It’s very likely that you often exhibit a readiness and a willingness to master new information and skills. Your natural curiosity causes you to be genuinely optimistic about your ability to cope with change. Driven by your talents, you expend a lot of mental, physical, and emotional energy earning the affection of the individuals you meet. You want others to feel the same fondness for you that you naturally feel toward them. Instinctively, you celebrate the achievements and successes of individuals and groups. You compliment them. Your enthusiasm energizes people and makes them eager to tackle the task at hand. Time and again you say and do things that re-invigorate their minds, bodies, and spirits. Chances are good that you are very fond of and devoted to the people in your life. You thrive when individuals reciprocate — that is, return — your feelings of warmth and affection. By nature, you are a happy-go-lucky individual who can find the good in just about anyone or anything. Your optimism and enthusiasm are wonderful gifts that you share.
Instinctively, you probably started asking people questions as a child and continue to do so today. Others quickly notice you are genuinely interested in what they say. Your inquiries turn tense frowns into relaxed smiles. The warmth of your presence can transform a timid person into a talkative one. You intentionally offer compliments. Few things delight you as much as hearing a stranger say, “I really like you — and I’ve just met you!” By nature, you have kept conversations centered on ideas since childhood. As a child, you likely listened carefully to discussions among adults. This approach allowed you to join in without rocking the boat — that is, without causing trouble where none was welcome. Today, you continue to listen intently to collect information before adding your ideas, contributing your insights, offering your suggestions, or asking your questions. Driven by your talents, you relish reading about topics that fascinate you. People are not surprised to find you with your nose in a book — that is, reading all the time. When a subject intrigues you, you review a wide range of printed materials. You glean — that is, collect bits and pieces — as much information as you possibly can about your areas of greatest interest. It’s very likely that you see yourself as a contributing member of the group. You enjoy partnering with intelligent people. You like to exchange information, share observations, or offer tips for doing things more easily, efficiently, or swiftly. You are happiest collaborating with individuals who are not stingy with what they know. You have an ability to figure out how everyone on the team can benefit from each other’s knowledge, skills, experiences, or wisdom. Chances are good that you sometimes use academic-sounding words to talk about your ideas or areas of expertise. Perhaps you have invested time in broadening your vocabulary by looking up words in the dictionary and committing their meanings to memory.
By nature, you are known as a reliable and dependable person. You are motivated to work diligently. You cannot rest until you have completed what you told someone you would do. Chances are good that you understand what makes each person unique. You also know how to take apart an object or trace the steps of a process. You combine your knowledge about people with your insights about the inner workings of things. This explains why you can help individuals with different talents, experiences, expertise, and skills find ways to cooperate with one another. It’s very likely that you frequently marvel at how good your life is. Favorable feelings flood over you when you determine how diverse individuals can better cooperate with one another. You are happy when you can figure out how they can be more productive. You are delighted when people begin to appreciate each other’s talents, knowledge, and skills. Because of your strengths, you mix and match people’s unique styles of working, thinking, problem solving, or relationship building. You probably help people see how their special talents, knowledge, or skills benefit others on the job or in the classroom. When individuals and groups cooperate, you automatically commend them for reaching a goal, making progress, or succeeding. Instinctively, you prefer to work in groups. You are attracted to teams whose activities and challenges intrigue you. You usually give these matters your undivided attention.