Slow or Lower Pacing (Below 45)

When exposed to fast-Paced individuals for any length of time, slow-Paced individuals can become burned out and exhausted (usually after more than 4 hours). While as slow-Paced people, we tend to be physically grounded and at ease with our physical self-expression, we usually have to put more effort and attention into our spiritual growth. We also tend to be “context builders” on emotional and/or mental levels. We take a theme then develop and continually add to it over a period of time. As slow-Paced individuals, we are basically integrators who see ourselves as the central anchor.

Usually, lower-Paced individuals have a more big-picture perspective that comes from working with ideas in bigger chunks. We seek first to get individuals organized in our thought process, building the foundation wide, so that others can later build or add onto the process. We particularly become Resistant when others require that we change our anchor or point of view. In a way, lower-Paced individuals want agreement about the ideas and concepts we are providing as a foundation and want others to engage us where we are, rather than chase after ideas and differences or try to build high before the foundation is completed. As lower-Paced individuals, we are not open to new ideas or concepts unless it provides a missing piece to the puzzle. Often we have much more difficulty putting our ideas together in the moment. Lower-Paced individuals are “content-exploders” because we ignore or don’t integrate information if it is not in agreement with our bigger picture. We seek more stability and are more interested in the larger structures of the ideas then in the details.

The more we are not accepted in our slow-Paced mode of operating, the more Resistance we build up to others trying to encourage us to be faster. What we are protecting ourselves from is being thrown off balance or losing ourselves by trying to keep up with others. Resistance indicates that, as a child, we weren’t seen or appreciated in our slow-Pace. Instead, we most likely felt judged and made wrong, or even were considered dumb, because we did not respond quickly. From this experience, we started believing that others had malicious or negative motivations. It was easy to fall into the trap of believing that they didn’t want us to succeed, when all they were really doing was ignoring our contribution as a calm and grounded center of collected activity.

Examples:(A1)

Slow-Paced Individuals (some Resistance)

Alfred Hitchcock – director, known for suspense movies.
Mario Cuomo – Former Governor of the State of New York.
Charles Bronson – Actor.
Martin Luther King – Black civil rights activist in the 1960’s.
Winston Churchill – Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII.
George Foreman – Former U.S. boxing champion.
John Wayne – Actor, known for numerous movies/westerns in the 1950’s & 60’s.
Aristotle Onassis – Shipping magnate.
Mao Ze Dong – Founder of the Chinese communist government.
Martin Luther – Leader of the Protestant Reformation.
Fidel Castro – Revolutionary and head of the government of Cuba.

Examples:(A2)

Slow-Paced Individuals with Fast-Paced Imprinting (considerable Intensity)

Burt Reynolds – Actor, known for the movie, “Smokey and the Bandit.”
Arsenio Hall – Actor, former talk show host.
Clint Eastwood – Actor, known for recent movie, “Bloodwork.”
Gene Hackman – Actor, known for movie, “Behind Enemy Lines.”
Bruce Willis – Actor, known for movie, “Diehard.”
Robert Bork – Judge; failed Supreme Court nominee.
John Ritter – Actor, known for T.V. show, “Three’s Company.”
Paul Hogan – Actor, known for his role as Crocodile Dundee.
Donald Sutherland – Actor, known for his role on “Mash.”
Danny DeVito – Comedian, actor, known for his role on “Taxi.”
Fred Astaire – Dancer and Actor.
Sylvester Stallone – Actor, known for the movie, “Rocky.”
George Bush Jr. – Current U.S. President.
Chevy Chase – Comedian, Actor, known for movie, “Vacation.”
Nick Nolte – Actor, known for movie, “48 Hours.”
Bob Hope – Comedian, Actor, host of numerous USO Shows.

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