4. Inspirational - ENTP (The Visionary) - Curious, but obnoxious and lazy. I'm always here to help you. - Life's entrepreneurs.We are always careful to emphasise to the cohort that this measures behaviour. It can be useful in assessing stress, correct imposition (communication), energy and preferences. It does not measure a person's values, aptitude, honesty, intelligence, personality (nice or not) nor whether they have any mental health issues, are addicted or have been brainwashed. Conducted and Composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 28 June, 2019
Statistics and Overview
Inspirational outline in pdf: Click here
Approx. Population US: - 4.5% - 10/16 - M:6.0% - F:3.0%.
Other Profiles: MYERS BRIGGS (MBTI) - ESTP - The Visionary. Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. KIERSEY - Rational - Inventor. iPERSONIC - Groundbreaking Thinker. Other - Originator.
Career: Politics, real estate development, advertising, marketing, PR, venture capitalist, management consultant or sports agent.
Key like: A good argument.
Key hate: Being controlled; Those who belittle them.
Key factors: Schemer.
Smarts: Curious smart.
Rankings: How organised ranking: 15/16.How dominant ranking: 8/16. How submissive ranking: 9/16.
Twosome Descripta™ - Explosive executor.
Augmentation: > A trailblazer of innovative ideas and out-of-the-box strategies.
Point of Characta™ - Articulation.
1. Creative, smart and charming.
2. Values freedom.
3. Likes to create ideas and theorise.
4. Does not like to be controlled.
5. Competent and highly knowledgeable.
6. Innovative and ingenious at problem solving.
7. Good social skills.
1. Too unrealistic.
3. Love change.
4. Easily get bored with people and things.
5. Risk taker.
6. Love arguments.
7. Tend to have unfinished jobs. 8. Stirs, nudges and manipulates.
What you need to stop doing: Arguing and debating everything.
Nicknames: Mr. Most inventive. Mr. Manipulator. Cockatoo. Shots. Debater. Frankenstein. Bull Terrier.
Own Brand Fascination: Passion - Leverage high energy to fire up person or team to achieve a specific goal. With Power as Secondary, The People's Champion - Dynamic, Inclusive, Engaging. Risk: Unstable or moody.
Surˌprise, surˈprise - you should not be surprised about these sorts of behaviour! It will always amaze you the insane things an Inspirational will believe and be passionate about in the short term. They will be embarrassed when they "come down" from the obsession. The Inspirational will look to the outside world for energy, particularly people and ideas. Are extraordinary lie detectors. They can detect "micro-expressions" such as confusion, sadness or anger that most people miss. This makes them feel like they know what people are thinking but not necessarily feeling. This is good for sales, however, the problem is they do not always know what to do with that information. Overall, tend to have folks figured out.
Pidgeonholed v. The Real World
P: Quickest thinkers that you will ever meet, witty, intellectual masters of debate.
R: Uses ideas or values or patterns of behaviour that are passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation) and accepts this. Catchphrase is "Well, actually...." The next time they make an embarrassing joke in a serious situation, do not laugh. Help them with it, they do it because they have no clue how to proceed.
As a leader - Motivational
Augmentation: A desire for spontaneity and excitement may lead to not base decisions enough on present actualities or tangible ideas, choosing instead to listen to their own advice on the matter instead of allowing other information or advice to come into play.
Dogma - Blind Faith: No, let me explain....
Focus: Creating the vision.
As a negotiator: Style - Tends to Convince; Result - Tend to be they win and the other side loses; Outcome - Somewhat short sighted.
Examples: APOLLOS. "Devil's Advocates". Thomas Edison. Eddie McGuire. James Hird. Malcolm Turnbull. Walt Disney.
At work & comparing with social
Worst workplace to be in: If it's run as a workplace that is functioning in a systematically inefficient way but the Inspirational interprets any innovative solutions for improvement or change as personal criticism.
The Inspirational is called "smart" and "only if you work harder".
It takes a very long road for the Inspirational to understand the value of deliberate practice in honing
their craft. The thirst for novelty makes any routine feel like mental torture.
Yet boring and routine practice is the only way to mastery that takes pain and lessons. Yet if they do that,
they will achieve. As much the Inspirational wants to
be an expert in a few areas that captures their hearts forever, the aversion to boredom is also
The Inspirational wants to be good at something, understands the price to be paid but needs a lot of willpower to overcome the mental torture that comes with it. As a 'go-with-the-flow' type, the use of willpower is too tiring. If that remains, then the Inspirational may lead a super messy life without direction and progress.
Compared to social: Scale 1 - 8. 1&2 Excellent; 3&4 Good; 5&6 Fair; 6&7 Poor.
With High D: Work: 5. Social: 3.5.
With High I: Work: 6. Social: 3.
With High S: Work: 1. Social: 6.
With High C: Work: 6. Social: 8.
At the job souk: Politician; Sales Manager; Venture Capitalist; Barrister / SC; Systems Analyst; Market Researcher; Strategic Planner; Management Consultant; Advertising Director; Newsreader / Reporter.
Jobs and tasks:
New Projects. Driven to start new projects or envisions new ways of doing things and stimulated by complexity and new problems to solve. Focus is on troubleshooting.
Promptness: Late. Not excellent with being on time and might struggle to see the reasoning behind it. Prefer to live life on the edge and therefore might find punctuality to be a waste of their energy. Can often discern whether something is important or not and will make extra effort to be on time for certain events. In most cases though, the Inspirational will become far too distracted by other things to show up on time. By constantly running over different thoughts and ideas can quickly bounce from one thing to another. This is usually the reasoning behind the lack of punctuality and will make perfect sense to them but frustrates many others.
The Inspirational has a hard time with commitments, simply because they like exploring the possibilities. They can often become upset if they feel like their decisions have locked them down or held them back in some way. The Inspirational wants to be capable of diving into many different things, which often causes them to bounce from one hobby to another. This can cause them to become very avoidant of commitments, even when it comes to relationships. The Inspirational is capable of committing when they find something or someone that truly inspires them and helps them feel more alive. They will hold onto that feeling with everything they have, and will certainly not be afraid of committing.
In a Meeting: Show off.
Under Pressure: Inspirationals thrive in challenging environment which is why they can handle pressure. They enjoy having to make in the moment decisions and are often very effective doing so. Inspirationals can often see the many different possible outcomes and have likely already thought these through. They will explore whichever decision makes the most sense and are not afraid of making a few mistakes along the way. New experiences are enjoyed even if it causes some stress.
As a negotiator: Style - Tends to Convince; Result - Tend to be they win and the other side loses; Outcome - Somewhat short sighted.
As a performance appraiser:
Style - Prefers to evaluate others by how well they meet the standards and challenges set forth by the Developer; Result - I's , S's and C's are likely to get the feeling that the reception is cold and not at all empathetic; Outcome - Appraisee is likely to be relieved it's all over while the Developer can get on with things.
As a customer service representative:
Style - Developers put relationship building as secondary to fixing the problem. Never put a Developer across the counter from the customer who wants to vent; Result - Perfect when customer service means getting to the point, fixing the problem and moving on to the next customer. For all other situations there will be problems; Outcome - Maybe two-thirds of the population will hear an abrupt “tell me what you want me to do to the fix your problem” as cold and unempathetic. Developers are really not suited to these roles.
DD - D with D - Competition, Threat.
DI - D with I - Priority. Guarded, Task-Oriented v. Open, People-Oriented.
DS - D with S - Pace & Priority. Direct, Fast-Paced, Guarded v. Indirect, Slower-Paced, Open, People-Oriented.
DC - D with C - Pace. Direct, Fast-Paced v. Indirect, Slower-Paced.
In the Personal Space
How others are judged: Stupid Judgeology™. Appear more judgmental than they actually are. They occasionally will express judgments about others, but are usually just being playful or sarcastic. They don’t hold those surface judgments very deep and will often forget about them as soon as they are spoken. They do have a strong impatience for stupid people who spit out their incorrect opinions constantly. They are very conscious of their knowledge and work hard to understand a wide variety of subjects. When aware of people who are ignorantly acting as though they are smarter than they are they will become very frustrated. They are mostly judgmental towards people who lack intelligence and knowledge. They also dislike people who act as though they are smart, but refuse to debate the issue to prove their point.
Cause of anxiety: When the Inspirational feels as though they are lacking options.
Shyness Gauge™ (Out of the 16 patterns. Scale: Lower number is more shy: 10/16
When ill: Develops a plethora of strange new medicines that they test on themselves, ultimately extending their sickness weeks longer than necessary.
At the shopping mall: In the “rare and vintage” bookshop eyeing a first edition of a Jack Kerouac novel. Settles for a used paperback copy because they spent all their money on an autographed Neil deGrasse Tyson poster.
As the gift buyer: Sees gift-giving as a challenge to show their inner circle how well they have analysed and understood them. Spends hours scouring niche corners of the Internet to source the gifts their loved ones never knew they needed. Succeeds with a handful of people and buys everyone else socks.
What they want as a gift: Gift giving is a challenge.
What sort of holiday: Last minute booking.
What sort of clothes do they wear - male: Can be incredibly hipsterish and stylish or incredibly slouchy. Has the capacity to put a lot of effort into their look especially if they are vain and socially active. Can formulate an interesting aesthetic that is all their own and weird yet somehow works. They can be very dapper in an unconventional way and have the capacity to set trends that others admire and would want to emulate.
What sort of clothes do they wear - female: Never wants to do the same thing twice. Generally bored by routines, they find challenges as a way to practice their resourcefulness. Metallic heels are just another way to try something new and test boundaries that excite them.
As a house guest: As Host: Room for one more. As Guest: I'll take over for you.
In a relationship / dating: Imagination and Fun. Red Flag if you hear this - "Oh my God you can't say that!" Not negotiable with the partner - Boredom. Biggest Strength - Cleverness. Ideal Date Activities - Anything that is trying something new together. Will be seeking - New friends, casual sex. Target area priority - LOVABLE - 25%; ROMANTIC 10%; SEXUAL 65%. Soulmate - Investigator.
Compatibility: Click here.
At the bar: Comes up with crazy, unconventional theories.
In the bedroom: Kinky Bedroomer. You take sex very seriously and do not just lust after someone’s physical presence. You feel deeply attracted to people whose minds you can respect and admire and who excite you deeply. Once you reach a level of connection with someone, sex is an intense and wild ride. You dislike the idea of boundaries and want to keep the passion alive. You dislike selfish lovers and want someone who will be just as giving to you, as you are to them. If you find someone who is willing to give back, you are eager to please them in phenomenal ways. You probably have a very kinky side.
Dalliance or not? A rolling stone who is always seeking out greener pastures. Settling down feels restrictive and so it will take a very special person for them to lower their anchors and stay put. Inspirationals get bored easily and if they think they can strike a better deal with someone new they may cross some emotional lines with them before they decide to end their main relationship. e.g. Barnaby Joyce. Top 5 Rank = 1.
How they deal with clutter: Non rational Clutter. You’ve never cleaned your home the same way twice. You would prefer someone else did such a menial task. You jump from task to task in a pattern that defies rationality. But, like the menagerie on top of your dressing table, it makes perfect sense to you. Inspirationals are already fairly organised. They are able to quickly solve challenging problems and have a keen ability analysze any situation on the fly. However, the tendency to lose interest in things quickly means they can often forget to do things. Post-It notes are worthwhile.
What sort of kitchen: The Eclectic Kitchen. You are clever, witty and unconventional. When it comes to designing your kitchen, rules are made to be broken. You find inspiration in all kinds of styles and periods and you're not afraid to mix and match. If it doesn't work, that's okay — you're just going to change it again anyway.
What religion: 25.86% Rank: 15. Likely religion: Agnostic.
What they like at a music festival: Reluctant to be at the festival. Got dragged along by their friends. Creates a wry Twitter thread commenting on the festival that winds up going more than a little viral.
What sort of friend: Outgoing, interested. The outgoing and fun friend, who is always ready to do something new and exciting. They constantly make you laugh with their witty sense of humour, and enjoy being able to entertain you. They are capable of discussing a large array of topics, which makes the conversation always interesting. Can cause friends to drift away because everything is an argument or debate. Can feel lonely if they are surrounded by people but have no one with whom they can share deep, fascinating ideas.
Weird feature: Oddball. Believe they are odd and like to accentuate this by behaving and / or dressing in a shocking manner. Rank: 8/10.
In the classroom: Debating the teacher, partly because they enjoy it and partly because it passes the time.
Attitude to money and risk
Augmentation: On the edge and cautious breadwinner. Spends entire pay on electronic gadgets and the like but always finds a way to pay the rent. Spends as much as they make. A Planner also. Live too much in the future that they miss opportunities in the here-and-now, maybe due to analysis paralysis. Need two accounts - one directed towards long-term savings and another specifically for “mad money” to use for indulgences today. As a risk taker. In the top 4 as the highest risk-takers together with Promoter, Agent and Perfectionist. Enjoys exploring new, untested theories and possibilities. Unlike those who have facts to rely on, enjoy “jumping into possibilities” without having to spend a lot of time figuring out if something like this has been done before. In fact, if a project or idea has been done before that can be a deterrent. Drawn to the novel and original far more than the tested and established. This tends to play out in career choices. Many Inspirationals are stimulated by taking less-secure job positions if there is a higher reward. Are able to consider many new, unusual theories, projects, and endeavours simultaneously without getting weighed down by anxiety or over-planning. However, need to take a moment and pause and consider their priorities, values and principles before moving forward. This way they can avoid floundering in a sea of unfinished projects and unlimited alternatives.
Spending money: Cautious Breadwinner. Great income to get things now will be ahead of saving for the future which is not part of now. Savvy purchasers with the right attitude e.g. talk down the car price.
Financial toxicity: One upper. You might find that you are dragged into spending more than you want. They want to impress with cars, home, golf club membership, clothes etc. and, to stop their bragging, you might try to keep up. Be careful.... Trustworthy Ranking: Least (With Results). (Will have trust issues because they have witnessed plenty of people around them getting used and hurt by others. Will only let in the most reliable individuals).
The following table shows the attitude to risk of each pattern
Base source: Jayne Thompson.
When Nefarious - actions are highly reprehensible or offensive in character
Arrogant, dishonest, self-centered. Live in a constant haze of ideas, and while this alone is not bad, the nefarious Inspirational will go to any lengths to chase those ideas. They may lie, trick, or steal from individuals in an effort to get what they need to achieve their next goal. They may also enjoy toying with people just to see what happens. Trolling is “good fun” and they care little about the emotional pain they inflict on others. They are unreliable and undependable, abandoning loved ones and friends as they follow after their ever-changing whims. To the person who shows interest in their plans, they are a charming and good-hearted friend. However, the minute that person rejects an idea that person may feel the force of discrimination, mocking or bullying. Crimes: Drug Dealer, Tief. Perjury, Blackmail.
Bratty behaviour: Taking advantage of people. By manipulation and knowing how to push people's buttons will get what they want, generally with no concern for the other party. Will deny this attribute. Should learn to reign in the manipulative tendencies before their bad behaviour blows up in their face when they take advantage. The Inspirational has two categories: normal and toxic. Both are naturally charming, animated and smart. Both are likely to give you a friendly smile and a firm handshake while looking you in the eye. Both will dazzle you with brilliance, talk you under the table and argue well into the night. The normal one will be doing it because they are your friend and the toxic, exhibiting bratty behaviour, will be doing it because they are not. You have been warned.
When guilty: Rarely Feel Strong Guilt. Believe that everyone is flawed and everyone makes mistakes, so why feel guilty? Feelings are pushed aside with a struggle to face their own emotions. Do not want to hurt the people that they care about, but they often work to consciously avoid this by mocking, discriminating or bullying. Much prefer when people are open and honest with them so they get where the others boundaries are. If it's someone close who explains, there will be an avoidance of repeats. In general circumstances will probably not blame themselves for harm done, since they could not have done anything to avoid it. Shame: Less susceptible to shame than some of the other types due to argumentative nature. Will only feel ashamed when consciously know that what they did was not on par with their own values. Making an Inspirational feel guilty is often not going to work as coming to terms with feelings of shame will come from inside. While somewhat conscious of own actions, do know how to forgive themselves for such mistakes.
Ingeniously Problematic™ behaviour: Sometimes. Is on display when it is clearly known what the desired outcome is, yet an assertion is made that may not be untruthful, is likely to be ambiguous and the author can use it to advantage. It is designed to give the recipient hope; reality may be 'bugger off' or (mis)leading you into taking up some sort of offer. It often involves blatant hypocrisy.
The Sir Robertson Sole symptoms™ - as the "asshole"!
The Confrontationalist - The entertaining, egocentric, narcissistic R. Sole. The Master of the Human Race. Acts like an R. Sole but is secretly cuddly. Smarter than everyone because can see more ways of thinking of things. Absolutely the grand master of manipulation so their environment is such that can act the way they want to act. Find it easy to obtain money. Believe that they are "nice, inventive, perfect people" and they try to be nice and are uncatchable. Not all subscribe to this belief - Inspirationals can appear arrogant and a know all. A common job for an Inspirational is a lawyer, where they can get paid to do their favourite thing in life which is to argue and be the devil's advocate. Can be very annoying and difficult people and they pretty much never admit they are wrong. They are yet to make their first mistake. They will just drop you if they feel you are no longer any use to them. Some say, speak with a forked tongue - evidence can be unreliable and evasive. Speaking with a forked tongue can be an effective way of getting ahead in business for an Inspirational.
On R.Sole steroids - the sniveling malcontent: Views eloquent bitching as an adequate replacement for solutions. Lays awake at night in fear that problems may go away thereby robbing them of the opportunity to complain. Inspirationals love telling "I told you so" after perfectly preventable tragedies occur. They look like vultures ready to chastise failed enterprises. Insulting tag: Uninteresting. R. Sole nominates Newt Gingrich and and Socrates.
The following table shows the population of each pattern
Source: Australian Psychological Type Review and others.
16 & 2 = 54.2%
7 & 11 = 40.0%
5 & 14 = 51.5%
1 & 9 = 48.0%