I'm looking for help in communicating style as I am super-low D. (1-5-6-5), working for a high-I, high-D boss.
I have a good relationship with him and I think he highly values my contribution. (Or is it just his high-I trait?) He is a kind-hearted person, but very street-smart and make judgement very quickly.
I have reasons to believe that I am being paid lower than others in similar positions and responsibilities. And I would like to ask for a pay equity assessment and adjustment.
Given the economy, timing is not great.
My plan is to approach it from the angle of asking for his support in doing equity adjustment (not negotiating for a better salary necessarily). I trust him enough to feel that he will be fair.
Can I say something like this?
"something is bothering me, and I would like to ask for your help and support. I would like to ask that you (or HR?) look into the pay equity for me."
Is this the right approach? I would value everyone's thought. And for those who are high-I, high-D -- what would be your reaction?