Personality

Back to “About Woody

photos over the yearsHere you can learn about my personality and my character. The origins of personality theory can be traced back to the fifth century BC, when Hippocrates identified four distinct energies exhibited by different people.  The model of personality was later identified by the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. His work on personality and preferences has been adopted as the seminal work in understanding personality and has been the subject of study for thousands of researchers to the present day. Learn more.

Those who know me will attest to the truth that I am not one to seek publicity for myself. Typically, I even dislike posting photographs of myself online, for instance. But, in the interest of complete transparency, I have included on this web page a collection of photographs of me. It’s not much fun for me to look at photographs of myself and see the clear evidence of the passage of time, but I’m thinking that others certainly may enjoy seeing these.


Color Wheel (© The Insights Groups Limited) for Woody Goulart:

color_wheel

Explanation of colors:

color_wheel_labels


Myers Briggs data for Woody Goulart:

ENFP — Idealist Champion — Relatively rare, making up no more than between 6 and 7 percent of the population, ENFPs’ abilities to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers, however.

ENFPs live in anticipation of an exciting future, so their ideal job is one involving being asked to stretch imagination on a continual basis. Existing ideas, individuals and groups of people, products, services, and the relationships between these things can trigger flashes of insight about how “what is” might unfold into “what might be.”

ENFPs feel rewarded where they feel free to share their insights with people who encourage creativity and who support the unpredictable process by which ENFPs narrow down the stream of ideas into innovations that are meaningful within the scheme of your personal values. ENFPs are likely to be comfortable taking on a leadership role, so long as it does not happen within an arbitrary hierarchy.


Gallup Strengths Finder Results (Fourth Quarter 2016) [link]

Input

You are inquisitive. You collect things. You might collect information—words, facts, books, and quotations—or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs. Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity. If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather, to add more information to your archives. If you like to travel, it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts. These can be acquired and then stored away. Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them, but who knows when they might become useful? With all those possible uses in mind, you really don’t feel comfortable throwing anything away. So you keep acquiring and compiling and filing stuff away. It’s interesting. It keeps your mind fresh. And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuable.

Connectedness

Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgments and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities creates your value system. You are considerate, caring, and accepting. Certain of the unity of humankind, you are a bridge builder for people of different cultures. Sensitive to the invisible hand, you can give others comfort that there is a purpose beyond our humdrum lives. The exact articles of your faith will depend on your upbringing and your culture, but your faith is strong. It sustains you and your close friends in the face of life’s mysteries.

Learner

You love to learn. The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered—this is the process that entices you. Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences—yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert, or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. The outcome of the learning is less significant than the “getting there.”

Ideation

You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection. An idea is a new perspective on familiar challenges. You revel in taking the world we all know and turning it around so we can view it from a strange but strangely enlightening angle. You love all these ideas because they are profound, because they are novel, because they are clarifying, because they are contrary, because they are bizarre. For all these reasons you derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea occurs to you. Others may label you creative or original or conceptual or even smart. Perhaps you are all of these. Who can be sure? What you are sure of is that ideas are thrilling. And on most days this is enough.

Intellection

You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the “muscles” of your brain, stretching them in multiple directions. This need for mental activity may be focused; for example, you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person’s feelings. The exact focus will depend on your other strengths. On the other hand, this mental activity may very well lack focus. The theme of Intellection does not dictate what you are thinking about; it simply describes that you like to think. You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection. You are introspective. In a sense you are your own best companion, as you pose yourself questions and try out answers on yourself to see how they sound. This introspection may lead you to a slight sense of discontent as you compare what you are actually doing with all the thoughts and ideas that your mind conceives. Or this introspection may tend toward more pragmatic matters such as the events of the day or a conversation that you plan to have later. Wherever it leads you, this mental hum is one of the constants of your life.

– – – – – – – – – – – –

FACTOID:
You are (fairly) UNIQUE! You’re BETTER than “One in a Million!”
• A person with your Top 5 Strengths, in the same order, is… “One in 33,390,720!”
• There are likely 10 people or less “like you” in the USA.


 

Kolbe Conative Action Mode data for Woody Goulart:

Fact Finder (5); Follow Thru (3); Quick Start (8); Implementor (3)


Back to “About Woody