The reliable realist is down-to-earth and responsible-minded. He is precise, reserved and demanding. His most prominent quality is reliability and he will always make every effort to keep any promise given. The reliable realist is more a quiet and serious type, he does not talk a lot but is a good listener. He sometimes seems reserved and distant to outsiders although he often has a great deal of wit and esprit. His strong points are thoroughness, a marked sense of justice, doggedness bordering on pigheadedness and a pragmatic, vigorous and purposeful manner. The reliable realist does not dither about if something has to be done. He does what is necessary without wasting words.
This personality type not only expects a lot of himself but also of others. Once he has set his mind on something, it is difficult to persuade him otherwise. He does not like to leave anything to chance. Planning means safety to the reliable realist, as well as order and discipline. He has no problem respecting authorities and hierarchies but does not like to delegate tasks. He is certain that others would not deal with them as conscientiously as he does. In management positions, he is very task-oriented – he makes sure that things are well done; however, he does not have a great deal of interest in personal contacts at work.
In relationships too, the reliable realist is reliability itself. As a partner, he is faithful and consistent, well-balanced and sensible. Security and stability are very important to him. He has little time for extravagances and flightiness. Whoever has him as friend or partner can rely on him for a lifetime. However, it takes quite a while for the reliable realist to enter into a relationship or friendship. He has little need for social contacts; he therefore takes great care when choosing partners and friends and limits himself to a small but exclusive circle which meets his high demands. He tends to show his closeness to people who are important to him by deeds – his partner should rather not expect romantic declarations of love.