operate from.
I find my mystique advantage working very well in a coaching context - drawing the gifts from others instead of giving them advice.
I’m Mystique and find that because I can listen without passing judgement, people do come to me with their issues. Rarely do I say anything that influences their decision, but instead they use me as a sounding board to process themselves to a decision.
Would that also include being the person everyone spills their guts to, vents, or just tells you their problem (and in the process can sometimes come up with a solution on their own)?