What was most surprising in your results?

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Hi All - thank you for sharing your feedback on your assessment results! 

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When I first read through my PrinciplesYou results, what surprised me most was that I was a poor match for the Individualist. This surprised me because I often thrive in situations where I am left to direct myself. After reading the detailed description of the Individualist archetype, I agree with the conclusion that I match the archetype poorly because the Individualists feel deeply and have a lot of empathy, while I lack empathy and tend to push aside emotion and prefer to focus on logic and reason.

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Curtis,

I don't think the personal results were surprising. What was surprising was actually how accurate the relationship assessment was between me and other people in my life who have also taken the assessment and shared the results. I think the biggest strengths of this assessment comes from the ability to share and see the notes on how two or more people are like in groups. I wonder how long it took, and what kind of actual real-world working trials it took for PrinciplesYou to come up with this level of understanding in terms how different archetypes interact with each other.

Cheers,

Jeff

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I found it accurate, but I also wondered about how the opposite of my archetype played into things. I actually had quite a lot of qualities in my dichotomistic opposite 20 years ago, meaning I am currently categorized as a Inventor/Shaper, but 20 years ago I was more of a Technician. It's interesting to think of how I may not have been aligning to my strengths and forced myself into roles to "fit in" that never felt comfortable back then. However, I gained a lot of skills by being "misaligned." I wonder if it would be useful to explore opposites in the Principles in order to understand better, just like all dichotomies tend to illuminate. There is the personal growth side and then there is the systemic design side of Principles, both are equally interesting.

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The fact that I actually call myself an 'inventor'. 

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My results were Growth Seeker, followed by Strategist and Explorer-which are spot on-the surprise was how accurate it reflects who (I think) I am.

Conversation starter: If you were to define your over-arching life goal in one sentence, what would it be? After a good deal of contemplation, mine seems be to "Live life to minimize regrets". This has allowed me to take calculated risks in personal, business and financial realms which had an advantage toward success and would have, not taken, left an "if only I had ..." regret, while avoiding those stupid mistakes that can blow up one's life. Like everything else, positive outcomes lead to others, compounding over the years. What would your's be?

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Um... I got a 29% humor rating. I wasn't that surprised to be perfectly honestly. I take things too seriously. But all I can think of that guy at the bar of a 5-star hotel trying to talk to a beautiful woman making jokes. And she is laughing at all his jokes, and he is completely oblivious to that she is nervous and faking all the laughs. I keep thinking... I'm FUNNY darn it! But am I that guy in the hotel? I don't know. I wish that humor rating was at least 50%. I can live with being half funny. Well, I guess I better get to practicing my "impress the fashion model at the soirée" jokes.

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Andrew - I think you deserve that 50% rating. LOL.

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Thank you! ☺️ But I also have a 1% status-seeking rating. That one is real. I don't actually mind that I'm not funny. I'll find a way to live with it. It's all about compensating for your weakness. But... first you have to know them.

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That problem solver was one of the least likely matches.

When I read the description it made sense to me why, but acting professional doesn't translate to being a problem solver to me. I think the name for problem solver could be a different one as it sound more like "Professional Services". Why not call it Professional Servicer instead? Just my strange word creation.

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