This style of person has little sense of urgency and a slow pace, which means that they are able to work in situations that others would find repetitive or dull. They are submissive in style, and ready to accept that there are some things they cannot change.
Patient individuals tend to have an open and optimistic attitude, especially to other people. They are not competitive in style, and prefer to avoid situations where they may come into conflict with others. This leads to a rather trusting approach; they like to develop warm and friendly relations with those around them, and will not usually look for ulterior motives.
The position of Influence will affect the style of a Patient individual, affecting the level of overt Friendliness that that individual presents. Regardless of the Influence level, Patience always retains the same basic behavioural structure, but more Influential individuals will present a more open and outgoing aspect.
Where Patience occurs in a profile that also contains a high level of Compliance, then a more practical aspect to the sub-trait appears. In this situation, the profile shares Patience with Accuracy; the result is a behavioural style in which a person concentrates particularly carefully on the details of a task.