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. . . This is your story
You seek to understand what is most likely to happen and what’s otherwise possible.
Your unique point of view is formed by your blend of the three foundational priorities of mind: Past (Certainty), Present (Probability), and Future (Possibility). The result of this blending of priorities is your thinking style and it defines the value you bring to every aspect of your life. It is what motivates you and it shapes your personality. It is also at the root of most of our differences in the way we each think.
Your thinking is oriented towards making things work out for the best by following your plans while being open to new opportunities. This means figuring out how to manage change and this is something you do very well. You are a manager of time, people and things. You’re always on the lookout for good ideas that help you reach your goals. Before you start something new you take your time to think through how it might impact your existing plans or upset relationships with people because your network of people is your most valuable asset.
You will always blend a need to improve Probabilities of success with the Possibilities that life affords you. Your talent lies in adapting your plans to navigate change by including only the most valuable and tested new ideas. Use this ability as your foundation and align your efforts with what you do so well.
- A desire to support others in achieving their goals
- A need to be valued for your flexibility and ability to manage things well
- A good eye for new possibilities curbed only by your down-to-earth need to reach goals
- New ways and norms of doing things for yourself and others
- A realistic set of expectations about people and what they can or will do despite their potential
- A tendency to value execution over bigger opportunities
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Maximize Your Strengths
Keep control of your path as you explore new opportunities, ideas, and experiences.
- Do make sure you tackle new projects with a plan in mind.
- Do take on leadership roles where you get to structure and organize the way things are handled.
Step back and research the kind of information that will make you confident you’re making the most risk-free decisions.
- Don’t put yourself in a position where lots of research and study are required to succeed until you learn how to use more Past in your thinking.
- Don’t feel intimidated by people who seem to have all the facts. Instead, go out and get your own facts to meet them on their level.
What you bring to the world
If wisdom is a huge Lego pyramid, experience and application are the plastic building blocks. For you, wisdom is about applying an experience to solve a problem. That might be an experience you’ve lived through, something you’ve observed first-hand or heard about. The skill is in separating the wheat from the chaff, taking the lesson you need, and then correctly applying it somewhere else in your life. When you do this, you’re in control, smart and wise, capable and powerful.
Do people come and ask your advice, especially with problems that need a real solution? If so, it’s because you’re imaginative and resourceful when it comes to finding a solution. You’ve got a street-smart savvy when it comes to practical things. You sink your teeth in and don’t let go till you’ve found a workable solution, and usually pretty quickly.
For you, wisdom is linked to responsibility. In fact, part of your wisdom is in realising that everything around you is somehow linked. Like the butterfly in Africa that flaps its wings and causes the storm in America, you have the wisdom to recognise the connection of everything, even in the face of chaos. As scientists start proving how everything in the universe is connected, they’re just confirming what you’ve known all along.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your street-smart, know-how, logical wisdom is all there is. You might think you’ve seen it all, but there are past experiences outside your own that have value.
The Navigator helps set and follow the course
We all have relationships, they’re a natural and important part of most people’s lives. Why is it that even in our most intimate and important relationships we struggle, at times, to make things work, to understand each other, to see eye-to-eye? The simple fact is that we do not think the same way. We each bring our own point of view and use that to further what is important to us in the moment, whether it be in our private life, our work or with friends.
Knowing how we think—specifically our archetype—helps us to hear with more compassion. To listen and hear beyond a person’s words. To understand where they are coming from, what they need, and where they are trying to get to in conversation with us.
Find Out How Navigators Relate With Each Archetype
Choose your friend or partner’s archetype below to gain insights into your relationship.
Working together, you complement each other. Where you bring the energy of new, future experiences and the skills to organize everything in the present, they can bring the security of past knowledge to help you build your new world together smartly.
The pros only count if you’re working together!
You both look for ways of organizing and structuring to control your lives, which can be great if you want the same things.
You seek more new experiences than your partner, which may leave space for disagreements on what you plan to do next.
You work well together when it comes to sharing new experiences and savoring the variety that life has to offer.
Understand that while you like to have things organized and in place, your partner is hanging on as a free spirit. They won’t like your rules, so give each other space to be your own person.
You both use a Present perspective to help organize and structure what you’re doing.
Beyond control, you’re looking for exciting, new experiences, whereas they’re looking for security. Life might be hard if you’re both organizing different things.
You both use a Future perspective to bring energy and explore new experiences.
Your partner uses the fact-finding skills of a Past perspective to be really sure of what they’re doing. You’re more focused on taking control of what’s going on, and might feel slowed down by their need to play it safe.
You both appreciate the need for organization and control and should use that to build something solid.
Beyond your need for structure is a need for excitement and new experiences, whereas your partner is more interested in building a history together.
You might be a great match, having a very similar take on the world.
Since you both want control and know how to get it, your differences may end up more like full-scale wars.
You click with your desires to try new things and share new experiences.
While you’re coming from a place of keeping things together, they’re often looking for safety in tradition.
You both understand where the other is coming from, even if you disagree on how to get there.
They’re primarily looking for adventure, you’re primarily looking for control. Working together will require you to accept each other’s different approaches.
Since they integrate all three thinking styles, the two of you can find a common middle ground fairly easily.
Their need to keep balance might wear thin if you want them to stand up for something.
The Navigator’s Perspective
MindTime’s Archetype e-Handbooks offer over 50 pages of science-backed insights about each Archetype.
Archetype handbooks can be purchased individually by anyone who doesn’t own MindTime Cards.