Intentional Intelligence Primary Expression

(formerly known as Warrior, Body Wisdom or Ray 3)

Primary Contribution: The Intentional Intelligence naturally optimizes our practical sense of time and our innate sense of how to prioritize, for the most effective results and minimal effort.  We are described as Implementors. We contribute by thinking systematically and creating contingencies in all situations, while assuming that everything could break. When actualized, we become strong abstract thinkers, making us extremely efficient, goal-oriented strategists who operate tactically. Our Intentional Intelligence respects the abilities and knowledge of those around us, and thus, we can quickly summarize a plan of action. We treasure focused activity and work with demonstrable economic value. We constitute about twelve to fifteen percent of the US population. Physically grounded, assertive, confident, accountable, persistent and committed to always improving the process, we often develop policies, rules and guidelines that make the “right” things happen consistently each time.

Leadership Style: Establishing Clear Priorities. We usually seek to minimize the degree of group interaction, because we believe we are more efficient in getting things done on our own. Our leadership style is heroic and personal, and we seek to be an example of that which we state. Our innate sense of priority makes us extremely powerful in a crisis, because we know what to do and when to do it. We seek to assign responsibilities and attempt to set realistic timeframes in a systematic way, so that consistency and predictability are the norm. Only major unexpected events result in our willingness to change or deviate from our original plan. This focus makes us extremely effective in areas where we are managing projects with set outcomes and obvious results. We treasure loyalty the most, and once broken, it is hard to regain our trust. We view contributors as parts of a larger system, where performance is given more freedom, and the squeaky wheels require the most attention. We despise non-performers and actively seek to replace those who are not contributing.

Primary Blindness: Our Intentional Intelligence can be aggressive, competitive, narrow-minded, intimidating, rash and hard to stop once we start, which sometimes gets us in trouble. We fear wasted effort due to a lack of coordination. Because we do not trust others to do things correctly, we will work ourselves into the ground doing everything on our own. We consider ourselves to be master planners and therefore, fear both that people will not consider our input before beginning an initiative and that we will have to bail others out when another person's solutions do not work. At times, our innate ability to simplify problems can seem condescending, and we often react, if others do not respond to our suggestions. We expect individuals to honor the chain of command; going over our heads or around us destroys our trust. We fixate on our plan, preventing openness to spontaneous redirection as priorities change or new opportunities emerge. Finally, we do not trust emotion or passion that is not based on personal needs. This is because we tend to believe only that which can be seen concretely in our lives.

Development Process: Our Intentional Intelligence energy first demonstrates expertise on a physical level, then we expand into intellectual, and finally, social knowing. When less authentic, we try to prove our effectiveness through concentration and get upset when we do not foresee obstacles. We compete with ourselves to do more or produce additional economic value by doing things faster, which becomes a game and can lead to an over-focus on the micro instead of the macro. At first, we do not delegate effectively due to a fear of inefficiency, so we can get lost in being busy so that, enforced quiet can be transformative, turning us into an activist for fluid teamwork. We come to honor integrity, both personally and professionally, to the point where we choose not to be involved with others without these standards. We trust systematic or deliberate action and do not like to rush into things, except when an emergency arises. Seeing a step-by-step implementation plan, before we engage a new process, helps us.

Identifying Characteristics:  As Implementors, we can be startling in our physical connectedness to our body.  Our body usually appears muscular and we have square faces with strong chins. We are centered and operate from gut knowing which can be intimidating to individuals who are not grounded. We are immediately identified by our love of what we believe to be the truth, our commitment to a clarity of purpose, and our sense of certainty. Authentic Intentional Intelligences achieve an internal calm which contrasts with our rough and rugged outer appearance.

Intentional Intelligence Exploration

The Primary Intentional Intelligence in the most balanced expression is a synthetic, purposeful, simple presence. We like to see everything evolve in a step-by-step manner. Early qualities we reflect are inner peace, nobility, directness and a versatility and adaptability in all forms of action.  We are extremely coordinated in our actions, and when most evolved, we coordinate our activities with others into a larger framework. One of the key themes we express is a resourceful momentum towards clearly defined goals. We are extremely efficient and are able to adapt our plans in the moment to maximize the results. This can be seen outwardly in our one-pointedness, our engaged sense of unification, and our directness. We embody and express Life energy like no other Creative Intelligence.

When our Intentional Intelligence is operating in the polarized position, we have to prove our effectiveness through our concentration. When polarized, we are not able to delegate effectively, because we want to make sure everything is done right – so we do things ourselves. We are effective strategic planners and focus consistently on producing value for others to demonstrate our usefulness. An indication that our Intentional Intelligence is polarized is when we show up as being in disengaged opposition. We have to take opposing points of view to make sure all the bases are covered. This means that we are commonly opposed to anything others may propose, and we distance ourselves from their solutions to maximize our own personal objectives.

If we have been repressed and we are operating at an unactualized level, our personal efficiency is the only way to get out of our personal dilemma. This means we need to let go of our fear of being rejected or abandoned and recognize that we are already isolated and effectively abandoning ourselves. At this level, we primarily stick to tactical implementation of things and can be demeaning and directive, when others challenge what we know or the way we are doing it. This is how we get our reputation for being dogmatic implementers of some activity. Another indicator of this stage is how we repress our passion by not allowing anyone to see what brings us joy. Fortunately, in all stages we know how to operate frugally and we increasingly become greater risk takers in managing money as we evolve.

The most important thing others can do to honor our Primary Implementor Intelligence is to admire how we ground and manifest our abstract thinking ability. We have the greatest insight into doing things in an economical way. It is our deep strategic insight that enables us to make complex problems simple. It is also important for others to acknowledge our follow-through and commitment and our unwillingness to give up under any circumstances. Others can identify when we are in our power by sensing our Stillness. The more we are distracted by activity, the less we are in our power. We tend to relax when we are given room to work out a problem, which we do in a systematic way. We can usually tell you a time when we will have an answer. When others honor our understanding of a situation, we engage with them more deeply.

We are called Implementors because we can reflect both the impulses of our physical body and how creative spirit interacts with our body. For many individuals, it is hard to imagine how our Intelligence can be both grounded and high-minded. One way this is seen and valued is our increased sense of integrity and appreciation for loyalty. Some are also surprised to learn that we are highly discriminating when dealing with extremely abstract ideas. This is because, although we like and seek accuracy, we also love economy in motion, where results can be ambiguous. When grounded and high-minded connections are opened up, we are completely clear and single-minded in our pursuit of proven, safe solutions. Most individuals see our sense of determination as self-limiting when we are not flexible.

Another side of our Intelligence's process is in the pursuit of answers. Compared to all the other energies, we are the most flexible in creating answers. As long as the solution is effective, the particular process does not matter to us. The only limit to this flexibility is our struggle to make sure that a process maintains the standard or quality that we have come to expect. We are known for our ability to systematically search through different alternatives and quickly eliminate those that do not hold promise. The irony is that while we pay attention to the details, we also tend to disregard them, when they do not seem to have necessary relevance.  We can simultaneously explore options, analyze them, and quantify each option’s merits independently.

Our kind of matrix thinking is called concatenation, which allows us to analyze data at the same time we are developing preliminary conclusions. Concatenation is the ability to analyze results based on incremental changes in variables or input. We are able to optimize the end result based on knowing exactly what is needed, when it is needed. We are highly deductive and skilled at identifying the likely problems in any process. We are incessantly active, manipulative (in an analytical way), and quantifying so choices can be made backed up by scientific assessments. It is important to note that we can be scientific but we feel that the science can be overdone and, therefore, we prefer simple solutions.

We think everything should be considered strategically and tactically. While we are resourceful and can be very Convergent, i.e., breaking each problem down into its essential elements and processing one element at a time, we are given to rigorous reasoning and an infinite array of distinctions. We combat the sheer magnitude of Thoughts we work with by systematically organizing them into prioritized hierarchies that represent our willingness to deal with them. We use reason to build practical structures that guide how and what we think in our development. This is the opposite of the Inventive Intelligence. The common sense of our Intentional Intelligence prescribes us to simplify whenever possible. Remember, we weave together many types of understanding, integrating this information from a multitude of sources; we represent our understanding, calibrated by the Sensations in our physical bodies.

We are challenged by Subjectification and/or Idealization and we are not worried about Objectification, because we feel more resourceful in this area. Usually we overdo our Sensations at the cost of our Feelings, but we are intellectually self-reflective in terms of our Thoughts. What is ironic is that, while we rarely consider higher forms of knowing we commonly apply these forms to come up with unique and body-intuitive ways of solving problems. This is because we operate at dual levels simultaneously and can concentrate on complicated subjects with many variables. We also work well when brainstorming non-linear, abstract, problem-solving tasks.

Another paradox about our energy expression is that, while we have great mental agility, we often get over identified with physical plane development and become repulsed by how others limit their body wisdom, momentum and physical activities. This is how we envision ourselves as clean, clear and unambiguous in our goals. Everything is defined in terms of an activity. This highlights why the theme of our Intentional Intelligence is, “Purpose itself am I.” We do Subjectification, if we become impatient with someone. This means that we think we know better about how to perform a certain activity and others should immediately accept our guidance because it will be more effective. Sometimes intellectual interactions with others about to accomplish a purpose can go round and around because we have different principles (like eliminating wasted steps) that guide us. We can become mentally hyperactive, which is why it is good to have regular physical activity to ground us. Formerly known as the Body Wisdom Intelligence, our energy is extremely sensitive to sound and rhythm. We use drums and musical instruments to facilitate our activity.

Our biggest handicap is in thinking we are more efficient or clear in our activities than anyone else. The more we are attached in proving we know more than others, the more we attract situations that prove us wrong. A more effective solution to this is to always be looking for situations where we can go beyond what is known to discover what is new. Engaging change in this way is hard for us to do initially, until we learn to trust our natural capacity to reform and reframe new opportunities in our life. This means that we do not have to see all change as problematic but we can use our own Intelligence to put a spin on how we can change if we want to. The key is to not become complacent in our self-importance about how we know what we are doing, so that we can be humble when we discover something we did not know. The more we become able to adapt and grow in any situation, the less desire we have in predefining circumstances to produce a fixed, limited outcome. In other words, we will get more confident in our ability to deal with reality, whatever it is. Going beyond what we are comfortable in choosing is the first step in this process.

Understanding Intentional Intelligence

We are commonly misunderstood because our Primary Intentional Intelligence is practical and manipulative of situations and our understanding is more precise than others’. Typically, we are able to assess things in ways that others cannot or do not. We see the limits of how far a structure or strategy will work and can therefore predict where it can break down. Our capacity to think through a process to completion is much greater than that of others. What we take for granted as the basic requirements of a situation, is commonly much different than how others assess the circumstances. For example, we do not see the importance of beauty or elegance in architecture. If it is functional, then we appreciate it. We treasure reliability and predictability. If someone, therefore, acts in ways that are not accountable, we want to eliminate them from the equation. And finally, we want others to be accountable to their word and their God so we discount anyone who is untrustworthy, amoral or acts in shady ways.

We can over-engage our Intelligence (by projecting our actions onto others), which can be seen by our need to establish timeframes and schedules so others understand how their performance will be measured. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on the most effective way to accomplish a job. The problem occurs when our common sense solutions are not able to be engaged by those who need to do the job. This completely frustrates us and we become overly directive micro managers. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on how the expectations of others are unreasonable or unrealistic given the circumstances. We end up establishing our own system of measurement and attempt to convince others of its benefit. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally indifferent, isolated and belligerent because we need others to recognize the need for efficiency and effectiveness. When others deny this, it leads us to be reactive and to demand more from them. When we are not engaging our Intelligence, we become a closed circuit, not taking in new options or possible improvements. We become repetitive and unwilling to communicate or connect with others. The result of denying ourselves and not engaging our Primary Intelligence results in greater self-critical dialogue. The key to expressing our Primary Intentional Intelligence is to create balance between our personal activity and the activities of those around us. Any differential between the two leads to judgment and disagreements.

This requires that we accept our nature and our way of doing things while not creating obstacles to its expression. Some would say it is about accepting our unique truth and realizing that it will manifest with others at the particularly right time and place if we just allow it. The more we isolate, the more we tend to not engage our truth and just “be” it. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, it overwhelms our ability to be natural and flowing in our expression. Things happen in fits and starts. The solution is to be present with both our fears and desires around being who we are so we do not have to act out these issues with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry that can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become self-focused in what we are willing to share with others.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. Fulfillment occurs when we are part of a larger group where our contribution is valued and appreciated. What others see in us is the capacity for reliable, consistent implementation of activities that enable an organization to grow. Our Primary Intentional Intelligence grows through the theme of “Purpose itself am I.” This is different from a Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security by being successful, which, in this case, has to do with setting a high standard of performance so we can be well compensated. Our Tertiary Intelligence focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family of origin. We manifest safety by repeating what are proven and known strategies and tactics to keep others from messing with us. Two indicators of this are a steadfast silence and focus on only believing what we can see.

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