Front-brain, Empirical, Inanimate, Left-brain
Critiques, acts on, and communicates impersonal observations
excels at organizing and running activities and orderly procedures; matter-of-fact; consistent, efficient, energetic, pragmatic, critiquing; likes rules and laws; values traditions; commerce oriented; fine motor skilled.
Personality: usually serious minded, efficient, industrious, precise, critical, leader, traditional, pragmatic, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, realistic, driven, single-minded, determined, taskmaster, opinionated, prone to prejudge, domineering, bossy, organized, administrative, may be dictatorial, heavy-handed, capable, often short-tempered.
Athletic Characteristics: superior fine motor dexterity, king of hustle, injury prone, mechanical, tight or stiff unless well-developed in sports, prone to hurting others (by accident or purposely), defensive-minded, good with logistics, plays by rules but often gives the “cheap shot” due to competitiveness.
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As dominant Inanimate “thinkers,” FEILs want information presented logically and objectively. As Empirical Left-brainers, they want the bottom line. FEILs are interested primarily in information that has immediate and practical use. If it can’t be applied now, their interest wanes. Ideas for FEILs are only as good as how well they can be applied. To merely talk of a theory or to only speculate is a waste of time to the highly efficient and pragmatic FEIL. Ideas must work in order to be valued. FEILs learn best one step at a time. Building a logical sequence is necessary to understand the task at hand. Attempting to learn by the big picture, globally, does not work well for FEILs. Though learning the concept can be useful, FEILs need to understand the significant pieces of the concept first. These pieces must possess credibility before the FEIL can espouse the theory. FEILs tend to choose practical college majors and vocations that are necessary for the everyday functioning of society. Business is a popular pursuit.
FEILs are realistic thinkers, and believe that faith must be based on fact and obedience. They can be adept at expounding Scriptural principles, facts, and doctrines. Some become pastors or spiritual leaders who can present detailed sermons with strong conviction. Faithful to their religious tradition, FEILs often become pillars of the congregation, active in service and faithfully present at all spiritual functions. FEILs need spiritual logic and reality. They base their faith on what has occurred in history, prophecies that have been fulfilled, and what the Word of God says, rather than on human opinion. They often exercise the Biblical gifts of administration, exhortation, leadership, and teaching. They hold positions of responsibility in any group, spiritual assembly, or organization they join. To balance out their spiritual lives, FEILs need to be open to the opinions and thoughts of others. Though there may be only one true interpretation, there are many applications to spiritual truths. In groups, sensitivity to others will aid FEILs in being persuasive while remaining true to their strong beliefs. They value logic and may need to be reminded of the balance found in patience, caring, and a quiet spirit. Proverbs 3:3 is always a great reminder, “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
ELs normally take weight management seriously (especially Inanimate “thinking” ELs). They find benefit from seeing dieting or weight management as a way of showing responsibility. Overweight ELs dislike their situation probably more than their Right-brained Empirical counterparts or any of the Conceptual Brain Types, with the possible exception of the FCAL. ELs believe that to fail in weight management is a negative reflection on their identity, which is to have things under control, themselves included. Like other issues in life, FEILs often qualify foods as either right or wrong, good or bad. FEILs have one of the better weight management Brain Types. Their EIL mental processes are ideal for keeping the excess pounds off. It is unusual to find an excessively overweight FEIL. Only once removed from the optimal dieting Brain Type (the BEIL), FEILs normally find success in weight management when they give the effort. Their energy-expending Front-brain dominance is their greatest stumbling block. This often causes them to eat faster and consume more food, as well as give less consideration to what they are eating. In order to maintain good health, FEILs must minimize their anxieties and penchant for controlling things and persons about them. FEILs need to relax, allowing some mistakes to be made in an imperfect world. FEILs may tend to complain of physical aches and pains since they are acutely in touch with their Left-brain Empirical function. They sometimes tend to worry or talk excessively about their health. Despite the FEIL’s oft-times critiquing persona, no Brain Type is more capable of having a positive outlook on life. They need, however, to “go with the flow” a little more. Stress is as unhealthful to the body as almost any other negative practice or habit.
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.
• Be an encourager rather than a judger of those who lead.
• Be careful in jumping to conclusions about others.
• Avoid gossip.
• When experiencing conflict in relationships, try to present your side of the story only to those who are part of the problem or the solution.
• Practice expressing your praise and feelings to others, especially to members of your family.
• Show patience and understanding with those who fail to carry out all the details of a project.
• Seek counsel from (C)
• Set one day or afternoon a week unplanned. Seek to please others and be flexible to their desires at this time.
• Be a listener.
• Be open to new ideas.
• Appreciate the opinions of others.
• Combine tact with truth in your speech.
• When administrating, use compassion and kindness.
• Take note, always being right may win the battle, but may also lose the war.
“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
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.