Someone with the preference match is often accommodating and is happy to do as they are asked, without having any bad feelings. They follow the instructions of a manager easily. People with this preference also are often easy to influence and are not inclined to make things difficult. They are followers.


Someone with the preference mismatch is often very opinionated. Should a manager give them an instruction, they will always ask ‘why’ and will resist when they don’t like or agree with what they are being asked to do. Telling someone with this preference that they shouldn’t do that is unlikely to stop them. They often do the opposite of what you want them to do.