Have you ever heard of the term Analysis Paralysis?
The Detail Oriented personality type can easily fall prey to this business killer! Do you know someone in your life that spends so much time looking at the finite details that opportunity passes them by on a daily basis?
The reality is that while details are critical to success in business, it is possible to over analyze a situation. So how do you interact with people that are super detail oriented. It’s simple, you give them the facts they must have to make an informed decision. Put yourself into their shoes. They will let you know what they need to understand. Be prepared to explain why certain bits of information are not relevant to making a decision, as they will typically see everything as being relevant!
If you personally have this personality type, then the key to success is learning to take a minimalist approach to information. Learn what the minimum amount of facts are required to make an informed decision. The more you do this, the quicker you will be able to make decisions and not miss out on opportunities.
Today, focus on looking around in your life for the people that are super detail oriented, and practice having conversations with them. Look at how you can get to the closing portion of the conversation by providing the facts that are needed. The more you practice closing with this personality type the greater the amount of success you will have.
What are your thoughts about working with people that get buried in the details?