You are most like The Adventurer
Adventurers are motivated by taking part in fun, exciting, and adventurous activities and pursuits. They tend to be excitement-seeking, fun-loving, energetic, independent, open to new experiences, and spontaneous.
Adventurers are motivated by taking part in fun, exciting, and adventurous activities and pursuits. They are always on the go and on the lookout for new sensations and stimulations, and even more enticingly, work opportunities that provide variety and stimulation.
Typical Adventurers have an abundance of energy that they direct into physical and mental activities and in expressing their zest for life and living. They feel most alive when they’re juggling multiple tasks and moving quickly down their own path. It’s even better when that adventure includes participating alongside other enthusiasts who search for the same kind of thrills. Sharing enhances the experience. They often become bored with repetition and will want to move on to new activities that generate new levels of excitement. They have a natural capacity to adapt quickly and easily to changing circumstances.
Other distinguishing characteristics include being friendly and engaging. They tend to be spontaneous, emergent, and optimistic. They are often adept at improvising new plans and strategies in the moment, and tend to reject conventional and routine ways of doing things. They prefer to make decisions based on the best available information at the time, rather than depending on a predetermined course of action or too much advanced planning.
They are tolerant of uncertainty, which can stem from their lower preference for organization and meticulousness. Their propensity to change and flex with their environment, in combination with their high energy and independent approach, can make it challenging for others to keep up. They can come across to others as scattered, ungrounded, or disorganized. Making sure their energy is focused on continuing to develop and maintain their relationships is key, particularly with those who are not as venturesome and risk tolerant.
- Relishing adventure and excitement
- Being flexible in adjusting to current demands and requirements
- Having high energy, perseverance, and stamina and always being on the go
- Improvising and going with the flow
Adventurer Growth Needs
- Recognizing not every activity pursued needs to be novel to be fulfilling
- Making sure people don't get left in the wake of their high-energy and spontaneous persona
- Making better use of planning, schedules, and deadlines
- Avoiding coming across as too independent-minded or rebellious at times
When interacting with others, you...
...Are outgoing, socially bold, and stand out in the crowd as unique and creative
...Tend to be fun, joyful, and lighthearted
...Lead with empathy and compassion, but can offer direct feedback when necessary
...May struggle at times to hold those you feel loyal to accountable
As a leader, you...
...Are comfortable taking the lead in groups
...Alternate between being direct and diplomatic depending on what you see as required in the situation
...Take initiative and instigate change
...Like drawing out the thinking of others for input, but ultimately make your own calls
...Believe acknowledging your and other people's strengths and weaknesses is part of being a good leader
...May struggle to know when to follow rather than lead
When planning, you...
...Anticipate and welcome change by reacting to it when it happens
...Think creating overly detailed plans in anticipation of change is futile
...Find intrigue in the unexpected and are comfortable changing tactics as events unfold
...Like to handle things as they come and don't mind if you end up in a different place than you set out
...Set ambitious goals, but may draw on others to do the planning required to implement them
...Have a strong desire to push things through that may compensate for your lack of organization and orderliness at times
...Don't get caught up in all the operational details associated with creating and executing plans
...Prefer to think about the big picture
...Approach planning and thinking in an unstructured and sometimes messy way
When solving problems, you...
...Like to draw on other people's thinking to stress test your own ideas
...Explore a wide range of possibilities before deciding
...Are comfortable finding solutions without much direction or structure
...Generate novel solutions by ignoring rules and traditions
...Like using imagination and intuition
...Are comfortable exploring the unknown
...Balance exploring new possibilities with the need to take decisive action
...May be perceived as too emergent and spontaneous
When setting goals, you...
...Strive beyond what’s possible, or seems achievable to others
...Prefer to go after your own goals rather than following others
...Are both goal-directed and flexible
...Face resistance and obstacles by adapting, improvising, and overcoming
On a team, you...
...Are vocal and engage with teammates openly
...Are comfortable sharing your feelings and encourage teammates to safely share their own thoughts and feelings
...Enjoy the synergy of working as a team, but are also willing to go your own way
...Are motivated by challenging goals, and balance diplomatic and direct approaches when expectations aren't met
...Think the best way to achieve challenging goals is to be mutually supportive and helpful
...May perceive others as overly rigid, while others may perceive you as too casual or spontaneous
Under stress, you...
...May become reactive or irritable
...Are highly perceptive of problems and risks around you
...Find value in reaching out to others for advice and guidance
...Could benefit, in your desire to accomplish ambitious goals, from working on maintaining your equanimity (e.g., via meditation or other techniques)
...Tend to wear emotions on your sleeve
When learning, you...
...Prefer topics that are subjective and intuitive over highly analytical
...Prefer an adaptive outline and flexible schedule
...May lose interest when subjects get too specific
...Like to hear other people's insights and knowledge as much as you like to share your own
...Love exploring new areas of interest you don't yet know about
...Love a good brainstorm
...Like subjects that are abstract and philosophical
...Like to participate in the discussion
...Are interested in creative topics where your curiosity and originality can thrive
...Have good stamina and endurance
You also have attributes of the Inventor and the Entertainer
Inventors are driven by coming up with new and innovative ideas, products and solutions. They tend to be creative, open-minded, conceptual, spontaneous and at times disorganized and unstructured.
Inventors have high curiosity and creativity, which often leads them to develop new products and ideas.
Inventors typically possess a creative and original thinking style, a high degree of comfort with the unknown, and an attraction to the mysterious world that they don't fully understand yet. They're comfortable living in a chaotic and disorganized environment, and prefer trying things out, seeing how they work, and changing things on the fly as firsthand experience dictates. They don't care too much about what other people think about their tendency to shift focus because they're generally comfortable being who they are and love the mental excitement that new ideas stimulate within them.
Other distinguishing characteristics include a preference for cutting their own path and doing their own thing. They adjust easily to changes in circumstances and prefer to work without much guidance or direction from others. They generally catch on quickly to complex and abstract concepts.
They dig deep into the inner workings of their latest projects and are willing to roll up their sleeves and experiment with new ideas and ways of doing things. Their tendency to lose interest in more practical or routine aspects of the process may translate into spending too much time exploring possibilities versus bringing decisions to closure, and/or a tendency to miss important deadlines and target dates for completion.
- Creating new products, ideas, theories, and services
- Fixing, building, and making things better
- Openness to new possibilities
- Willing to take risks to pursue new ideas
- Using intuition, curiosity, and ability to see unfulfilled needs
- Having unlimited energy and enthusiasm for new projects
Inventor Growth Needs
- Balancing exploration of possibilities with making decisions in a timely and efficient way
- Taking care of more practical and routine matters
- Practicing patience with others who may not see what they are seeing
- Following through and completing projects
Entertainers are driven by creating experiences and engaging with the world and particularly the people in it. They tend to be outgoing, original, agile, energetic, joyful and lighthearted.
Entertainers are typically joyful and fun-loving, and love engaging with the world and the people around them.
Typical Entertainers are the complete picture of an outgoing and socially engaging character. They tend make friends quickly and often don't mind being at the center of any group interaction, and they relish sharing exciting and stimulating experiences with others. They are original thinkers who can be a force for creating new experiences or coming up with new ideas that contribute fun and joy to any setting. They tend to be agile and able to shift their personality to different people and situations as they see fit—almost like a performer capable of playing different roles or characters. They tend not to take life too seriously, and others often rely on them for their positivity and ability to lighten the mood. They can be welcome companions in a variety of settings.
Other distinguishing characteristics include having a higher-than-normal energy level that, when combined with their higher-extraverting style, allows them to exert themselves for lengthy periods without seeming to tire out. Being with people recharges their batteries, and feeling socially isolated can drain them. They are typically less timid or modest, and may even be inclined to "show off" at times - in some cases, they may be perceived as a bit self-absorbed, even if they don't intend it.
It takes a lot of energy to be on in the ways typical Entertainers tend to be. Entertainers are adept at living in the moment, relishing the spotlight, and engaging fully in the experiences around them, though they may get restless when they feel bored, alone, or too settled down. Learning to find balance—including finding comfort being by themselves, reflecting on what matters most, and not being overly dismissive of things that may need to be taken seriously—can be valuable for their wellbeing.
- Being extraverted, socially engaging, and outgoing
- Creating and engaging in new ideas and experiences
- Bringing joy and humor to any situation using their unique energy and zest for life and people
- Shifting their style and behavior to fit the situation and the audience
- Having a deep reservoir of energy and stamina
Entertainer Growth Needs
- Finding comfort in alone time and personal reflection
- Not dismissing things that need to be taken seriously or the people that take them more seriously
- Learning to "share the stage" with others rather than just show what they can do themselves
- Building a sense of self that doesn't fully rely on those they're with and the connection or attention they get from them