Our emotions are more important than what we know. Our “Affective Nature” (the Energy System that drives your personality type) is driven by the limbic area of the brain. Sorry folks; it is not driven by our cognitive reason. The limbic part of the brain processes emotions as feelings, emotions, and passions. For starters, you can expect the interpretation of your affective nature to be less familiar to you than the description of your intensions. It is these feelings, emotions, and passions that are not only concealed from others, they are in large part concealed from ourselves. This is why we move into what is known as “Intended behavior” when taking action within the world. We can actually predict what a person will do regardless of what they claim they “want” to do.
Our intensions are processed in the conscious part of the brain. We “intend” to do something when our emotions and passions are aroused by an outside influence and brought to consciousness for evaluation. After concluding on the matter through the part of the brain that solves math problems, an action step is taken. But that action step will be birthed through familiar channels of behavior we have come to rely upon. Our intensions are couched in 4 intension types: Taking, Attracting, Responding, and Preserving. For example, some of us “take” action while others simply “respond” to outside influences as best they can.
Our behavior always depends upon the intensity of our 4 primary emotions. These primary emotions will trigger an action that “orients” in a particular way. This is our intended behavior. For example; I have car trouble and the wherewithal to fix the problems associated with my 7 year old car is hard to come by. My emotions kick in and I’m disgusted with my current pay. I think to myself, “I need a raise!” At this juncture my brain is “flooded” with emotion given the circumstances and I decide to “take action.” Now, this is the important piece; how will I go about securing my increase in pay in an effort to diminish the brain tension that comes from not being able to afford to fix the car?
I will go about it in accordance to two things. First, I will go about it in direct proportion to my concealed behavior, which falls directly in line with my emotional framework. Second, I will go about it in accordance to my current value set, which is based on 7 value points of brain tension. For example: I feel brain tensions increase when I cannot assist other people with their problems so I become more outer-world focussed than inner-world focussed. I feel brain tensions increase when I’m forced to “step out” and exercise my rights in front of other people. And finally, I feel brain tension when I am unable to “self-express” my inner creative intuition.
As far as my emotional framework goes, I’m an internalizer. I “think things through to conclusions” before bringing them out into the outside world. I’m a logic-based emotional style who fears conflict and uncertainty. How do you think I’m going to act when I get to work and intend to ask for a raise? The odds increase that I will measure down to the level of my world rather than measuring up to the world I desire and opt out of stepping out and doing something for myself seeing my brain tension increases when I do things for myself and decreases when I do things for others. Odds are good I will think (preserving) about it more than I will act (taking) on it. Odds are good I will hope the raise shows up because I believe I do a good job and deserve a raise for my loyalty. Odds are really good I won’t get the raise I hoped for, but this is what my brain “needs,” not what it wants.