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. . . This is your story
You seek what’s known and what you can be certain of.
Everyone has a unique point of view which is formed by their blend of the three foundational priorities of mind: Past (Certainty), Present (Probability), and Future (Possibility).
The result of this blending of priorities is a person’s thinking style. It defines the value each of us brings to every aspect of our lives. It is what motivates us and shapes our personalities. It is also at the root of most of our differences in the way we each think.
Your thinking is oriented towards understanding the meaning of things by investigating for the rational truth. You are fair. You judge things carefully, always weighing the evidence before committing yourself to one answer. Therefore, you gather evidence before supporting new ideas. You are always learning and thinking about things—mostly your deep interests, because of this you can bring insight and a reasoned point of view to conversations about what interests you.
You will always be driven by Certainty; you can be trusted with your word. This makes you very valuable to those who need confidence and trust in a person. Use this ability as your foundation and align your efforts with what you do so well.
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When you skillfully mine the past for information and use it to be better informed, you’ll make more informed decisions that reduce risk.
- Do work at becoming an expert at everything you tackle by learning all the details you can. It’s this kind of dedication that amazes the rest of us when you’re able to show your mastery in your chosen field.
- Do use the past as a reference point. The information is valuable and it is wise of you to make something practical of this.
Focus on organizing the present moment efficiently and seizing future opportunities before they pass.
- Don’t forget that there’s more to life than what has come in the past. Maybe things were better in the good old days, but not everything is bad now. There are new advances and new technologies in the world—both now and on the horizon—that immeasurably help life.
- Don’t let your focus on the past blind you to what’s going on now. Keep learning those facts and collecting that information, but make sure you don’t lose touch with what’s happening around you.
What you bring to the world
For you, wisdom comes with knowledge. The gold-edged pages of a leather-bound book, with line-after-line of black print, the words a spring of shared information from some wise mind of the past. You value these experiences others have had, the wisdom they have accumulated and passed on.
This vicarious wisdom is a tool you use to avoid the wrong paths you perceive others have taken. In this sense, you avoid the experience that would have taught you the lesson you learned from a book. Your wisdom centres on pre-empting the mistakes you might have made, using the past to guide you.
You have a judicious wisdom: the elements of a fair judge who can consider all sides in an argument and see the evidence for what it is. Your experience has refined your instinct for seeing the truth. And while much of your wisdom is based on your sharp intellect, you can also feel the truth with your heart and find the evidence to back those feelings when it’s needed.
Some may argue that your wisdom has little to do with what’s really going on. They might point out that the “wisdom” of someone who experienced something a hundred years ago has no relevance to today’s situation. While you might argue the wisdom of upholding traditional laws, others see the wisdom in reform.
You tend to forfeit the needs of today in favour of the lessons of yesterday. By all means use the wisdom of the past to take control of situations in the present, but make sure you are taking control of those present situations rather than using the past to avoid dealing with them.
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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.
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When you both agree on a vision, they can help do the research that makes certain it’s a real possibility and not wishful thinking.
Without some present planning to keep things organized, you might be lost in coming up with new possibilities and having them shoot these down with research. They may hold you back; you may be leading them out of their comfort zone.
Working as a team, you can realize a brilliant future together and make plans for it.
You’re not naturally the planning type. They seldom ponder too far into the future, but prefer to take control over what’s happening right now. It’s going to take understanding and compromise to see your way to a common ground.
You both share an understanding of the dynamics of a Future thinking style. You both love new ideas and experiences, seeking new opportunities.
You both have strong visions, and sometimes they may conflict. While you’re willing to compromise, there are limits, and your vision will have to be met.
In an ideal world, you’d compliment each other’s thinking styles. You’d bring the vision of a possible future, they’d help research the evidence and make plans for it.
We’re not living in an ideal world, so they may grow tired of your future-based need for new and exciting adventures just as you may grow tired of their need for playing it safe and planning everything.
The past is important to both of you, and you’ll find a great understanding between the two of you if you can deal with their need for excitement, new input, new adventures.
Can you handle their need for new adventure if it means leaving you behind? You like playing safe, but they also like chasing new opportunities, whether you want to join them or not.
If you can communicate your needs, you’ll complement each other. Your vision of the future and their planning and need for the safety of facts can lead to very fulfilled lives.
Chances are you won’t see eye-to-eye without great empathy for each other’s way of doing things. They may find you flaky and ungrounded. You’ll probably find their strict adherence to rules and constant need for information to be a drain on your exciting pace.
You share an understanding of the Future thinking style; both of you are looking for new experiences.
They get to the Future thinking style by first going through the control and organizational needs of a Present perspective. Just as you’ll have trouble dealing with their need for plans, they’ll have trouble with your need to jump from one opportunity to the next.
You both look to the future for new opportunities and can share a rich life of exploring new experiences together.
While you’re willing to go for it, you may find they’re more cautious, always wanting a little more information. You may feel frustrated by their need to gather facts.
You both share the joy of new experiences and ideas. You both hunger to seek out the best life has to offer.
They need to have some control over where they are and what they’re doing. This means organizing, structuring, planning—things you don’t naturally do and find slow down the flow. Conflicts can arise when you both want things your own way.
This could be harmonious. Connectors will understand where you’re coming from, even if they don’t agree with it.
You may find them too wishy-washy and diplomatic. Do they always have to be so understanding? Having a Future thinking style means you have fire in your belly and they’d better be able to keep up with that.
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