As humans we are programmed to look out for danger and to avoid it. This helps us survive. We grow to like familiar things and prefer to avoid change. We can see change as a potential threat. However, some change is inevitable and most change is not a threat, but we are programmed to be wary and suspicious of change which can cause stress and unhelpful patterns of thought. We have a big brain which can make us worry in a big way. Our personality has a huge influence on our response to change.
Does change affect you the way it does people who share your personality animal?
They rarely describe themselves as stressed. They are like the toys in the Duracell battery adverts that run on and on. They have the drive and determination to go on when others falter. Do take a break now and again and treat yourself, friends and family. Enjoy the fruits of your hard work.
Give yourself space where you can think through the logic and implications of the change and identify ways to make it work for you. You will then be ready to push on and achieve the desired goals.
'If you want a job doing well, do it yourself.' During changing times this can cause stress to themselves or others. Let other people join in and share responsibility. They may not reach your high standards, but they will be more invested in helping everyone cope better with the changes. Taking people along with you generates team-spirit.
As natural organisers of information, systems roles play to these natural black bear strengths.
Black Bears would suit roles such as:
Black Bears have a natural ability to produce consistent, high quality work.
Black Bears could thrive in roles such as
Black bears are often seen as direct and natural managers. They generally support people with a decisive, practical and unsentimental approach.
Black Bears are suited to roles such as:
Many Black Bears like to apply their skills to organise complex systems and processes.
This can be achieved in roles such as:
Working to tight deadlines and challenging targets can bring out the best in black bears and many manufacturing roles require these qualities as manager, technician, or production worker.
Black Bears have a creative side. More frequently advertised roles combining creativity with organisational skills and measurable achievements can suit Black Bears such as: