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YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCER
Your Passion: To Experience (Movement, Activity, Following, Sensation)
You come with an “on and off” switch -- either you are in action mode or you’ve come to a full stop. You experience life through your physical senses and constantly need things to do -- though you like to do one thing at a time and do it well. You excel when doing physical jobs and sports. Often technically gifted, you don’t shy away from figuring out how things work and what to do when something like your car breaks down. Having physical experiences and being active fires you up. People come to you when they have something that needs to get done or they want someone to do an activity with.
Moving from activity to activity throughout your day looks something like this; go to the gym; work; make dinner, pick up friend and go play soccer, drive friend home and help her with her woodworking project until past midnight. Most days are the same. If someone is in trouble and needs your help, you will go to their aid despite having other plans or commitments. You can get yourself in a rut by having no time for yourself. This sometimes leads to drinking or using other stimulants to increase your physical experience. You can get burnt out and then spend days on the couch, watching three or four hours of TV at a time.
Any career where you’re able to stay active is suitable for you. The ones that are most likely to fire you up are those where you learn how to do something and produce a product, becoming a superior craftsperson as you go. Since you have so much physical energy, you’ll love jobs where you can be physically active. This can be anything from running a printing machine to building a set for a movie to teaching physical activities. You won’t be happy if you have to sit behind a desk all day, so jobs in the trades or construction are right up your alley. Careers where you get to be on the move, such as law enforcement, security or the military keep you excited about your work.
Some jobs where you can use your passion for experience:
- Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Motion Picture
- Chiropractor / Physical Therapist / Massage Therapist
- Coach / Physical Education Teacher
- Correction/ Probation Officer
- Dancer / Dance Teacher
- Dentist / Dental Hygienist
- Engineer – Electrical, Civil, etc.
- General Contractor
- Lawyer / Paralegal
- Mechanic – Auto, Aircraft, Boat
- Meter Reader
- Military – Soldier/ Officer
- Police Officer / Detective / Security Guard
- Professional Athlete
- Project Manager /Supervisor
- Public Servant
- Tradesperson (Plumber, Painter Electrician, Carpenter, etc.)
- Travel Agent or Tour Operator
For the Experiencer, any activity is better than doing nothing. So you need to fill your spare time with things like exercise classes, crafts, sports, dance or projects like building a deck or refinishing your kitchen cabinets. After work sports leagues like bowling or baseball also keep you going. If you aren’t doing something, you’re more likely to be in front of the television or stimulating your body artificially with food or drinks. So keep moving!
Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. is the creator of the Striving Styles Personality System, a neuro-psychological approach for understanding the functions of the brain and their impact on personality and achieving potential. A Toronto-based clinical psychotherapist and corporate therapist, Dr. Dranitsaris uses her System to help clients understand the mechanics of their mind and to change dysfunctional patterns of behavior. Her book, Who Are You Meant to Be? A Groundbreaking Step-By-Step Approach to Achieving Your True Potential will be available January 2013.
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