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 pride themselves in being internally strong. They tend to push through challenges and learn what they can from them. They can be excellent detached observers, like an eagle soaring high above problems both making the problems seem smaller and bring potential solutions in to view within a bigger, wider perspective. Your inventive and active imagination serves you well when things are changing. You have the drive and determination to keep going when others falter. But when you cannot think of answers it is important to seek help. It is not a sign of weakness. The advice of trusted people can help you get back on track far more quickly and rediscover your independence and strength.
They can quickly label others as weak, ignorant or incompetent. Although there is a place for blunt and honest feedback, it is probably not when you or those around you are stressed and vulnerable. It is better for you to focus your energy on solving the problem itself and not turn on the people involved, especially if they are weak, ignorant and incompetent!
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.
Eagles are natural organisers of information and have a keen eye for details. Eagles would suit roles such as:
The Eagles natural ability to produce consistent and high-quality work whilst thinking on their feet is suited to roles such as:
Eagles are often natural leaders and managers of services, departments, and projects. They generally support people with a decisive, long-term, and unsentimental approach suited to roles such as:
Many Eagles like to apply their entrepreneurial flair to create new products. This can be achieved in roles such as:
Eagles can enjoy applying their creativity and project management skills in roles such as: