Personalities: The Thinker

Who you go to when you need someone wiser than yourself.

This person is often called “wise beyond their years,” which means, in most cases, they’ll act as if they were twice their real age. Along those same lines, the person you go to for wisdom may actually be twice your age. Your immediate circle of friends probably includes people close to your own age, but hey, having “The Thinker” in your corner is always a good thing, no matter how old they are or how often you communicate with them.A twenty-year-old male seeking advice from a forty-year-old male is an example the younger guy going to someone older, and through simply living, wiser. This brings up an interesting wrinkle in this personality category. While the twenty-year-old treats the forty-year-old as “The Thinker,” the forty-year-old may not be “The Thinker” in his own group of friends.

Likewise, in your group of friends you may find yourself filling the “The Party” role, but if you have a younger sibling or you’re involved with youth in your community, you could be “The Thinker” to them. This, perhaps, sets “The Thinker” apart from all the other personalities in that it can span multiple generations and lay on top of other personality types. In your group of friends, try to decide which is “The Thinker.” If you can’t narrow it down, or can’t think of one, reach out and find one. After all, that’s what someone twice your age would do, and they’re wise.

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