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.

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