The Social Fighters
SF stands for social fighter, and it refers to someone who enters a state of flow, motivation, and mindfulness when they can successfully champion a community's morals and social expectations.
The Social Worldview
The Social worldview causes us to become aware of meanings, motives and reasons for our history and our character. Social types understand social actions by their character, their environment or their history. Social types can use this social competence to build trust with the people in their community. Social types are experience driven, and tend to know how to behave in order to gain social rewards from their environment. Social types are drawn to the familiar and the known, and prefer to use old knowledge and old experiences to guide their behavior. Social types seek to build a place for themselves in the community, as well as to live up to social expectations. Social types tend to think experientially about the experiences they have, what it looked like, how it felt, categorizing and memorizing it. Because they are often unaware of rules, instructions and hierarchies, they tend to be less incentivized to follow laws and instructions. Social types tend to struggle with escaping old social patterns and feedback spirals. This is because they are instinctually driven to maintain, to restore, and to use old knowledge wisely, causing them to be somewhat nostalgic people. Social types are emotionally driven to connect, to impact the community, and to have good, pleasant experiences. They can also more negatively experience anger, when things don’t work as anticipated, or when people fail at something simple. Besides this, social types can struggle with shame and disgust, which negatively impacts their ability to connect and relate to the world.
The Fighter Temperament
Extroverted and determined
Fighters are confident, daring, and ready for the unexpected. They are focused and goal-oriented. They get more pleasure out of life than any of the other types, and are the most consistent of all the types. They stay dedicated towards a goal even when the rewards are gradually getting lower, and can help the group stay dedicated despite temporary changes. Fighters struggle the most to deal with difficult experiences, struggling to process and reflect on the experience, and struggling to control their response to emotions. They can make long-term decisions faster than the other types. Fighters struggle the most to refocus their attention and decisions of all the types and are the most likely to act on goals even when the rewards for doing so are decreasing. Fighters are very perceptive to mistakes and issues in execution and planning. They demand alot from the people around them and will quickly intervene when mistakes occur. They will quickly reward or punish people based on their behavior, keeping people informed on how they are doing. They tend to be less cooperative and sometimes struggle to provide support and help to others, but they can inspire and spur people on when necessary. They have the strongest willpower of all the temperaments and can fairly easily uphold their decisions in real-time behavior.
Learn about Fighters in relationships.
Active Social Fighters
You show social fighting spirit when you 1. Enforce social norms when people break social rules or harm what is beautiful. 2. Create communities or groups for the people you care about, or 3. Actively support people who you care about from social pressure, and you engage in this state with a medium high enthusiasm and a medium high attention span.
Hyperactive Empathic leaders
You show empathic leadership when you 1. Guide people on how to view life. 2. Think about why people are feeling or behaving the way they do, and 3. Evaluate past decisions and experiences based on their symbolical meaning, and you engage in this state with a high enthusiasm, but a weak attention span.
Stable Practical Explorers
You show practical exploration when you 1. Find new chores or routines. 2. React with your gut to things that seem to function according to some kind of rules, and 3. Instinctively know how to get power or respect from others, and you engage in this state with a really high attention span, but an overall low enthusiasm.
You rely on the intellectual teacher subtype when you 1. Predict how complex systems can be changed or improved. 2. Come up with strategies for how to improve your performance at a task, or 3. Question systems or methods that others take for granted, and you engage in this state with low enthusiasm and a weak concentration.
Social types have the highest need for social order. It's important they express their need for symmetry, harmony, and a social identity 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 social types value beauty, connection and being part of a community. Social types engage in various rituals with others, working to connect with and learn about the people that are important to them. They often think about morals, how to behave towards others, and how not to behave, striving to be socially competent and an appreciated individual in the community. More negatively, unhealthy social types can suffer from shame, feeling like they are bad, or like there is something wrong with them, causing them to avoid relationships with others, and to go into hiding. Putting on a social façade, they can sometimes push others away, or be overly rude or hurtful to others, making others feel bad about themselves in order to avoid dealing with their shame. It’s important to be open to others, to be appreciative of others, and to show others you care about them, in order to fulfill your social needs!
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.
Social Fighters are ideally paired with people who share a similar worldview (The social worldview) as they share a similar interest for social norms, behavior, fashion and aesthetics. Fighters also commonly form long-term relationships with Teachers, but teaming up with other temperaments also has it's advantages.