Even more than the other Idealists,Teachers have a natural talent for leading
students or trainees toward learning, or as Idealists like to think of it, they are capable of calling forth each
learner's potentials. Teachers (around two percent of the population) are able - effortlessly, it seems, and almost
endlessly-to dream up fascinating learning activities for their students to engage in. In some Teachers, this ability
to fire the imagination can amount to a kind of genius which other types find hard to emulate. But perhaps their
greatest strength lies in their belief in their students. Teachers look for the best in their students, and communicate
clearly that each one has untold potential, and this confidence can inspire their students to grow and develop more
than they ever thought possible.
In whatever field they choose, Teachers consider people their highest priority, and they instinctively communicate
personal concern and a willingness to become involved. Warmly outgoing, and perhaps the most expressive of all the
types, Teachers are remarkably good with language, especially when communicating in speech, face to face. And they do
not hesitate to speak out and let their feelings be known. Bubbling with enthusiasm, Teachers will voice their passions
with dramatic flourish, and can, with practice, become charismatic public speakers. This verbal ability gives Teachers
a good deal of influence in groups, and they are often asked to take a leadership role.
Teachers like things settled and organized, and will schedule their work hours and social engagements well ahead of
time -- and they are absolutely trustworthy in honoring these commitments. Valuing as they do interpersonal cooperation
and harmonious relations, Teachers are extraordinarily tolerant of others, are easy to get along with, and are usually
popular wherever they are.
Teachers are highly sensitive to others, which is to say their intuition tends to be well developed. Certainly
their insight into themselves and others is unparalleled. Without a doubt, they know what is going on inside themselves,
and they can read other people with uncanny accuracy. Teachers also identify with others quite easily, and will actually
find themselves picking up the characteristics, emotions, and beliefs of those around them. Because they slip almost
unconsciously into other people's skin in this way, Teachers feel closely connected with those around them, and thus
show a sincere interest in the joys and problems of their employees, colleagues, students, clients, and loved ones.
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