Secondary Expression

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Introduction

Our Secondary Creative Expression is one of the same seven as our Primary. The difference is that we use our Secondary as a way to maintain Safety and Security. Our Secondary is primarily the energy we use to build our career so we can be seen as successful. Therefore, Secondary Expressions are more related to proving ourselves capable of making a significant contribution in the world. We want to prove we can make an impact and actually change the world in some way. This level of expression is more about finding something tangible that we can do, which others want us to do, so we can be Respected or Esteemed. Others can see and value our Secondary Creative Expression, but it is also possible for us to over-do or under-do it, especially when we are not engaging our Primary Creative Expression.

When we over-do or under-do our Secondary Creative Expression, others find it difficult to be around us. On the over-do side, we are trying to prove who we are, which can be perceived as pushy, annoying, false and fake. People may actually “run” when they see us coming. This can be particularly problematic if we have an extroverted Secondary Expression that may cause us to talk incessantly without saying anything meaningful! The under-do side can have all of the same, undesirable, impacts on our relationships. We are perceived as holding back, or not showing up in a way others can genuinely connect to. Both of these situations indicate we are out of balance with who we are and are indicative of a growth opportunity.

When we begin to be seen and acknowledged creatively by others, it is usually because we begin to engage our Secondary Creative Expression. Using one of these seven creative energies, we feel capable of being successful on an outer level. This Secondary Creative Expression begins to overshadow our Imprinting and we begin to identify with energies that allow us to assert ourselves. This is where we develop an ability to operate as a coordinated personality with our own needs and desires. As we develop our own sense of power over our environment, we sometimes over-do or under-do this use of energy, upsetting others when we attempt to use our creative energy to fix or control them. Over time we learn effective boundaries so we moderate the use of this energy.

Some individuals choose to stop growing once they are being successful in their Secondary Creative Expression. It is easy to become comfortable at this level of growth because often we are making the money we always dreamed of and are able to live a life that is safe and secure. We may sense that there is more to life than getting up and doing our work, but we do not trust that we have any other choice. We may feel stuck, so we focus on the day when we can retire. All we have to do is “suck it up” for another 10 years or so, right?

There is nothing wrong with being successful and having a lifestyle we like. We suggest a different perspective of the role our Secondary Expression plays in our life. We need to look at our Secondary, in relation to our Primary and explore all the possible ways the Secondary can support the Primary. Our Primary Creative Expression has its own plan for a Life Work path that will bring us a greater sense of fulfillment and joy because we are doing something we love while contributing to others. We have already experienced the success of our Secondary, so all we need to do is start shifting our successful Secondary into a support role to our Primary’s vision for our life. A shift in lifestyle may not be as horrible as we imagine! In fact, being fulfilled in our purpose leads to greater abundance. Transitions are scary, but the results can be surprising.

The seven Secondary Creative Expressions are uniquely designed to provide the support our Primary Expressions require to fulfill our Life Purpose. While some of the descriptions will be similar to the Primary descriptions, keep in mind that as Secondary expressions, the focus is on “doing” (success) rather than the Primary focus of “being” (fulfillment). 

Validating Our Secondary Creative Expression

We can validate our Secondary Creative Expression by identifying the main characteristics we have used in our life, to be successful. For many, these qualities have been the focus of our careers. If we haven’t had a long term career, but instead have had multiple jobs without a noticeable pattern, then we have to take a look at our parents, to see if we have been “doing” our Secondary, or if we have been doing what our parents wanted us to, or the reverse (anything besides what our parents wanted!) In either case, we could be operating from our Imprinting. The difference between our Secondary Expression and the Imprinting we received from our parents is that our Imprinted expression is not seen and valued by others. In such situations we end up wanting to express ourselves but then deny who we are because it is in conflict with who our parents wanted us to be. Some individuals do not realize how unconscious and unseen these parental beliefs can be in our own life. Sometimes we take on our parents’ unconscious aversions to an energy, particularly one of our energies. As a result, we will unconsciously avoid embodying this energy.

We heal our Self by seeing the beauty and wonder in our Secondary expression and find avenues which support our manifesting it. The more we believe we are our imprinting, the more we unconsciously deny our real selves. This creates a discontinuity between who we believe we need to be in order to create a sense of Safety and Security, and what we actually can contribute as an Authentic Being. The nature of this conflict is frequently self-sabotaging. The Creative Expression Imprinting we receive from our parents is more about appearing to deliver than actually doing so. When we are acting out our Imprinting, others can neither see nor appreciate what we want to contribute to them, because we are not doing it in a genuinely committed or passionate way.

How do you seek to be most Successful?

a) Do you focus on making sure everything is done correctly and without question? (Orchestrator)
b) Are you committed and devoted to demonstrating that you put others first? (Compassionate)
c) Do you focus on being productive and delivering simple, unambiguous results? (Implementer)
d) Do you prefer to be somewhat invisible and hard to define wanting to keep all possibilities open? (Inventor)
e) Do you focus on using details to demonstrate depth of understanding? (Investigator)
f) Do you have extraordinary capabilities that others don’t seem to appreciate? (Visionary)
g) Do you influence others by using humor in your interactions? (Storyteller)

Appreciating Our Secondary Creative Expression

Most individuals do not find it difficult to appreciate the contribution of the Secondary energy. Typically, we begin expressing our Secondary Creative Expression as early as our teenage years as we start our quest for independence. As a result of our childhood we have formed ideas as to what type of lifestyle we want for ourselves, to fill our needs for Survival and Success. Our Secondary Expression is the means for achieving our goals, until such time as we are ready to express our Primary Creative Expression. As previously mentioned, due to our conditioning and defensiveness, most of us do not begin to experience our Primary Creative Expression until we are at least 35 years old. The transition from “doing” our Secondary Expression to “being” our Primary Expression, can be painful. Our Secondary does not want to let go of control. We have doubts that we can even support ourselves by doing something different, or something we love. As we continue to move forward, we need to let go of our limiting stories and beliefs.

At some point, we can begin to appreciate the beauty of our design. We realize that our Secondary is perfectly suited to support how we truly want to be in the world as our Primary Creative Expression. All of our experiences in life, work, and relationships integrate so we are able to consciously direct our path with the support of the choices we have made.

Orchestrating Intelligence Secondary Expression

(formerly known as King, Intrapersonal or Ray 1)

Known As A Comprehensive Planner. We Secondary Orchestrating Intelligence individuals, or Orchestrators, demonstrate extreme fortitude and are able to cut through ineffective structures or posturing to get to the result. This makes us natural leaders with a greater capacity to control, lead, direct, and achieve greatness. Compared to other Intelligences, the certainty we demonstrate in our actions can be seen as incredibly bombastic. Because we accept no failure (in ourselves or others), we succeed by sheer force of will, which to most is equated as self-centered and egoistic. What should be respected and focused on is our capacity to get things moving in a direction that will work quickly, regardless of the obstacles.  We believe we cannot back down, or others will get the wrong idea. We assert our contribution in an overt way, which can be off-putting to others. We do not do this to intimidate or impress people, but rather to set the stage to display our distinctiveness. What is challenging to others is the clear, one-pointed intent we have.

Because of the denseness and systematic nature of our Creative Intelligence, it is sometimes hard for us to see the bigger picture. Ironically, it is our instinctive way to speak truth to power that helps us get through it. It is particularly difficult to identify the difference between our selfishness and separateness and to distinguish if the way we use these qualities is actually the best way to get the job done. It is easy for us to get caught up in our own importance and to use conflict as a way to substantiate our existence. Most other individuals will always believe that there must be a better way than to dive in head first, kicking and screaming. But then again, they are not the ones getting the job done. What counterbalances our ability to overdo (self-focus) is the desire for group good and altruistic service. In short, we succeed because we see the value of every team member and asset in achieving our goal. Ultimately, we succeed only if we are willing to share our creative capacity with our team and in turn be supported by the team to make our contribution bigger than previously imagined. What this takes is shifting from personal will to a transpersonal understanding of the value of the group.

Secondary Orchestrators seek to manifest our unique ability to see the larger picture in order to anticipate what is needed, so we are excellent planners. Unfortunately, having the Orchestrating Intelligence in a Secondary position means we can easily become more attached to using our destructiveness in tactical ways that are not thought out in advance. It also means we are more egotistically tied to our ideas and tend to take personal offense at anyone who does not live up to our ideal. We can easily identify Secondary Orchestrators by how much we require others to defer to us. Typically, we want to be acknowledged as the primary creative source in any project when, in fact, we are primarily coordinating the activities so they occur effectively. When we are undeveloped, we can be ruthless, belligerent, and intimidate others into giving us what we want. As we become conscious participants, we seek a common good for the group and honor each person as a co-contributor in the process.

The most important thing others can do to honor Secondary Orchestrators is to acknowledge our self-mastery in creating structures that allow groups we lead to survive and succeed. When we are honored for our ability to take care of ourselves and others, we can see them as a resource and not as individuals who are going to drain our energy. At the outset, one of the worst things others can do with us is to question our plans and processes. We can only accept others’ input after they have demonstrated the value of their unique skill base. Therefore initially, it is always useful to be respectful with Orchestrators. It allows the time we need to understand and find a way to maximize others’ value to the group. As we like to see ourselves as the initiators of things, this strategy supports us in doing that. During this period, it is important for us to assess how evolved each party is in their leadership capabilities. When actualized, Orchestrator Secondaries can become equal partners if the parties can reach a place of mutual understanding.

As Orchestrator Secondaries, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. The first is to be direct and assertive in any situation. Any ambiguity is seen as weakness or confusion. Second is to assess our resources in a detached way so we can leverage what we are doing in a way that will make an impact. Third is to have an uncompromised vision or scope so we can anticipate the objections of others and trump them. Fourth, we develop and manifest strong communication skills that can be persuasive in all circumstances. Fifth, we need to create ways for others to remember us as part of a legacy of a life well-lived. Sixth, we need to express ourselves in a way that will awaken the admiration and adoration of others so we can earn their esteem and respect. Seventh, we want to manifest a degree of personal integrity and self-mastery that will make an impression on everyone we meet. The difference between Orchestrating Intelligence Primaries and Orchestrating Intelligence Secondaries is that Primaries are unwilling to be defined by circumstances and will find ways to level the playing field if any imbalance exists. Secondaries like to overcome the obstacles and can be more dramatic and demanding in the implementation of their processes.

On the personality level, which is our Secondary Expression, Orchestrators use power to maintain safety and security in our position. Our personal focus makes us appear to be selfish and self-absorbed; when in fact we are trying to organize people around us in ways that would be beneficial to all. On a secondary level, we are more likely to be hands-on implementers, than at a Primary Expression. Until as an Orchestrator we have aligned ourselves and are clear about our vision, it is hard for us to be in alignment with others. As a result, most of our development as an Orchestrator on the Secondary level is about owning our own internal conflicts and learning not to blame others.

The purpose of a Secondary Orchestrator energy is to embody being in charge of our lives. At this level, our safety and security desires drive us to maximize our effectiveness in ways that can be somewhat off-putting to others in our environment. The more we can be present in ourselves and accept our power to manifest without subverting the will of others, the more we will be embodying it appropriately. Overall, the Orchestrating Intelligence on a Secondary level is about manifesting a sense of well-being others can aspire to. On a Secondary level, Orchestrators are more likely to be judgmental, preferring people who are honest and upfront, to those who are deceptive and dishonest.

As Orchestrator Secondaries we hold a large creative space and see ourselves as the arbiter who makes the choices that put our reality together. As we become more conscious, we focus on being abundant and maximize our choices to offset our fear of being powerless. We are usually heavily influenced by our Primary Creative Energy to provide a sense of direction and focus for our mastery. The more we give space to our Primary Expression, the more balanced our Secondary Orchestrating Expression will be. Until we focus on our Primary expression, the Orchestrator will seem more overdone and centralized, even if we are expressing it in a balanced way.

A balanced Orchestrator Secondary makes our home a castle. We like elegant surroundings and a sense of space and grandeur. Elegant surroundings help us to manifest our intentions in the world. We become very attached to being supported at a level that matches our contribution. This leads us to try to personalize our travel arrangements preferring first class service or our own plane. We love being chauffeured around because we feel we can then focus on getting things done more effectively. The more in balance we are with ourselves, the more we are able to share our generosity. The more out of balance we are, the more we use these things to distance ourselves from connections with people.

As an Orchestrator Secondary we are known for our extreme self-focus. While many would consider our demands for deference to be an overdone need for affirmation, what is really occurring is tha knowing what we want and who we are allows us to define ourselves powerfully in the world. While some are offended by our personal assertiveness because it impinges upon certain social contracts, typically we use it to awaken others to the possibilities of their own true nature. We believe it is our mandate to bring people together in ways that can produce large-scale results. Our ability to assess, determine, and discriminate what will work in a situation leads us to become overly attached to certain people in our entourage. Overall, it is our personal alignment with ourselves that compels others to align with us.

When we are Undeveloped in our Secondary Orchestrator, we focus on objective outer accomplishment. It is our steadfastness and endurance that distinguishes us from others. At this stage, we can be as destructive as constructive because we are unwilling to tolerate opposition. People find it difficult to confront us because of our ability to integrate our thoughts, feelings and actions into persuasive action. Ultimately, we like to see ourselves as liberating people who work for us from the tedious jobs they would have to do without our intervention. In this way, we believe we give the gift of freedom to the people who work for us, when in fact, we can be very tyrannical and demanding. The key characteristic that reflects this stage is our ability to make strong intellectual distinctions that define what works versus what does not work.

Undeveloped, we are known for our selfish self-reliance. At this stage, we are usually unwilling to trust others. Therefore, we believe we have to dominate and impress people with who we are. Our all-consuming ambition drives us into willful acts of self-expression that scare others. The first thing other individuals have to deal with is whether or not they are on the same side as an Orchestrator Secondary. Our one-pointed assertiveness can seem indifferent, when in fact, we may be very concerned about your opinions of us. One of the best characteristics of this stage is recognizing how we are able to effectively hide our true personal feelings behind a façade of righteous indignation.

What is not understood about Orchestrator Secondaries is that while we operate from a sense of egotistic pride, separateness and isolation, others think we enjoy this. Instead this behavior is the burden we accept when we want to change things and make them better. Others do not and cannot appreciate that our destructiveness is in fact, how we regenerate new possibilities. What others do not seem to get is that by challenging the status quo, we accelerate the process of change and set the tone that brings in new possibilities. Many would also say that we do this in a clever way that guarantees us most of the spoils. Actually, we need to change massive structures and this means we need to create an excessive rate of return to pay for each project and to have money to invest in the future. The friction that occurs in these situations also has an air of anger and violence that is the result of changing the structure of how business is done, not only in the projects we touch, but also in the industries our projects affect. While it is natural to be shocked by our demands and question the limits of our authority, there are bound to be upset individuals who are not willing or able to change from how things have been done. It is easy to classify us as sharks in the system and not recognize that many of the old ways had sharks on their own (who allocated resources for their own interest). Our promise is that our interventions will result in things being done more effectively and with greater attention to results.

Our Orchestrating Intelligence is focused on intellectual conceptualization and how this is grounded instinctively in our Sensations. This means that we build energetic distinctions in different layers of thought and that the more solidified these concepts become, the more real they seem. Our strength comes from our ability to be more comprehensive in our thought processes. When our upbringing is not supportive, it is common to shut down our emotional sensitivity, and act tough. The more developed we become, the more we use our emotional well being to organize different frameworks so that we can be more methodical and complete. Being present to our emotional truth also amplifies our power to see things in a more comprehensive way. This does not mean we will ever be at ease with our Emotions and our Feelings. What it does mean is that a little emotional sensitivity will increase the integration of our Thoughts and Sensations and will also expand our perspective.

Our Intelligence internalizes the sense of power and externalizes our capacity to command a response from the universe. We accomplish this by developing and synthesizing ways to enact overt leadership. The focus is to learn by refining a command and control structure, which creates better feedback about what works and what does not work. The result is that it makes us the primary resource of any project. Over time, our appetite and desire to impose a sense of will upon the world helps to unify and expand our influence. We assert our view as a way to test its impact upon others. This becomes a way we create a sense of dominion. This internalized sense of being the best becomes the lever that we use to challenge others to follow us. To operate in our reality, others need to participate and accept our superiority. The process becomes self-fulfilling as we grow. The larger our influence, the more people defer to us. Anyone who questions or subverts our will is either immediately cast out or simply destroyed. The more evolved we are, the less we use absolutes in governing others. The less evolved we are, the more we are willing to use brute force and be destructive as a way of breaking down what is not in alignment with our will. The more confident we become, the more flexible we become in attaining our goals.

On the Secondary Intelligence level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our energy can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. As Secondary Orchestrators, too little means that we do not take a leadership role in making something happen. When we under do, our strength and courage is withheld and understated. We frequently make a choice to not impose ourselves on others because we have seen how much turbulence and/or pain it causes others to deal with our perspective. Under doing provides us with a capacity to preserve our values but not to express them directly in an outward manner. In effect, we are trying to minimize our visibility and allow others to state the obvious and make the arguments for change. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Orchestrating Intelligence are that we are afraid to assert our will believing ourselves to be too egocentric or too self-centered to provide a balanced perspective. Perhaps we are concerned that we will be rejected and made a scapegoat or an excuse for not taking action. Under doing our Secondary Expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression.

When we overdo our Secondary Orchestrating Intelligence, it is easy to get caught up in our sense of how others should defer to us. This leads to greater distortions where we get caught up in what we know and diminish the knowing of others around us to our detriment. We also can get drunk on our sense of power where we toy with others, sometimes merely as a source of entertainment. Over doing our Intelligence also leads to an exalted state where we can do no wrong in pursuit of fulfilling our purpose. This could lead to situations where we do things just to prove we can. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is that it promotes a sense of competition and even mindless destruction of effective co-operation because we are caught up in believing that we are the central lynchpin in any plan.

We mature and find fulfillment in our contribution by learning how to organize our Secondary Expression in terms of our Primary Expression. Either under and over doing our Secondary Orchestrating Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. It is also different than any Creative Expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way, it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary Expression in terms of our Primary Expression. With a Secondary Orchestrating Intelligence, this means that our power to synthesize, detach and understand the principals and priorities of our Primary, take precedence. The power of our Secondary liberates itself by serving the intention of our Primary. In effect, we naturally integrate and centralize the will of the Orchestrating Intelligence in our Primary Intelligence. In this process, we become more fearless in the expression of our Primary.

What is not understood about the Orchestrating Intelligence Secondary Expression is that, while we operate from a sense of egotistic pride, separateness and isolation, others think we enjoy this. Instead, this behavior is the burden we accept when we want to change things and make them better. Others do not and cannot even appreciate that our destructiveness is in fact, how we regenerate new possibilities. What others do not seem to get is that by challenging the status quo, we accelerate the process of change and set the tone that brings in new possibilities. Many would also say that we do this in a clever way that guarantees us most of the spoils. Actually, we need to change massive structures and this means we need to create an excessive rate of return to pay for each project and to have money to invest in the future. The friction that occurs in these situations also has an air of anger and violence that is the result of changing the structure of how business is done, not only in the projects we touch, but also in the industries our projects affect. While it is natural to be shocked by our demands and question the limits of our authority, there are bound to be a lot of upset individuals who are not willing or able to change from how things were done. It is easy to classify us as sharks in the system and not recognize that many of the old ways had sharks of their own (who allocated resources for their own interest). Our promise is that our interventions will result in things being done more effectively and with greater attention to the bottom line results.

It is important to realize that Orchestrating Intelligence is different from the Visionary Intelligence, because we emphasize the expansion of knowledge into knowledge and power in the world. The Visionary Intelligence is more internally focused on recognizing how what they know can inspire or influence what others know. Therefore, it has no fixed way of expressing its power. Since the Orchestrating Intelligence is a group expression of action, we are unrelenting in our pursuit of ambition. This ambition is initially expressed as a need to master control over one’s life. It is not until later stages in life that the welfare of others is included in our Expression. When challenged, this Intelligence either reacts and suppresses dissent (when unevolved) or attempts to clarify what is behind the question (when evolved).

We can get caught up in the illusion of our personal magnetism. This occurs when we fall in love with how much we can bend the will of others around us. While it is certainly true that we have this capacity, it is important for us to remember not to compromise the autonomy of others or seduce them for our own personal benefit. To do so, sets up an opposition in whatever work we do with them which will eventually undo any good we have generated. We are also susceptible to the illusion that we are infallible because our personal capacity seems outwardly more powerful than anyone else’s. As a result, we can fall into the delusion that we possess the right to do anything we want, which has the effect of isolating us from others and the Universe. When this occurs, it sets up a natural opposition between what we want and what the Universe wants. Our personal growth requires that we respond to the opportunities the Universe places in our path to get the full synergistic value of such endeavor. Another way of looking at this situation is whether what we want is exclusive and based completely on our own personal interest or, whether it is inclusive and takes into account the needs of others around us so that every time we work toward our exclusive self interest it diminishes our capacity to contribute in a way that can be supported by others.

It is interesting to note that whenever we minimize the needs of others we end up maximizing the illusion that we are, in fact, in charge. From this perspective we can see that being in charge requires us to take others’ needs into account so that we can effectively move the whole situation forward. Another variant of this problem is that whenever we fixate on a particular ambition and do not take into account world trends or the circumstances necessary to bring us into alignment with those who want the same thing, then eventually our result will be sabotaged. The ultimate lesson is that we have to enroll everyone in the possibility of what we are attempting to create (and it must serve them as well) to create permanent and sustained good.

Our Intelligence appreciates questions that clarify and/or define our policies for others. We respect individuals who help to ground and focus action, while we resent and/or hate those who bring more confusion, sentimentality or outright misinformation to a project. This is because everything must be defined in terms of the common goals and objectives we establish. It is very rare that any other individual can change the direction of a person with this Intelligence. While logic is what we seem to listen to (based upon others’ perspective of us), the real issue that drives us to shift our perspective is more comprehensive or higher quality information. This explains why Investigative and Inventive Intelligences are more trusted and sought out as advisors for Orchestrators.  Investigators typically provide information that fills in the gaps or strategically summarizes the picture of what is happening with a project. Inventive Intelligence individuals collect and provide non-traditional information that is commonly missing in the summaries by Investigative Intelligence individuals.

An aspect of Orchestrating Intelligence that is similar to Visionary Intelligence is the general impatience that is felt with whatever project is being worked on. We typically convey a sense of urgency that drives projects forward at their maximum speed. Sometimes others who are around Orchestrators can get burnt out. It is important for those people to speak up about their needs so that an optimal development plan can be developed that is practical and sustainable. It is necessary to understand that Orchestrators need effective feedback to appreciate personal boundaries. Without this feedback loop, systems break down and our power will be diminished. This does not mean that others do not find us a daunting force to confront, for our stubborn and obstinate nature makes it seem like we are an immovable object. Individuals with the Orchestrating Intelligence seem to maximize personal freedom and self-liberation just like Inventive Intelligence individuals. The key difference is that Orchestrators only give themselves freedom as a direct result of their achievements.

Compassionate Intelligence Secondary Expression

(formerly known as Server, Interpersonal or Ray 2)

Known for teaching others to Love. As Secondary Compassionate Intelligences, we seek to be honored for our commitment to loving others unconditionally. We place ourselves in the center of all passionate and/or feeling expression. We envision our contribution to be one of directly supporting the growth and well being of those around us. We are known for being nice, easy and nurturing, because we see this as part of our job in the world.

In this process, we can become extremely protective and concerned about the well-being and emotional health of any person, which represents an expression of good (to us). Our sensitivity and attachment to these individuals is a source of both our strength and weakness. It motivates us to move forward and be supportive, but it can also result in an unconscious protection or coddling of those who we believe need our help. This means that some of our motivation for doing things with others arises from a fear of being alone and therefore, we create safety for ourselves by making sure we are at their side. Without realizing it, our need to be supportive and our desire to protect others can actually reflect our own need to protect ourselves. The biggest challenge of course is to let go of our attachments and embody selfless altruism. The capacity to lead and make a difference cannot be mediated by conditional love (I’ll love you if you love me).

Fusion is a key word for those of us with the Compassionate Intelligence. We need to tune in and absorb the inner quality of a thing to truly know it. Our Compassionate Intelligence allows us to clearly differentiate between a wide variety of qualities and characteristics that pertain to anything we look at. This makes us a generalist by nature.  We typically experience our Intelligence as a series of choices between many different options. It is the blending of these qualities which makes us appear to others to be much more inclusive. Others can view our Secondary Intelligence as heart-centered or even abstract and/or sentimental. This occurs, because others do not have the capacity to blend and synthesize an experience like we Compassionates can.  

Another way of looking at this is to notice our tendency to focus on the quality of something rather than its outer appearance. This enables us to synthesize and summarize the qualities of others in a somewhat abstract manner. The key thing to understand is that we tend to unify the underpinnings of Thoughts which reflect our emotional truth with the feeling sensibilities of our Sensations, which ground us in our body. It is the strength of our Emotions and Feelings, which sometimes misleads others to believe that we Feel first, when in fact we may be a Think first individual. Like Inventive Intelligence individuals, we are very impressionable. We absorb the truth of any circumstance and can carry a residual energetic signature long afterwards. Because of our innate capacity to unify the Emotions of the mind with the Feelings of the body, we have an inherent head start in developing and understanding Intuition. This makes it possible for us to see the likely outcomes of any circumstance before others do.

We are energetically able to anticipate reactions and responses to possible activities both as an individual and as a group. This makes us extremely good at integrating and teaching a broad series of topics or anything that develops the inner spiritual perspective of others. Our inner peacefulness and patience is also an antidote to the urgency and abrasiveness of both Orchestrating and Intentional Intelligence individuals. Due to our inner focus, we have a greater capacity to use the Law of Attraction to inevitably bring together all that is needed to be personally fulfilled. When evolved, we possess an empowered, Creative knowing that supports us in seeing deeply into the being of others. Our ability to distinguish and energize our inner knowing also makes us more tolerant of the differences of others (when we are self-actualized). Ironically, we seem to have the least tolerance of any other Intelligence, when we deny our ability to love our own Creative Nature.

The key quality of our self-knowing empowers us to be extremely insightful when it comes to dealing with different psychological perspectives. Our capacity to recognize different distortions and self-denials is exemplary. Combining this capability with the capacity to forgive and see the higher possibility in others makes us extremely good as psychiatrists or addiction counselors. What makes us so effective is our ability not to judge or dismiss our patients when they do not know how to take care of themselves. Some would say that our secret weapon is our capacity to use the positive nurturing, feminine energies to evoke the possibility of faith in others. It is critical to understand how this is different in essence and scope than the Visionary Intelligence. Visionary Intelligence individuals invoke ideals and goals more powerfully in a group format to inspire transformation. Compassionates invite others to investigate their problems in a uniquely personal one-on-one manner.

Secondary Compassionates seek to help those around us as a way to demonstrate our transpersonal commitment to the well-being of others. Our niceness can sometimes be overwhelming to others. Our need to serve can actually put others off, especially when others do not know whether it is real or authentic for the Compassionate Secondary. What Compassionate Secondaries seek most is to be honored for our commitment to loving others unconditionally. In the U.S., it is hard for us to convey this to others in ways that can be understood because others do not know how to put in context the connection they have with the Compassionate Secondary. Simply stated, Compassionate Secondaries want to feel the heart connection demonstrated by the actions we take without being defined or limited by the service. In a way, our contributions are just our ante in the game, which we hope others will meet or raise. Undeveloped Compassionate Secondaries are extremely critical and act as if love does not matter, when it really does. Actualized Compassionate Secondaries learn how to not take things personally when people do not know how to return the love we give.

The most important thing others can do to honor Compassionate Secondaries is to keep things simple and connected. The more complicated things are, the more confusing it becomes for us. What we want is to maintain a heart connection with everyone we interact with. Usually this means minimizing the conflict and trying to “fix” things internally before asking for help. It is valuable for Compassionate Secondaries to question what we take on, being mindful not to lose our Self in caretaking others. Distinguishing from caretaking the places where we can truly serve and be served in the process, is critical. The common lesson frequently between Compassionate Secondaries and others we attract reflects caretaking and care receiving. When we or others have been taken advantage of in our past, we or they may misinterpret loving actions as a way to manipulate them/us. Persistence in being loving, however, will produce wonderful results. One of the challenges of Compassionate Secondaries is that we are easily inclined to become a “psychic sponge,” taking on the tensions of those around us. It is important, therefore, that others honor us and we honor our Self by owning our own issues as they come up, not expecting others to embody the issue for us. We honor others by helping them distinguish our issues from their issues.

As Compassionate Secondaries, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First and foremost, we can make others uncomfortable by our beaming heart-centered presence. We can disarm others with our compassion and ability to empathize as well. Second, we respond to loving acknowledgements and grow by giving the same to others. What we seek the most is the experience of intimacy. Third, when we bond with others, we see it as our duty to either take care of them or perform appropriate acts of service depending on how Actualized we are in our Compassionate Secondary. Fourth, our desire to connect to others depends to some degree on their commitment and demonstrated investment in connecting to us. We do not want to feel we are doing all the connecting, while they are being passive. Fifth, we develop the capacity to understand others and in turn, seek to be understood. Sixth, we need to act whenever we are uncomfortable or uncertain about future outcomes. Otherwise, tension builds and we take on the problems of the world. Seventh, when we manifest our own heartfulness, our own ability to relax, relaxes others. Compassionate Primaries are more outer-directed and typically become teachers in some form, while Compassionate Secondaries help bond groups and family connections.

Compassionate Secondaries use a simple sense of connectedness with others to be successful in work endeavors. People around us like our reasonableness and our ability to work to make things happen. Others appreciate our common humanity and lack of pretension. This makes it easier for us to attract people who become attached as we go through their lives. Our gift is that we promote a degree of loving understanding and an ability to have others easily appreciate our goodhearted nature. We attract people who especially need emotional support making it very important that we learn how to establish boundaries, and put our needs first. Otherwise we will not have the energy to support others. The more a Compassionate Secondary is operating in higher motives, the more we attract conscious people to us. Our goal is to create a network of friends who will support us as much as we support them. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case as we end up giving more than we receive and end up thinking this is our lot in life. It is our easygoing nature that tends to invite people who abuse our open heartedness, which is our largest challenge.

We like to be seen as effective trusted coworkers that others can count on. In this way, we try to be the faithful friend who is there no matter what the weather conditions. This is our way of showing that we really care about others. We are always seeking to be more appropriate and uplifting in the way we interact with other people. Our natural radiance and warmth make us sensitive to what others need and we feel extremely capable of describing what we need. Our value becomes defined by how others see and accept us, and therefore we become very attached to being seen as a trustworthy person who is kind and considerate. We are incredibly good listeners at this stage, and we attempt to clarify the thoughts of others so they can see that they are loved and accepted. We build self-worth at this stage by following through on commitments we make to others and doing more than is expected so others naturally appreciate us. We call this process conspicuous love-ability.

At this stage we can be extremely psychic and we are natural healers because of our ability to tune in to energies, particularly through hands-on healing. One of the primary indicators that we are at this stage is our incredible sense of sweetness, which others may initially think is an act. Through our connectedness and follow-through we soon demonstrate that this sweetness is a natural thing that you can count on. It is our extreme vulnerability which makes us sensitive to the vulnerabilities of others and where we attempt to protect them from the pain they experience, sometimes to distract ourselves from our own pain. At this stage we tend to hate negativity, believing that it is something we can do without in the world.

Compassionate Secondaries are incredibly sensitive receivers. This enables us to tune in to the concerns and problems of others so that we naturally start talking to people in a way that seems as if each person is a member of our family. We are highly impressionable and can easily re-create the trauma people experience in times of crisis, producing those symptoms temporarily in ourselves. By honoring our own boundaries, we can learn to offset some of these negative characteristics. Overall, we seek to create a sense of unity with others that allows them to feel comfortable, nurtured and supported by us. We hate operating abruptly, for it is jarring in our relationships, especially when we have established a creative rapport with others.

As we grow in our Compassionate Secondary, we need to love others in order to love our Self. The more we purify ourselves of greed, avarice, jealousy, envy and anger, the more we allow ourselves to love and accept ourselves as we are. When we are not committed to purifying ourselves, we become more attached to others loving us to make up for our perceived deficiencies, and we can be more fearful. This is when we attempt to set high standards that even we cannot live up to, believing that our ideals have to be out of reach to offset the fears that we are too easy on ourselves. When we begin to love ourselves, we relax into the possibility that we create our reality and it would be more effective to be gradually growing in our ability to implement, rather than to assume we have to wait to attain some huge ideal before we are willing to accept ourselves.

As Secondary Compassionates we try to prove that we are faithful to ourselves. This usually means we experience our connectedness through our spirituality or religious activity. On the personality level, Compassionates use reasonableness and happy self-radiance to minimize the problems of others. We believe the love we have for ourselves is enough to transform the problems of others around us. Therefore we become committed to being there for people even if they are not there for us. What we enjoy most is clarifying the needs of others so they can determine what they truly want. We also find enjoyment in helping people set standards of behavior that make others proud.

Undeveloped, we seek to express an inspirational compassion that draws people. Many times we are caught up in roles that emphasize our healing and teaching qualities, which then diminishes our ability to take risks. What we seek is for people to be as patient and understanding with us as we are with others. Unfortunately, this is unlikely, as we make it our life work to be the most adaptive and loving of everyone. The problem is that at this stage we are extremely emotionally sensitive and can be hurt by people not honoring us or our needs.

Undeveloped, we are resentful caretakers that end up becoming judgmental and fearful of the needs of others. At this stage, survival drives us to try to take care of ourselves when, in fact, we believe we have to take care of others first. This inner conflict makes us timid, controlling and overly attached to impractical ideals. Our separative perceptions of what is needed drive us to choose what we are able to do for others without compromising ourselves. Unfortunately, these actions are not always necessary and others get into resistance when they are being cared for in ways they are not requesting. The challenge is that we need clear guidance as to what would work for other people, which we are unwilling to ask for because then we may have to do it. As a result, our ignorance keeps us jammed where we do not see a way out.

The difference between a Compassionate Primary and Compassionate Secondary is that on the primary level our service is uplifting and transforms us, while on the Secondary level, our Compassionate supports and nurtures others so we can be nurtured in return. On a primary level, our service is joyful and exuberant because it is our ideal growth process and we are uplifted by it. On the Compassionate Secondary level, we are interested in making sure others know they are loved by what we do for them. This means our contribution is one where we expect a return and desire to be seen as valuable. On the Compassionate Primary level, we know we are valuable and we do not need confirmation from others to prove it.

One of the challenges for Compassionates is that we become protective about love and its many expressions. It is easy for us in this situation to get hurt and blindsided by the fickle expression of love by others. As a result we become more fixated on building continuity around our experience of love by reinforcing its eternal nature. When this happens, we end up asserting a structure about how love around us operates or at least how it should operate. This creates a situation where we demand others to be devoted to love the way we are. We enforce this framework by using “tough love” whenever we see someone acting in a way that is not loving to us. Tough love is where we threaten to withdraw and not participate if they do not engage us the way we want. Some other Intelligence expressions could experience this as a defensive structure where we either need to play the game of our Secondary Compassionate Intelligence or go home. While it is true that this structure requires effort to engage, the potential benefit is that we as Compassionates are in fact committed to expressing love and therefore try to live up to our own beliefs.

Expressions of personality love mean so much to us because it is a way to make real our internal desires. One indication of this is how we become more structured and demanding that others love us in particular ways. When others do not follow our suggestions, we believe they do not care for us. The truth is, for their Creative Nature this expression of love may not be natural. For example, a Secondary Compassionate may desire public displays of affection in a certain way which may be resisted by their partner. Other potential ways of showing love could be acts of service, gift giving, celebrations of different occasions, and words of acknowledgement and encouragement. Secondary Compassionates appreciate all these expressions and normally need this type of support to validate their internal structure which can distance them from their own experience of being loved. When another individual does not live up to our expectations, the common issue is that we need these expressions of love to offset our own internal doubts and fears because we have not embodied love to the degree we think we should.

The core issue is that we are growing through love to be successful. Because it is so core to us we take personally every fault we discover about ourselves along the way. These results in a degree of hyper-alertness about how we should be loving and show love even if it does not feel appropriate. In short, we become fixated on proving that we can love better than others. Most of the time, this shows up in our choosing partners who are projects and need loving attention. We end up believing that if we can transform our partner and make them more able to love themselves that we will finally be able to accept how loving we are. The problem is that others may come to resist our suggestions because it seems to compromise their autonomy and rebel against our objective. This creates an enormous amount of frustration and may result in our becoming more stubborn and strong willed, where we need to prove our independent toughness about getting our way. In effect, we try to break down our partner’s resolve by showing them how much they need us.

What we need to learn to do is to release our attachments to seeing love as only a personality expression. Instead of fixating on love as the result of sex or believing that love depends on how well we protect or direct our partner we need to let the whole idea that love is manifested as serving the needs of our partner. While these expressions of love are not bad, the consciousness behind these expressions is limited. We need to find a way to be more inclusive, open and recognize that others are loving us the best way they can. If their expression of love does not meet us or bring about a full engagement of who they are, then it is important to move on. The key issue is to recognize that we cannot change another’s way of expressing love other than being loving with them and accepting them as they are.

What is often misunderstood is our sense of duty and calling to do the best in any situation. This means that we frequently get caught up in doubt and fearfulness about the outcomes of any particular situation about people. In any situation where people are affected we want to make sure that we have anticipated the negative impact and be able to compensate for the problems. As a result it takes us more time to work through our strategies when others might be hurt. Ironically, it is only because we have to deal with these circumstances and difficulties of solving these particular problems which can take away an element of our humanity over time. This is why we can be seen as cold and indifferent, when actually we are always second-guessing our choices. It is also likely that our sense of duty transforms our fearfulness into fearlessness. Some individuals would even suggest that it is only our desire to transcend our fears that makes us want to convince others of our superiority. Again, in our attempt to deny or discount our fears, it sometimes drives us to overcompensate by falsely believing that there is no other way of doing things other than what we are suggesting.

It is also important to remember that we love others where they are, and we use the power of love as our source of redemption. Unlike Visionary Intelligence individuals, Compassionate Intelligence individuals can easily get caught up with a variety of attachments. As a Compassionate Intelligence, whenever we focus on the outer form or appearance of things we are also subject to the distortions of Maya [Sanskrit: illusion] and Glamour. Our personal challenge is to support a greater sense of personality detachment by seeing and acknowledging those characteristics which unify and reveal our common humanity. This usually begins when we are able to see the inner nature of our constituents so we do not get caught up in the outer presentation. This requires that we develop and expand our commitment to the growth of our internal knowing and being. The more we develop transpersonal tools, the easier it will be for us to support others in a way that transforms them.

Our growth comes about by establishing an internal center of magnetism, heartfelt caring, and a reflection of others. In this space, there is safety, support and a calm, kind sense of being seen. The more we trust our intuitive sense of what works for those around us, the more effectively we can encourage our friends and partners to take on the challenges of their lives. It is our grounded appreciation of the issues of others, which assists us in guiding them on their path. We do this not only for their vocation but also for the growth they seek for the relationships they are in. We feel satisfied when others are able to share their Truth without reservation, knowing that it will be honored and respected by us.  We are designed to help inspire others to go beyond their fears and not become frozen by them. Unfortunately, we can get caught up in our own fears and become unwilling to take advantage of unexpected opportunities where our destiny could be revealed. Ultimately, we need to learn to balance our desire to show up for others with a commitment to be there for ourselves.

We demonstrate our power by being able to see things simultaneously, from multiple points of view. We possess a degree of 'groundedness' by being anchored in our body through Sensations (10%) and Feelings (30%).  We do not need to be combative because our Emotions are 10% and Thoughts are 20%, although when undeveloped we can become hardened, cool and tough. The more developed we are, the more we use our Intuition to internally recreate the experience of others within ourselves. This provides us with an enormous advantage by being able to put ourselves in others’ shoes so we literally approximate what others experience. An advantage of this approach is our ability to operate on all levels; we know how to reflect the experience of others without distorting it. The downside of this Intelligence is that we can become incredibly absorbed in taking on the problems of others, when we may not have the tools to differentiate where we are versus taking on the experience of others.

We can recognize the importance of Compassionate Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do, or react to it. When we overdo this Intelligence, we project a desire for stillness and clarity on others, criticizing and harassing them if they do not comply. Over doing can lead to the appearance that we are intolerant, judgmental and fixed in our ways. When we under-do this Intelligence, we become absorbent, accumulate Thoughts (without processing them), and become discombobulated. This can lead to others doubting our power or capacity to make tough decisions. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our form of Intelligence (particularly when we are open and receptive and others cannot get a fix on us), we become extremely distressed. It is interesting to note that while we can be non-judgmental, we do not want to get lost in inaction or being indecisive. When we are hurt, we become cold, wary, and constricted as a way to protect our self.

On the Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our energy can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. With the Secondary Compassionate Intelligence, too little means that we are not willing to confront others when something does not work for us. We are too frightened to express our clear perceptions of what is happening and we can even become patronizing in our sympathetic attempts to acknowledge others. When we are under doing our Secondary Compassionate Intelligence, we end up fantasizing how we will salvage the lives of others and redeem ourselves in the process.

Under doing provides us the opportunity to understand love but not necessarily act on it. In effect, we are trying to minimize our visibility and be the “power behind the throne” that everyone else needs to consult. We drown ourselves in sensitive, receptive and impressionable ways to emotionally influence others. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Compassionate Intelligence are likely that we are afraid to actually acknowledge that love is a power we need to be responsible for because its effects are long-lasting and permanent. Perhaps we are also afraid that others will judge us for being too harsh, indifferent or even strong about our principles and expression of love. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression.

When we over do our Secondary Compassionate Intelligence, it is easy to get caught up in believing that because we are so loving, everyone should engage us. This leads to greater distortions where we end up competing to be the best caretaker and try to be the most compassionate. We also can get caught up in demonstrating how sensitive we are to the behavior of others and frequently claim (behind their backs) that they are too mean to us. Over doing our Intelligence leads to an exalted state where we believe we need to teach and illuminate the minds of others because we obviously have the answers they want. We can also assert that our love of the truth makes us the most faithful and trusting friend they could ever have. This could lead to situations where when others react negatively, we are the first to claim foul and therefore feel justified imposing a sentence of tough love upon them. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is we compete to be the most loving in a way that is actually manipulative, competitive and even materialistic.

We mature and find our fulfillment in our contribution by learning how to organize our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. Either under and over doing our Secondary Compassionate Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. It is also different than any Creative expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. Secondary Compassionate Intelligence helps us to cohere and clarify the expression of love in terms of our Primary expression. In this way, Radiant Self Unifying Love becomes the foundation of how we express our Primary. The power of our Secondary uplifts and makes clear through magnetic re-organization, the method of our Primary expression. In effect, we naturally integrate and heal ourselves through love so that our own energetic field transforms any negative expression by others. As a result, we become more serene in our expression of our Primary.

It is likely that we wish to be more popular but find that some individuals do not seem to like us. This irritates and frustrates us, particularly when we make extended effort to do everything in our power to be seen by them. Little do we realize that this response is not about us but usually reflects their upbringing and problems in accepting them selves. We blame ourselves because our Compassionate Intelligence has as its internal goal to “get” others directly and truthfully. If we are not getting them then we believe we failed. It also hurts us when they cannot get us no matter how much we try to explain things. Unfortunately, we define our success at this level as having others appreciate us for what we contribute. How we react is usually to find ways to contribute that they can’t deny. This can be seen in our attempts to make sure that things run smoothly, that everybody knows what everybody else is doing, and that everybody is contributing the best they can. This heightens our appetite to prove we are more responsible than those around us.

We accomplish this by being more determined to be inclusive and see all points of view and take into account everyone who is contributing. We get caught up in this high minded, big view (of ourselves) as a way of making ourselves feel like bigger people. We could also strive to make everything perfect and then discount and/or deny any value when something is not complete or done to our satisfaction. This is particularly true when something does not meet up to our high standards. Ironically, while we hate arrogance we can end up appearing egotistical to others because we want everything to be “just so”. Another indication is our desire to be esteemed by others for the completeness we need to make things work. The more we honor ourselves and do not require others to compensate for our not valuing our own contribution, the more we become balanced and whole in our Secondary Intelligence expression.

Intentional Intelligence Secondary Expression

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

Known for their efficient modes of activity. As Secondary Intentional Intelligences, we are commonly involved in activities, which allow us to express our direct knowing of what needs to be done. The challenge with being so good at knowing what to do is that we may not think through or create strategies for ourselves to accomplish our purpose. We also may not be willing to involve others in any way, which could negatively impact us later. In effect, our capacity to be a source or center for the coordination of an activity depends on our consciousness and/or ability to include others. The first issue is being clear about our deeper motivations, goals and aspirations. Without a bigger goal on which to focus ourselves, it is difficult for us to be a conscious contributor to those around us. Our capacity to include others depends entirely upon how willing we are to learn from others and have them learn from us. The more we are able to see ourselves as a resource, who can benefit from the suggestions and support of others, the more likely we can share ourselves with others in a way to build greater interchanges. While it can be difficult to initiate because of our strongly independent nature, it is extremely valuable to skillfully weave others into our lives so that our Intelligence can be magnified to benefit others.

Sometimes this means allowing a small percentage of our activities to deliberately get out of hand (out of control). In this situation, versatility, playfulness and creativity can teach us new things about how to get things done with others. Of course, it will also benefit us to be less serious and not to impose our desire for certainty, particularly in situations where we have no previous experience. 

Secondary Implementers seek to determine the principles of effective and productive manifestation, so we are able to determine the course of action that produces maximum effect from minimal effort. Implementers on the Secondary level are more concerned about effective and efficient implementation than about the larger strategic possibilities. Once we have a process established, it takes us considerable time and effort to change it. We tend to take on large, overwhelming projects and get caught up in the busyness of the process, rather than being realistic about time frames. In this way, we become frustrated when we do not meet our own expectations or when others seem indifferent to the frustrations we are experiencing. When we are undeveloped, we can be very judgmental about the inabilities of others to do what they say. When we are Actualized, we learn how to scope our projects in ways that guarantee results in a proper time and encourage others to find easier ways to do the same task if they are competent.

The most important thing others can do to honor Implementer Secondaries is to acknowledge our physical, emotional, and mental boundaries. If others try to interpret our actions for us, tell us what we are feeling, or presume to know what we are thinking, it is guaranteed to provoke a reaction. It is helpful to honor us in our framework, allowing us to reveal ourselves as we feel comfortable. We cannot be cajoled, provoked, or enticed into revealing anything before we are ready. Simply stated, we want to establish trust. We want to ensure that you are who you say you are before rendering ourselves vulnerable. When others honor our boundaries and our ways of doing things, we will indicate our acceptance by how physically close we are with them. At our best, we are accountable, operate with fairness and integrity, and have a sense of justice and loyalty that makes us dependable, quality friends.

As Implementer Secondaries, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First is to assess our personal priorities and goals and marshal the resources needed to accomplish them. Second is to focus on physical effectiveness and outer power because it is important to be seen as moving things, even if it is the wrong direction. Third, we must organize ourselves in strategic ways to fulfill the priorities we set. This means paying attention to what is working and what is not working. Fourth, we need to honor our agreements and commitments to the letter so others will be inspired to live up to their end of the agreement as well. Fifth, we need to “walk our talk” and have our talk match our actions in order for us to feel others will trust us. Sixth, we need to build a sense of personal momentum so there is economy in all our actions. Seventh, we need to acknowledge others for their contributions in helping us fulfill our own goals and missions. The difference between Implementer Primaries and Implementer Secondaries is that Primaries have to take a front-seat leadership role in everything they create, while as Secondaries we are more interested in maximizing our effectiveness.

We are known for our ability to preserve and maintain a strong set of values and beliefs about what is right. We pride ourselves on our ability to identify facts and be accountable and maintain continuity between what we say and do. In our minds, we seek the truth and are able to follow through in our commitments without reservation or compromise. We are able to see ourselves both as heroic and pragmatic in what we accomplish. What we are best known for is our persistence and unbending commitment to protect the weak and the persecuted. Another characteristic that reveals an Intentional Intelligence secondary is our capacity to build momentum in a project that can easily overwhelm and/or influence others in our path. Finally, we have a supreme confidence that we can make things work and find it extraordinarily difficult to delegate things to others when we believe we can do it better.

As Secondary Implementers we use common sense values to encourage others to align with our activities. Our personal accountability and momentum brings out the “follower” in others as we automatically encourage others to rise to our standards. On the Secondary level, we are more likely to be confrontational when others do not agree with us. Implementers seek more continuity and consistency on the Secondary level than on the primary level, where we are more evolutionary.

Undeveloped, we see ourselves as heroic in our ability to overcome the odds. Our assertion is that without us, little would happen. We believe that it is our implementation and follow-through that enables things to work. While we are strong “doers”, it is our creative reasoning and rational approach that tend to impress others with our abilities. Usually, we have a business-like attitude that promotes confidence and engenders trust. One of the primary characteristics that identifies us at this stage is our intense loyalty to friends and associates. We love to be thought of as accountable, “the buck stops here.”

When we are Undeveloped we are easily identified by our hyperactive nature and our constant state of apparent “busyness.” This allows us to maintain our focus on our own priorities, making it difficult for others to engage us if we are not willing to be engaged. We tend to make everything extremely complex, which reflects our arrogance and need to control the situation. We can also be opportunistic and deceptive if we feel wronged or judged by others. Underneath all of this is usually a self-critical nature that comes out when we are attacked. The keynote energy of this stage is attempting to do everything with uniformity and consistency. In this way, we feel we make our mark on the world.

At our best, Secondary Implementers express the right mix of values that will produce results. We can easily be identified by our sense of fairness and accountability for what shows up around us. We really seek to create a self-defined set of standards for interacting with others. The difference between the Implementer Primary and Secondary is that Implementer Primaries are more focused on task management, while Implementer Secondaries are more defined in terms of the situation and how all the elements come together appropriately. Remember, Primary Implementers work to fulfill themselves, while Implementer Secondaries work to be seen as successful. Implementer Secondaries who are fully developed have learned to create more balance in the elements being preserved.

Our Intelligence is one in which personal will is expressed as direct activity; we show up as the consummate doer or Implementer. Impeccability, personal responsibility and adaptability to circumstances are all key values, developed in the pursuit of greater economy or productivity. We grow from a self-serving use of our will to obtain what is wanted, as well as developing strategies and tactics that maximize results and the capacity of self-sacrifice based upon personal principles. The development of our Intelligence begins with an internal activity perspective of our possibilities and an intellectual assertion of what success is. Additionally, we develop a creative capacity for seeing the consequences of the misuse of power. 

Along the way, we are able to attribute our understanding of what is possible and what is not to common sense. This is because we are able to grade potential options and understand the implications of different processes in an objective, clear manner. We do not accomplish this in some theoretical way, but rather in the direct practice of making choices that either work or do not work. Like the Orchestrating Intelligence, we are all about maximizing the movement and experience of alignment when something works. Unlike the Orchestrating Intelligence, we are more grounded in our abdomen and more interactive in a simplified manner with the outer world. The key issue is that the scope of our action is focused mainly on the personal and how the personal is connected to the mission of those we serve. 

While we can be found in organizational leadership, our main desire is to find a personal way to excel and master some particular specialty that provides a sense of leverage over others. We tend to specialize and organize ourselves by being the best we know how to be. It is critical that others honor and respect us for what we have accomplished, otherwise, there is little basis for a connection with these individuals. Like the Visionary and Orchestrating Intelligences, we are highly influenced by the development of motives. Any expansion or conscious development of motives greatly increases our breadth of vision. The key issue is being able to see the common distinctions that make it easier for us to predict when something will work from the things that will not work. 

When something does not work as expected, we question it for its actual relevance. This means that we are constantly refining our experience in terms of what works. Over time, more and more variables are introduced into the system, which provide us with an improved ability to control outcomes. Our other key qualities are endurance, resilience, and perseverance. When actualized, we learn how to push ourselves beyond the standards and norms of what is expected in society. Our desire to achieve and be acknowledged as the best drives us to seek either notoriety or fame for our exploits. We are the ultimate personal contributor and tend to avoid circumstances where we are at the affect of others or a group. What we want is the capacity to do what we know is going to produce the best result, with a minimum amount of resources. This is accomplished by a systematic thinking through of each option and the impact of every variable on the larger system. Remember, our key is to simplify and manage each variable in order to manipulate and control the outcome. 

The primary issue where we are not understood has to do with our idea of prioritization and implementation. We believe there is a natural order of priorities based on potential payoffs. The objective is to work through what is needed to find the potential benefit. Some would say this is very calculating and cold. Others also tend to falsely believe that what we do is to install a sense of inequality with others in the process, so they feel compelled to return the favor. What they miss is our inherent desire to do something well for our own benefit and reasons. Even though others think it is a game we play to convince others of our value, it is really a game we play to prove our essential value (irrelevant of what others think). The only aspect where we do things to distance ourselves from others is when we take on make-work projects where we are “busy” so that others do not expect us to attend their events. 

Our primary contribution (especially as it relates to Inventive, Investigative, Visionary, and Patterning Intelligences) is to set objectives and establish ways to measure results so the process can be improved. Another dimension of our sense of economy is our ability to be effective in the utilization of money. We directly support the materialization of desire, primarily because it has a constant exterior perspective of what is needed. This focus is also useful to us in business and in organizational development, because we systematically organize processes and people to get the most from the least. Our key issue to confront is finding the most appropriate way to participate in an organization or an activity. 

Sometimes, as Secondary Implementers, we get overly caught up in the doing and have a difficult time delegating. Other times, we seek to impose our sense of balance on circumstances without the appropriate authority or power to bring people or processes into alignment. Finally, we also tend to experience analysis paralysis and a sense of futility, when we overdo the intellectual at the cost of our own natural response or activity. The answer to these challenges requires that we learn to trust our knowing and recognize that it is through action that we constantly learn and refine our contribution. 

The core quality we bring to any situation is the confidence to engage and manage it. Since our Intelligence is physically known, eternally resourceful, and selectively adaptable to different circumstances, when we see new ways of looking at a problem, we also see new ways to solve it. It is our drive for economy that guides the simple ways we attempt to organize the problems we solve. What we want most of all, is to prevent confusion or misguided actions, which do not contribute to the solution. This is why our theme is, "Do less to achieve more." Other individuals see our dogged pursuit of answers as over the top. For us, getting our hands on a problem ultimately leads to being able to solve the problem, because we intend to solve it. We accomplish this by attacking the problem from different angles until the right combination or solution appears. The solution cannot be complete until we are able to walk through the solution and train another individual step by step to do the activity. This is why we are called Implementers.  

The underlying motivation for contributing is to be able to say, “I did it my way.”  As we are the most masculine of all the Intelligences, we are the most aware of our desire to make things happen through a personal commitment to push things forward. As previously stated, the ability to personally identify with a problem goes a long way toward finding a solution. The inner paradox is that while we wish to make an independent stand and not be manipulated by others, we tend to ignore the fact that our actions by themselves are manipulative of others. Much of the misunderstanding around this issue comes from the perception that we like to see others express their conflict and get it out because we are more identified with our aggressiveness rather than our true Feelings. An interesting insight is that our independence makes it appear that we are not sensitive when, in fact, we could be. 

Our strength comes from our Sensations, which are finely tuned. We typically cannot explain what the different Sensations mean (except in general ways), because we do not tend to use Feelings. This means that Sensations, which occupy only 60% of our Intelligence, are loosely coupled with our Thoughts, which are 30%. This means that we commonly know an answer in our body but cannot identify how we know what we know. It also means that when doing any particular activity, our Intentional Intelligence directly connects with our physical sensibilities, and we do things that just seem right. Usually upon self-reflection, we can later figure out what did and did not work and identify what the “rightness” of the experience was. The more we trust our body’s “in the moment” knowing and what seems right, the greater confidence we will demonstrate in any kind of physical activity. Like the Orchestrating Intelligence, we are not typically comfortable expressing Emotions which limit the depth of our intellectual processing. The more we become accepting of our Emotions (reflecting 10%), the more we will integrate our Sensations and Thoughts. By honoring Emotions, we become quicker in identifying opportunities and responding to them. Our strength is most effectively demonstrated by our capacity to reliably produce or reproduce any activity with a minimum of fuss, distractions or concern. 

We can recognize the importance of our Intentional Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do or react to it. When we overdo our Intelligence, we become abrasive, stubborn and unwilling to change our predefined course. When we underdo our Intelligence, we become disconnected, eclectic and abstract, without a plan. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our form of Intelligence (particularly when we are able to take immediate action that intimidates others), we become extremely unfeeling and manipulative so that eventually these individuals will come to know we are needed. It is interesting to note that while we can be critical, we do not want to get lost in negative self-analysis. When we are hurt, we become circuitous in our thinking trying to find a different way out of the problem.

On the Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative Expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our energy can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. As a Secondary Implementer, too little means that we do not trust our physical response or knowing about a situation. This means we disregard our gut instinct and distract ourselves with theories and possibilities that have little practical relevance in the moment. 

When we under do, we let others push us around for fear that any reaction will lead to us being ostracized or misjudged. Many times we do not want to have to explain ourselves, nor seek validation because that would lead to unwinnable arguments. Under doing provides us with a capacity to preserve our sense of economy and being economical. In effect, we are trying to minimize our impact on others by letting them assume leadership roles. As a result we become great followers.

Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Intentional Intelligence are that we are trying to be less instinctively oriented and to think things through before we act. This usually occurs when others make us wrong and make fun of our natural ability to quickly react. Under doing our Secondary expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than creative expression. When we over do our Secondary Intentional Intelligence, it is easy to get caught up in our sense of how others should conform to our tactics, strategy and plans. The more we are out of balance and push others to follow our thinking, the more likely they will come to resent and resist us. No matter how practical, economical or reasonable our arguments, others will come to use our own words against us. They can accomplish this by making us repeat our perspectives over and over, which will frustrate us. Over doing our Intelligence leads to an exalted state where we can do no wrong in pursuit of fulfilling our purpose. This could create situations where we do things just to prove we can. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is getting caught up in arguments that go nowhere, whereby we seek to either focus on those who can make the decision, or be considered the expert who will make the decision.

We mature and find our fulfillment in our contribution by learning how to organize our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. Either under and over doing our Secondary Intentional Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence, where others accept us but do not see our power. It also different than any Creative Expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. As Secondary Implementers, we have the power to organize and think through complex problems to come up with a unique way of ascertaining the best answer. The power of our Secondary finds a simpler and better way to tightly focus our Primary expression. In effect, we naturally integrate and centralize what is needed to get the job done quickly. In this process, we become more direct and practical in the expression of our Primary.

It is important to realize that we can get very attached to being busy and proving that we are doing more than others. This need to be the center of activity is heavily reinforced by our covert scheming and desire to prove that we are cleverer than others around us. This need to prove ourselves distracts us from recognizing that we are not meeting others in their natural motives. Instead, our trust in instinctual and intellectual motives prevents us from really working with others in a high-minded way. For example, on the masculine framework we are more comfortable with others who are arrogant or competing with us by doing personal achievement than engaging others using the Idealized Unity or Mutual Accomplishment motives. On this scale the lower motives feel more grounded to us than the higher motives do, as the higher motives seem to include more uncertainty. To really grow, we need to learn to embrace uncertainty and deal with it more directly. 

The real issue this points out is our unwillingness to trust ourselves with others or to trust others not to impact us negatively. The more influence others have over an outcome the more uncomfortable we naturally are. This can drive us to become more covert and manipulative so that we have the upper hand and cannot be hurt as much if something does not go right. The more we try to control and predict outcomes, the more we get lost in the machinery of our life, which diminishes our spirit greatly. This shows up as reinforcing habits that make us feel more secure and knowledgeable. Whenever we go beyond what is predictable, we reconnect with our Creative Source or Spirit. When we avoid the unknown or unpredictable we do not grow. The important thing to realize is that these patterns reinforce us as an individual who needs to compete to get seen, rather than an individual who cooperates to get seen. The key issue is learning how to be valued among others, which facilitates greater interaction as a group member. While we learn to prove ourselves on an individual level, ultimately, we need to learn to transfer our skills to others so they can know what works on a body level as we do, by cooperating. It is through cooperation with others that skills can be built and we become a more unified group. We ultimately teach others how to work in an embodied way.

Inventive Intelligence Secondary Expression

(formerly known as Artisan, Harmonic or Ray 4)

Known for always creating more options. As a Secondary Inventive Intelligence, or Inventors, we wish to challenge the status quo without being subsumed in it. We find ourselves doing better by working outside the establishment rather than working within it. This means that we act as entrepreneurs, consultants or contract workers more often than salaried employees who work nine to five. This permits us a degree of independence of thought and we frequently have many suggestions for others if they are willing listen to us. If we do have jobs in a structured environment that demands we put others first, it wears us down and eventually overwhelms us. It is not unusual for us to frequently change jobs if we do not have enough time or self-determination to take care of things in our own way. As change agents, everything is in a constant state of play within us, which means we are even unpredictable to ourselves. 

The core issue is to keep questioning the assumptions that got us to our current circumstances. As a mover and shaker, we feel it is our job to articulate the cost of proceeding on a course of a certain endeavor versus the cost of changing course. It is the internal discussion, when we consider various combinations of possibilities that are both internally stimulating, as well as professionally disruptive, if others demand a clear position or answer. Complexity is, therefore, the key word for our Secondary Inventive Intelligence. We are an adventurer in various domains of science, music, or art, but the core issue is the same: to find ways to resolve conflict and produce harmony. The key aspect of this consciousness is being able to bridge problems to solutions by revealing the underlying conflict or compromise. When we break out of the structures that limit us, we can create a world where new possibilities and new ways of doing things fully emerge. 

Secondary Inventors seek to understand how being open to new possibilities can help others maintain or expand their freedom to choose. We are enormously sensitive to others and hate structuring our life in terms of what others need. This resistance usually comes from the fact that we tried to take care of others at the cost of ourselves. This makes us extremely careful to differentiate what our natural desire is versus the natural desire of others. Other people can identify this as being passionate, but it represents an extreme selectivity in what the Inventor Secondary does. Undeveloped, we are afraid of change, yet we create huge amounts of it in our life, which makes us feel like victims. Actualized, we respect our inherent creativity and trust that what comes into our life can be used to fulfill our higher purpose as a change-agent.

The most important thing others can do to honor Inventor Secondaries is to meet us in a way that allows us to evolve ideas and change the direction of the conversation at any time. We tend to be impulsive and follow our heart’s knowing in each and every moment. This brings into play many different challenges. If others provide space for us, these challenges will likely get resolved. However, if others become fixated on a single issue in a way that makes us feel that our choices have been diminished, then we will often go silent and disengage. When this happens, we are not finding our mutual flow in the situation. We need more flexibility from others. The gift we provide in exchange is greater insight into the complexity and beauty of life. As pre-eminent explorers and adventurers, we resist external structure and need to learn how to create our own internal support system in order to build our own vision of how life can be. When we develop the self-discipline to deepen our choice-making decisions and possibilities through commitment, we are able to make the breakthroughs that earn us kudos as inventors in the world.

As Secondary Inventors we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First, we need sensory stimulation, which we usually get in the form of acquiring objects or persons of beauty to make us feel safe and secure. Second, we seek people who will appreciate our gifts and honor us in our capacity to contribute. Particularly, we are repulsed by any form of objectification or judgment. Third, we demand acknowledgement for our imagination and our ability and willingness to redefine ourselves to make a situation work in a unique way. We hate it when others are unresponsive to our energy expenditures and indifferent to our sacrifices. Fourth, we honor our ability to recognize what is missing in any situation by listening, particularly when we believe that it is important. Fifth, we embrace our ability to use language in an innovative way so that it expresses whatever we want it to.

We become frustrated that we are not able to express exactly what we mean, especially when others seem to be questioning our competence. Sixth, we embrace the harmony in any conflict we see, thereby creating a nexus for problem-resolution. We want others to respect our choice to engage or not based on the potential we have to contribute in a more expanded way after in-depth consideration. Seventh, we recognize our commitment to unifying any disconnected elements within ourselves. We hate to be perceived as a problem because we seek to explore the unknown in different ways and perhaps on a different time frame. As Inventors Secondaries we turn problems into opportunities by finding the gold in the dross or making lemonade out of the lemons life has handed us. The difference between Inventor Primaries and Inventor Secondaries is that Primaries have to manifest a larger vision to be fulfilled, while as Secondaries we focus ourselves on experiencing creativity in more day-to-day ways.

As we grow in our Inventor Secondary, we learn to be responsive and available in the moment so we are free to engage others as we wish.  Our self-discipline allows us to express ourselves with others in a way so we do not lose ourselves. In other words, we learn to separate ourselves and our needs from other people. This enables us to work more “trans-personally” to make our interactions more cooperative and playful. As great problem solvers, in a group we tend to find ways to solve group problems without even trying. If the group we are around is healthy, this helps us to distinguish ourselves from other people and consolidate our own sense of power. If the group is enmeshed, we feel pulled off balance and become extremely sensitized to the negativity in the group. We can identify this by our degree of connection and productivity in our work.

As an Inventor Secondary, we try to work on building community ideas that permit cooperation with others. What we seek to do when we are undeveloped is to impose our personal ideas and designs on others, which leads to chaos and fear. When we have consistently been suppressed, Inventors can exhibit a paranoia that would be daunting to any other energy. One of the greatest fears of Inventors on a Secondary level is that we will not be seen and accepted for our contribution in a way that will be financially successful.

Inventor Secondaries use creativity to build fame and fortune. We focus on being successful on our own terms, usually by starting our own business. This is because we make terrible employees as we tend to have amazing ideas on how to improve the process, which may not always be appreciated, and we tend to rebel against authority. Usually, we start out doing crafts or other artistic expressions, and eventually we tend to move into using our ideas and innovative ways of doing things to make a living. Depending on our Primary and Mental Body Creative Expressions, we have varying degrees of success, because we do not want to compromise ourselves and be part of the status quo.

We are identified by a degree of playfulness that keeps us from taking situations or people seriously. Instead we seek to find the joy within ourselves that brings others into a space of cooperation with us. While we dislike tension, at this stage we usually end up creating it by trying to embrace large ideas we feel committed to manifesting in the world. The good news is that we do not feel we have to do it by ourselves. We are motivated by finding ways to connect our vision to the vision of others in order to produce elegant solutions that supports individuation. Remember, we want to make sure that everyone is doing things in their own way to support their and our well-being. This means we are not averse to bending ourselves into a pretzel if it means that other people are growing and accepting themselves as they are.

What distinguishes Inventor Secondaries is our incredible degree of participation and responsiveness when others propose ideas. We have the ability to prioritize ourselves and the benefits of this arise when we have to prioritize what to pursue as a group. Without the self-discipline of knowing our limits and accepting them, it would not be possible for us to understand the limitations of the group. It becomes important for us to have a balance between ourselves and the group so we are able to work with both easily. This means we need to let go of any fears we have about group interactions. Typically, Inventors work best in groups of four or less. This is because we can feel seen, heard, and appreciated by a group of that size. The larger a group becomes, the more energy it takes for us Inventors to balance our needs with everyone else’s.

When Secondary Inventors accept the ability of others to build on our ideas, it creates a sense of cooperation and joyfulness that surprises us because we are not used to weaving our thoughts with other people’s. When we experience how this enhances the presentation and development of our ideas, we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have this kind of interaction. On the other hand, when we feel that the ideas are not being developed in a way that is uplifting, or if we feel that the ideas are not being used to benefit the group members in an equal way, we may become dispirited and unenthused. We can avoid this situation by speaking about our intentions clearly in the beginning before we actually explore how these ideas can come together.

If we initially hold back from expressing our disapproval at the direction the group wants to take, they are likely to turn on us and provide one of those scapegoat experiences we vehemently want to avoid. This is because the more they consolidate their direction, the more they believe we are being an obstructive force if we express our concerns with the direction of the project, at a later stage. It is extremely important that we stay involved consistently in the process and not to “check out” for large parts of the discussion. By staying involved, we can also prove that we are not as flaky as people think we are and actually build an energetic connection with the group that becomes more powerful as the group develops its thoughts. In this way we can be the influential idea leader that we really want to be.

When we are Undeveloped in our Secondary Inventor, we work to make our personal design an expression that helps or supports others (versus ourselves) by finding and expressing creativity in a way that unifies the group. Our contribution is typically unique and helps the group express itself on a higher level than it does by itself. At this stage, we are more self-absorbed, seeking to unify ourselves through a process of honoring the artistic nature of others. Creative living means following our own path, and at the same time, we feel unseen and unsupported by others. We tend to vacillate between being self-determined and directive and being temperamental or indecisive which confuses people around us.

Undeveloped, we are just beginning to discover our creative nature, therefore, our exploration is inconsistent and we appear scattered and lack focus and a sense of time. Frequently we over react to compromise and can be moody when feeling not seen. Because we are not committed to our own creativity, we frequently pursue more opportunities to be entertained and amused by the situation. We also vacillate in our expression of our passion, which can be very connected and committed one day and not be present at all the next day. This is due to the fact that we believe in our own thought processes to the point that any negative thoughts can actually sabotage our growth.

One of the differences between Inventor Primaries and Secondaries is that Inventor Primaries seek more spiritual balance, while Inventor Secondaries seek more mental balance. This means the well being of Inventor Secondaries is maintained when we are not overly attached to our ideas. We need to have just the right amount of ownership allowing us to present our ideas without becoming possessed by them. As Inventor Secondaries it helps if others co-own ideas with us so we do not feel we need to do it all ourselves. The more resistance we experience in the groups we work in, the more mentally out of balance we become. This drives us to be more intense and dramatic with others to try to convince them to reassess their opinions. Unfortunately, this does not often work.

The biggest challenge we confront is getting too attached to the change we seek. Particularly when there is opposition, we can feel stymied, misunderstood and temperamental, because others are not willing to give our suggestions a chance. Frequently, our ideas have to get through the back door before they can be fully engaged by others. What we need is steadfastness and steadiness of purpose, realizing that change comes slowly for some individuals. This also suggests that as Secondary Inventive Intelligence individuals, we need to have multiple sources of inspiration and expression so that any one issue does not become too much. What makes these stressful issues more difficult is our natural capacity toward extreme responses, when we are frustrated. Using resistance to our ideas becomes an opportunity to build greater self-discipline. When this does not occur, we tend to become self-destructive and socially act out without restraint. While we eventually see the impact of this in our lives, it becomes clear that we have to have counter oscillations to balance our moods with others more effectively. For example, we use certain forms of music to stimulate us, when we are lethargic, or we listen to classical music, when we wish to concentrate. The issue is to make sure that we are internally dealing with the full range of possibilities rather than going to one extreme. This is the true value of our bridging Intelligence: to connect everything to its source. 

The Inventive Intelligence is based upon possessing the largest context wherein conflict can be transfigured into harmony. We are the most impressionable and adaptive of all the Intelligences, which can positively assist us in seeing and understanding others and can also negatively (unconsciously) encourage us to define ourselves in terms of others. We have an intuitive capacity to know when certain changes increase the resonance of a particular option or actually increase the dissonance. This capability invites us to constantly experiment with different options, seeking to optimize the actual results produced. Whenever a situation has become sluggish and/or stuck in an old way, we breakup pockets of inertia and catalyze new Thoughts and directions. The more evolved we become, the more we cannot help ourselves, for it immediately challenges the status quo, however that is defined. Our primary contribution is to stir up things so that new options become visible. 

The three primary expressions of Inventive Intelligence are BeautyUnity and Synergy. What we seek is Beauty on the physical plane, Unity of purpose in our mental pursuits, and the capacity to tweak motivations and/or inputs into a process that invites maximum Synergy. We are particularly visionary, when it comes to constructing new thought-forms. Our need to get it just right drives us to be somewhat obsessive in solving certain problems completely. It is important to remember that without self-discipline we can be erratic and scattered, which minimizes our effectiveness. While our internal goal is serenity, our outward expression is commonly tense, anxious and even frustrated. This occurs when others cannot see the possibilities we are presenting and/or when we idealize the people or circumstances around us. 

We are always about balancing extremes. We initially grow through mood swings, vacillating between being hyperactive or lethargic. We also could express manic or depressed behavior swings, i.e., be depressed and withdrawn or be temporarily ecstatic. We also seek balance between activity and quiet, which means it, is helpful for us to take walks or be in nature to support our internal processing. For others who do not have an Inventive component, we seem unpredictable, chameleon-like, and even deceitful. This is because the truth of our circumstances changes from moment-to-moment. When others have been around us for a period of time, they will tend to notice (particularly in non-evolved individuals) an inability we have to follow through on commitments. 

Growing up as a chameleon made it difficult for us to be valued for who we authentically are. Just because we have the ability to change our perspective, appearance or patterns, does not mean that there is not an authentic way for us to be. The more we have compromised ourselves in the past by not speaking up or end up conforming to the expectations of others, the more our autonomy becomes a burning issue. Sometimes we can go on for years denying the importance of being true to our self. We might even believe that our negative reactions to the demands of others are appropriate. Then one day we wake up to the reality that because we have been compromised, it requires us to discount who we are and therefore, we are not happy with our life. As a compromised individual we need to learn to listen to our own impulse to do something new or different. This hatred reveals the depression that has been growing within us. Upon realization, it initially drives us to establish clear boundaries about who we want to be. This process may not be rational but it is real. Ultimately, we begin to challenge the perceptions others have of us. While this can happen either slowly or quickly, it is a process where we confront our fear about being invisible and work to become seen and valued for what we have to contribute. 

Rebellion then can become a driving force where we seek to challenge the status quo and what is commonly accepted by whatever is new, better or different. When we take on this mantel we learn how to provoke and irritate others in order to be seen. Sometimes it is all about channeling our anger and hatred at something that can be improved in our life. Other times it is merely to provoke people so they do not become restrictive or enmeshed around us. This is why we do not mind if others fear us or consider us too difficult or obnoxious to deal with. At the core level, we have shifted from trying to fit in, to now being the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. This leads us to challenge the assumptions of others to become clearer about what are appropriate expectations in any situation, or to define what is needed particularly if others are unclear about it. What upsets others the most is that they can never anticipate our objections because we can easily change our objections.

Sometimes our rebellion shows up as an aversion to any structure, just because it is a pre-existing framework that is seemingly imposed upon everyone. Our initial impulse is to seek to limit its influence upon us and wake others up to the possibility that they do not have to be defined by it. One of our key joys is to demonstrate its inconsistency to reveal the paradoxes within the structure, which are not congruent. Eventually, we are not satisfied by just revealing the constrictive, disingenuous parts of the structure. We graduate from this endeavor by challenging the principles it claims to follow. For example, the principle that knowledge is power has many positive and negative applications. When a society only sees the positive value of a principle but does not deal with the negative consequences of it, we feel it is our obligation to reveal what is not commonly accepted by the group. From our perspective, doing so increases the balance so that better decisions can be made from that point on. This is why almost anything that is repressed or suppressed in a society becomes so interesting to us. Freedom is not just a personal choice but a cultural result from having creatively empowered individuals. 

We also try to prove our Intelligence by breaking scientific, religious or cultural paradigms so we can reset the assumptions that drive our society. As Secondary Inventors we commonly take the position of thinking the unthinkable in order to regenerate and reflect how we think about ourselves. We see ourselves as heroic because it is a situation where if we do a good job, one person can affect the whole. We also suffer tremendous dissention and negative projection from those who do not want change to occur. These individuals see us as a threat that must be controlled or eliminated for their view of the world to survive. At best, since a large majority of the population is afraid of uncontrolled or unlimited growth, many individuals will just ignore us. This isolation is the cost of being a forerunner that seeks out change by creating new paradigms that produces fearful discontinuities that are unexpected. It also places a responsibility upon us to make sure the cost of our ideas doesn’t outweigh the benefit of them. 

We have the capacity for opting-out of any circumstance, when it is more challenging than we expected, because it is difficult for us to overcome our natural hedonistic tendencies. We work on five levels simultaneously, which makes us appear absent-minded or checked out at times. This is actually an important quality we have (the capacity to operate in multiple dimensions). We are quite eclectic in our thinking processes and tend to weave information from many sources into one concept. The result is that we can sometimes over-burden our mental processes attempting to work through all the variations and possibilities to the point where we seem incapable of practical action. 

On the other hand, the gift of this approach is that we think very inclusively with height, breadth, and depth, so that the solutions produced can be useful to many different types of individuals. Another dimension of our depth of thinking is our lack of motivation to fully document our thinking in practical detail to the point of seeming careless and haphazard to others who first engage the process. Another objection others have of us is that we do not seem to be morally responsible to others, because we are willing to examine any solution without the interference of ethical preconceptions. This again is a gift, because it means that we are willing to consider all the possible ramifications, particularly those options that may not fit social or religious norms. The final objection of others about this type of Intelligence is that we seem chaotic, disorderly, and erratic with no predictable time frames for outcomes. This issue reflects a core component we have, which is being able to wait for a flash of insight to occur. While solutions come, the building of tension and working through the problem are a naturally self-conflicted process. This means the more turbulent we are, the more likely we are to produce quick solutions. 

The paradox is that the more we constrain our field of thought and pressures ourselves to produce a solution, the quicker the breakthrough of thought. This is challenging because beneath it all, we seek peace and harmony through freedom, which must be denied to produce new breakthroughs. It is important to recognize that others will have little effect or impact on the choices we make. It is futile for others to attempt to change our internally prescribed process, because we cannot change this about ourselves. The most we can do is restrain or redirect our thought processes into more productive channels of thought

Creative Flow is the highest indicator that we are contributing to others. Whenever we are fighting ourselves, we can guarantee that this conflict is being projected on others around us. The real issue is to find the paradox in our experience so that our larger context can prevail. We can identify when we are not living up to our best when we are caught up in compromise, kowtow to ambivalence, indecisiveness and fall into the rut of moral cowardice. In each one of these situations, we are not stretching ourselves to see the bigger picture. We are not taking a stand for something we know to be true and, as a result, we become self-absorbed in suffering which is our plight. It is easy for us to fall into this wasteland of doubt for it is not easy to step into our role as an explorer and adventurer. As a result, we live down to our fears of not doing the right thing, rather than step up and show ourselves how much better we can do. The difference may be miniscule in our perception of the truth but it makes all the difference in how we show up. We need to love ourselves fully so that our life affirming possibilities become real not only for ourselves but also for those around us.

On the Investigative Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our energy can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. In terms of our Secondary Inventive Intelligence, too little means that we choose not to participate, put ourselves out or engage others unless they are willing to take the lead or not react to our suggestions. When we under do, we focus on reconciling ourselves with others as things are. We are not willing to introduce new possibilities and are anti-change because we feel that we will have to implement the change, usually with severe repercussions.

This minimizes our playfulness as well as our ability to respond when new situations arise. Under doing provides a sense of continuity and/or consistency that engaging the world does not. We naturally feel more safe and secure when we are under doing and can justify it because we are not as ego centric or self-centered as others around us. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Inventive Intelligence are to keep others’ expectations about us low in order to preserve our ability to do what we want when we want to do it. Under doing our Secondary expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression. 

When we over do our Secondary Inventive Intelligence, it is easy to get caught up in proving we make a difference through our ideas. We frequently need to demonstrate our imagination, spontaneity or improvisational capabilities to show others what creativity is all about. We commonly express ourselves in a dramatic manner in order to get the attention that our ideas richly deserve. Sometimes we are drawn to prove that we have thought through every option that others could conceive so that others are intimidated to suggest more. The more we have to prove our irrepressible creative spirit, the more likely we have not been heard or honored for our Thoughts. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is that we overwhelm others so that they are incapable of seeing the strategic step-by-step path to a solution. The more we push our ideas without being receptive to others, the more likely there will be problems with implementation where we are, in fact, not prepared.

We mature and find our fulfillment in our contribution by learning how to organize our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary one. Either under and over doing our Secondary Inventive Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. Our Inventive Intelligence expression imprinting merely irritates others and pushes others to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Inventive Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. With our Secondary Inventive Intelligence, this means bringing out the beauty of our Primary so that it pleases our aesthetic sensibilities and desire for elegance. The power of our Secondary releases itself through Life energy that is formed into brilliant concepts, which can then be brought into manifestation by our Primary expression. In effect, we naturally achieve “at-oneness” by our experience in creating a new possibility and then manifesting it. We call this process Universal Rapport. 

The primary illusion we fall into is emphasizing our unique skills as a way of differentiating ourselves from others. For example, we could believe our artistic, language or musical skills help define us as a unique human being. While it is true that these skills could differentiate us, it is important that it is all of who we are that makes us unique rather than one, two or three things that make us unique. The more others fixate on one thing about us the more difficult it is for us to deal with it. This is the real problem behind how star struck fans can throw us off balance and make it difficult to be seen as a true human being with all the attendant flaws that that entails. 

Whenever we buy into the idealization of others about our skills, we end up distancing ourselves from those around us. This isolation leads to greater insulation when we experience difficulty when others cannot see or accept us as we are. The only problem that is just as difficult is when no one sees us for who we are. One of the big problems is that we may fit into a situation where we are competent in our Secondary Intelligence but not able to be ‘special’ in it. This process is just as painful as being overexposed and not understood. The key to success is to understand our own differentiation and yet retain our sense of humanity. The more we can find the middle ground between over and underexposure the better off we will be in our natural growth process. The underlying problem is that in a society based on stars vs. ‘nobodys’ we keep thinking that being a star means we have made it. What we so not take into account is the negative impact when others idealize us. Finding the middle path means being able to develop our self esteem and self respect with people we can trust to give us good feedback. 

We are often confused about the difference between psychic perception and Intuition. Psychic perceptions reflect the direct insights we get because we are sensitive and do not know how to categorize our own internal reactions in the moment. Intuition reflects insights from our Creative states of Being which are not reactive at all. The key difference is that psychic perceptions have fears or desires attached to them which we want to control one way or another. Intuition is open, universal and complete and therefore needs no validation because it does not promote fear in us. 

Another confusion we experience is the war between different aspects of ourselves that argue for different outcomes. It is common for us to have opposing viewpoints within us, both vying for their outcome to be expressed. Internal animosity and friction between these aspects is typically stronger than we realize. Until we start having roundtable discussions with all the parties within us, these arguments will continue. As we become more integrated within ourselves, our capacity to sense the larger unifying possibilities becomes clear. In effect, we are utilizing our own capacity to integrate opposing viewpoints and find the common ground.

It is important to remember that our gift is to develop and refine options in order to truly fulfill higher psychological and/or spiritual outcomes. For this reason, we tend to cycle through points of struggle, where there is need for constant clarification of the commitment being made in more depth. The choices themselves constantly destroy previous frameworks so that in effect we are constantly remaking ourselves.  Another gift is our ability to evolve, adapt, and change more quickly than any other Intelligence. Of course, this depends on our motivation, for due to our freedom loving nature, it is hard to predict.

Our Inventive Intelligence is based upon our intellectual capacity to organize our self-perceptions. 40% of this Intelligence exists around distinguishing differences in what we see and experience. The Inventive Intelligence anchors us in some way in our Emotions, Sensations, and Feelings (15%, 10% and 10% respectively). The more we learn self-discipline and organize ourselves in a way that works for us, the more our Intuition develops, which adds another 25%. Our strength comes from tying together our Thoughts and Intuition, which combined reflects 65% of our Intelligence, so that our thought system can become the most developed and sensitive of any other Intelligence. The problem, as stated earlier, is that it is easy for us to become destabilized and caught up in our own Thought processes, because we do not have the need to ground our Thoughts into action. We can also become over stimulated or conversely need intense stimulation to feel alive. Ultimately, this means that we need to be able to manage our internal flow and thought processes to become optimally efficient and effective.

Investigative IntelligenceSecondary Expression

(formerly known as Scholar, Concrete Knowing or Ray 5)

Known for collecting insights. As a Secondary Investigative Intelligence, or Investigators, we become enamored of our own ability to figure out the answers to life’s questions. This means that if we do not know the answer, we believe we can find it, so that others will not make poor decisions for lack of information. Therefore, we see our primary contribution as filling in the holes and connecting them to action plans that produce positive results. The strength we have is being able to synthesize information structures to quickly produce answers that others will respect. These individuals accomplish this by having a detailed understanding about how each field of endeavor functions. While this drives us to specialize, we also attempt to find those areas that have common patterns of solution, so that we can plug and play the structure of one situation into any new area we are investigating. What we are seeking is a way to refine our understanding of a situation, and we do this by remaking and rerunning various scenarios based on more complete information. It is important to recognize that developing further expertise is the only way we can build internal confidence about what we know. We succeed only to the degree that others acknowledge our expertise and that we are recognized as being the best source for a particular problem area. 

Energetically, we focus almost completely on thought as a tool for perceiving Truth (80%). Emotions and Feelings complete the perceptive field with 10% of each. We use and build structures for understanding everything, even though we may not particularly enjoy our physical Intelligence. This means that we are mostly unconscious about what is going on with our body as it is not important enough to us to do something differently. We are particularly great at comparing one thought with another and being able to discriminate about which is the strongest or has the greatest potential. Our strength comes from knowing the inner truth or quality of what we are thinking. If we cut ourselves off from our heart's perceptions, i.e., Emotions and Feelings, we cannot reach our full capacity to think beyond our comfort zone. This is because the power of our thinking requires our Emotions to organize, synthesize, and regenerate our thinking over time. We instinctively protect ourselves by distancing ourselves from our Emotions and Feelings, falsely believing this will minimize our pain. 

Secondary Investigators seek to collect information so we will be prepared to provide the knowledge others may need on demand. We struggle to make sure all our information is current and up-to-date because we believe people will lose confidence in us if it is not. We try to prove how much we know to others so we can have more control of any situation. We seek to overwhelm others with our comprehensive understanding so they feel incapable of making decisions. In this way, we can feel needed and valued by the type and depth of information we provide. Investigator Secondaries try to keep up with all the latest developments so when people come to us, we can be the source of power through the information we provide.

The most important thing others can do to honor Investigator Secondaries is to acknowledge our curiosity and our interest in how things work. The more we are encouraged in our exploration and development, the more capably we bring back new perspectives that challenge what is known. It is important for others not to predefine or pre-establish the way we do it. Our own standards of intellectual responsibility, rationality checking, and our desire for accuracy and precision, make us accountable to a higher degree of due diligence than others are typically accustomed to. As an Investigator Secondary, our interest and discoveries are enhanced and greatly focused by our Primary Creative Expression. In today’s knowledge society, we are greatly sought after because we appear to embody the belief that knowledge is power. The gift of Investigator Secondaries is the conviction that whatever we turn our attention to can be mastered and understood.

As Investigator Secondaries, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First, when we develop constant attentiveness, it stimulates us to notice differences and be more observant. Second, with focus and follow-through, we are able to build structures of thought that have coherence, consistency, and power. Third, the desire for intellectual acknowledgement and stimulating conversation leads us to deepen our thought processes, so we feel we are always on our toes intellectually. It is important that we are always investing in growth because we want to be prepared for the unexpected. By comparison, Investigator Primaries can engage things on the fly and create solutions in the moment. Fourth, it is our lofty, intellectual aspirations that excite us in engaging new possibilities, so we are always growing in some way. Fifth, our use of systematic planning and the constant re-interpretation of our experiences allow us to organize coherent knowledge structures from which others can benefit. Sixth, the more successful we feel, the more flexible we are in how to serve and support others. Seventh, as a way to offset any imbalance between our heart and our knowledge, we learn to listen and invite others to define what is needed so we can respond appropriately.

We are known for our experientially focused acceptance of reality. The more we are attached to what we know, the more detached we are from others. While this detachment can be very diplomatic, it actually keeps us from embracing the larger reality that our intuition, emotions and physical reality represent. What we tend to focus on is how to consciously expand our ideas of what reality is so we are able to express ourselves. We also tend to accumulate knowledge for others so we can appear knowledgeable in any situation. Ultimately, the primary characteristic that defines a fully functioning Investigator secondary is our ability to be with others while simultaneously being with the wisdom of who they are.

Undeveloped, we believe in making responsible observations. We are empiricist by nature, believing only in what our five senses can validate. At this stage, we are usually attempting to find an area of endeavor in which we can specialize so we can be considered the experts. We will explore an area of interest which usually reflects our Primary Creative Expression and where our insights and conclusions can be heard and seen. What we most want to convey is our accuracy and precision so our conclusions are not questioned. We are attached to our theories, which we try to prove in order to gain notoriety. We can easily get lost in our experiments. The key characteristic of this stage is a lack of emotionality, which we believe needs to be sacrificed for the sake of scientific clarity.

Undeveloped, we are easily identified by our attachment to what is provable and commonly accepted by others. Our greatest aspiration is to become an expert seen and valued for what we know. As “concrete thinkers” we demonstrate our value by our knowledge of details. While we have no doubt or skepticism about what we know, we are profoundly skeptical of what others know because we define ourselves in terms of details that are provable through common understanding. The key characteristic that identifies us at this stage is our inability to see our own prejudices and biases.

We are different from Investigator Primaries in that the Secondary Investigators are selective about the information we process. Usually it is the Primary Expression that defines the scope and interests of an Investigator Secondary. Since we tend to get defined by what we know, we are constantly in the process of trying to refresh and update our information, which becomes an easy way to identify us. While we are not as detached or neutral as an Investigator Primary, we are open to discussing all the options we have researched. An undeveloped Secondary becomes a pundit who constantly talks about what we know without relating it to the people we are speaking with. Actualized, we are responsive to what people need to know and when they need to know it and we have no need to prove what we know.

The big issue is that we commonly fail to see the big picture, because we are so caught up in either the details or the theory of what we want to believe is so. The source of our discomfort is that we attempt to make everything fit a rational model for understanding. There is typically an over-focus on the intellectual part of any equation, which limits the use of Emotions. While we may not appreciate it, Emotions empower greater synthesis and a detached sense of knowing, independent of the object under consideration. With emotional presence, our Thoughts become more complete and more spatially mobile. This means we can communicate with others without any demand that they believe us. While we admire objectivity, we are also likely to get caught up in what we know and want others to believe what we say. Ironically, it is the denial of Emotions as part of the truth, which creates intellectual attachment to others believing our truth. What is unsatisfying about this process is that while we may understand the technicalities of any process, when we deny Emotions, we miss the alive and fully vital participation that deepens our experience. 

We tend to specialize and become fully proficient in an area of endeavor before moving to the next one. Unlike Inventive Intelligence, we are more traditional and are not driven to engage multiple areas of expertise simultaneously. In this way, we are more methodical and precise, and we seek out inconsistencies in the thought process itself. Investigative Intelligence individuals experience abstractions of Thoughts in a more linear, layered, and deductive manner. The organizing principles of Investigators are theories or premises about how the world works. Our personal hypotheses are checked every time we make a prediction and then analyze the outcome. In this way the intellectual structure itself becomes a way of prioritizing and synthesizing what is examined. Usually we use details to buttress our assumptions, theories, and conclusions. This is why we are a more bottom up traditional thinker, while the Inventive Intelligence individual is more a top down abstract thinker. 

Our gift is that we can be modeled, transferred, and examined by others with different kinds of Intelligence and still be understood. The more the thought itself is documented, the easier it is for the process itself to reveal information summarized into knowledge and transformed into Wisdom. Only once we are highly evolved do we become aware of the use of Wisdom to make it easier to transfer and empower certain Truths across Intelligence dimensions. A lack of integration in Investigative Intelligence causes us to prove what we know which keeps us from exploring the unknown. Both Inventive and Compassionate Intelligence individuals can see and engage Wisdom more easily than Investigative Intelligence, although Compassionate Intelligence individuals are the best at conveying Wisdom. This reveals that our real gift is enormous concentration and self-organization within a concept itself.   This also points out that the creation and manipulation of intellectual structures is most facilitated by Investigators.  

What shows up as common sense for us, are those things that can be thrown against a particular intellectual structure to determine how well they help explain or deny our current understanding. While Inventive Intelligence individuals tend to have many disparate and conflicting intellectual structures, we attempt to unify and integrate everything into a single view. In this way, distinct structures can be compared to other co-existing frameworks by noticing and defining the differences. By categorizing and calculating the difference between structures, we can discover how far a specific subject deviates from a particular baseline. By avoiding emotional assumptions or other contaminating effects, when we are undeveloped we can appear to operate somewhat objectively. A much harder development process is recognizing that we must balance and integrate a full range of sensory experiences to effectively solve problems. This means we must include Sensations/Feelings/Emotions/ Thoughts and even Intuition to develop greater presence and transparency in our experience. From this exalted state, we can see that everything we do is some form of experiment in which we are constantly refining our picture of the world so that we may more effectively interact with it.

When we do not possess this sensitivity and have not completely embodied our motivations in our heart, our tendency is to define everything in terms of naturally, self-limiting, mechanical concepts and to inadvertently deny the context in which we live. While an important gift of this type of thinking is developing rationale for understanding ourselves and our world, we also can become limited to ordered thinking, which makes us more rigid and linear. One way to combat these types of limitations is to periodically practice thinking outside the box and discover that we can operate spontaneously without preconditioned guidelines or structure. We are particularly responsible for the development of a science of the mind, which naturally occurs if we do not become absorbed with superficial sensory experiences. This is why we focus mostly on the mental appreciation of something and have difficulty in engaging Emotions, Feelings, and Sensations when they serve no intellectual purpose. The more evolved we become, the more clearly we see that these different levels of experience contribute enormously to the depth we seek. 

Investigative Intelligence is concentrated by 80% of its energy going to the intellectual (Thought) process itself. Emotions and Feelings, which are commonly minimized because of the bias we introduce, are typically limited to 10% each. This means there is no internal physical framework to compare our thinking to. The result is a greater reliance on deductive reasoning and logical processing to search for distortions or potential deletions. It should be noted we use symbolic representation to define and model various outer processes so that particular inputs or outputs can be effectively developed. The paradox is that while we attempt to ground our understanding in the real world, we actually symbolically layer our thought process so that what drive our breakthroughs are increasingly abstract considerations or theories. Geniuses use Feelings and Emotions to integrate their experience, making it easier to see the whole picture. It is important to recognize that when Emotions and Feelings are developed and supported, more intuitive depth and understanding will be revealed.

In addition to the distortions caused around emotional denial, there is also an emphasis on the intellectual at the cost of the physical, because it seems easier to understand. While we are very concerned with accuracy, i.e., believing only that which we can see, hear, touch, taste or smell, we frequently become convinced we know something when we do not.  We fall into patterns of ignorance or laziness where we do not question our own assumptions or validate the truth of something if we have the inside track. This further reflects the positive nature of being able to assimilate large amounts of data so we are able to anticipate and reinforce our understanding of what is going on.

Sometimes, it is easy to get caught up in what we think we know so that we do not even notice when changes in our assumptions occur. The key value and contribution is that we can, through deductive reasoning, analyze and/or distinguish various patterns of behavior or Thoughts better than anyone else. The reason we can accomplish this is our neutrality and detachment from what we are thinking. This makes us extremely capable as decision makers or planners, because we can see what works and does not work fairly quickly. As long as we are attached to any particular outcome, the more likely it is that we will miss something or that our understanding is distorted by overlooking what is changing moment-to-moment. 

The most important problem with Investigators on the Secondary level is how much time and energy we place on protecting our positions rather than effectively challenging what is thought. We see this in how defined we become by the Thoughts we have. We also see this by the pursuit of objectivity and the harsh criticism we have when we do not agree with others. This conflict arises from our fear of being proven wrong. The more we cleverly try to prove ourselves, the more we are caught up in our own defensive patterns. Eventually we come to see that we are trapping ourselves in over-analytical frameworks where the truth becomes buried by the need to be right and there is no rest for the weary. What we need to do is see the Truth, not as a fixed thought but as a pulsating energy.

We need to free ourselves from the belief that the Truth can be eternally known when in fact it is constantly evolving. We need to let go of the premise that there is a “right “ and “wrong” or even a “black and white” expression that can be proven or substantiated. Instead the Truth is a moving and ever changing expression. Investigative Intelligence becomes a more fluid experience when we grow beyond our need and attachment to being right. It becomes a transpersonal truth when we are able to talk about it and have it resonate with others around us. It is a motivational experience of wisdom when others align with us and we work together for a common purpose. 

On the Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our energy can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. With Secondary Investigative Intelligence, too little means timid exploration and an unwillingness to speak out for what we see as the Truth. Our need to understand overwhelms our desire to organize and express ourselves. This leads to an ability to take in experience but a reduced ability to synthesize what we know into patterns that would guide future actions. When we under do, we are caught up in definitions and the ways others think, such that we seek to escape their imprinting in order to discover our own.

We frequently make a choice to not impose our Thoughts on others because it could provoke reactions, misunderstanding and judgment. Under doing provides us with a capacity to preserve our value of practical inventiveness without the need for theoretical validation. In effect, we are trying to minimize our intellectual impact so that we can experiment with our thinking rather than fall into the thinking of others. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Investigative Intelligence are that we are bored with over analysis and more thinking, when in fact, we wish to balance our embodied experience on all levels. Perhaps we are concerned that we will be rejected and become the source of information for others. The underlying fear might be that we do not want to be responsible for the decisions of others. Under doing our Secondary expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression. 

When we over do our Secondary Investigative Intelligence, it is easy to get caught up in believing that there is an external objective truth that everyone believes in. This produces the illusion that our truth should be the truth of others and therefore we have a right to impose our views on others. This leads to greater distortions where we get caught up in what we know and diminishes the knowing of others around us to our detriment. Over doing our Intelligence also leads to an exalted state of self-determined expertise where we believe the lucidity of our analysis makes us more fit to make a decision. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is that because we cannot see the difference between our experience and the accepted perception of Truth, we come to believe that a common objective, approximated Truth is a better reference than our own experience. In effect, we end up denying our own experience for the collective view of the Truth. 

We mature and find our fulfillment in our contribution by learning how to organize our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary one. Either under and over doing our Secondary Investigative Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. It also different from any Creative expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. With Secondary Investigative Intelligence, this means that our power to synthesize, detach and understand the principals and priorities of our Primary, take precedence. The power of our Secondary liberates itself by serving the intention of our Primary. In effect, we naturally integrate and centralize the will of the Investigative Intelligence in our Primary Intelligence. In this process, we become more fearless in our expression of our Primary. 

Finally, in a world increasingly dominated by vast amounts of information and where we are not appreciated for the person we want to be, it is possible to get burned out and not trust our own knowing. The denial of our Intelligence in this situation comes from denying the benefits that arise from understanding the options involved. This frequently occurs when we see others processing or preparing for problems by doing more research than we have. If we do not feel we can contribute something unique to the discussion, we could opt out and deny that there was really an upside. What occurs is that we become increasingly focused on what we know and have already proven we can do, which closes us off from any future growth. The way out of this dilemma is through our intellectual curiosity with which we constantly explore new areas and how they may benefit our Self or those around us.

One of the primary indicators when we operate with this level and type of Intelligence is how quickly we assess what we can and cannot contribute in any situation. Unless we have assurances that others will listen and take our advice, it is difficult to keep investing in ourselves so we can continue to find ways of contributing to them. Even if we do not know an area or how to address a particular problem, we still feel compelled to articulate the problem and identify what we need to do to determine an answer. The identifying characteristic to overcome is our need to look good in processing an intellectual question, even if we know nothing about it. 

The more we become convinced that we know more than anyone else, the more likely we will project our superiority onto others and demand their allegiance. This is a common issue in the United States because we value information over anything else. This creates incredible polarization especially when others are not clear about how to express their own Truth. One of the key indicators that we are able to transcend this Subjectification process, is that we no longer need others to believe our perspective over their own. In effect, the more we are confident about our own Truth and do not need others to agree with us, the more effective we will be in expressing our life work. On the other hand, when we are caught up in our thinking, we end up believing that we are much clearer regarding the definition of what is going on. We believe we are able to better diagnose the problems. This ultimately perpetuates our internal beliefs that we can organize “the solution” better than others. 

In conclusion, when we begin to trust our knowing and have no need to push it on others, others become interested in it. Our capacity to suggest things is then more trusted, and even invited, because we don’t have to prove it. When we are balanced in our Secondary Investigative Intelligence, arrogance falls away, fear that others will not hear us or listen to our experience disappears, and we get into flow with our ideas. This is greatly facilitated when we have the ability to share our ideas with others without defenses or unconscious reactions interfering. Our confidence naturally expands and others seek us out for what we have to contribute. The key issue becomes our ability to listen to others so that we can respond quickly to what they actually need.

Visionary Intelligence Secondary Expression

(formerly known as Priest, Self-Referencing or Ray 6)

Known for inspiring unity. We Secondary Visionary Intelligences, aspire to express inner goodness in ways that help others find their own inner Goodness or Passion. Our major preoccupation is with the fulfillment of our desires and those of others. There is commonly a major theme in each individual’s life where we seek to become more detached so we can better see the whole. The dilemma with this is how to keep our own needs from interfering with the needs we are trying to serve in others. We like to work behind the scenes in our support of others, doing our best to quietly inspire them along the way.

Secondary Visionaries aspire to express inner goodness in ways that help others find their inner passion. We like to work behind the scenes in our support of others.  We do not want the responsibility of fulfilling other people’s dreams, but we do our best to quietly support them along the way. As we become more conscious, however, we are naturally drawn to situations where we do assume greater responsibilities. Undeveloped Visionary Secondaries tend to be perfectionists and often set high ideals (like Visionary Primaries) that we find difficult to accomplish. Actualized Visionary Secondaries recognize that it is the process that matters, not the goal. While we care about outer appearances, we also seek to find ways to deepen people’s appreciation of who they are. What we really want to find out is what others are committed to. When we know their level of commitment, we can operate with the greatest degree of appropriateness to help mediate the process so their objectives are clearly met.

The most important thing others can do to honor a Secondary Visionary is to engage our vision and the grace of our being. A Visionary secondary is known for practical and personal ways of interacting that deepens everyone’s ability to get what they want. In other words, a Visionary Secondary loves being personally accountable to the visions and goals of a group when we know up front exactly what needs to occur. Our sensitivity to the motivations of others and our ability to help reframe the pain of our constituency allows us to create solutions that few believe are possible. As long as we do not overly criticize ourselves and others, we can be a passionate resource motivating others to live up to their potential. Our gift is our ability to uplift the desires of others to fulfill a common good. When we do this with tenderness, gratitude, and an understanding and appreciation of where others are, we can be immensely effective leaders.

As Visionary Secondaries, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First, we seek inspirational possibilities to manifest and demonstrate our goodness. Second, we seek to improve current circumstances in simple and personal ways so we can feel a sense of progress in all our relationships. Third, we are committed to constantly re-evaluating our personal goals and objectives to see if they are fulfilling our desires and the desires of others. Fourth, we seek others who agree with our personal vision so we can ask for and receive support. Fifth, we desire others to be as flexible as possible so we will feel free to re-define ourselves as circumstances change. Sixth, ideally we use communication to build consensus in those around us so we can mobilize resources when we need them. Seventh, when our commitment to peaceful interactions comes into conflict (because others have tried to force a situation), we feel justified using force in return.

We are committed to a spiritual revitalization of who we are, in order to make our work expression as satisfying for other people as it is for us. We want to be with people who are committed to a joyful way of living their lives without reservation and compromise. We become very committed to idealizing our lives so we see the best in every situation. What guides us is our devotion to acting good and encouraging goodness in others. What we bring to our work endeavors is an enthusiasm and a passionate exuberance, which makes others wake up to how they are not being fully present. Visionary Secondaries, therefore, operate best when others have faith in our ability to uplift them. When others dismiss, discount or deny our creative input, it affects us extraordinarily and reinforces our beliefs that we are not really needed in the situation.

As Secondary Visionaries we try to prove that we can be practical visionaries and we want to be seen as good. Our reverence for life drives us to try to anchor others by reinforcing what we are doing to support them effectively. We particularly do this by honoring our spiritual practices and seeking to be sincere, earnest and enthusiastic about what others are contributing to the groups we are part of. Our focus is therefore enhancing our ability to be seen as faithful and diligent. Most Visionary Secondaries have the urge to support others at a young age and feel confused when others do not reciprocate.

What we do so well is to help develop people’s inner assurance that they are doing the right thing. We demonstrate great anticipatory skills because we are able to fashion answers before they even ask the question, knowing what will come up next. We want most to be perceived as passionate so others will engage us without reservation or judgment. When people do have concerns and do not connect to us, we feel limited in our ability to change the situation or circumstance. We want people to believe in us so we can be effective in guiding them. Unfortunately, it is all or nothing, for when other people do not believe in us, we feel unable to help them. While we can maintain our faith in other people if they do not believe us, their lack of faith in us distances and denies us, a very painful place for us to be.

We increase our perceptiveness by letting go of our social conditioning and defensiveness. The more we can release ourselves from these patterns of behavior, the more effective we will be at serving others who have different patterns. Another challenging possibility is to become more loyal to Spirit than to the people we serve. This would allow us to expand our perceptiveness because we would not be defining ourselves in terms of the people we connect with. Of course, this means stepping outside of a religious framework, which is where we are usually most comfortable because we prefer to be in an environment with like-minded people.

One of the most effective practices for us is to work to uplift our desire and transform it in our heart to community service allowing us to expand our ability to love and increase our gratitude for all that exists. The more we propose creative projects others can participate in, the more experience we will get supporting others working together. We feel we are making our highest contribution when people can operate in a group cooperatively. This is why many times we initiate groups to give us practice in performing support in this way. Of course, it does not keep us from having many friends whom we support personally and individually.

Undeveloped, we are out to prove that we can persevere by learning how to love the best in ourselves and others to overcome obstacles. We begin to open up to spiritual guidance, recognizing how often we have gotten lost in our own self-criticism and judgment, and projecting it on others. We therefore endeavor to use humility and goodness to overcome our fears, enabling us to reengage our creative aspirations. If we are not able to find a big picture possibility that absorbs our interest, we may fall back into a zealous pursuit where we either attempt to fix ourselves or others.

When we are Undeveloped, we become fixated on proving how good we can be to the point that it is impractical to live up to our own ideals. Our beliefs about what is right drive us to try to fix the world as a way to make up for not being able to fix ourselves. Unfortunately, sexual over-expression or suppression and jealousy inhibit our growth and development. We get caught between trying to control ourselves, and failing that, become over controlling of others. Lacking compassion for ourselves, we become zealous in our attempts to make others what they are not.

The difference between a Visionary Primary and a Visionary Secondary is the personal focus of the Visionary Secondary. By contrast, a Visionary Primary is always more group-oriented and has a “big picture” focus. What differentiates us from the Visionary Primary expression is that we do not immediately assume we can make some large contribution before we examine all the resources and skills necessary. We want to know we can do it before we will commit to it. Another major difference in us versus the Visionary Primary, is that we focus more on tenderness and we honor what another person is loyal to. This means we accept their boundaries, as they have them, and do not challenge them to think outside of their own box. This is why our approach is more practical than a Visionary Primary. Overall, what we seek is to reintegrate people in their way of being so their crisis of spirit does not jeopardize their current commitments.

A common theme for Secondary Visionaries is the establishment of some idealized way of being, in which we try to bring others who have never succeeded into alignment with our Secondary Visionary Intelligence. For example, when we need to prove we are a good caretaker, we can easily become identified with how our caretaking offsets the negative thinking of others about our caretaking. The problem is that we end up loving who we think we are at the cost of who we are. In this case, the need to prove our devotion overwhelms our ability to be present with another. Some would say this means that our need to look good overshadows our need to do good. 

The Visionary Intelligence builds its experience based on its Emotions, which consumes 40% of its energy. These emotional perspectives are built on the reflection of what did and did not work emotionally in the past. An easier way to understand this is that every aspiration becomes our ongoing intention to find a new and better way to be expressed. In a way, our desire to constantly improve on what has been done previously, sets us up for disappointment, because we never seem to live up to our own ideals. The common confusion of multiple ideals being layered and packed together also tends to short-circuit our logical reasoning ability and sometimes our ability to articulate our Thoughts.

Finally, our Feelings are our primary connection to our body even though we do not trust or experience our Sensations much. When we start to integrate our Feelings and Emotions the bonus is that we develop a strong sense of intuitive self-knowing. This means that our Feelings, Thoughts and Intuition all eventually consume 20% (each) of our energy. It is interesting to recognize that because of our lack of body Sensations, it is more difficult for us Visionaries to be strong in our self-referencing. Of course, everything that is processed is always brought back to whether it serves the highest common good. 

The greatness of this Intelligence is that it attempts to focus on what is best, and it embodies the passion to do better when we surrender to it. Unfortunately, it is easy to get caught up in exclusive ways of thinking there is only one path to greatness, and such an approach frequently sabotages our progress. When we open ourselves up to divine inspiration and let possibilities emerge moment-to-moment in alignment with the intentions of those around us, a whole new way of contributing shows up. What we need to emphasize is that enthusiasm and a commitment to an outcome does not mean that we can deny our “in the moment experience” of what our truth and our path is. When we are one-pointed and focused in our intent, we need time to allow a clear response from the universe before pursuing idealistic preconceptions of how we believe it should be. We break out of these idealistic notions when we question the outcomes or objectives of any situation to make sure it is a real choice we are making. If it is a true choice, we can appreciate it for its value, independent of whether we participate in the outcome or not.

When we are compromised, we are frequently invested in being personally involved in an outcome, which is not as valuable as when we are authentically making that choice. This reflects an over identification, which becomes a distancing idealization. When we release ourselves from these potential distortions, we can actually make contributions without self-sabotaging activity. We broaden our contribution by taking off the blinders of a rigidly held outcome. Since our gift is based on our unique view of a situation, we need to be concerned that we do not personalize and/or limit how we contribute to others. This means that our Visionary Secondary Intelligence and wisdom grows by trying out different things with different people so we can calibrate what works best with others, and in which situations. This means that we need to explore more options with more people and operate with a greater degree of mental and emotional flexibility. It is important to create a middle ground between our perspective and the perspective of others. The more we break out of a particular ideology in which we are no longer the special or chosen one, the more likely we are responding to true needs and opportunities for contributions. 

This Intelligence is based upon seeing and improving humanity as a whole. We become easily attached to our ideals of how things can be better. This development path means that we seek answers to the difficulties we see around us by asking the question, “how can the path that would transform our pain be denied”. Some would say we see beyond the current reality and are able to focus on that which could be or should be happening. The paradox is that while we are extremely sensitive to phenomenal disturbances, we can also block out those disturbances when it suits us. 

We uplift others by using motivations and establishing bigger external goals in which a group desire can coalesce. How this occurs is by focusing on the possible growth that others seek with us. The challenge is not to become so heavily attached to an outcome that we become zealous/fanatical or focus entirely on selfish/superficial desires, which produce no real effects. Navigating between these two extremes requires that we learn how to be present in the moment and right-size our desire for growth with what others can embrace. It is the natural desire for good that we promote. The natural prerequisite for the development of right human relationship is to see and embrace an ideal as the first step toward bringing about the acceptance of better social values. 

At the core of bringing inner balance to the Visionary Intelligence is being able to integrate Thoughts and Emotions about a particular aspiration. The content of any aspiration has to be in alignment with the ability of others to respond to it. When we fully contribute, it is because we have focused on integrating and adapting our vision to the people with whom we are working. Any attempt to make others adapt to a vision creates a disconnect that eventually minimizes the effects of the aspiration. 

It is important to recognize that we establish channels for the distribution of magnetic energy, which is the source of our impact on others. These channels develop around what we become devoted to. This is why we make such compassionate speakers and are able to focus on that which brings about transformation. It is also important to recognize that our faith comes from an eternal optimism and desire to see the best in any situation. This Intelligence is not based on logic, deductive assessment of possibilities, or even attempting to sift through options to find the best one. Rather, it is based upon an inner knowing of what the Truth must be and a complete repulsion to the way things are not working. This means that the Visionary Intelligence (like the Inventive Intelligence), is based upon duality or replacing something that is sub-optimal with something optimal. 

The principal behind this Intelligence is conscious self-sacrifice. What makes an ideal real is confronting all of the obstacles in its way. The more we commit to a particular outcome, the more we release ourselves from the natural ways we have been supported to create a new possibility. What makes our commitment real is our ability to be repulsed by how things are not working. The most common way that self-sacrifice occurs is through purification. The focus is to visually demonstrate for others, how what is occurring does not lead them to where they need to go. For this reason, we not only value the effort we make but also the efforts of others to make this transition possible. 

Our belief is that failure is mainly the result of insufficient desire. This teaches us to become one-pointed, focusing entirely on our goal to the exclusion of all else. This is our sacrifice, as our friends will attest. Unlike Inventive Intelligence individuals who like indirect or bank shot approaches to accomplishing goals, we are direct, believing the straightest path to a particular goal is the best. We arouse others to their higher possibility by sharing the pain around the obstacle they experience. We persuade others by making the pain so much more acute than the desired outcome. This is why we use emotional arguments presented in dramatic ways to awaken the pain in others, which they are denying. One reason for this emotional pain is the fact that we are more sensitive to any form of emotional oppression than any other Intelligence. 

Our leadership style is to personalize problems while holding and clarifying the higher goal desired. In this way, we inspire others to actually come up with a way to accomplish the goal. The more enthusiasm we convey in making the ideals others seek desirable, the more we are able to leverage them into making the solution possible. Once we establish our direction, our inner clarity keeps us from making compromises that others would gladly make. This creates a tremendous schism between our ideals and what is practical. Our desire for what is better can also lead to a puritanical zeal, because we innately believe that the universe we interact with is transitory and impermanent at best. 

More than any other Intelligence, we fundamentally believe that we can create and influence our reality by the way we envision it. The more evolved our Intelligence is, the more inclusive we can be in honoring others where they are. This shows up as a sense of humility and self-deprecation in our personality expression. The more we are aligned with our Creative Nature, the more we speak for our followers.  This makes us more powerful in our expression (which may not seem humble). Another effect of this Intelligence over the last two thousand years has been the striving to make relationships more powerful and real. Today, people experience an expanded sense of possibilities in family structures because of the devotion of the Visionary Intelligence. 

As we find our own inner grace, we become a way to unify and affirm those qualities, which we find near and dear. When honored, we can become one of the most supportive contributors to the revitalization and renewal of a person's authentic values, particularly how others wish to live. What motivates us is the desire to serve the common good. Initially, this means doing what others guide us to do to contribute to the family. Hopefully, this transitions to a point where we take ownership of that which we want to contribute and do so with increasing autonomy. Without this growth and revitalization of our desires, we become limited in our ability to contribute. By finding the source of our desire and organizing ourselves to go beyond that which is comfortable to serve some greater need, we continue to evolve and grow. 

Eventually our choice of service is one where we are served by serving others. The full maturity of our contribution can therefore be affirmed in a way which is personally fulfilling. This is when our inspiration often merges with others and where we are drawn to be the spokesperson for the emotional well being of small groups. The Intelligence manifested is demonstrated by how quickly and effectively the motivation of the group can be put into action. Our core understanding knows an appropriate sense of timing and when to bring in new people or other groups to supplement our own activities. The key indicator is an attachment to being a networker where others value our capacity to bring the right people together at the right time to produce a result. 

One of the major problems is that our solutions can be considered (by others) to be impractical, extremist or based upon blind faith. Others can come to believe that we will never be satisfied with what is. This means (to others) that we are forever tilting at windmills or attempting the impossible because we do not want to be effective or successful. It may be true that much of our identity is built upon changing what is, but until we come to see the power of meeting people where they are, we will never enjoy seeing the success of moving things forward with others. What we also have to change is our delight in tearing others down who do not understand or appreciate how things can be better.

What we need to accept is that we can work with everyone from where they are to where we want to go if we give them a chance. We also need to understand that our attachments to what must change needs to become a more open and understanding discussion of what could change so that we can make a difference. While there are ways to bring about understanding of how things can be better, the best way for us to proceed is to understand the underlying motivations that we share with others. Without a way of meeting others where they are, we will have no power to move them from where they stand. 

We can recognize the importance of our Secondary Visionary Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do or react to it. When we under-do this Intelligence, we become insulated, isolated and unpredictable. When we overdo this Intelligence, we become a closed mental circuit that projects our beliefs on others, expecting them to change. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept this form of Intelligence (particularly when we are precocious and can read the desires of others they do not want to accept), we become extremely selective in what we are willing to share with others. The result of this excitement stimulates our fantasy perceptions where we want others to take charge of us. It is interesting to note that while we can be passionate, we do not want to get lost in the passion. When we overdo, we try to control our fear by detaching from our passion. Our attempts to chill out drive us to impose our projected fears on others. 

On the Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative Expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our passion can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. With this Secondary Visionary Intelligence, too little means that we become internally focused where we withdraw from trying to fix others because we have had many negative experiences where others did not appreciate our attempts to contribute to them. When we under do, we become more devotional and usually attempt to unconsciously sacrifice ourselves to benefit others. 

Caretaking is frequently the result of being defined by what others need because we are unable to challenge the prevailing beliefs of others. We frequently make a choice to not impose ourselves on others because of their reactions and our fear that we will be isolated and abandoned. Under doing provides us with a capacity to preserve our values of selflessness and humility but in effect, we become a punching bag when others are not autonomous or have clear boundaries. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Visionary Intelligence are that we had parents with the same Intelligence and we were never able to live up to their standards. Otherwise, it is likely that we grew up in a time and place where we were not expected nor invited to speak up due to either our gender or racial identity. Under doing our Secondary expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression. 

When we over do our Secondary Visionary Intelligence, it is easy to be one-pointed or single minded in our pursuit of outcomes, no matter what the cost. This leads to idealization where we project our fears on others and in an unconscious act of self-sabotage, we make it impossible to accomplish our goals. Of course, we always have others to blame for this. The challenge is to be part of the larger solution and not to distance our Creative Self from “our personality self” by making our repulsions to others a dominant reality. This is the core reason we fall into doubt and judgment. Our personality fears are easily reinforced when we do not see others not embracing growth. This produces experiences where we feel we are not enough, and we then project that on to others. We also fall back on our unshakable faith and our undimmed optimism that somehow; in some way things will magically change. What we do not realize is that we typically undercut others’ ability to achieve greatness if we are not acknowledged first for this outcome. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is that it promotes a situation where unconscious competition prevails. 

Either under and over doing our Secondary Visionary Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. It is also different than any Creative Expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. With a Secondary Visionary Intelligence, this means that our earnestness and sincerity is transferred to our Primary and we become truly open and receptive to spiritual guidance. The power of our Secondary transforms itself by serving the intention of our Primary. In effect, we naturally integrate and centralize the love and aspiration of the Visionary in our Primary Intelligence. In this process, we become more committed to expression of our Primary. 

One of our challenges at this Secondary level is balancing our emotional response. We frequently swing between too much or too little in our emotional response. This reflects the reality that we are very sensitive to the Emotions of others and do not know how to honor our own Emotions without taking a position about them. This reflects that we typically try to stabilize ourselves by thinking about our Emotions. In this way, we come to justify either over doing or under doing, depending upon the reactions of others. The ironic aspect of this is that we do not want to create more issues with others but in effect, by separating ourselves from our Emotions, we frequently project them on others.

This means that if others react to our experience, we, in turn, react to their reaction. As a result, others think that we are edgy and pushy or self-serving and withdrawn. What we need to realize is that our Emotions are, in fact, reflections of the integration we have in our thought processes. As such, when we create Thoughts about them we are in fact second guessing ourselves and creating more layers that cover up our actual emotional truth. Inadvertently, these layers end up reducing our ability to be in touch with the purity of our emotional experiences. In addition, it is important for our Emotions to stand on their own because they do not require any explanation or justification. While it would be nice to know how our Emotions relate to our Thoughts, it is not something that we need to share with others or dismiss because we are afraid of what others may think.

Another challenge we need to engage is idealizing the differences between people by fixating on how hard it is to make changes. This is seen most often when we become dramatic and start issuing ultimatums about how others should interact with us. The solution to this dilemma is to build from the strengths of others as well as our own strengths to see what is in common rather than what is different and misunderstood. This means that if we fixate on the problems, we will unconsciously build up a perspective of how difficult things are when, in fact, they do not need to be. It is also likely that we will be perplexed by the varied motivations of others and feel frustrated that they could not just adopt our motivations for a while.

We need to learn how to be more open, available and relaxed about what occurs rather than build up an internal anxiety when differences show up. Sometimes we can take pieces of the problem and neutralize them one at a time to achieve this effect. The key is to make peace with the difference and not see the difference as bigger than we are. Other times, we need to consciously work out ways to release the tension in our body, so the tension in our mind is not reinforced or amplified through our body. The key is to “unhook” our selves from the story we have told ourselves about how things that are different are overwhelming to us. Find the way that best works for you so we do not automatically polarize others by projecting our fear upon them. Otherwise, a co-dependent pattern will keep us trapped in these interactions without a way out.

Sometimes we get caught up in projects where we feel that we need to take complete control and responsibility for an outcome. As long as this project is defined by us and done by us alone, it probably will be able to be implemented without problems. When it comes to doing projects with others, being overly responsible and driven to make things work becomes a liability. This is because we get in a mode where we want our way of doing it before others can do it with us. When we are working with others this tends to creates an obstacle because we are not equally empowered to learn and grow with each other. In this way, our need to make it work promotes a projection of superiority upon others where they become subjectified by our intensity and direction. This means that, if they do not follow our instructions exactly, we become upset and angry thinking that they are sabotaging us.

We need to learn how to trust others and accept that the way they get around to it may not reflect our standards but may be the only way they can contribute. This means that we need to observe what people do well and find a better way of managing and using people so that things come together to meet our objectives. It also means that ultimately, we need to learn to accept that others have their own way of doing things to include in our life if they are going to contribute to us.

Patterning Intelligence Secondary Expression

(formerly known as Sage, Pattern Recognition or Ray 7)

Known for forming new connections. As a Secondary Patterning Intelligence, or Secondary Storyteller, we seek to understand how to create enthusiasm in a group activity so we can become an ombudsman or guide for group expression.  We want small groups or communities to acknowledge our understanding of their needs. This means that if they do not listen to us, we feel undervalued or underutilized. Our big fear is that others will adopt foreign patterns that are not our own which will effectively keep us from participating or influencing the outcome. While the core challenge is being able to coordinate activities and ensure that groups fulfill their purpose or goals, it is common with this Intelligence to get personally caught up in how we are needed to make things work. This frequently means that we take a protective stance wherein we attempt to define what others should or should not do for the benefit of the group.

Secondary Storytellers seek to understand how to create enthusiasm in any group activity so we can become an ombudsman or guide for group expression. We are more concerned with self-image and social finesse and our influence on others than with the results we are trying to create. Our greatest desire is to smooth things over and get people to accept some pain in order to achieve a larger goal. This means we feel comfortable using any means needed, including telling different people in the group different things, in order to bring about the result we are identified with.  We tie our own self-esteem and success to that of the groups of which we are a part. If the group fails, then we are a failure. Undeveloped, we can become extremely seductive salespeople who will try to convince others of things, just to see if we can do so. Actualized, we will try to honor and entertain you to bring about some larger possibility.

The most important thing others can do to honor Storyteller Secondaries is to acknowledge our social finesse in working with groups to further personal objectives. We sometimes get caught up in our social position, getting lost in the degree to which we can exert our influence on others. Commonly, we inflate our sense of power and importance, but we actually seek to be the “good guy” in every situation. When Actualized, we are wonderfully personable. We are great comedians who know how to smooth over every problem with a great story. We are excellent at finding a way to engage others in their creative flow, thereby bringing a sense of relaxation that allows them to laugh at themselves. Our gift is to help others create personal meaning in their lives.

As Secondary Storytellers, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First, we make others comfortable with us in all circumstances. Usually this entails being nice and being reassuring, even if we have a Dynamic defense style. Second, we learn seduction and/or sales skills in order to maximize our influence. Third, we rely on our verbal abilities to get us what we want and to help us avoid whatever we don’t. Fourth, we build a successful image (usually by acquiring potential possessions) through acting the way we want others to see and engage us. Fifth, we leverage our creative connections so we can ride the wave of others to our own success. Sixth, we find ways to differentiate ourselves in the minds of others to develop our legendary persona. Seventh, we develop political savvy so we can maintain our position in the community and prevent any erosion of our position in that community. The difference between Storyteller Primaries and Storyteller Secondaries is that Primaries make groups the center of our lives, while Secondaries interact only to the degree that it serves our personal or professional interest.

Storyteller Secondaries are about social finesse. We enjoy being influential and use our people-skills and speaking-skills to make others comfortable with our presence. Our key quality is to be able to speak for others in a way that they cannot speak for themselves. This ability to hold the bigger picture and yet speak very personally endears us to others so we create a large circle of friends. Paradoxically, we commonly use our ability to “be personal” in ways that give us leverage in impersonal situations, such as negotiations or in legal environments. This is further amplified as we become more politically sensitive and know how to establish priorities others will accept.

We excel in the implementation of the law because we enjoy establishing precedent for appropriate behavior. Being excellent negotiators and politically savvy, we also possess the skills to become politicians, public relations people or social commentators for newspaper editorial columns. Communication is the common thread in all of these different activities. Usually we are great speakers and writers and we believe we have a duty to make things understood. We seek to expand our influence by developing our speaking and storytelling skills so we can establish what is being talked about in society.

After seeking others’ individual perspectives, what we bring is a perspective of the larger picture, enabling them to connect them. We attempt to maintain the status quo by honoring people for their position in society rather than their individual merit because we believe leadership and recognized positions confer the ability to get the attention of others. In our world as Storyteller Secondaries, we tend to have problems with Storyteller Primaries because we do not always have a position to speak from. Storyteller Primaries do not have this problem because they do not care about social conventions per se, and they believe in their ability to communicate under all circumstances.

Storyteller Secondaries also like to be seen as community leaders and, therefore, gravitate toward being spokespeople for small interest groups that want to be noticed. Frequently, this conflicts with the status quo, especially when administrators are not functioning as their community expects them to. We can become activists, trying to bring about a change because we perceive we represent the status quo and not the administrators. We frequently see examples of this around zoning ordinances and laws about noise and community disturbances. We try to prove that we are the right people who know how to get things done in the world. We tend to see ourselves as movers and shakers, which usually reflects our ideas of ourselves rather than reality. What makes us so effective is that we have usually build great social networks that enable us to accomplish things quickly. We use our social and people skills to help us be effective go-betweens who can negotiate within political, social and even religious organizations. Storyteller Secondaries can easily be identified by the way we accentuate our own well-being at the cost of group interactions.

Ultimately, we love to be listened to and seen as important. To this end, we have great parties and attempt to be known beyond our regular work and neighborhood environments. We frequently become church leaders, promoters of political interest groups, or members of social organizers such as Elks, Masons, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and Rotary Club. We seek to be plugged in so we know what is going on in our communities more than other people. When we have parties, it is important for us to be seen as being connected to others. In our minds, the perception of influence is just as important as being influential.

Undeveloped, we are mostly status builders as we learn how to make our ordinariness extraordinary through being seen with the right people, doing the right things and knowing how to build our image in ways others will enhance and agree with. One of the qualities that makes us so adaptable is being able to quickly recognize what other people are looking for— so we can define ourselves in a way to make us part of the reality others create. What solidifies our desire for prestige is being the conduit and/or coordinator in helping others get what they want. As long as we are seen as part of making things happen for others, we use this dependency to build our own self-image.

When Secondary Storytellers are Undeveloped, we attempt to do things in standardized predictable ways. At this stage we are consummate risk-avoiders as we fall into patterns of conformity that reflect a surprising ability to lose ourselves in things around us. Our superficiality and sectarianism can be seen in our fast judgment of others based on appearances. While we believe we are just doing what is best, most of the time our motivations are driven by doing what is safe and predictable. Overall, our primary fear is not getting the respect of others which we believe we deserve.

Patterning Secondary Intelligence is different from Patterning Primary Intelligence because of the intention we have in working with others. A Storytellers Primary brings more creative interactions to the fore and supports individuals in being themselves. A Storyteller Secondary focuses on the outer social conventions and tries to bring order and structure to how people interact on a more superficial level. The other difference is that Storyteller Primaries are typically much more confrontational when things are not going right because we believe in deepening and grounding others’ experience in new ways of doing things. Storyteller Secondaries, on the other hand, are more willing to go with the process and do things on a more superficial level. Storytellers on the Secondary see our contribution as facilitating activity without necessarily trying to make the group greater. The final major difference between Patterning Primary and Patterning Secondary Intelligences is that the Patterning Primary Intelligence is more impersonal, while the Patterning Secondary is more personal, using social conventions to build connection.

When we are unhappy, we typically become formal or petty in attempting to use the rules of the group or the organization to slow down or squash personally unapproved actions. When things are not going the way we want, our law and order stance is contrasted by the fluid response we have when the group is doing what we suggest. It is easy to see when we become rigid and resistant to change, because we fear we are losing influence or power over others. We seek positive feedback based upon simple routines, conventions and customs. It is for this reason that we frequently give certain individuals activities that distract them from creating trouble for us. 

One of our biggest challenges is to fully manifest ourselves on the physical level. We frequently have areas where we do not follow through or maintain ourselves, as we would like to. This is due to the fact that wherever we get good feedback, we deepen, but we avoid wherever we get inconclusive feedback. Since our primary feedback mechanism is completing patterns, we either feel empowered or disempowered based on our ability to intervene at the right moment with the right person to stimulate the activity of the group. Any group that denies our insight or no longer listens to us becomes either a challenge or an obstacle to our growth. Without positive feedback, we either give up or end up destroying the capacity of the group to move forward. When feedback loops no longer provide any additional information or insight, they become habits.

While some habits have symbolic value, most reduce our awareness or promote a layer of unconsciousness where we lose ourselves in the activity; this inhibits our growth. Breaking out of old habits or patterns of behavior is what rebuilds or sustains our forward momentum with others. By injecting a certain amount of unknown possibility into certain situations, we regain our interest in moving things forward. Otherwise, we become enamored with current patterns of activity that do not move others or ourselves into more creative opportunities. 

Another obstacle occurs when we become attached to a certain position or rank. The key issue is that we work better operating with the true quality of others rather than imposing artificial distinctions. This desire for self-importance is one of the key indicators that we are doing this Intelligence on this level. Any sectarian attitude or prejudice that is applied to others indicates that we have not yet found our own inner balance and truth. Another expression of this is trying to maintain a sense of respectability, which indicates an attachment to appearances other than the true quality of a situation. Finally, the more we get caught up in being a member of a particular group that has more influence over other groups, the more likely we are to reflect that we are still focusing on power over others rather than power with others.

What we really seek when we are balanced within ourselves is to create a reputation where we listen to others as much as we are being heard. In this way, the practical experience of others around us is that we are naturally responsive to them and wish to be of true service. This Intelligence builds upon the ideals of Visionary Intelligence by putting ideals in action. We provide the means to understand the differences between people, places, and things by recognizing the best means to implement change. While we are not a change agent per say, we naturally attempt to bring order to an area or group so the aspirations of the group are fulfilled. 

Our key gift is to see what works and does not work particularly in coordinating others to work together. Whereas Inventive Intelligence people work in the area of ideas, we work in the area of bringing people together to make those ideas possible. Another gift we have is to establish patterns of rhythm that build momentum. This enables us to implement activities with an acute sense of timing that guarantees a certain response. To this end, we use our resonant voice to co-ordinate the Emotions, Feelings and Sensations of a group. 

With the Secondary Patterning Intelligence, we are drawn to prove our influence by using our voice to attract attention and focus. Since our desire is to create an audience of willing participants to engage in fun-loving activities we learn to use questions to invite people into our world. We also learn to use the smooth tonality of our voice to have others deepen into their listening of what we are saying. It is like we are shaping or facilitating others’ ability to hear us. The key thing we are avoiding is being predictable so that we can keep others on the edge of their seats. What we like most is to build anticipation and then deliver some possibility that everyone will automatically agree to do. While it appears our objective is to awaken people to think about new ideas, the actual intention is to get people into movement as a group. 

To accomplish this we need to be able to suggest activities or ways that particular individuals can use to come together to serve the process. We need to develop a language that translates ideas into actions immediately. It is in our spontaneous expression that we can link where people are with what needs to be accomplished. We need to build a capacity to recognize when and how to bring people together. All this requires that we get more comfortable with our voice and more comfortable in our actions internally. What we discover is that to the degree that we repress or deny our capacity in these areas is the same degree that others resist or ignore our suggestions.

This means that one of the best ways to develop ourselves is to practice observing others speaking proactively with power. How do they command respect? What they do is to invite people to engage their plans. This provides us with a way to engage others to deepen or express their creativity in particular ways. Ultimately, how we become comfortable in asking others to do things is to have no resistance about doing them ourselves. When others know we are at ease doing it, we create a safe and secure means for them to do a particular activity. We also need to believe in others ability to do these activities and hold the possibility that these individuals will feel fulfilled in the process. 

We also need to recognize when a person is unwilling to do more and to let them reduce their degree of participation and become an observer. The key to our success is to get people to engage things that are a little scary for them that they can learn from but without pushing them too far. We do this through enthusiasm, not taking ourselves seriously and laughing at the unusual situations people find themselves in. We also need to recognize that the more we have people reporting to us in a business or organizational circumstance, the greater our tendency is to push them too much, too far, too quickly. This occurs because we frequently take on the mantel of the organization’s needs and personalizing how others need to step up to make it happen. Instead, we need to listen to the emotional pressure that people are under to perform so that we are sensitive to how much they can deal with at any particular time. Our natural tendency is to keep the pressure on and to motivate others to serve the organization despite their objections or the stress this produces.

We can become stern taskmasters that demand that they do things the way we want them to at the cost of what they want to do. When this occurs we develop the reputation of expecting others to compromise and just do what we say which limits their growth and autonomy. What we need to learn how to do effectively, is to honor all goals first and translate these into the way the organization can be served. Otherwise, we will get into situations where there is little or no alignment to organizational needs.

Our ongoing development and observation as to what works is what guides us. Over time, we develop an innate sense of how to move things forward based on internal guidelines and rules we discover. Initially, we get caught up in the formality of role-playing, where we do what others expect. As we develop, we become a more effective leader by establishing our own direction. What assists in this development is our ability to synthesize and learn from others. We also possess an innate capacity to organize and direct development on the physical plane, which can offset or complement the Visionary Intelligence types. 

Our objective is to stimulate participation and encourage the voice of others, so that what is unconsciously sought after can be manifested by groups. In leadership (when evolved), we do not seek personal adulation, but rather represent the group that forms around us. We use our knowing of how things fit together to integrate different perspectives and people into a common solution. We are particularly adept at building strong foundations where, over time, new possibilities emerge. 

Another aspect of Patterning Intelligence as a Secondary is how we proceed in an impersonal manner to bring together the contributions of others. Our challenge is to overcome a focus on regulations and routines, where we can become subservient to previous habits. The more a pattern becomes a habit, the more easily it becomes a way where we do not think through long-term ramifications. The key issue is to bring our understanding to a conscious level and effectively use habits to awaken the consciousness of our constituents. 

On the Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative Expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our energy can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. As a Secondary Storyteller, too little means that we are afraid to claim our Creative power and use our voice to bring order to others. When we under do, we fixate on structure, ritual and an attempt to manage detail so we do not have to actually show up with others. Instead our self-preoccupation with the interior view of our life prevents us from considering how we can creatively contribute to others.

We frequently make a choice not to impose ourselves on others because we have had confusing or misguided circumstances produce unpredictable outcomes. No longer do we want to be open to others without having a way to protect ourselves. In this way, our rituals (where we do thing in a particular order) create a sense of timing where it seems inappropriate when others accost us with unexpected demands. Under doing provides us with a way to create order in our lives without the interruption of others. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Patterning Intelligence have to do with not being heard or seen as a powerful contributor by our family. Perhaps our attempts at being a comic in our family life backfired which produced a fear of speaking up. Other common obstacles are stuttering, issues with crooked teeth and low self-esteem. Under doing our Secondary Expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression. 

When we over do our Secondary Patterning Intelligence, it is easy to get caught up in our idea of how we can get other people to do what we want. This leads to attempts to mold groups to see things as we do. What we really want to accomplish is to build and organize things the way we want them to be. Over doing our Intelligence also leads to a fixation on using the law to our personal benefit. What we seek is a high degree of influence where others are amazed at our ability to overcome obstacles and make things happen. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is that it promotes a sense of self-importance and attachment to others doing what we want them to do, which can demean others. The real problem occurs when we use seduction and manipulation when others do not want to co-operate. 

We mature and find our fulfillment in our contribution by learning how to organize our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary . Either under and over doing our Secondary Patterning Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. It is also different than any Creative expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. With a Secondary Patterning Intelligence, this means that our power to manifest and work on the physical plane is greatly enhanced by our capacity to bring people together for a common purpose.

This comes about by integrating our inner and outer experiences so that we can operate as a point of balance in our interactions with others. The power of our Secondary transmutes itself by serving the intention of our Primary. In effect, we naturally integrate and centralize our life energy to benefit our Primary expression. In this process, we become more unified and able to bring together different people and processes to fulfill group goals. 

When undeveloped, we can focus on our self-importance (being at the center of things) and measure our power by our ability to influence others. This attachment to materialism dies away when we realize that our creativity explodes as we honor the autonomy of those with whom we interact. Evolved, we bring out the best in others by encouraging the discovery of each individual’s unique contribution. This also creates a situation where synergy occurs, because a group produces more than the output of each single individual. Another indicator of our evolution is that when we are consciously developed, we no longer get caught up in superficial judgments based upon outer appearances. This ability to see the innate patterns in others provides the key for our creative development. 

It is interesting to notice that we primarily validate our success by the degree to which the solutions we propose are practical and easily manifested. From this perspective, we are more about the art of what is possible rather than the ideals of the Visionary Intelligence. The real difference between our two Intelligences is that Storytellers like more incremental change while Visionaries are more oriented to accomplishing things in an all or nothing manner. Storytellers tend to define, mold, and moderate the changes needed to satisfy a greater number of people. 

The Patterning Intelligence, like Investigative Intelligence, uses thought as a basis for understanding differences. These Thoughts are somewhat strongly anchored to our Sensations, which we use to notice what is changing in the moment. Thoughts represent 50% of our energy, Sensations represent 30% and Emotions and Feelings represent 10% each. It is Thoughts anchored to Emotions, Feelings and Sensations which give us a three dimensional framework to see what is happening outside of ourselves. While Investigative Intelligence individuals are more internalized in their thought processes, we are more externally focused in recognizing what is changing and what is staying the same. This ability to capture patterns of behavior permits us to be great mimics and/or comics, because it is easy for us to amplify or portray these qualities. It is possible for us (if we embody our Emotions and Feelings) to develop more intuitive insights than those who come primarily from thoughtful observation. When this occurs we can predict likely outcomes rather than remain static in our understanding. When focused inward, these skills help us to become more conscious and self-observant. When focused outward, these same skills help us move groups forward and not make the same mistakes over and over again. 

The problem we have on the Secondary level is that we can become identified with the groups we become associated with. This means we somehow lose our individuality and/or our originality within the groups that we relate to. We can validate this to the degree that we hold distinct perceptions and/or behavior that does not mirror those we are with. Part of this could be because we can get caught up in superficial judgments and therefore want to be similar to others so they cannot judge us. It is also likely that we can become enamored by complimentary attractions where we seek others to mirror our own beauty. The key is to not become subsumed into the frameworks of others just because it is easier. This does not mean that we seek out those who disagree with us to contradict this tendency but instead we go deeper within ourselves to find what is naturally different or unique. One contrary aspect to our development on this level is how easy it can be to get caught up in excessive perfectionism, believing we need to be different to have any true value. It is better to find natural and humorous ways to differentiate ourselves particularly in our capacity to bring out the best in others around us. In this way our distinctiveness is revealed. Another tendency is to seek the path of least resistance by emphasizing the need for the material aspects of our existence. What we need to remember is that our spirit needs to be nourished as much as our personality elements.

Another attachment is how we become fixated on whatever is mysterious and secret. We   believe we are going deeper into ourselves and being more substantial when others are willing to play with us around issues that are ambiguous or imaginative. We also get caught up in the revelation of secrets in a step by step way where we want people to appreciate the sequence of discovering us as much as the content of what we say. Any pre-empting of our process where people want to jump ahead creates fear within us because we need the process to feel comfortable with others. It’s the sequence of the revelation which makes us feel seen, supported and valued which gets upset if others don’t want to engage us in this way. This attachment to relating in a particular way as a way of honoring ourselves sometimes backfires with others who do not want to explore us in the way we want to be revealed.

This leads us to either push the mystery onto others and/or hold back that which we don’t need to say right now. In our minds this gives us something to be revealed later. What occurs out of this fixation is to reinforce our inner mystery while being attracted to the mystery of others. This leads to situations where we are scared to reveal too much which ends up complicating enormously how we relate to different people. Another downside of this process is that it forces us to remember what we have told to various people so we can continue to deepen our story of what they know about us. Unconsciously, this leads us to try to systematically insert pieces of our story in conversation so others get to know us over a period of time. Others do not understand why we are bringing these pieces into play at the time we talk about them. The core is that since security is our biggest desire, the reactions of others to us, is a particular concern. 

The more we fall into this pattern, the more we are likely to reveal ourselves as a bonus to those who interact with us in ways that we like. The problem with this approach is that we get caught up always needing to update whenever our story slightly changes. This emphasizes constant communication where others begin to think we are narcissistic because everything is framed in terms of what is going on with us. The problem with this approach is that we used a layering of ourselves and parsing out pieces of ourselves in response to other people’s interactions with us. The reaction of others is that they are not sure that they can trust us. More importantly, others may be confused and feel limited in their ability to love us. This occurs to the degree that we make them jump through hoops to get to know us and to the degree that others perceive we are hiding who we really are. Others’ assumption is that if we loved ourselves we would be more forthcoming. We can identify this pattern by how others constantly prompt us to “get to the point”. When others get exhausted and tired of our story, it should indicate to us that this pattern is in play. 

The Intelligences that have the most difficulty with this are Compassionate, Orchestrating and Intentional, all of whom demand a certain amount of simplicity and congruence to accept us. The more complicated we are, the less willing they are to interact with us. This is accentuated and amplified because these Intelligences tend to make us nervous and feel judged, which further develops our anxiety around them. To overcome this issue, we need to be more “in the moment” instead of projecting it as a process in order to get to know us. We need to learn to respond where others are by discussing their participation in the process as much as our own. We have to realize that our need to be secure is actually interfering with our capacity to be seen. Until we take ownership that we do not need to prove ourselves and that we are mysterious (as is everyone) without needing to amplify ourselves, then we will continue to demand others’ attention in a way that will cause them to eventually become resentful.

Another issue is our need to see everything in terms of everything else. The more fixated we are about not making a decision until we can see all points of view the more likely we have internalized a point of view that is going to limit our incremental growth. Secondary Patterning Intelligence individuals grow through incremental improvements. The more we get fixated on the big picture and need everything to be the best solution, the more difficult our growth processes will be. Sometimes this is revealed when we are not willing to confront our situation until we can do it all at once. The likely outcome of this approach is to never get to it. We see great examples of this when we idealize people, places or processes that will change our circumstances if we just adhere to them fully.

What we need to recognize is that our growth happens best when it happens in small shifts or choices that actually bring about a feeling of more congruence within us. It is also important to notice that it is our Feelings and Sensations that most guide us in terms of the choices we can make. This means that our Emotions and Thoughts can send us off our path if we fixate on them too much. In fact, the more we define ourselves in terms of our intellect and emotional content, the more likely we get in the way of our own best effort. Two examples of this diversion is when we start “head-tripping” (such as doubting ourselves) and when we get caught up in doing things just to please others.  In both cases, we end up being completely lost.

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