Back-brain, Empirical, Inanimate, Right-brain
Deeply compares and appraises impersonal observations
artful with machines, tools, and hands; seeks action and excitement; superb tactician-seizing the moment; athletic, competitive, witty but usually not wordy; street smart; ever-thinking; can be intense with deep convictions; adaptive; find motor skilled.
Personality: inner intensity, short and snappy speech, concise, independent, little tolerance for the extraneous, prefers doing more than conversation, often athletic, cunning, very serious about issues personally central to self, perceptive, keen & discerning, shrewd, sly, clever, fearless, daring & risk-taking, machine & tool-oriented, impatient with logical inconsistency, often quick-tempered.
Athletic Characteristics: superior hand-eye coordination (fine motor positioning), athletic, coordinated, visually and tactically smart, “trained killer” in competition, has a tremendous desire to win, offensive-minded with high aptitude for defense, deceptive, plays by the rules unless it entails losing at which time anything goes
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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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Popular Career Choices:
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Body Skill Bird
Impersonal Observers not only can develop superior hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, but they can have vice grips for hands if necessary. So too, the hawk can sink is talons into its prey or interests like no other.
Hawks see their prey long before their competitors. As they soar in the sky, their vision is phenomenal. In real life, this Brain Type group is made up of the majority of top pro quarterbacks, as well as many great point guards in basketball. The hawk’s vision and spatial logic is extraordinary, and in real life, as athletes or inspectors, their vision is keen. Little escapes their notice!
By nature, hawks are not very friendly, though they can be, through good nurturing and strong ethical or spiritual values. Good parenting of these Brain Types requires teaching them to value others while extending kindness—something you wouldn’t need to emphasize as much with a dove. Hawks are on the assertive side and will definitely defend their nests. They also love to use their Impersonal reasoning to navigate challenging situations.
Impersonal Observers are logical pragmatists in their vocations: they’re accountants, financial consultants, securities brokers, lawyers, athletes, surgeons, salespeople, law enforcers, and so on. They are rarely involved in highly conceptual or theoretical jobs.
• Practice tactfulness, friendliness, and warmth to others.
• Work to create harmony at home and in the community.
• Honor your commitments and promises.
• When disagreeing with another in conversation, seek to understand his point of view and mention areas of agreement before expressing areas of disagreement.
• Prepare a schedule for a week and stick to it.
• Remember that persuasive and considerate speech can move mountains.
• Communicate your thoughts and feelings more often and express gratitude.
• Make sure your intensity has a positive outlet.
• Take a step back and look at the long-term consequences of your choices.
• Consider the value of time-honored traditions.
“What is desirable in a man is his kindness.” Proverbs 19:22a
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.