Front-brain, Conceptual, Inanimate, Right-brain
Quickly conceives (and responds to) imaginations impersonally
“precocious planner,” imaginative, alert to possibilities; quick thinking; likes complexity; computer proficient; enjoys one-up-manship; enthusiastic, outspoken, artistic, comedic, manipulative, spontaneous, entrepreneurial; logical abstraction skilled.
Personality: energetic, optimistic, non-conformist, eccentric, witty & swift, gambling on and looking ahead to the future, dramatic, highly verbal, loud, very comical, theatrical, exaggerated, precocious, enjoys challenges, prefers juggling many tasks at once (literally & figuratively), master of one-upmanship, may be inconsistent, unpredictable, very opportunistic, sultan of spontaneity, chief entrepreneur, often spends more than can afford, widest personality variety of all Brain Types (some are even reserved), jack of all trades.
Athletic Characteristics: fluid & more fine motor than gross motor control, bendable, pliable, flexible, highly energetic, quick thinking, not restricted by any particular motor muscle group, often utilizes unorthodox methods in their particular sport, spontaneous, more offensive minded naturally but also gifted defensively, may need to become more teachable, strategic, often breaks the rules of the game and/or creates own set of 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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Of the 16 Brain Types, #13 FCIRs are undoubtedly the most multifaceted, with the potential to do virtually anything they set their mind to. Like every other Brain Type, however, they need motivation and integrity to live up to their Type’s genius. Most FCIRs are goal driven, energetic and imaginative. They love life (unless they feel it has let them down), work well with people (though not necessarily under people), and are challenged by new ideas. Improvising quickly to avoid boredom, they have the ability to think on their feet, entertaining the crowd with quick and witty responses. FCIRs are masters of one-upmanship. They do not like to do the same thing twice, never sing a song the same way, never follow directions precisely. Preferring to employ methods of their own, they design systems, attempting to carry them through to completion. FCIRs are dominant Right-brained Conceptuals and highly adept in theoretical, spatial matters. They learn computer technology easily and tend to dominate the industry as adults. FCIRs also excel in technical mechanics. They may be found taking their toys apart to see how they work, or fixing the neighbor’s car or VCR. Our many years of research at BTI have revealed that children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) are commonly FCIRs. All four Q1 (FR) Brain Types are susceptible to this psychological categorization, but FCIRs usually have the most severe forms of true, biologically-based ADHD. Many people in the field of entertainment and show business are FCIRs. They account for most of the comedians and a good number of talk show hosts, singers, and musicians. Center stage is home for most FCIRs.
FCIRs are gifted businessmen and professionals in a great variety of occupations. They are masters of ingenuity and one-upmanship. They sometimes enjoy outwitting the system, often simply to experience the joy of being ahead. FCIRs rarely do things “according to Hoyle,” preferring to employ a method of their own which may or may not be better. They exercise their creative genius ably both in the world of people and of things. In problem solving, FCIRs will apply their creative logic, offering innovative and imaginative solutions. As inventors, FCIRs not only design systems, but can carry them through to completion. They should be considered visionaries with scientific minds. FCIRs react quickly and resourcefully when placed in a predicament. They pride themselves in remaining forever open to new possibilities. Since they can become proficient at many different things, their interests might travel from one area of pursuit to another. FCIRs become easily bored with routines, but can accomplish nearly any task if it captures their interest. When tasks become boring, however, the FCIRs’ marginal organizational skills become apparent and deficient. They must give extra effort to following up and providing structure to their job activities. Receiving assistance from an innately organized Left-brainer is also a wise idea.
Popular Career Choices:
Computers, strategic planning, law, politics, medicine, science, business management, entrepreneur, comedy, magic, sales, inventing, venture capitalism, art, music, school administration, teaching, languages, journalism, coaching.
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.
• Develop self-discipline in the unpleasant world of reality.
• Prepare thoroughly for a task rather than improvising as you go.
• Sacrifice your one-upmanship now and then.
• Make a concerted effort to respect and understand conservative beliefs and people.
• Finish most of the projects you begin.
• Engage in activities in your life that will cultivate patience and thoroughness.
• Establish a habit of waiting until you acquire enough information to make a wise purchase/investment.
• Make a concerted effort to live within your means.
• Be careful not to spread yourself too thin by overextending yourself in your commitments.
• Develop discipline by following a routine with the accountability of a friend.
• Listen carefully to others before voicing your own opinions.
• Be considerate of the needs of others, overcoming any tendencies of selfishness and manipulation.
• Slow down and pay attention to the realistic details of today.
“He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.” Proverbs 18:13
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.