I’m a Reforming Director on the Discovery wheel. I lead with Fiery Red energy which means my preference at work is to be driven, decisive and industrious. I enjoy working at a high, strategic level which is why my role at Insights fits me so perfectly. However I’ve always been aware that there are deeper, inherent behaviours within me that don’t necessarily fit neatly within this description, like the one my friend picked up on last week.
So, when I completed the Deeper Discovery evaluator and discovered my top ten archetypes, the first one didn’t really come as a surprise because it sits in the Fiery Red part of the wheel; Conqueror – ‘Constantly strives for achievement, building on previous successes’.However, two of the other archetypes in my top ten are Mother, which leads with Earth Green energy – ‘Embodies warmth, encouragement and nourishment while being fully prepared, with cold clarity to protect those in their care.’ And also, Jester which leads with Sunshine Yellow energy -‘Fearlessly uses humour to facilitate openness, noticing and internalising others’ reactions’.
It means I can draw parallels with different archetypes across the wheel that show up in different ways in different parts of my life. And now that I take time to really examine it, they highlight my natural attributes that I need to appreciate to make me a good all-round leader and a valuable member of my team.