Do you find yourself striving to discover who you are and how you can become your best possible self? If so, it could very well be that you were born with an Idealist Temperament!
Part 2 of a 4 part Series
Here's the Deal. There are 16 temperaments, we are born with 1 and we don’t get to choose which one we get!
It boggles my mind that temperament has been around for 2000 years yet rarely does anyone teach us this stuff. And this "stuff"? It's life changing. It's self validating. It drives our self esteem and confidence. When we veer to far from it, we loose ourselves. It has a huge impact on our happiness in our jobs and in our life. It has an impact on every one of our relationships in our personal lives. It has an impact on everyone of our relationships in our work life.... Getting the idea? Kind of important stuff, hey?
In this article, we're going to focus on Idealists. In the following weeks, we'll concentrate on The Guardian and Rational Temperaments. And check out the first in the series on the Artisan Temperament.
Idealists are caring individuals that bring enthusiasm, kindness and warmth to our lives.
You know you're an Idealist when your constant focus is on working with others in varied ways to promote growth or healing. You feel right at home when you are enthusiastically trusting your own intuition and searching for the ultimate meaning in life!
You also know you're an Idealist when you feel your best when you are empathetic, benevolent, and authentic. When you do or say something, it needs to show caring, consideration, and compassion. How other people in your life treat one another really matters to you, because everyone's feelings matter.
Idealists are amazing individuals indeed!
Another clue you or someone you know may have an Idealist temperament? Here are some things Idealists in my life say.
"If I'm not being my authentic self, I feel lost."
"We have such an amazing connection, I found my soulmate."
“I hated my last job. Everyone was always disagreeing."
Each one of the 16 temperaments has a different style about them.
Here's a simple example to help understand what I mean by style. All 16 temperaments could (and do) get involved in photography. The Style and preference by which they conduct photography is very different. A Rational photographer may very well be all about the technology to achieve results. An Idealist could fall in love with the art of capturing people's feeling. A Guardian photographer's goals may be to capture traditional events to preserve their memory. An Artisan? Quite likely they may prefer to capture creative, bold and daring photographs!
There are 4 unique Idealist temperaments, each one bringing a different style to how they approach work and relationships.
These 4 Idealists types make up less than 10 % of our population, compared with Guardians and Artisans each coming in at over 40%. So if you are an idealist, it may explain why you've felt misunderstood. If you have an idealist in your life, do cherish that, because the innate warmth and caring nature of an idealist is a rare find indeed.
So if you indeed are an Idealist (or you have one in your life!) don't forget to let these amazing core talents and preferences shine through in the work and jobs your choose. By doing this, you will be more confident and happy and bring the best "you" to whatever you're doing. The world is awaiting your authentic, enthusiastic and empathic style!
In the next series we'll be taking a closer look at Guardians.