The Groundbreaker Archetype

Primary trait: investigative, secondary trait: enterprising

Groundbreakers have a diverse nature that allows them to spend time mulling over theories as well as expressing ideas. They can usually persuade other people to see their ways of thinking. They love investigating and synthesizing abstractions and are very self-confident. Once a Groundbreaker has finished conceiving an idea or developing a theory, they are able to verbally express their thoughts to others with conviction.

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Things they're good at

Groundbreakers are inquisitive, introspective, and methodical. They are also assertive and like to take charge. This combination works well in settings where there is an ambitious project underway that needs to get off the ground and into the public. Groundbreakers are good at seeing both the big picture and having an eye for detail, which makes them good at overseeing all aspects of a project.

Things they can watch out for

Groundbreakers must deal with a clash between their two strongest traits. This difference can make career and life choices difficult when one function must take a backseat to the other. They wants to spend time alone, thinking through difficult problems or trying to understand new concepts, but they also crave to be in front of other people, taking risks or engaging in competition.