As an inventor, you are innovative, ambitious, and persistent, with a keen curiosity about the physical world and a logical mind that enjoys working through problems. You enjoy opportunities to build and repair things, often relying on your intuition as you go as you are very in tune with the physical world. While you excel in creation, you do not see yourself as artistic and you value realistic solutions that transfer to the physical world rather than grand imaginations.
You work best in an autonomous environment that allows you to move at your own pace in whatever way you see fit, as you have a lot of energy for getting things done and like to forge ahead in your work. Though you may be drawn to more independent work that allows you to focus on the projects and innovation that excite you, you possess the skills to be a great leader. You understand the value of having the space to explore new options and find what works, so you encourage those you work with to take initiative and work without being micromanaged.
You encourage innovation in those around you, and you are not afraid to play devil’s advocate during discussions. This allows your team to explore new ideas and expand the potential of any projects you take part in. You love to introduce new ways of doing things, and your enthusiasm inspires others to get excited about new possibilities.
You believe that the only bad option is the option that is not explored, rarely shying away from taking an unconventional approach to solving problems. As much as you value creativity, you also value logic and keep your ideas firmly rooted in what is physically possible. You believe that authority and conventional ideas should be challenged, because blindly following the rules inhibits innovative thought that could lead to better processes and ideas.
You fear lack of autonomy, being bored, and being held back. 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 opinionated vs obstinate, innovative vs impractical, or flexible vs directionless?
Leonardo da Vinci