Go-To Behaviors

Every person has two go-to behaviors that they have used all of their life to gather information and make decisions.
Each person believes that their two go-to behaviors are the ones everyone else uses!
Go-To Behaviors can be identified by taking this short quiz.

Go-To Behaviors for Gathering Information


Now means the person is very adept at identifying details about something that is happening right now and can be acquired through their five senses. A person who relies on Now as their as their go-to behavior for gathering information will be very aware and in the moment, seeking tactics that they can implement right now. They look to the present and the immediate moment for solutions.


Stabilize means the person keeps an internal database of details that they have learned in the past. This person compares todayʼs data with past data to make an informed decision. A person who uses Stabilize as their go-to behavior for gathering information will check their memory, make comparisons to the past, and in general look to the past to verify their information.


Invent is what might be described as brainstorming, a verbal questioning to identify patterns that provide insight. If you look to Invent as your go-to behavior for gathering information, you prefer seeking answers through brainstorming, identifying patterns and innovation. You look outside the box for answers, seeking something new.


Connect is the process of identifying seemingly disconnected patterns that result in instant insight into a problem or situation. People who use Connect as their go-to behavior for gathering information visualize their goal or end result, focus on strategy, synthesize data almost unconsciously and predict results with surprising accuracy. They look to and visualize the future for answers.

Go-To Behaviors for Making Decisions


Execute is the planning, organizing, scheduling and structuring of the decision-making process by directing and interacting with other people. Execute focuses on measurable goals. People who use Execute as their go-to behavior for making decisions think out loud, notice quickly when something is out of sequence or order, set objectives and criteria for success, and create step-by-step procedures. They look to influence and organize the world around them, even when not solicited to do so.


Analyze is an internal, logic-based decision-making process that focuses on what is correct or incorrect. People who use Analyze as their go-to behavior for making decisions use their mind to create order, to organize and categorize information, identify anomalies, deduce probabilities and understand how things work. You look inside to create order.


Consideration gives the other person’s personal needs high importance in making a decision. It gives priority to the feelings of others. People who use Consideration as their go-to behavior for making decisions are friendly and considerate, try to create harmony between other people, act with kindness and will disconnect with people who do not show that they care. They look to help others grow.


Value connects with others to decide in a way that promotes win-win decisions with the priority on other people’s feelings and the decider’s own personal ethics and morals. People who use Value as their go-to behavior for making decisions focus on what is right or wrong according to their internal values. They express their internal values through external actions.

Which one is more important to you?

Each person has a dominant go-to behavior and a supporting go-to behavior. Either the information-gathering behavior or the decision-making behavior can be dominant or supporting.

The order of the go-to behaviors can provide you with insight. For example, if Connect is dominant and Consideration is supporting, then you can expect your natural expertise to be future planning with an emphasis on understanding the impact on others.

If Connect is dominant and Analzye is supporting, then you can expect your natural expertise to be future planning with an emphasis on objective theory and strategy.