Arranger®

 

Adjectives that describe you include: coordinative, adaptable, creative, flexible, innovative, and resourceful.

The Way I See It

Going Deeper

Arranger®

You are a conductor. When faced with a complex situation involving many factors, you enjoy managing all of the variables, aligning and realigning them until you are sure you have arranged them in the most productive configuration possible. In your mind there is nothing special about what you are doing. You are simply trying to figure out the best way to get things done. But others, lacking this theme, will be in awe of your ability. “How can you keep so many things in your head at once?” they will ask. “How can you stay so flexible, so willing to shelve well-laid plans in favor of some brand-new configuration that has just occurred to you?” But you cannot imagine behaving in any other way. You are a shining example of effective flexibility, whether you are changing travel schedules at the last minute because a better fare has popped up or mulling over just the right combination of people and resources to accomplish a new project. From the mundane to the complex, you are always looking for the perfect configuration. Of course, you are at your best in dynamic situations. Confronted with the unexpected, some complain that plans devised with such care cannot be changed, while others take refuge in the existing rules or procedures. You don’t do either. Instead, you jump into the confusion, devising new options, hunting for new paths of least resistance, and figuring out new partnerships—because, after all, there might just be a better way.

On the Shadow Side

God created Strengths. The devil can tempt you by the overuse or over-reliance on your strength. This is the shadow side of strengths. In this there are risks and temptations that you must confront. Here are some examples:

  • Your bias for action skips necessary analysis and discussion
  • You don’t properly value other people (and their processes)
  • You have a hard time being present and aren’t a great listener
  • You jump without looking—and don’t always land on your feet.
  • You do things too quickly, without thinking it all the way through.
  • You don’t do things thoroughly, because you’re distracted and ready to move on to the next thing

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