The Practical Fighters
PF stands for practical fighter, and it refers to someone who enters a state of flow, motivation, and mindfulness when they can successfully predict changes to an environments rules, structure and order.
Practical types seek order and rules, thinking logically about how the world works, mastering instructions, and rehearsing information out of a desire to become competent and knowledgeable. Practical types skillfully apply empirical reasoning and gained knowledge to solve problems, preferring to rely on knowledge than speculation. They are constantly in the state of practicing and rehearsing, making them skilled at recognizing and retrieving information when necessary. Overtime, they are routine-driven people who create traditions and order in their environment. Practical types make sure that society functions by creating laws, structures and procedures, and by making sure people who follow the laws are rewarded appropriately for it. Practical types have the highest need for order and structure of all types. They daily need work, tasks, and routines to feel motivated and energized, and if they can express these needs positively, they can make good policemen, construction workers, often working for the state as bureucrates, or even pursuing athletic careers.
Fighters know instinctively what they want and what they need, trusting their gut and instincts to help them reach success. As a fighter, you hold an urge to produce, to create, and to move dynamics around you. You’re someone who can quickly solve and overcome obstacles by holding on to your values and decisions despite facing pressure from your environment to change. Fighters are always scanning their environment for problems and solutions, staying ahead of the flow, while carving your own path in life regardless of what others say.
Practical Fighters & Their behavioral variations
Active Practical Fighters
You show practical fighting spirit when you 1. Enforce routines and structure when others are out of control. 2. Create systems of rules and laws for people to live by, or 3. Actively stand up for laws and rules when other people question them, and you do so with a fairly high focus as well as motivation and energy.
Hyperactive Intellectual leaders
You show intellectual leadership when you 1. Guide people on how to improve their results 2. Think about how problems could be fixed, and 3. Evaluate past decisions and experiences based on what problems and flaws you could find. You do so with a focused concentration, but an overall weak enthusiasm.
Stable Social Explorers
You use social exploration when you 1. Meet and interact with new people 2. React with your gut to things that seem beautiful or good, and 3. Use your instincts to know what is morally right. You engage in this state with a high enthusiasm, but an overall scattered focus.[/color]
Passive Empathic Teachers
You rely on the empathic teacher subtype when you 1. Predict how a symbol may grow or change over time. 2. Come up with strategies for how to express nuanced, symbolical messages, or 3. Question existential beliefs and expressions that others take for granted, and you engage in this state with a weak concentration and a low enthusiasm.
Practical types have the highest need for security and order. It's important they express their need for routines, stability, and labour, 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 practical types value routine, power, and respect. They have other people’s backs, supporting and letting other people know they can be trusted. They go by a code, making them be seen as reliable and respectable. They seek to build their character and to honour their commitments, and they want others to show them they are respected. Unhealthy practical types can become disrespectful in relationships, beating down on others and making others feel weak. It’s important that they deal with their anger and their feeling that they aren’t given enough for the things they contribute to the world. Make sure you get your physical needs, as well as your physical needs, exercise, and economic security, in order to maintain healthy relationships with others!
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.
Practical Fighters are ideally paired with people who share a similar worldview (The practical worldview) as they share a similar interest for structure, order and rules. Fighters also commonly form long-term relationships with Teachers, but teaming up with other temperaments also has it's advantages.