A Natural Leader
You are a natural leader who is a take-charge type of person most of the time. You'll put all of your energy into various projects and group activities. You're a high achiever who needs to be at the top. People believe that you can accomplish anything. Your charm and boldness can mesmerize others. Therefore, they will do anything you ask them to do without questioning it.
Personally and professionally people love relating to you, whether it's in person, in a group or over a telephone. They feel safe and secure that you're listening to their needs. You're taking care of business by putting a thorough action plan into place, and you're intelligent and creative enough to solve any spontaneous problems with optional actions. You're capable of motivating and leading them toward successful outcomes.
You do this by always asking three questions whenever you begin to undertake any action:
1. "What's the objective?"
2. "How does this work?"
3. "Who can I get to do this with me or for me?"
Idealism vs. Realism
Then, you balance two types of paradoxical thought processing, idealism and realism. Whichever process is needed at the time can be brought to the foreground in a creative and/or in a formal manner. Sometimes, when you're really on, you can meld the two into a creative, synthetic whole that astonishes others with its insightful planning, its practical applications and its clear, action-oriented directives. During this incubation period of insightful thought and communication, others begin to see you as a visionary who is a strategic planner and a pragmatic leader.
To make the action-oriented directives clear so that everyone meets or exceeds the total goal successfully and together, you have to have a clear plan laid out with user-friendly approaches set up for each person to accomplish each necessary task. Then, you have all these directives aligned with the mission, strategies and objectives. And, lastly, you have to measure how the strategies are being fulfilled and what else it will take to make the final outcome successful.
Yes, you can sit still and think. But, realize that you prefer to be doing tasks or interacting with others, whether it be an individual or a group. Most of all, you love being up front and leading the action.
If you're not leading, then you are doing whatever needs to be done to accomplish a task. When you finish one task, you're on to the next. It's never-ending. You like activities and interactions to move at a fast pace. If you have to slow down, you can become bored and impatient easily. Sometimes, you'll create a problem or a crisis just to enliven yourself and those people around you.
How You Learn
Traditional learning (lectures and reading) comes easily for you, particularly if it is factual, logical, associative, personal and occasionally humorous in its approach. The more personal instructors are in their delivery, the easier it is for you to make creative associations and conclusions. Then, at the last minute, you organize your notes and thoughts into clear patterns and categories for future reference and for your memory process.
It is helpful for you to understand the whole and its associations before you can categorize or memorize the pieces. However, if really needed, you can force yourself with focused energy to sit down and memorize over a long period of time. You will use multi-sensory methods to learn and process information. One of your more successful ways to memorize is to organize things into bite-sized chunks and write them as you say them to yourself out loud. Also, to reinforce this learning, you'll engage in conversation with one or more people about the topic and use the memorized information over and over in many different ways.