Roles: Analysts

Shared traits: Intuitive and Thinking

The personality types in the Analyst Role – Architects, Logicians, Commanders, and Debaters – embrace rationality, excelling in intellectual and technological pursuits. The Thinking trait makes Analysts exacting, and the Intuitive trait lets them apply their minds to almost anything, with their imaginations aiding calculated, strategic thinking, or seeing just how far the rabbit hole goes with a crazy scheme or thought experiment.

These personalities are driven to understand and create, and have no problem switching between speculative musing and frank, solutions-oriented approaches to whatever problems are at hand. Broad, intelligent vision gives Analysts an ingenious air, but they can become overwhelmed and scattered if they don’t learn to hone these abilities and use them to advance a worthwhile cause or project.

The biggest pitfall is that their intellect can give them a false sense of accomplishment. They tend to prefer the world of ideas to the sober reality of follow-through, and by assuming the role of critic instead of participant, Analysts sometimes risk being functionally outpaced by those who simply sit down and do the work. They can earn themselves the unsavory title of “armchair analysts” while those with more real-world experience continue to create real results. Analyst personality types can lack a proper respect for those of simpler vision and expression, whatever their background, and it can hold them back.

Analysts value their intellect above all else, and it can be a challenge convincing them it’s worth checking their many hypotheses with an experiment or proper evidence to be sure. To many Analysts, if something makes sense in their minds, that’s as good as proved, and a great deal faster. Analysts can be brilliant, but they’re still human; under the influence of ego, these personality types can get in the habit of advancing clever opinions instead of objective facts.

Analysts’ positive self-identity stems largely from their formidable drive to learn, and their clever and sharply witty banter can make them excellent debate partners. Often insatiable readers as well, Analysts can be found stockpiling books, questioning teachers, and driving conversations in forums across the world wide web. These types prefer their own processes and pace, and are energized by exercising their minds on their own time.

Analysts are also relentless self-improvers. Once they’ve recognized a flaw, they apply all of this cold rationality, honest reflection, imagination, and desire for results to make it right. Analysts’ forceful, imaginative vision, when trained and focused, enables these personalities to conceive and accomplish things most thought impossible.

1 week ago
One of my favourite sites. Everything is written in such an enchanting and accurate way. And all of my Analyst friends and I are pretty much as described here. We did manage to accomplish "impossible" things, we love debating, fantasising about our projects(though, we are a little lazy when it comes to putting them to action) we can be downright mean too, of course... But that's how we are. The biggest difficulty I, as an Analyst, encounter is stumbling upon all those dumb people who are too shallow to understand me or see the possibilities but, as usual, have more power than I do. How I wish such people didn't exist, if it wasn't for them, the world would've been a better place. I mean, that's the bad thing about being an Analyst. I have very clear plans of how people could fix nearly every world problem imaginable but heck, I'm not the one with power and people value some feeble papers more than anyone's life, including their own, so obviously these quite simple solutions would remain just that: projects that would never come to life. For people never learn and it seems they never would.
Jon
4 weeks ago
Irritatingly accurate!
Zeus
2 months ago
I was called retarded for not talking in class when I am busy thinking about rockets, calculus and Physics when I was still in first year high school. I have always thought I am weird and useless because I don't fit in the society. They even forced me to take the course that they want and work for companies. Now I'm in college I crashed and burn there is no way out neither light at the other side of the tunnel. It made me cry because I want to become a physicist yet no one understand my dream. My very own parents just want me to work for money and started calling me dumb for happily explaining my theories to them. Nobody listen whenever I do. The world I once saw as fun and exciting was filled with humans with personalities worst than a robot. That's why I thought if this society will not accept me, I will create a society where I am accepted.
1 month ago
Do what you do best and whatever you give to the world will be your own natural expression and a gift to the world. What society wants may not be what you want. It's alright if you're different, but I totally understand how that can be incredibly devaluing and frustrating...
4 months ago
Do you know this feeling when you just imagine and plan things in your head... without implementing any of that?
4 months ago
So true! I had this teacher who I always caught being wrong when teaching but I never said anything because I was too shy and was scared of getting in trouble.
1 week ago
I did have teachers like that too! But while I'm an Introvert, I'm also quite pushy and just can't keep my mouth shut when something is not right in a familiar environment. This quality of mine landed me in hot water on several occasions, but it was never for too long, for eventually I managed to prove that I'm right. My mom's the same, even though she's of the more agreeable INFJ type. Perhaps, it's not personality, just family quality.
1 week ago
Introverts can be very outspoken too. It's just where people get their energy, or their typical energy level, and so on. But, yeah, extraversion does correlate with expression.
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