Back-brain, Conceptual, Animate, Left-brain
Methodically classifies imaginations personally
potential gifted writer; imaginative, conscientious; has concern for the needs and development of others; empathetic; enjoys enriching inner life; methodical; quietly forceful; counselor; language skilled.
Personality: kind, moderate, shy, wordsmith, structured, reticent, reserved, idealistic, may be unsure of self, sensitive to criticism, aloof, interested in people and history, variety of interests which may require time alone, may be impractical, industrious, others centered, romantic.
Athletic Characteristics: coordinate fine & gross motor movements as CAs, but are mechanically inclined, good hustlers in the game field, injury prone, soft, yielding, can be clumsy & awkward, inflexible, timid, defensive-minded, always play by the rules and appreciate the opportunity to play.
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6/16/21 – The death of Mark Eaton
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3/13/17 – When Kendall Gill tried strangling Jim McIlvaine
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Body Skill Bird
The stork occupies a special place in the Bible, as well. In the sacred text of the Hebrews, the stork is described as the “pious one.” The Hebrew word, hasidhah, is the word for stork. The root word is the noun hesed, which means “lovingkindness, loyal love.” Hesed is used some 250 times in the Old Testament, particularly in the Psalms, to illustrate the many ways God demonstrates His infinite love for mankind and to depict mans’ kindness to his fellow man. The comparison of the stork’s love for its family with God’s love for mankind speaks supremely well for the stork. During biblical times, the stork was considered the most loving of all birds, a fact the Bible plainly recognizes.
Our word, “stork” is actually taken from the ancient Greek storgé, which literally means, “an innate, natural affection.” This could be best understood by contemplating a mother’s unconditional love for her child. The definition, however, is broader in meaning. It connotes an affection capable of being directed to anyone. C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves states, “It is indeed the least discriminating of loves.” It isn’t predicated upon looks, intelligence, blood relationship, or age. The illiterate, grotesque, and the homely can all be recipients of storgé (affection) love.
Thus, whether we base our meaning of the word “stork” from the Hebrew or Greek, or accept the legendary accounts concerning its character, we find that the stork is truly a caring, loving creature. The Personal Imaginers share this characteristic. In the wild, storks will shelter their young (and old) from the hot sun or imposing elements with their massive wings. Storks will travel nearly 50 miles to find and bring back food to the nest—whatever it takes. They’ll gulp up water from the swamps below their high nests, flying back to shower their babies or parents with cool water. They’ve even been seen to stay and die in the nest with babies or elderly during a forest fire!
Now Storks don’t act so uprightly all the time, there can be the wayward ones, but most value integrity and encourage others to seek it likewise. They believe the best about others and value relationships. They’re devoted to friends, family, and their vocations. They tend to be romantic, and visionary, and they’re often optimistic about future possibilities.
Storks can also be acrobats and actors with their flying antics; these huge birds can be amazingly agile in the air—so, too, can the Brain Types of this group be acrobatic and actors. Needless to say, there are many parallels with the amazing stork.
Vocationally, Personal Imaginers often pursue journalism, ministry, motivational speaking, education, health care, and other jobs accentuating their speech and language interests, and their affection for people. Similar to Doves, Storks are service oriented, but liking to pursue long-term goals as conceptual people, they tend to last longer in academic pursuits than the live-for-today Doves.
• Be willing to admit flaws in your own ideas.
• Be careful not to impose your will on others.
• Learn to live with imperfections and less than ideal conditions.
• Work on getting facts straight and memorizing them, being careful to notice relevant information.
• Be open to other’s viewpoints while practicing diplomacy and tact.
• Face unpleasant reality, and learn to deal with conflict.
• Make progress in dealing with the practical issues of life.
• Allow necessary and creative interruptions in well-planned schedules.
• “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
• Search out (E)
• Share your imagination and creativity with others.
“My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” Psalm 45:1
Choose some tasks that require perseverance.
Establish realistic goals.
Prepare a schedule with time frames, and then choose an encouraging friend to help you follow your schedule.
Give extra effort when logical analysis and reasoning are required.