As a networker, you are the nerve center in the midst of endless connections between diverse groups of people. You have a wide range of passions, sparking deep connections with those who share your interests. You are driven by your deep understanding of how every facet of life is interwoven, seeing the crosspoints naturally and helping others to see them as well in order to help them make helpful connections that may advance their personal life or career.
In a team, you are the glue that holds everyone together. You are very empathetic; highly skilled at fostering mutual understanding even between oppositional parties. You possess the ability to look at everything from countless perspectives, which creates a welcoming atmosphere for everyone to be heard—the perfect setting for meaningful collaboration and brainstorming. As a leader, you inherently see where a team member’s gifts will have the most impact and you weave together groups that work like well-oiled machines with this gift.
You have a wealth of connections that can take the form of a diverse and expansive list of contacts, interests, ideas, or opportunities. A networker does not necessarily have to be the quintessential social butterfly at a gathering; rather, your strength lies in your ability to see where everything fits in the huge web of life, and you help others connect to what they need. You have likely heard people say “I am so glad that I met you!” many times. You have a passion for connecting people and ideas that live beyond your personal goals. You are a collector of contacts and are looking for the opportunity to share
You believe that everything in life is connected in many different ways, and you value helping others connect and discover where they fit in the grand scheme. You feel inclined to help when you see that one of your many connections could benefit someone, and you love helping others find where they are supposed to be. You place great importance on empathy and open-mindedness, as you are keenly aware that everyone has their own unique perspective and that each person is a necessary and valuable part of an interconnected society.
You fear being insignificant, being disliked by others, and unintended negative consequences that may arise from the connections you help others form. 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 meaningful connection vs social climbing, genuine vs unintentionally manipulative, or widening your circle vs overextending yourslf?
The angel Raphael of Judaism
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