Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say three or four
percent of the population, but even more than the others they consider intense emotional experiences as being
vital to a full life. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty.
They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to
experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world. The most outgoing of the Idealists,
Champions often can't wait to tell others of their extraordinary experiences. Champions can be tireless in
talking with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out.
And usually this is not simple storytelling; Champions often speak (or write) in the hope of revealing some
truth about human experience, or of motivating others with their powerful convictions. Their strong drive
to speak out on issues and events, along with their boundless enthusiasm and natural talent with language,
makes them the most vivacious and inspiring of all the types.
Fiercely individualistic, Champions strive toward a kind of personal authenticity, and this intention always to
be themselves is usually quite attractive to others. At the same time, Champions have outstanding intuitive powers
and can tell what is going on inside of others, reading hidden emotions and giving special significance to words
or actions. In fact, Champions are constantly scanning the social environment, and no intriguing character or
silent motive is likely to escape their attention. Far more than the other Idealists, Champions are keen and
probing observers of the people around them, and are capable of intense concentration on another individual.
Their attention is rarely passive or casual. On the contrary, Champions tend to be extra sensitive and alert,
always ready for emergencies, always on the lookout for what's possible.
Champions are good with people and usually have a wide range of personal relationships. They are warm and full
of energy with their friends. They are likable and at ease with colleagues, and handle their employees or students
with great skill. They are good in public and on the telephone, and are so spontaneous and dramatic that others
love to be in their company. Champions are positive, exuberant people, and often their confidence in the goodness
of life and of human nature makes good things happen.
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