Front-brain, Empirical, Inanimate, Right-brain
Quickly conceives (and responds to) observations impersonally
“smooth operator,” deal-maker; tactical, enterprising; adaptable, persuasive, energetic; seeks fun and excitement; athletic; enjoys the moment; realistic, good natured, self-focused; body – and clothes – conscious; entrepreneur; negotiator; promoter; fine motor skilled.
Personality: risk-taking, energetic yet in a stress-free way, engaging the world, free-spirit, usually athletic, speaks quickly and simply, not a conversationalist, may be a poor listener, self-centered, self-directed, egotistical, proud, exciting, impetuous, impulsive, may be foolhardy, reckless, hotheaded, cunning, street smart, opportunistic, often short tempered.
Athletic Characteristics: superior hand-eye coordination (fine motor positioning), strong upper body, tough-minded, aggressive, operates at high gear, moves quickly, not a planner, die-hard, powerful, “enforcer” mentality, thrill-seeking, venturesome, antagonistic, hardliner, deceptive, spontaneous, offensive-minded, often breaks the rules of the game just to break them, highly tactical.
ABOUT THESE INTERVIEWS
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.
ABOUT THESE MOTOR SKILL VIDEOS
One major facet that separates Brain Types from any prior understanding of human behavior and performance is the motor skills connection. While these videos are provided to aid BTInsiders in visually identifying each Brain Type’s motor skills, they are only provided as samples of how each design might/can move (variations will result due to previous athletic training, nurture, and genetic variables). They are not sufficient for training you how to accurately distinguish each Brain Type from another. Videos posted, however, will reflect particular motor skill traits conducive with the individual’s inborn design, more or less.
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#5 FEIRs may make you tired just by watching them. They are noted for their zealousness and for enjoying life to its fullest, having the gift for finding excitement in everything they do. Tackling life’s opportunities headfirst, they would not be considered gun shy or timid. FEIRs like center stage and are entertaining to be with. They attract many friends, which can often play havoc with their family time, especially if there is any tension at home. They love life and exploration, but are less enchanted with school related challenges. They want learning to be relevant and immediately useful. As learners, FEIRs do better with guidance than control. They prefer to rely on common sense rather than follow detailed directions. They are not necessarily anti-authority, but can easily find themselves in trouble. As smooth operators, FEIRs are flirtatious and sophisticated, often suave at social functions. They are witty, fun, and unpredictable, radiating charm and generosity. Though popular with their peers, they may find lasting commitments confining and boring. Being risk takers, they have keen senses of competition. Personas can vary widely with FEIRs, as some may appear uncharacteristically reserved and uncommunicative, yet not always for similar reasons (sometimes due to nature and sometimes nurture). As dominant Right hemisphere persons, however, they don’t always place a high value on talking—especially when feeling forced to. They prefer to rely more on the action they take or on their physical senses.
Formal education and the ER temperament group are often incompatible. The four ER Brain Types are more caught up in the moment than any of the other Types, and the FEIR is no exception; placing a high value on education and their future is often overlooked. FEIRs are people of action. They do not like to sit still when learning. They enjoy acting out the learning process and hands-on involvement. FEIRs also place a high value on logic, making pragmatic deductions. If matters don’t add up in their mind, they usually won’t touch it. As one of the top athletic Brain Types, FEIRs can enhance their desire to learn by participating in sports. Looking forward to expending energy in a fun way following the school day is motivational to FEIRs. If the FEIR has certain academic standards to meet in order to participate in sports, he or she will often give extra effort to the books. Unless prodded to do so, young FEIRs do not choose to read much—unless it pertains to areas of great interest. The more they can improve in their unnatural structured areas, the more rewarding their educational and vocational experiences will be.
The challenge of being an FEIR’s parent can be both trying and rewarding. This action-oriented youngster comes with the love of freedom and exploration, activity and excitement. With relatively short attention spans and a tendency for antics, FEIRs need all of the above needs met if they are to settle down and concentrate on the task at hand. Athletics are often the choice for their coordination, aggression, and energy, and they excel in most sports. If not performing in athletic areas, some have excelled in music or theater—particularly if they can play themselves as opposed to an abstract character. FEIRs need understanding of their nonconformity. They are not designed to fit into the mundane, safe, traditional setting. They can learn, however, what society appreciates and rewards, and balance out their impulsive expressions. They want to relate well to others and impress others with their prowess or possessions. They start early in finding ways to earn money to fund their wardrobe or hobbies. FEIRs see the world around them with clarity. As dominant Empiricals, they want to see, touch, and experience. As youngsters, they are little adventurers and risk takers. They may be drawn to tools or mechanical devices. FEIR children are born with survival instincts. When raised with high standards, yet given the chance to express themselves and pursue their interests, they can stay out of trouble more easily and become responsible community members. If parents stay the course, the FEIR child can be trained to respect authority—something that doesn’t come naturally to this freedom-loving Brain Type.
Popular Career Choices:
Sales, real estate, investments, entrepreneur, automobile dealer, mechanic, athletics, dentistry, construction, network or multi level marketing.
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.
By nature, hawks are not very friendly, though they can be, through good nurturing and strong ethical or spiritual values. 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.
• In decision-making, consider future potential and consequences.
• Allow adequate time for contemplation and introversion.
• Be considerate of the needs of others, overcoming any tendencies of selfishness and manipulation.
• Practice faithfulness in relationships and commitments.
• Carry out tasks to their completion and pay attention to detail.
• Deal with rather than running from tension and anxiety.
• Learn to enjoy saving in addition to spending.
• Take time to appreciate the simple pleasures of life (e.g., walks in the park, a good book, playing with children).
• Realize the value of humility and tact; find ways to serve others.
• Enjoy your personal freedoms without them being at the expense of others.
“In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23
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.