Front-brain, Conceptual, Animate, Right-brain
Quickly conceives (and responds to) imaginations personally
highly energetic; enthusiastic, charming, imaginative, improvisational; sees possibilities; spontaneous; easily bored with repetition; enjoys solving people’s problems; catalyst, marketer, language skilled.
Personality: friendly, enthusiastic, zesty, flexible in one’s schedule, highly verbal, speaks quickly with wide range of voice inflection, cheerful, bubbly, vivacious, animated, supportive, full of life, theatrical, dramatic, over-the-top, having fun in every day tasks, charismatic, exaggerated, scatterbrained.
Athletic Characteristics: coordinate fine and gross motor muscle movements with fluidity, graceful, acrobatic, leaping, extremely high energy, often explosive, nimble, agile, very supple, spur-of-the-moment, natural, offensive minded, have good endurance & very high pain threshold in competition, play by the rules but may test the boundaries.
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#9 FCARs are designed to relate to people in positive ways. With warmth and enthusiasm, they attract others to themselves. With ease and confidence, they sell themselves to those they want to attract. Idealistic to the extreme, FCARs often need someone grounded in the real world such as an Empirical Left-brainer. FCARs seek the meaningful, the passionate, the new, and throw themselves into their relationships with abandon, epitomizing what “falling in love” means to most of us. As romantics, FCARs are responsive to the quixotic actions of their partner, embracing the sublime world of love and affection. To court or be courted through poetic conversation, candlelight encounters, or idyllic getaways is valued. FCARs want to be loved for who they are, not for what they can do or for how they might look. As Conceptual Animates, FCARs live lives of transparency and values; they want to be measured in terms of internal character. FCARs express their Animate “feelings” openly and transparently and make exceptional marriage partners when they operate within the strengths of their Brain Type. The intensity of their emotions and the high level of energy with which they operate make for exciting, if not exhausting relationships.
Popular Career Choices:
Sales, public relations, entrepreneur, human services, health related professions, music, acting and entertaining, play and screen writing, journalism, advertising, ministry, counseling, psychology (note the great latitude in career choices).
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.
• Practice self-discipline in necessary but unappealing areas.
• Look closer at detail and place greater value on facts.
• Implement and carry out unsavory routine tasks.
• Work on being a better listener.
• Be sure your observations are grounded in reality and not your imagination.
• Seek (E)mpirical (I)nanimate input when making important decisions.
• Plan ahead so as not to lose logic under pressure.
• Be careful not to place too much importance upon being liked by others.
• Separate your “wish dreams” from what you should expect to transpire.
• Help others acquire your zest for living.
• Share the attention you draw.
• Endeavor to level out your emotional highs and lows.
• Enjoy spending time alone.
• When emotions seem to be overly ruling, seek (E)mpirical (I)nanimate counsel.
“Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother.” Psalm 131:2
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.