Arnold Schwarzenegger (#5 FEIR) was in the news last week for some candid comments he made on “The Howard Stern Show” regarding self-image and getting older, and his thoughts were only too BT related.

“So what does it mean getting out of shape? When you’ve been hailed for years as this supreme body, and you have the definition and you see the veins coming down your abs, and you see veins on top of your chest and then … you roll the clock 50 years and you’re standing there and you don’t see that anymore. I never, ever thought about that when I was 30 years old or 40 years old that this was going to happen. It just sucks.”

What BT enthusiasts should have noticed in particular was Arnold’s “in-the-moment” life perspective, and that he “never, ever thought about that when I was 30 years old or 40 years old.”  As much or more than perhaps any of the 16 inborn designs, #5 FEIRs live life for today.  As Front brain, dominant Empiricals, they don’t spend much time patiently reminiscing, nor deeply contemplating the far-reaching future.  Sure, their careers, goals, etc., can often be extremely important to them, but their optimism for what they “could gain” in the future primarily drives them (while the negatives, like their mortality, can be ignored!).

At any rate, #5s, who innately notice nearly everything, seek perfection in the areas important to them (often themselves!).  For Arnold, it was no different. “There was always something lacking,” he said regarding his body at the height of his career during the interview. “I could always find a million things wrong with myself and that’s what got me back into the gym — because I started out with that mentality.”

Live for today, yet keep life’s brevity always in mind.  The perfect mix of Conceptual and Empircal.

Written by: Staff
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