A principle preference refers to the innate need to work in a company culture or for a leader whose values and principles are closely aligned with the employee or to work with a purpose and goal orientation regardless of principles within the culture. For those high in principle preference, it is difficult for them to work for leaders they do not believe in or for a company they perceive is doing wrong or acting in an unprincipled manner. For those low in principle preference, they see that values and principles can be flexible and perhaps being flexible on a few principles is sometimes necessary to achieve the objective or goal, or simply get the job done.
Understanding your strength of principle preference can help you aim for a company culture suited and matching your own values or allow you flexibility in joining any company that is ambitious and goal driven. Share this knowledge with your manager, to help them understand the type of leader or role that would match your values, enabling your manager to ensure your role suits your professional preference.
You are highly principled and are not prone to flexibility on what you believe. Sometimes obstinate but always persistence you will fight for your principles and challenge authority if your values are opposed. You prefer to act within pre-established guidelines. Loyalty is more important to you and commitment to promises made, rather than reaching your goals, and you can be counted on to be generous, honest and dependable. You will try to influence an outcome through transparency and care, rather than fear or threat, to build trusting relationships with your colleagues.