Freedom Seeker (Under-Extended Pattern 123 F)
Outlier Personality Types

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Introduction:

The Outlier family is associated with patterns that lay outside the national norm. This means everyone in the Outlier family will see less of themselves in those around them simply because you don’t see these styles as often as you see the 15 styles associated with the 4 families.

Strengths:

The Freedom Seeker is right brained intuitive. This extraverted style builds influence with large and small groups and relates quite well in face-to-face situations. They handle people well displaying charm and concern. They use contention rather than consensus when decision-making and will verbalize feelings regarding the cause of problems; show reluctance to reach a decision when others appear disagreeable; push ahead, however, to assume a strong position.

Overextended Pattern 123 F:

The Freedom Seeker is participative in their approach to people. They fear being constrained and are preoccupied with declaring independence. They are driven by a need for options. They may misread their present situation; causing others to question the sensitivity they have to the needs of people; running the risk of losing the vital support of those who desire increased accountability on their part. They will establish their own guidelines, placing themselves above the regulations they have set for others; diminishing their role as a team player by doing things on their own. Demonstrating a belligerent attitude at times by refusing to compromise when tensions are high is common. They can appear more confrontational than concerned about settling key issues; signaling a possible change in their approach to problem solving. They may disregard factual data, preferring, instead, to generalize from their personal experience; adopting practices that appear to reject the proven areas of the past for experimental attempts in the present.

Weaknesses:

The Freedom Seeker will not always voice inner feeling when their reputation is at stake. They have an unhealthy interest in the opinions of others and may allow others to frame their world for fear of looking bad. They may not tell you where they stand on an issue only later to confess. They can be difficult to read at times and can fail to plan for errors and mistakes. They can be self-willed and stubborn when in a jam or called on the carpet.

Romantic Relationships:

The Freedom Seeker dreams of the perfect relationship; relates with their partner often by taking on his or her personal beliefs; they tend to over identify; avoid domination of partner and offspring, and feels responsible when the home life goes awry. They use tactful language, but can be commanding at times. They are passive-aggressive in their approach to personal issues or when they do something wrong.

Friendships:

The Freedom Seeker is extraverted and sociable with others. They can willingly take sides on important issues that have far-reaching effects, and may invest time and money to ensure their views are expressed. They place a high value on cooperation from others, will invest energy to cooperate in joint ventures, and believe that people will eventually do what is right for others. They have long-term relationships and tend to choose friends wisely.

Parenthood:

The Freedom Seeker insists the home is an extension of them personally. They like a comfortable home with intellectual symbols as part of the surroundings and like things settled and organized. They create a predictable and stable environment for children and will train and teach their children through conversation and illustration as opposed to punitive assignments.

Career Paths:

The Freedom Seeker prefers education, executive management, business partnerships, and direct supervisory roles. They want to put the gift of expression to work, both in speaking and in writing; seek to develop others; desire to execute useful ideas, i.e., cost-effective proposals and procedures. They provide activities and tasks for groups and like to assist in the growth and development of people; listen to opposing views, and are sociable and appropriate.

Workplace Habits:

The Freedom Seeker brings uncooperative people in line by extolling the virtues of the institution; maintaining a strong belief that employees should respect their place of employment; encouraging people to suggest realistic changes that will profit themselves and others. They assist others in growth and development as a rule.

Conclusion:

The Freedom Seeker will appear more intuitive than analytical; show irritation with sameness of methods that often appear boring and stagnant; speculate regarding several solutions; make choices based on feeling slightly more than thinking; place emotional appeal and objective evaluation in proper perspective in developing acceptance of solutions.