Back-brain, Conceptual, Inanimate, Left-brain
Methodically classifies imaginations impersonally
applicator of ideas; builder of theoretical systems; self confident; independent, reserved, single minded, conceptual; seeks knowledge; not impressed with authority; determined, analytic, stubborn, skeptical, scientific; logical abstraction skilled.
Personality: private, guarded, secretive, VERY independent, conceptually logical, quite intuitive, penny-wise, saver not spender, thrifty, cautious, modest, preferring the background but with high expectations for self, competent, eccentric, unconventional, self-governing, self-sufficient, solitary, often reclusive, inquisitive, probing, curious, philosophical, delving deep, persevering, almost impervious to the criticism of others, enigmatic, scientific, relate well to children or the elderly.
Athletic Characteristics: mechanical & more fine motor than gross motor control, no dominant muscle control, weak with gross motors, gifted cerebrally, strategic, calculating, awkward, lumbering, deliberate, movements with restricted mechanization, uneven, efficient with little wasted energy, has good endurance & high pain threshold, defensive, wrote the rule book, reinterprets the rules, & quick to call on others who break the rules.
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These are two representative examples for this Brain Type. Please note that these interviews are only provided as a sample of what someone with this design might be like. They are not sufficient for training you how to accurately distinguish this Brain Type from others. The ‘Brain Type Trainer’ video training program has a much more in-depth visual perspective and commentary for each Brain Type. The ‘Brain Type Trainer’ is the optimal training tool for learning how to accurately evaluate each of the 16 inborn designs. Visit the i-Store Learning Center for more information on how to order the Brain Type Trainer and other learning aids available from BT Enterprises.
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Body Skill Bird
Not all Impersonal Imaginers are wise, but they have a high desire to be so—especially to gain book knowledge. They love, in particular, to sink their sharp claws into any abstract or conceptual form of knowledge. They not only ask whooo?, but Where? When? Why? and how much? They are very inquisitive, always gathering more knowledge. They can actually gain too much of it and lose all sense of pragmatism if they’re not careful.
The owl has been popular for thousands of years—probably due to its unusual, almost human appearance. With its large head and staring, deep-set eyes, feathered tufts protruding like ears, and a beak that resembles a nose, the owl seems to possess a unique and ominous aura, setting it apart from other birds. But not all owls look alike. Over one hundred different species of owls are found the world over, including 18 in North America. Their size varies greatly, with the largest having wingspans measuring over 5 feet in length compared to the smallest, which are tinier than a robin.
Similarly, the members of this Brain Type group come in the widest variety of personas, and we can’t emphasize this enough. Impersonal Imaginers often become actors, scientists, lawyers, politicians, doctors, college professors, computer whizzes, and so on, but you may also find them driving an 18-wheeler, a school bus, or a bulldozer. Regardless of profession, however, they are usually highly industrious and will do whatever it takes to get by. Most enjoy being entrepreneurs in some form. Like their owl counterparts, who can see things in the night like few other animals, Impersonal Imaginers often burn the midnight oil. Usually, they get their inspirations and revelations in the quiet hours, when daily distractions are gone.
Owls have amazing hunting accuracy, even in the dark. Their hearing is off the charts as they hone in on their prey. So too, Impersonal Imaginers strive for scientific accuracy in their academic or vocational pursuits. They prize strategizing—calculating how to hit their targets.
Finally, young owls anxiously anticipate leaving the nest. It seems as though they cannot wait to develop their wings and practice hunting. They usually escape the nest even before they can fly (unlike most other birds) as they attempt to “conquer the world” as soon as possible.
Young Impersonal Imaginers develop a passion for knowledge very early in life, as well. Typically very precocious as children, they are anxious to get out of the family “nest” and into the world where they can explore to their hearts’ (and minds’!) content. Once a person becomes familiar with the differences in these four Brain Type groups, it becomes rather easy to identify the Owl children, whose exceptionally inquisitive minds set them apart from other children.
• Learn to work and play better with others.
• Be patient and open to the ideas and styles of others.
• Show respect for those in authority and those with whom you associate.
• Be generous in sharing.
• Give without strings attached.
• Avoid pedantic speech in social conversation.
• Communicate your thoughts and feelings with loved ones more often than you feel is necessary.
• Demonstrate your love with action (e.g., hugs, conversation, taking walks).
• Realize socialization will be of benefit to you, and try to learn from others.
• Use your computer as a tool . . . and be careful not to let it monopolize your time, or to store inappropriate information.
• Practice spontaneity and flexibility.
• Allow people to get to know what’s inside you.
• Share your ideas and strategies with others.
• Dabble in reality at least part of every day.
“He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.” Proverbs 22:9
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.