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The Thinker is a philosophical sage who loves pondering concepts, theories and abstract ideas. They want to understand the meaning behind everything and understand life itself. As complex, interesting and quirky characters they are often introverted and lost in thought. The most logical of people, they love looking for patterns and connections to understand and theorise.

At work they are interested in focusing all their energy and time using their genius to develop insightful solutions. They love to analyze systems and abstract problems to find innovative solutions and are solely focused on original ideas and innovation.

In a team they work best in small groups with like-minded intelligent people. They like to engage with the vision of the team and come up with solutions to meet the team objectives. With this, they need freedom and enjoy independence so they can think. Within the team they like to debate ideas and enjoy stimulating conversation to produce new ideas.

Often inspirational leaders, they use their intelligence to wow their teams. Although quiet, once they start to speak, people listen as their opinion holds such reason and logic. They enjoy leading competent and intellectual teams who understand them. Their style is to set a vision or goal for their team, and then allow them a lot of freedom to work in their own way and solve problems autonomously.

Common traits:

  • Logical
  • Philosophical
  • Independent
  • Laid back

Most suited industry for The Thinker is as a Professor.

Other good career matches and industries are:

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economist
  • Engineering
  • Scientist
  • Lawyer
  • IT

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This blog is based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator theory.


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