Act, Think, Feel Communication Process

shoot first, ask questions later, then feel if you like it

Act, Think, Feel individuals have an enormous body awareness coupled with intelligence about how to use it. They seek to both act and understand simultaneously before later relaxing into the experience. In this situation, the body directly connects to the mind so that any situation brings up a variety of intellectual options and the objective is to choose the most expressive and/or outgoing option. Individuals with this sequence want to be appreciated for their insightfulness, even if later on, the circumstances prove that the warning or insight is false. The value of this process is that it provides early warning of potential before anyone else knows that anything is off. Usually this reflects that the individual is committed to not being surprised by unforeseen circumstances. Unlike Act Feel Think individuals, this person appears dead calm or aloof and indifferent. They let the analysis guide their choices and do not let their emotions come into play until after a cycle is complete. Only when they are clear about how they initiated activity and what it resulted in, do they actually allow themselves to determine if they like the results or not. This makes them strong, dispassionate observers of the human experience.

Act First or “moving centered” individuals will act immediately based on their natural, inner kinesthetic knowing. They can be identified by their comfort with silence, small constant movements and their fluidity in action. They use intelligent action to generate results and avoid getting “bogged” down. As kinesthetic individuals, they use action to store learned success patterns and understanding. They keep doing it until they get it right, and then work to subtly improve it. As moving-centered individuals, they are constantly active, and carry through on their actions as if their bodies were tools, which they are. Act First individuals embody intention in all they do or touch. This means they need to clarify the value and purpose of an activity before engaging it. They are also the most “intentional” or purposeful in their interactions with others. They can validate that they are Act First by the commitment they have to expressing the intelligence in their bodies by letting the body find its own expression in the moment, without trying to direct it. In this way they are able to learn from their body’s wisdom.

Think Second individuals want others to listen to their concerns and provide information that refutes their conclusions. If others cannot answer their questions or address their fears, then they will not trust the connection. If others can answer their questions or are willing to deal with their concerns, they automatically like them and seek them as friends. What they are seeking are friend, business and romantic relationships with others who understand their problems and can represent their perspective back to them in a way that reveals the real problems. When this occurs, a trust is developed in the individual because they feel they are being straight with them. Think Second individuals focus their energies on building intricate mental structures to prove and protect their thoughts. The intellectual secondary is oriented in three different directions simultaneously: awareness of self, awareness of the object of attention, and awareness of the context. They make the best integrators if they eliminate their defensiveness. What they need to do is to neutralize false attachments to precision, accuracy and clarity that reflect what others want them to be.

Feel Last individuals enjoy laid back environments where they feel safe enough to integrate their feelings, so that they can enjoy expressing their emotional truth. In this situation, they experience a degree of joy in the sequence of activities provided, so they can determine if the process was worthwhile. If so, they begin anew. It is not critical that they share their perceptions, however, when they can trust the process, it allows them to relax into how they feel about the decisions they are making, in a way that enriches their experience.

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