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.

7 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
1 month ago
So, English is my second language and when I was in high school I had better English than one of my high school English teachers, but I never corrected him or anything.....
7 months ago
really acurate
8 months ago
yeah.. i often got 'in trouble' for questioning teachers. they say i'm disrespecting them, but i feel like everytime i ask them i get ignored or their answer is not related to my question. my assumption was they do not know the answer hehe. most answers i got were that's not in the school syllabus. AND IT ITCHES ME EVERYTIME I DONT KNOW WHERE and the 'aftermaths' of that answer make them thing im disrespectful. hope u can relate
7 months ago
Yup... I can relate..
6 months ago
I’m an Explorer type but I can relate. I love asking why things happen and have this tendency to insult teachers up to their faces...
5 months ago
I have asperger's syndrome and a logician and my bluntness and perfectionism always bring me trouble with teachers and fellow students in class if they make what I think is a stupid mistake
3 months ago
me either. maybe just leave them alone and try freinding analysts (somehow working on me), or play being what they think normal(my father kept saying that)
2 months ago
This could have as well been written by me! Also, after they answered your question with the answer of another question, they get frustrated if you become more specific in order to avoid confusion and basically accuse you of being dumb. This is, for most part, just their instinctive, unconscious means of self-defence(because their slow brains finally understood your difficult question and now feel trapped, feeling you've basically tricked them) that only depicts them as the dumb.
11 months ago
I am SUCH a bookworm.
1 year ago
How the wourld would be, if nearly every one would be an analyst? I'm sure better!
1 year ago
You know, variety is the spice of life ;)
9 months ago
But we born as the human first
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