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NXT PERSONALITY ARCHETYPE
Organizer
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Supportive Traits

Supportive traits are like great personal assistants that help us navigate through life’s challenges more smoothly. From handling day-to-day responsibilities to tackling complex issues, we often and consciously rely on these trusted aides—our supportive traits—knowing that they are capable and reliable at what they do. Ultimately, living in the absence of our supportive traits is akin to losing both our arms; we would struggle tremendously to function without them.

Your habits shape your identity,
and your identity shapes your habits.

James Clear

As our supportive traits come naturally to us, we tend to employ them effortlessly, as if we are writing and drawing with our dominant hand. Therefore, we often take our supportive traits for granted, not realizing how valuable they are to someone of a different archetype. If left unchecked, we might even run the risk of overusing them, preventing other parts of ourselves from flourishing.

Like our dominant traits, our supportive traits are simply facets of our personalities. Whether they are strengths or weaknesses is entirely dependent on the way we utilize them. If we cultivate and develop our supportive traits well, they can become valuable additions to our toolbox of super strengths. However, if we use them in an unhealthy manner, the same traits will ultimately lead to our undoing.



❱ Logical with Clear Explanations

Organizers are good communicators. When they speak, they articulate themselves step-by-step, ensuring that their thoughts are conveyed in a proper flow. They can recall specific details of a situation, painting a clear picture of what happened. When giving an opinion, they provide proper reasons, making their stance comprehensible to others. As such, people can easily understand what the Organizers want.

Organizer

Though they speak clearly and logically, Organizers can sometimes seem overly cold and blunt. When they discuss topics, they care only about the facts and reasons, so they may disregard the sentiments that come with it. Hence, they might accidentally say certain things that offend others, coming off as rude and disrespectful. If Organizers are not careful with what they say, they might end up hurting people's feelings unintentionally.

A bigger flaw that Organizers might have is that they often talk more than they listen. Prone to having a closed mind, they may stubbornly insist on doing things their way, unwilling to see things from a different perspective. They would disregard any suggestion that they deem unconventional. With time, people may find Organizers stubborn and rigid, refusing to work with them entirely.



❱ Efficient at Managing Systematically

In moments of uncertainty, Organizers are usually seen as pillars of support. As structured planners, they set realistic objectives and propose practical steps to achieve them. Often having a checklist by their side, they keep track of the group's progress, making sure that everyone completes their tasks on time. As such, Organizers can always be counted on, steadily guiding their teams towards success.

Organizer

However, Organizers can be overly task-oriented at times, prioritizing work over the well-being of their team. They might push people to take more than they can handle without considering how they feel. This lack of empathy will only demotivate others, eventually leading to a decline in productivity. Organizers may think this pushiness increases efficiency, but in reality it is the opposite.

When Organizers see that their expectations are not being met, they may grow impatient and show their ugly side. Becoming unnecessarily harsh and judgmental, they would criticize others for even the slightest mistakes. Instead of being more understanding, Organizers might just see people who underperform as liabilities. Moments like these leave a scar in others, creating a rift between Organizers and their team.



❱ Structured in Problem Solving

When others are faced with a problem, Organizers readily offer their assistance. They provide practical and reliable solutions that have been proven to work from their own experiences. They explain their methods in detail, ensuring that others understand clearly to avoid any mistakes. Because of their structured and meticulous approach, Organizers can consistently help others overcome their challenges.

Organizer

Often, their solutions are effective because they are simple and straightforward. However, these methods are rendered useless when the issue is more complex. If Organizers insist on their solutions, it may only make things worse, as some situations are more intricate and require deeper analysis to overcome them successfully. Organizers who refuse to do so will only be met with more problems.

When people question their poor solutions, Organizers might provide any reason that comes to mind. This results in arguments that sound logical on the surface but are completely ridiculous when dissected further. After a while, people will eventually catch on to their flaws in reasoning and stop listening to them entirely. Organizers need to put more thought into their logic, or they will risk losing their credibility.



Thus far, we have explored both the Organizer's dominant and supportive traits. In our jargon, these traits are known as one's heroic traits. Think about it, don't we all look like heroes when we put these traits to use? Not just wannabe heroes, but real ones—those who are truly powerful yet unimpressed with their own abilities.

Superheroes just doing superhero things.

Superhuman strength and the ability to fly are awesome superpowers that we all wished we had. But Superman doesn't pride himself in any of those abilities. To him, using those powers to save the world is just another day on the job. Similarly, even though we are great at our dominant and supportive traits, we do not find them the least bit amazing. From our perspective, there is nothing special about these mundane things that we do every day.

That said, as heroic as our traits may seem, no hero in the world is perfect. Even the most powerful heroes, such as Naruto, Thor, or Wonder Woman, have their own flaws and weaknesses. However, that does not invalidate them as heroes; it only makes them all the more admirable. The same goes for our own heroic traits. They may not be perfect, but our strive to improve them is what sets us apart.

I am not a hero. I just did what any
decent person would have done.

Miep Gies

When our heroic traits bask in the light, they will inevitably cast shadows—traits that we tend to neglect. Our shadows are foreign to us, as they are the complete opposite of our natural traits. Because we fear what we don't understand, most of us will subconsciously push away or suppress these parts of ourselves. Unfortunately, if we allow the fear of failure to overpower our minds, these suppressed shadows will eventually swallow us whole.

Nevertheless, shadows are not our weaknesses. They are simply parts of ourselves that we are unfamiliar with, and therefore, would rather avoid. But if we harness our shadows, they will eventually become our hidden strengths. It may be daunting at first to explore these dark and unknown parts of ourselves. However, with a curious mind and a compassionate heart, there's nothing to be afraid of. With that said, let us venture deep into the shadows within us.

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Shadows Within [Organizer]