Back-brain, Empirical, Animate, Left-brain
Methodically classifies observations personally
concerned with others’ welfare; responsible, reserved, patient, practical, friendly, orderly, inquisitive regarding people, harm-avoiding; conscientious, thorough, loyal; service-oriented; gross motor skilled.
Personality: reserved but approachable, generally humble, shy & takes time to open up, traditional, observant, kind, agreeable, amiable, cooperative, supportive, very helpful, loyal, consistent, dependable, good listener, keeps to self, self-effacing, gentle, hospitable, feelings hurt easily, keenly aware of others.
Athletic Characteristics: superior gross motor control, excellent body balance, deliberate and mechanical movements, defensive, restrained, timid, very teachable, agreeable with fellow athletes, plays well within the rules of the game and acknowledges upon breaking one.
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Behind many successful, high powered people and organizations, one often finds the dependable, responsible, hard working #4 BEAL. BEALs have a strong desire to be of service, to minister to individual needs, and to complete all work begun. To make things happen, they carefully follow handbooks and rules, trying to do everything themselves, with a propensity to become overworked. As a child, the BEAL is quiet, obedient, loving, loyal, and hard-working, regularly trying to please the teacher. BEALs do chores, are on time, and rarely behave improperly. They need routine, appreciation, gentle encouragement to venture out of their comfort zones, and recognition for consistency and diligence. The BEAL is a devoted mate and family member, bringing up children to conform to society’s expectations. A diligent homemaker, the BEAL is neat, orderly, thrifty, and practical, with a high sense of duty. Though not famous, high energy, or even notorious, the BEAL is far from being a boring person, as one might suppose. They have deep values, lasting loyalties, and interest in others that communicates an almost a Front-brained “extraverted” persona at times, if they weren’t so naturally modest. They also can have a subtle comedic nature. BEALs boring? Far from it.
What can be said of the exemplary BEAL can fill a volume in itself. Here we have godly characteristics combined with socially acceptable ones, and the result is striking, if it wasn’t for the fact that we usually pay more attention to the more flashy or vocal persons, or even the dark side of society. The modest BEAL works behind the scenes to aid the progress and success of others, not wanting, and usually not receiving, the limelight. BEALs are reflective, helpful, and concerned for others. They often have the Biblical gifts of mercy, service, and giving. They prefer the practical parts of Scripture as opposed to the aesthetic and poetic. They are drawn to solitary forms of worship and often prefer to pray alone. Because of their concern for others, BEALs may seem Front-brained at times, caring for people in a verbal and outgoing manner. They are the good Samaritans in our lives. They need to take care of themselves, however, not becoming “burned out” by not being able to say “no” to everything asked or expected of them. Sermons that include logic and thinking as well as feeling will help ensure that their beliefs are based on solid truth and not their mercurial Animate “feelings.” They appreciate the love of God deeply, and need to forgive themselves for being less than perfect, not trying to work themselves into God’s approval instead of working because of His approval and love. (Of course the Bible implores us all to seek spiritual perfection, but we must also keep this in Biblical perspective.
“Service” is the word that best characterizes the #4 BEAL. Other people are the recipients of their continual helpfulness. The BEAL’s interest in assisting others remains high as long as others are in need of their services. The dedicated and painstaking BEAL can be a great asset to any business or corporation. Working behind the scenes, BEALs tend to go unnoticed, perhaps due to their quiet dispositions. BEALs are unlikely to grumble and complain while going about their work. They are usually dedicated and committed people as long as they believe in the business they are working in. As Animates, BEALs like working with people and are best suited for positions where there is the opportunity to be of benefit to the lives of others. They give of themselves and make loyal and friendly coworkers. Since helping seems to be their knack in the business world, they contribute by making others successful. As a rule, you won’t find a BEAL on any list of rich, self-made men, but they are usually found serving others in one capacity or another. Though BEALs aren’t born leaders, they should often be considered role models since they are valuable employees. They may set the standard for the “employee of the month” award.
Popular Career Choices:
Nursing, social service work, ministry, secretarial service, teaching (especially elementary level), counseling, child care, probation officer, veterinarian, physical therapy.
Body Skill Bird
The Dove is representative of the Personal Observers. Most of us have seen a dove in the yard or elsewhere. It doesn’t take long to notice that they are basically gentle birds—communal, kind and loving to one another, and peaceable to other feathered friends. The dove is known for staying with its partner for a lifetime. It has been commended for thousands of years for these very traits
In Genesis chapter eight of the Bible, the dove was the bird that Noah sent out from the ark to see if land had appeared again following a devastating world-wide flood and, sure enough, the dove returned with good news in the form of a freshly picked olive leaf. It was a harbinger of good tidings. What most of us forget from this dramatic event, however, is that the first bird Noah sent out was a raven. It was a scavenger and “unclean” bird, according to the Bible. The raven never returned.
Another event we often forget is that Noah sent the dove out once before it ever brought back the olive leaf. The first time it found nothing “clean” and so it returned to the massive ark empty beaked. The dove took more time before it found a living and clean plant.
Personable Observers prefer the right way, the honorable way, to treat others as they would like to be treated. Of course, their individual standards of ethics and morality will be the final basis for their behavior, but they generally have good intentions.
Doves are also known for being peacemakers; they’d rather get along than fight unnecessarily. The Scriptures depict the Spirit of God taking the form of a dove, a divine comforter. And lastly for the sake of our comparison, the dove represented the love of God for mankind.
Personal Observers, like the dove, are friendly, down-to-earth, and very much in the here-and-now. The abstract world is not to their liking. The Personal Observers are ALL gross-motor dominant, relying primarily on the big muscles of the body. Looking at the dove, we observe this as it walks on the ground.
Personal Observers are service oriented in their vocations: they’re nurses, salespeople, counselors, teachers, real estate agents, social workers, athletes and religious workers, to name some.
• Try new things and look for ways to be innovative.
• Allow things to be less than perfect in appropriate situations . . . color outside the lines.
• Look for and institute ways to initiate new relationships.
• Are there any sensing habits or addictions you need to seek help in overcoming?
• What are your goals for the next one to five years and what are you doing about them?
• Have forgiveness for yourself when not finding the energy to keep up with extraverts around you.
• Be confident in your ability and spend more time engaging in social activities.
• Learn to endure even when your senses are uncomfortable.
• Enjoy the support role that you usually play behind more high-powered persons.
• Know that what you lack in speed, you make up in quality and depth.
• Recognize your gift of responsibility . . . you’re the glue which holds society together!
“A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, and the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.” Proverbs 12:1
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.