Belonging to the group according to the team role theory: Fire group

All types from this group are characterized by assertiveness in achieving their goals. Such people are charismatic, self-confident, and have a high work capacity. It's easy for individuals from the fire group to control other people, inspire others and manipulate them both for personal interests and for the good of the team.

It is these people who take responsibility for the overall result, strive to distribute tasks to team members, control the quality and timing of their implementation.

General characteristics

Analysts are fair critics of all ideas and processes arising in the team. They know a lot, have systems thinking. and are better able to assess risks of different actions for the team than their co-workers.

They always analyze facts, actions, and behavior of team members, competitors' activity. Thanks to this, people of this type can predict the result, calculate the exact date of implementation of a project and estimate what resources are needed for this.

Analysts are always objective, attentive to detail, and ready to offer an impartial view of the solution to the problem. Wherein they criticize with equal enthusiasm both the boss's suggestions and an ordinary team member's ideas. But Analysts are valuable because they don't just criticize everyone around, but offer alternative ideas and refine other team members' suggestions.

These people are great debaters and can sometimes get into an argument "for the love of art" rather than for the sake of the very subject of dispute.

As a rule, Analysts are serious and unhurried, they take their time to carefully weigh the pros and cons and make the right decision. The Analyst is enthusiastic and persistent only if they're confident in the success of a project or idea.

Most Analysts are introverts, they're not particularly sociable; they may seem callous and withdrawn to their colleagues.


  • They realistically and prudently assess the team's resources and capabilities.
  • They're attentive to the little things, they are the best at finding and pointing out others’ mistakes and shortcomings.
  • They always remember the deadlines, rationally approach planning both their own tasks and those of other team members.
  • They're able to correctly predict the effectiveness of innovations or the team's actions.
  • Better than others, they control the quality of products or services the team works on.


  • They're rarely able to inspire other team members.
  • Because of the Analyst's excessive diligence, the team may miss promising opportunities and give up on good ideas.
  • Analysts have a hard time delegating tasks - their motto is "If you want a thing done well, do it yourself."
  • The Analyst may develop their perfectionism to such an extent that their permanent dissatisfaction could annoy other team members.
  • The Analyst needs to be given a time frame, otherwise, they may end up spending too much time analyzing a problem or idea.

Interaction with other types

As a rule, it is the Analyst who restrains the Director and the Warrior from making impulsive decisions; the Analyst is also responsible for the quality of the performed teamwork and meeting deadlines.

The Analyst perfectly complements the Idea Generator, bringing suggestions to the level of implementation in the workflow.

People of this type are able to question even the Director's ideas and orders, reasonably and calmly indicating their risks and weak sides.

If the Analyst has a genuine interest in the success of a project or implementation of an idea - do not stand in their way, they will still make you accomplish the tasks necessary for the team.

Functions within the team

As a rule, one Analyst is enough for a successful team.

If there are several Analysts in a team, then they may compete in criticizing the work of other team members, which negatively affects the team atmosphere.

The Analyst not only filters out worthwhile ideas through the prism of resources available to the team, but they're also indispensable in everyday work. Such a person takes pleasure in finding mistakes and weaknesses in business processes. Thanks to Analysts, projects are delivered on time and the quality of work is decent.

In successful teams, the Analyst develops a realistic plan of actions that are then approved by the Director, understandable to the Warrior and accepted by other team members.

Most often, Analysts are found among engineers and IT workers.

Recommendations for professional development

Analysts often lack the charisma and public speaking talent to motivate other team members. By developing these qualities Analysts can improve the overall result of the team, as well as rely on significant career advancement.

The Analyst's critical thinking isn't just about ideas and business processes but also applies to their competencies. Therefore, such people need to stop second-guessing themselves, learn self-motivation and develop an optimistic outlook on life.