Reliable Realists are down-to-earth and responsible-minded. We are precise, reserved and demanding. Our most prominent quality is reliability and we will always make every effort to keep any promise given. Reliable Realists are more quiet and serious persons, we do not talk a lot but we are good listeners. We sometimes seem reserved and distant to outsiders although we often have a great deal of wit and esprit.

Our strong points are thoroughness, a marked sense of justice, doggedness bordering on pigheadedness and a pragmatic, vigorous and purposeful manner. Reliable Realists do not dither about if something has to be done. We do what is necessary without wasting words.

This personality type not only expects a lot of himself but also of others. Once Reliable Realists have set their mind on something, it is difficult to persuade them otherwise. We do not like to leave anything to chance. Planning means safety to Reliable Realists, as well as order and discipline. We have no problem respecting authorities and hierarchies but do not like to delegate tasks. We are certain that others would not deal with them as conscientiously as we do. In management positions, we are very task-oriented – we make sure that things are well done; however, we do not have a great deal of interest in personal contacts at work.

In relationships too, Reliable Realists are reliability itself. As partners, we are faithful and consistent, well-balanced and sensible. Security and stability are very important to us. we have little time for extravagances and flightiness. Whoever has us as a friend or partner can rely on us for a lifetime. However, it takes quite a while for Reliable Realists to enter into a relationship or friendship. We have little need for social contacts; We therefore take great care when choosing partners and friends and limit themselves to a small but exclusive circle which meets our high demands. We tend to show our closeness to people who are important to us by deeds – our partner should rather not expect romantic declarations of love.