The Intellectual Fighters

Intellectual Fighters are serious, goal-oriented, and decisive. They think long-term about what might or might not happen, anticipating and improvising to solve and fix problems on the way to their goals. They strive for success and improvement, making good coaches, offering feedback, tips, and suggestions to anyone who is interested. They are objective, impersonal, and result-oriented, and find strong pleasure and satisfaction in overcoming challenges, successfully undertaking a project or learning a new skill. They have strong focus, and they inspire action and movement in the people around them.
They find and identify problems, and they make sure the system is working as intended. They have stage-presence, and high energy, pushing and rallying people behind their goals. They are always double-checking their environment for changes. They are anti-establishment, rebellious, questioning power structures and having their own ideals for how the scales should be balanced. They seek power and responsibility. They are intelligent, quick at understanding the situation, and confident at explaining the situation to others. They have a quick reaction speed and a high productivity. They are objective, impersonal, and result-oriented. They calculate and measure and come up with systems to score and to determine their success in a field. They are emotional and fierce, responding aggressively to challenges. They set boundaries to keep people focused on a project or an idea. They are autonomous, directive, and independent.

Intellectual Fighters & Their behavioral variations

Active Intellectual Fighters

You show intellectual fighting spirit when you 1. Enforce methods or improvements even when they are questioned by others. 2. Create projects or groups for the ideas or tools you are interested in, or 3. Actively stand up for new methods or projects when other people question them, and you engage in this state with high concentration and focus, as well as high energy and motivation.

Hyperactive Practical Leaders

You show practical leadership when you 1. Guide people on what their tasks or chores are 2. Rehearse the instructions before you take on a task, and 3. Evaluate people’s decisions and behavior based on if they lived up to the rules and requirements you follow. You engage in this state with high motivation and energy, but low focus and attention span.

Stable Empathic Explorers

You show explorative empathy when you 1. Find new meaningful changes 2. React with your gut to things that seem meaningful or profound, and 3. Use your instincts to know why another person feels a certain way. You engage in this state with high attention span and focus, but low motivation and energy.

Passive Social Teachers

You rely on the social teacher subtype when you 1. Predict how other people could behave in the future. 2. Come up with strategies for how to handle possible social risks. or 3. Question social traditions and values that others take for granted, and you engage in this state with low energy and motivation, as well as a low attention span.


Intellectual types have the highest need for challenge and complexity. It's important they express their needs for puzzles, improvement, and new projects, in order to maintain their health and motivation.


As a Fighter, it’s important for your emotional health & your focus to:

- Try to keep the group focused on your plans and goals.
- Try to get the group to support your plans and goals.
- Scout for obstacles and resistance from others.

When Fighters engage in mindsets similar to those of the Explorers, they gain a heightened focus but a lack of motivation. When Fighters instead engage in the mindset of the Leaders, they gain a heightened motivation, but a lack of focus. If Fighters are forced to rely on the mindset of the Teachers, they lose both motivation and focus.


In relationships, healthy intellectuals value stimulating learning experiences. Intellectuals tend to engage in various projects, working to develop or improve themselves or the people around them. They often discuss success, improvement, and they spend a lot of time exploring new ideas for projects and learning opportunities with others. More negatively, unhealthy intellectual types can suffer from inferiority issues, feeling incompetent or weak compared to others. They can feel like the people around them are boring and understimulating. It’s important for intellectual types to deal with their anxiety, and the best way to do so is to challenge yourself in a healthy way. Learn things at your own pace. Explore what you’re curious about. Watch yourself improve and learn about how good you can be if you just try!

Fighters challenge us. They help push and motivate us to deal with problems in our immediate environment. They help us improve. They get us to support and back each other’s, and to stand up for those that are against us. But they sometimes push people too hard. They can become overly demanding, expecting too much from others. It’s important for Fighters to have productive relationships, which lead somewhere.

The ideal relationship for an Intellectual Fighter is with an Intellectual Teacher.