To some extent, our behavior and our personality is genetically influenced. We have found genetic evidence for variations in personality, and we have organized these studies into eight main concepts and sixteen types. Our four temperaments reflect studies on differences in attention and consciousness, as well as differences in control and organization of our environment. Our four worldviews reflect emotional and instinctual needs, as well as how we associate, and decode actions that occur in our environment. There are Empathic Explorers like Lady Gaga, Intellectual Teachers (Bill Nye, the science guy!), Practical Fighters, and Social Leaders (Common politicians and media figures!)
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When in an empathic worldview, we become aware of emotions, experiences, and motives to people's actions, as a result of organic encoding. We gain our primary rewards from seeking and acting on experiences and values and we feel instinctually inclined to be curious, to seek out the unfamiliar, and to understand the complex. This is because we use abstract association consciously. We feel rewarded for connecting with and engaging the community in some way.
When in an intellectual worldview, we become aware of tasks, hierarchies, and rules that direct people's actions, as a result of mechanic encoding. We gain our primary rewards from bending and using rules in new ways to gain more power. We feel instinctually inclined to be curious, to seek out the unfamiliar, and to understand the complex. This is because we use abstract associations. We seek rewards by becoming successful, strong, and powerful, and by overcoming rules or previous constraints.
When in a social worldview, we become aware of emotions, experiences, and motives to people's actions. We feel the most rewarded by seeking and acting on our experiences and values. We feel instinctually inclined to rehearse, maintain, and to restore stability and order, and we seek out the familiar and the known, because we use concrete association consciously. We seek rewards by engaging and connecting with our community in some way.
When in a practical worldview, we become aware of tasks, hierarchies, and rules that direct our behavior. We feel the most rewarded by living up to and following through on these tasks and maintaining our status and respect in the group. This is because we use conscious mechanic encoding. We feel instinctually inclined to rehearse, maintain, and to restore stability and order. We seek out the familiar and the known. We do this because we have concrete association. We seek rewards by becoming successfull, strong, and competent within our fields.
The four temperaments
Leaders are driven to self-reflect on their decisions and goals, to learn from their past mistakes, and to look at a situation from the bigger picture. They help us understand our choices and who we are based on our history, and they are capable of highly long-term planning. Leaders make decisions based on facts and simulations rather than instincts.
Explorers are driven to act instinctually to changes and possibilities, going with the flow, the vibe of the room, and reacting faster than any other type to changes. Explorers help us enjoy the moment and what could be, getting us energized. They also help us navigate and adapt to problems and obstacles, by being quick improvisers.
Teachers are driven to study various choices and their possible consequences, helping guide people to make good decisions in line with their values and knowledge. Teachers help us understand our possibilities and our potential, and are capable of planning and accounting for a wide variety of possibilities. Teachers help us understand changes and consequences.
Fighters instinctively know what they want and need, acting with determination to push the group forward to a goal. They help us stand up for and take what we need, while pushing us to maintain our productivity, by acting with dedication towards our goals and plans. Fighters also help us overcome - with force if necessary - potential issues and problems that we may encounter.
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