.Originally Posted by consentingadultFollowing up on the discussion on management styles in the "SLE Backbone.." thread, let's give it the attention it deserve in a thread of its own. We have been talking about management styles of quadras, let's take it to the level of types. I'll make a start: IEE: prefers to macromanage and be macromanaged. More in particular, IEE's like to be provided a goal and have it left upon themselves how to accomplish that goal, within reasonable bounds (e.g. financial and time constraints) of course. They also prefer to manage other people by providing them a goal and leave it up to others how to accomplish that. If their subordinates need help or instructions, they'd rather coach them, teaching them new abilities. They are uncomfortable making outright demands or give clear, detailed instructions, which they feel would be intrusive upon the personal freedom and development potential of their subordinates. ETA: although IEE's do not want to make demands, they can be perfectionists nonetheless, and might be disappointed if the results do not live up to their standards, in which case they might become micromanagers after all.