• Giraffes are surprisingly quick and perceptive.
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  • They can often see things coming a mile off.
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  • A Giraffe rises above the mundane.
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  • They can appear to be sceptical and suspicious.
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  • They like to be respected, tend to keep their distance.
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  • Other animals often look up to Giraffes.
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    Giraffes tend to operate at a fairly senior level.  Characters of this type will often enjoy a role with a technical or analytical content.  Control and systems are frequently a recurring theme, this may be Financial Control, Quality Control or even Transport or Air Traffic Control.

     

    Giraffes are good at planning, organising and controlling systems.  They are objective thinkers, who can be dispassionate and realistic about a situation.  They are systems and methods oriented, because they like to be prepared in advance.


    These characters calmly pursue their path towards a chosen goal and although it is not always obvious, Giraffes are focused and determined when they make up their minds.  They may be rather reluctant to change and adapt, once they have embarked on a programme, this can make them appear a little stubborn.


    Others tend to look up to Giraffes for advice and guidance, because they are very dependable.  They are usually relaxed, patient and prepared to wait for things to develop. They appreciate quality, take a keen interest in their work and usually have a strong sense of accountability.

     

    Giraffes are normally good at analysing factual information and making tough, no-nonsense decisions.  In fact, they would rather make the ‘right’ decision than just say what is expected.  Because they like to have things well proven – they can be sceptical and suspicious of anything that is not scientifically based. They respond more to logic and can be wary of smooth talkers. Experience suggests that Giraffes are aware of formality and protocol, status can be important to them.  They are often known for their self-discipline and strong work ethic. 

     

    Creatures with this profile tend to maintain a little distance and may not want to get close to others.  A Giraffe can be sensitive to criticism and will also need to be careful not to come across as too predictable.  These characters like to make decisions but, because they prefer to get things right, they want to be given time in which to make those decisions.  Colleagues need to respect Giraffes’ requirement for security and position.