As a challenger, you are tenacious, self-confident, industrious, and assertive. You have a clear vision for what you want in life and are highly driven toward your goals, with a desire to leave your mark on the world. When life gives you mountains, you climb them.
You are truly a natural leader, with others looking to you for your ability to lay down a clear plan of action, your inspirational drive toward achievement, and your unique ability to present others with a chance for inner growth and development. In times of hardship, you carry those around you with your strength and inspire them to keep going as you do.
You are fiercely self-reliant and do not allow the opinions of others to sway you, going about your business with a determination that leaves others in awe. You make decisions quickly and definitively, and your friends never have to wonder where they stand. Anyone who finds themselves in your inner circle knows they have a protector who wants to see them rise up to be their best self.
As a leader, you take a conventional approach to your work and inspire those around you with your strong work ethic. You are very methodical and easily decode even detailed instructions, which is a blessing to those around you who may be intimidated by the particulars of a project. You take charge and ensure that tasks are completed correctly, and if issues arise, your teammates know that you will find a practical solution to them.
While you are very independent, you find yourself drawn to structured environments that give you a clear path to move forward in your projects, as you prefer to focus on results rather than ideas.
You have big goals and understand that achieving them requires strength and focus, and you are up for the challenge. Rather than waiting to see what happens, you will take control of any situation because you know that staying on top of the situations that life throws at you is the way to ensure you are not derailed from your goals. Where some people balk in the face of adversity, you know that backing down is not an option and you push forward.
You fear being controlled, being emotionally-vulnerable, and being rejected. Fear is a healthy emotion that alerts us when it is time to get prepared. Fear alerts us to the fact that something needs assessing. When you live in the space of fear it can become paralyzing and confusing. The feelings of anxiety and overwhelm can present themselves as guarded and tense. The opportunity is to embrace the fear as your friend. Shift the shallow breath to a deep breath and ask yourself, “Is this fear justified?” If so, “What do you need to prepare for?” It is also an opportunity to shift your story. Are you telling the story of strong vs dominating, independent vs guarded, or encouraging vs antagonizing?
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Can I accept that I might need help with this task?
Have I taken time for input from my teammates?
Am I pushing myself too hard?
Have I addressed my physical needs or am I ignoring them to continue working?