As a jester, you are clever, mischievous, resilient, and fun-loving. Your ultimate goal is to enjoy life and laugh as much as you can. You live life in the moment, with a wonderful ability to find joy in everything.
In the workplace, you tend to prefer working with the team rather than assuming a leadership role, but your quick wit is helpful for more than just a good joke. You can think through situations quickly, often adding a unique perspective to discussions and giving solid advice in times of uncertainty. If discussions get heated, you offer up your talents to ease the tension, and your teammates appreciate that about you. You have a wonderful talent for making even mundane tasks enjoyable with your lighthearted energy, and this can really boost workplace morale.
People are naturally drawn toward your magnetic spirit. You remind others that its okay not to take themselves too seriously, and you love the chance to lighten the mood. You possess a great strength in your courage to say things that people need to hear, from criticism to bad news, and you can deliver these messages in a way that keeps the mood light and allows people to absorb what you say without getting defensive. You’re the go-to friend when others need to be cheered up or distracted from the woes of the world, and you love that.
You know that as long as you have joy in your heart, you can get through even the hardest times. You don’t believe in taking life or yourself too seriously, and you make a point to keep others from taking themselves too seriously as well. Life is short and you refuse to waste time, choosing to live in the moment and enjoy as much of it as you can.
You fear being bored, boring others, and being forced to confront painful feelings. 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 coping vs masking, lighthearted jokes vs harsh jabs, or optimism vs toxic positivity?
Joey in Friends
Do others need me to be serious in this moment
How can I get through this tension without making jokes?
Am I managing my time properly?
Do I know where to draw the line when joking with this group?