Getting things done is what people who have this as a preferred role are much about.
Rather than being the ones to talk and discuss, these are the people who would rather get down to business and finish the job.
This role involves someone who is going to take the lead on many projects and do their best to extract the best possible performance from the team. The status quo isn't going to be good enough for this person, and they don't mind being confrontational when necessary to see their vision come to life.
While a team full of action-oriented roles could be in constant conflict, having at least a couple on the team is great for motivation and innovation. Once there are ideas and plans in place, the action-oriented role wants to get right to work bringing them to life.
Communication might not be the strength of someone who fills this role, but they are absolutely essential to reaching milestones and completing projects.
This person usually enjoys the challenge of the process, and will be detail-oriented in getting their job done right. This role is also concerned with the small details at the end of a project. Deadlines usually serve as strong motivation for this role, and others on the team may not appreciate their level of worry over getting everything done in a timely manner.
However, a detail-oriented person is invaluable when it comes to confirming the quality of the work that is being completed. Effectively used at the end of tasks to polish and scrutinise the work for errors, subjecting it to the highest standards of quality control. Provides the necessary drive to ensure that the team keeps moving and does not lose focus or momentum.
Painstaking, conscientious, anxious. Searches out errors. Polishes and perfects. Challenging, dynamic, thrives on pressure. Has the drive and courage to overcome obstacles.
Can be inclined to worry unduly, and reluctant to delegate.
Don't be surprised to find that:
They could be accused of taking their perfectionism to extremes. Can be a bit inflexible and slow to respond to new possibilities.
They might be slow to relinquish their plans in favour of positive changes. Can be prone to provocation, and may sometimes offend people's feelings.
They could risk becoming aggressive and bad-humoured in their attempts to get things done.