Imaginative Disposition (formerly Thinking-Creating)

You are born with a unique personality that affects how you interact with the world and how the world perceives you. This unique personality is called your Disposition. There are 5 Dispositions: Spontaneous, Organized, Curious, Supportive and Imaginative.  Generally people have 2 dominant Disposition types.

If you have an Imaginative Disposition, you probably enjoy opportunities to ponder thoughts and work on creative projects. You might do your best work with projects that incorporate artistic expression.

You might enjoy alone time and spaces that give you the freedom to “escape” or listen to music. You might prefer alone time in nature or an opportunity to be artistic and creative. You probably are not fond of schedules and prefer flexible environments.

Click on the link to learn more about your Imaginative Disposition 

Supportive Disposition (formerly Relating-Inspiring)

You are born with a unique personality that affects how you interact with the world and how the world perceives you. This unique personality is called your Disposition. There are 5 Dispositions: Spontaneous, Organized, Curious, Supportive and Imaginative.  Generally people have 2 dominant Disposition types.

If you have a Supportive Disposition, you are probably interested in issues that involve other people.  You are probably passionate about social issues and seek equality for all.

You might like to work in small groups that provide cooperative interaction. You probably prefer warm, harmonious atmospheres that create a cooperative spirit.

Curious Disposition (formerly Inventing)

You are born with a unique personality that affects how you interact with the world and how the world perceives you. This unique personality is called your Disposition. There are 5 Dispositions: Spontaneous, Organized, Curious, Supportive and Imaginative.  Generally people have 2 dominant Disposition types.

If you have a Curious Disposition you probably prefer flexible spaces that provide room for labs, experiments, and models. You thrive in atmospheres that encourage questioning, exploring, debating, and unscheduled time to work independently. You ask lots of questions – about everything – because that’s how you learn best!

High school students with an Inventing Disposition can increase learning efficiency by incorporating drawing, constructing models, or using information maps.

Organized Disposition (formerly Producing)

You are born with a unique personality that affects how you interact with the world and how the world perceives you. This unique personality is called your Disposition. There are 5 Dispositions: Spontaneous, Organized, Curious, Supportive and Imaginative.  Generally people have 2 dominant Disposition types.

If you have an Organized Disposition you probably like environments that are structured.  You might prefer processes that are sequential and have ordered components. People with Producing Dispositions enjoy routine and find comfort in situations that are predictable.

You might enjoy a study environment that is quiet and consistent, like a typical library setting. You are good at planning and organizing your time as well as projects.

People with a Producing Disposition can have difficulty when plans change. Areas for growth might include being more tolerant of uncertainty and exploring your creative side.  Make time for play and development of friendships.

When you think about a career consider jobs that value your ability for creating order and structure. Careers that might appeal to you include: administrator, secretary, accountant, banker, teacher, events coordinator or other jobs that put your organizing and planning skills to use.

Spontaneous Disposition (formerly Performing)

You are born with a unique personality that affects how you interact with the world and how the world perceives you. This unique personality is called your Disposition. There are 5 Dispositions: Spontaneous, Organized, Curious, Supportive and Imaginative.  Generally people have 2 dominant Disposition types.

If you have a Spontaneous Disposition you are probably always on the move.  While some teachers might encourage you to “sit still”, your movement is actually helping you to learn. In fact, John Ratey, author of A User’s Guide to the Brain, calls exercise “Miracle-Gro for the brain” because of its role in stimulating nerve growth factors!

You probably prefer a study environment that is flexible and allows you to move. If you must sit in a desk for certain subjects or for assessments, ask your teachers if you can bring a squishy ball to class. Some teachers might allow you to use bouncy bands to release your energy – they are elastic strips tied between the front legs of a desk that you can bounce your feet on when you are concentrating.

Try to incorporate movement into your study. For example, if you are memorizing facts jump rope, ride a bike, run or skip as you say the facts out loud or in your head. Or recite a fact or concept you are working on, then shoot a basket or bounce a ball. These activities can help to make the information stick in your brain!

Your studies could also be enhanced if you get regular exercise. Join a sports team or engage in daily physical activity to keep a positive outlook and stay more focused.

When you think about a career, take your need for movement into account. If movement is important for you, seek a career that has a work environment that matches your need to move.

To learn more about how to use your Spontaneous Disposition and leverage Your Power Traits™, click on this link: Spontaneous Disposition.