Leader ... Follower
Loner ... Team-Player
Demanding ... Accepting
Motivated ... Unmotivated
Charismatic ... Bland
Dishonest ... Honest
Humorous ... Serious
Secretive ... Open
Self-Focused ... Caring
Precise ... Imprecise
Extrovert ... Introvert
Sensing ... Intuition
Thinking ... Feeling
Judging ... Perceiving
You rarely find yourself in a leadership role but will do it if you have to although you don’t really enjoy the responsibility or the challenge. The truth is you would prefer to follow other peoples lead and help them get it right. The characteristics that best describe you are generally conflict avoiding, humble, obedient and sometimes doubting of our own abilities and beliefs. You need to be careful of following other less qualified leaders who simply believe in their goal more than you do in yours.
You know that you are different from most other people. This is because your skills and talents as well as your strongly developed personal beliefs separate you from other people. You have learnt to hide this and understand the importance of making an effort to interact with the rest of humanity. When you do you quite enjoy the experience. You understand that the world is a complex place but because you are slightly apart from it you can see people for what they are. You often find yourself observing people and assessing their behavior. You occasionally wish that other people appreciate the intelligence and abilities inside each human being. There have been a few times in your life when you have felt very alone.
As an individual you are accepting – of yourself and of others. You are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and believe that others should be as understanding too. Still, please be aware that you can sometimes be seen as too tolerant, compliant, laidback and easy-going. If you wish to get the best out of most people then try and modify these characteristics a little – many human beings can’t understand your placid nature and may be unsettled by your calm and accepting approach to the world.
On the whole you have few, if any, goals. Those that you do tend be broad and unfocussed without a significant plan to achieve them. Your philosophy is probably that you have enough to be content and why make the effort. As a result of this personality trait you are sometimes seen as irresolute, lethargic, and uninterested. On the upside people do not see you as a threat and once you’ve found your niche you are usually quite content. You should try and experience more and find what will excite you.
Charisma is an almost magical personality characteristic and you are not without it. When it’s happening you can feel the power. Because you don’t take it for granted you deliberately practice it when you can. You understand what charisma can do for you but also appreciate that it is just one of your tools. Some characteristics associated with charisma include being charming, believable and likeable. People with your kind of charisma tend to become successful court room lawyers, marketing directors, sports captains and TV presenters.
You are probably more honest than dishonest. For you there is a distinction between small dishonesties and large ones. A white lie to avoid hurting a person’s feelings is acceptable but cheating on an exam would be out of the question. When you are dishonest it is your conscience that worries you more than your fear of the consequences. You regret that it is difficult in this modern world to be completely honest wish that more people were more honest so you could be too. Characteristics associated with your level of honesty tend to be reasonableness, mostly faithful, reliable, truthful and broadly dependable. For you it is all about doing the right thing when you can – and if it’s not too hard.
You are somewhat more secretive than most people and you can find it difficult to trust others. This is because you do have a few things to hide that are either the occasional illegal activity or something you would find embarrassing. You are at risk of being found out because you might not take your secrets as seriously as should. When this happens you are often devastated as you don’t have the thick skin and preparedness of the true covert personality. You’re quite good at keeping other people’s secrets unless you get irritated or annoyed with them.
Your relationships with other people tend to be more focused on your needs rather than theirs. From time-to-time you do put the needs of others ahead of your own but generally believe that people should take care of their own problems and issues. This does not mean that you are uncaring but most of the time you see yourself and your life as your own responsibility and believe that others should do the same. You often have to remind yourself to have empathy and compassion for others. Your caring side tends to be limited to family, friends and your immediate community. The risk that you face is that some people may see you as reserved and disinterested in wider issues such as global poverty. You need to appreciate that even far-off problems can also become yours.
You recognise the relevancy of precision and self-discipline but struggle to achieve it. Work done by you can often be creative and insightful but you can have difficulty finishing it. You value communication that explores the diversity of the subject matter. Characteristics that are sometimes associated with you include carelessness, long-windedness and lateness. For you the journey is more important than reaching the destination. At times you can be frustrating to people that must work with you. Still, your flexibility in thinking and behavior means that you occasionally develop concepts that are either incredibly positive or negative if you have the opportunity to implement them. Many great philosophers have shared your personality balance as it relates to precision.
Your primary source of information and experience is internal, where you take-in and process data via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically. You are usually reserved, quiet, staid, inward-looking, sensitive and reflective. You seek true understanding and are stimulated by rational explanations and self-evident concepts.
You center your efforts on studying the physical world and developing ideas and theories. You are rational, analytical, systematic, methodical, consistent and believe strongly in common sense. You are a natural generalist.
YOUR ASSOCIATED PROFILES
Your Personality Type is: The Pragmatist
You are probably closest to …
Keirsey Temperament: The Artisans
Keirsey Personality Type: The Crafter
Myers-Briggs Classification: ISTP
Myers-Briggs Group: The Creators
Myers-Briggs Type: The Craftsman
You are generally calm, practical, logical, flexible and tolerant. You are somewhat inward looking and have a sound ability to understand yourself. Above all else you are interested in how and why things work. It is usual for you have true abilities with mechanical objects and a natural talent to fit things together. Your logical mind is both alert and quick to process data to find solutions that are achievable. You are a realist with an intuitive ability to see things as they really are. This means that others may see you as a risk taker but in fact you’ve already calculated the odds, taken the right precautions and are now ready to take up the challenge. You easily understand the principle of cause and effect and use it in all parts of your life. You are perceived as risk taker because you can see the real level of danger – which is often much smaller than it appears. Simply because you are calm does not mean you are reserved. On the contrary you often find yourself drawn to adventurous sports such as surfing, rock climbing, bungee-jumping and motor cross – all of which you do with seemingly little effort. The fires of passion may be burning inside you but to the outside world you’re just living another day. As a person you are loyal to your values and resistant to persuasion. With this comes a tolerance for others even if you don’t actually agree with them. You are comfortable breaking rules or even laws if you recognize them to be foolish or unrealistic. When you are working you can become detached, analytical and do extremely well at problem solving and the provision of practical solutions. On the whole you believe that the simplest answer is usually the right one. You value doing all things with efficiency because, in the long-term, it is actually the easiest path. For example you prefer to keep yourself fit because it is easier than working with a sluggish body.
You’re Classical Element is: Air / Wind
One of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science, the “Air / Wind” personality is usually free spirited, philosophical, intellectual and open-minded. Air / Wind types are the creative and intellectual essence of a society. They are said to be attracted to Fire types because the two share interdependency in nature. Air moves and fuels the fire and the fire heats and moves the air – and so the cycle continues.