Friday, November 23, 2012

NaBloPoMo Day 23: I'm a Settler, who are you?

I went to a workshop the other day about value modes. I presume some guy named Maslow came up with these as they're called the Maslow Group Theory.

But essentially there are three types:




Where the Settler is focused on core survival, certainty, belonging, traditional values, high morals.

The Prospector is more outwards focused: worried about their self esteem, need to be on the winning side, trend and fashion conscious, like to adapt new ideas and trends, want promotions and success.

Pioneers are the Big Thinkers. They're trying to understand the big picture and solve big problems, but sometimes get so wrapped up in the dreaming big that they sometimes can't take action.

The workshop put quite a bad spin on the Settlers, those people or are a bit more conservative a bit more wary of change.  Whereas Prospectors seemed really important because they take action and actually get things done, and the Pioneers are just locked in a loop of thinking.

At work we talked about who we were and my colleagues all said they were Pioneers and at first I said I was a prospector/pioneer, but the more I thought about it the more I thought I was a settler.

Who are you?

(Obviously realising that this doesn't describe you completely or anything, but you know is just interesting).

Also my giveaway, you should enter.


  1. It can be so useful to broadly group people to understand interactions. We did something similar at a job I had ages ago.

    Skimming over the link, I'm either a Prospector without the optimism, or maybe a Settler without the conservatism. I don't really know what that means for me!

  2. I guess I'm a pioneer/settler. I like to think big but I also like things to stay exactly as I want them.

  3. I have to go with Crystal's comment as i think i'm a settling pioneer as well :)

    xo Stephanie

  4. I'm also going to go with settling pioneer :)
    Interesting post!


  5. Hmm...I have aspects of each one..but I think I'm most like a Settler.

  6. Hmmm... sounds like I'm most like a settler.

  7. Can I be all 3? :)
    Seriously... I can see myself as settler/ pioneer

    XO Lourdes

  8. Going from the website alone, I would say I am a pioneer.

  9. Can you be a combination? I feels as though I'm a settler and prospector, but my hubby is a prospector/pioneer.

  10. Hmmm... I have no idea what I might be!