1. An introduction to a Mint persona

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A quick glance at a Mint Persona

Mint personas are hard-working people with impeccable manners and a creative streak. They are polite, soft-spoken and evenly tempered. As work partners, Mints are very selfless, charitable, nice-to-be-around and easy-going people. They are diplomatic and tactful, so conflicts do not arise easily with these people. They are very thoughtful about the needs of others and may even put some of them on a pedestal.

Mints are quite conservative and have strong family values. They are very loyal and stay closely connected to their friends and family. They are traditional in their ways and would want a family that has an environment of respect and of people getting on with one another.

If Mints are asked to do something that goes against their values or principles, they will struggle with that and won’t do so easily. They would also struggle in an environment where things are unruly, contentious, loud and backbiting. They have strong intuition and can sense undercurrents and vibes.

They put thoughts into things they do and like things to be organised. They are not impulsive or likely to do things on the spur of the moment. It’s not that they don’t go and do new things, but they will explore when the time is right for them, rather than throwing everything out of the window and diving head first into the unknown.

Mints are very detail oriented, like Greens, but also solution-focused, like Whites. Those two qualities combine together to make them very practical people. They might not be the most creative persona but they are very good at taking other people’s ideas and putting legs on them. They like to see projects completed and do that quite effectively through their tendency to document everything, follow up, and follow through.

While Mints might appear like steady and predictable people, they will surprise you with a wild streak that comes out once in a while when the circumstances are right. In general, these people are well-rounded and value maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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2. Managing relationships with Mint personas

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How Mints interact

A Mint persona loves making good long-term friends, so they will be growing a solid number of friends who have similar interests to themselves. They will often mention their circle of friends in conversations. They enjoy spending time with their friends and make it a regular part of their routine.

Mint personas may not be the central life and soul of every party, but they are interested in people and will want to talk about what others are interested in too, and that includes you. They seem to be an open book, but in reality, they are the dark horses of the pack, and every once in a while, they will let loose, quite probably surprising those people who don’t know them that well.

Occasionally the emotionally contained Mint persona may break out and do a few wild things on nights out. They also often have the technical discipline to play musical instruments. They may, for example, for those Mints that have musical skills, be able to light a whole stage with an amazing performance, but straight afterwards when there is some mingling going on, they will be their normal, composed selves again.

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Mints and timekeeping

A Mint persona will have the intention of planning everything weeks ahead of time and will not want any last minute changes imposed on them. However, if you watch closely, you will notice that while they will impose a need for good timekeeping on everyone around them, they themselves also have a tendency of occasionally missing the mark and being a bit late here and there.

This is because they tend to experience a kind of tug of war between getting things done properly and sticking to what they themselves might have scoped out as a schedule. In the end, the quest for getting things done properly will trump the need for sticking to the clock.

Generally speaking, Mints have the attention to detail of a Green, the intuition and creativity of a White, and the heart of a Blue persona, albeit in slightly milder doses. Mints should find it easy to move between using the resources of those personas, depending on what they need in any particular context. 

So, to use a domestic example, their partners may have to wait for them while they finish some all-essential task like hanging out the washing as it can’t stay in the washer. In all, however, with their immovable sense of loyalty and duty, they are the best-placed personas on the chart to be able to plan intricate schedules that can be applied and be flexible and adaptable.

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What Mints want from others

A Mint persona appreciates people who are considerate, composed and sensible. They gravitate to people who add to and complement their own traits and interests. They are truly likeable people with a high threshold of patience. They enjoy just about anyone’s company, except when they think someone is disingenuous, overly opinionated, or loud.

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How to communicate with Mints

Mint personas often have some unusual skill tucked away outside of the limelight, like playing music, for example, so they are entertaining and interesting to talk to. They will always be interested in other people so you will get the feeling that they are really interested in what you have to say. Mints are typically very work oriented and you may get stuck on the subject and set a pattern that is difficult to change.

Mint personas are likely to write in fairly long sentences and, depending on how frustrated they are with an issue, they may start getting rather verbose. They are likely to try and emphasise points in their writing by using multiple question marks or exclamation marks – like ‘???’ Or ‘!!!’.

Mints are logical and pragmatic, they are risk-averse and they don’t much like conflict either, but that does not mean they won’t say something when they aren’t happy about the progress that isn’t taking place. If the tone is relaxed you can afford to commence conversations with some small talk about common interests, but remember that a Mint at work is a fairly focused individual, so do get to the point at hand quickly. When talking about projects, be clear, be correct, be consistent.

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