Front-brain, Conceptual, Animate, Left-brain
Critiques, acts on, and communicates personal imaginations
hospitable, focuses on usefulness; energetic, realistic; develops and nurtures relationships; sensitive to praise and criticism; expresses feelings; conscientious; orderly; friendly promoter, commerce – oriented, language skilled.
Personality: socially sophisticated, graceful in demeanor, charming, amiable, women usually refined, driven, polite, well-mannered, leading lady, charming gentleman, very aware and concerned about appearance, always looking to help & carrying the hurts of others on own shoulders, empathetic, considerate, often a low-key extravert, capable leader (normally not forceful).
Athletic Characteristics: coordinate fine & gross motor movements but are mechanically inclined, high energy, may be jerky (depending on the sport) though perhaps the most fluid of the dominant Left-brained Types, workhorses, usually fluid when using the left side (e.g. batting left-handed) but more mechanical from the right, flexible, have good endurance & high pain threshold, defensive minded, team builder, personnel mediator, play by and tactfully enforce the rules.
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With a natural affinity for spiritual matters, FCALs are found in virtually every religious center and congregation. They often have the Biblical gifts of evangelism, pastor-teacher, giving, mercy, and faith. Their personal warmth extended to others can easily result in a transfer of ideas, the newcomer being drawn to the convincing faith of the FCAL. FCALs find special meaning in relating to God. Prayer can be rich when they take the time to listen to God as well as talking to Him. Praying with others will be a delight. Spending time communing with like-minded believers will help them stay in touch with reality and make rational, spiritual decisions. They may need help with accepting their own imperfections as well as those of others. FCALs need to be careful to interpret and apply Inanimate “thinking” issues of Scripture. When they do, they can be outstanding spiritual mentors for entire groups of believers. FCALs have a strong desire to be accepted by others. This noble attribute must be kept in balance by seeking God’s acceptance first and foremost. It is then that wrong compromise and dishonesty can be avoided.
Popular Career Choices:
Teaching, counseling, psychology, ministry, news media, advertising, acting, writing, photography, health related professions, sales, business, coaching, interior design.
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.
• Consider being flexible, even altering your plans to accommodate others.
• Explore areas that require rational analysis and logical thinking.
• Place a high value on the “right and wrong” with awareness of any tendency to compromise.
• Develop an eye for detail while noticing and remembering facts.
• Work on being a better listener.
• Be less judgmental of other’s imperfections and develop a more objective view of your own.
• Place less importance on outer appearance and accept your own imperfections.
• Be less concerned about what people think of you.
• Focus on the person you are speaking with in a group setting.
• In carrying the hurts of others, resist being dragged down in the process.
• Be sure your family’s needs (and your own) are met before ministering to the world.
• Be careful not to place too much importance upon being liked by others.
• When emotions seem to be overly ruling, seek (E)
“Be anxious for nothing . . .” Philippians 4:6a
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.