As an intellectual you are driven by curiosity. You are limitless in your ability to consider a concept or situation from every angle and often arrive at wise conclusions in doing so. You seek the truth in every aspect of life.
You are a thought-provoking leader. Your ability to consider all angles provides valuable insight to your team and your curious mind drives conversations and brainstorming. Your keen intellect sparks greater mental energy in those around you and keeps life full of wonder.
As a deeply introspective person, time alone for you is imperative to ponder new developments and decide on a course of action. You want to get things right and feel a deep responsibility to do so.
As an intellectual, you believe that knowledge is power. You choose facts over intuition to guide your decisions. You are likely to explore every angle of a situation and gather as much information as possible, which leads you to draw conclusions and take note of small details that others may miss. Sometimes this causes heightened anxiety and can make you hesitant to make the final call.
You fear being wrong, letting others down, and unknown variables. 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 right vs wrong, collaborative accountability vs individual responsibility, or skeptical vs confident?
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series
Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones