Congratulations on taking the quiz and unlocking the C.O.D.E. to your unique brain type. You’ve taken the first step towards understanding how to leverage your strengths and develop strategies to overcome your biggest challenges. As an Empathetic Elephant, you have incredible strengths you can use to overcome any challenge in your learning and life.
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THE EMPATHETIC ELEPHANT
The Empathetic Elephant is the collaborative connector. You have exceptional emotional intelligence. Thanks to your ability to understand others on a deeply emotional level, you’re able to forge strong connections. Teams are better with you on them. You’re supportive and cooperative, and your empathy enables you to mediate conflict, facilitate open communication, and enhance a positive atmosphere wherever you go. You understand how other people can lift each other up, encouraging them to weave their strengths together to create an unstoppable force. This makes you a master negotiator, an uplifting cheerleader, and a just peacekeeper. It doesn’t matter whether you’re helping your children get along or managing a diverse group to launch a new product line, you will find a way to bring them together, see different points of view, and flourish as a united team.
UTILIZE YOUR ELEPHANT STRENGTHS
Your communication skills are your ultimate strength. And you can take these skills to the next level by practicing active listening and fine-tuning your empathetic responses. Elevating your ability to provide clear messages to anyone you’re interacting with is guaranteed to strengthen your interpersonal relationships and enhance your teamwork abilities.
Some easy ways for you to hone these skills are by regularly participating in group activities. Join clubs, organizations, or professional networks to strengthen your collaboration and build a strong support system. If there aren’t any appealing options at work or in your personal life, create one! You have everything you need to not only talk people into joining, but ensuring that every interaction is meaningful and engaging.
You want to make sure you don’t end up taking too much on, so you to be sure to delegate tasks as you learn people’s preferences and strengths rather than taking them on yourself. And because you effectively gain the trust of your team members, you know you can count on them to complete their assigned responsibilities.
Whenever you face conflict, you can rely on your ability to find common ground, maintain open lines of communication, and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect between all parties. Whether this obstacle is between you and another person, or between members of your team, you can facilitate and guide everyone to reach an amicable resolution.
ELEPHANTS WORKING WITH OTHERS
Every animal type has their own strengths to contribute when working with others. The goal of a successful team is to use your strengths to complement others and contribute to a more effective and balanced group dynamic. Here are some specific strategies you can employ when working with other animal brain types.
The logical Owls can often get lost in spreadsheets and data. Their methodical approach to problem-solving can sometimes come across as dismissive or cold. This is where you can help them see things from others perspectives. And you can help others see the practical value in their analytical skills and structured approach. This means you can guide the Owl to collaborate with teammates through increased communication and cooperation.
Agile Cheetahs are always ready to move and you are the perfect person to help them find which way to go. Even if you can’t solve their specific problems, your ability to understand everyone’s strengths and weaknesses means you know exactly who can. Their quick-decision making can be a little uncomfortable for you, but thanks to your clear and direct communication style, you both can have a constructive discussion that allows you to find a middle ground.
The out-of-the-box ideas and innovative solutions of the creative Dolphin appreciate your collaborative skills. Especially when their ideas are too far out of the comfort zone and they’re having difficulty finding buy-in. That’s where you come in. Your focus on teamwork, group cohesion, and your ability to bring people together make any work environment one where the creative Dolphin feels comfortable enough to let their ideas flow and trust that they’ll be heard.
IMPROVE YOUR ELEPHANT WEAKNESSES
Every animal type has challenges you can work on to improve your performance. By focusing on personal growth, you can become self-aware enough to overcome these obstacles and become your best self.
One area you’ll want to work in is your ability to make a confident, well-informed decision when consensus isn’t possible. Your communication skills are top-notch, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always be able to get everyone to see eye-to-eye. Sometimes, you’ll have to step in and make the call, one way or the other, and stand behind it.
You’ll also want to practice working independently. Your ability to bring a solid team together makes it easier for you to surround yourself with high quality people. But that can also mean you take a backseat to others, relying on their judgement instead of your own. You have good instincts so be sure you learn how to trust those instincts by learning how to make progress on your own as well as with others.
Spending time alone won’t simply increase your trust in yourself, it will help you grow your confidence. Even though you have the natural ability to facilitate collaboration, you want to work on being able to assert yourself and express your opinions and ideas. Making sure everyone else’s voice is heard and respected is one of your strengths. But you want to ensure that you demand the same for yourself.
By focusing on these areas of improvement, you’ll learn how to make confident decisions and trust that your own voice is a valuable resource for every team. This will give you a more balanced and effective approach to work, learning, and personal growth.
BETTER ELEPHANT PROBLEM-SOLVING & DECISION-MAKING
Each animal brain type has unique cognitive preferences that you can use to improve your problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
As an Elephant, you can leverage your strong communication and collaboration skills to involve others in the problem-solving process. This allows you to gather diverse perspectives and insights, which leads to better outcomes. While you want to learn how to trust your own instincts, there is nothing wrong with gathering information from trusted and knowledgeable resources to help you out.
Once you’ve reached a decision, you can help build consensus among team members and stakeholders. Because you’ve taken everyone’s input into account, the decisions and solutions you make are sure to more effective and sustainable in the long run.
You can trust that no matter what obstacle or problem is in your way, your empathetic nature will consider the human impact of whatever solutions you’re weighing. You want to balance maintaining your objectivity so that no matter what the outcome, you’ve reached it carefully, choosing the best out of a variety of well-informed options.
As an Elephant, you have incredible strengths and cognitive gifts. You can leverage these abilities to overcome challenges, improve your performance, and unlock your inner genius. Learn how to work independently, fine-tune your natural communication skills, and turn the world into an unstoppable team so you can make anything possible.
Remember, these brain types are not strict categories, but a framework to help you explore and embrace your unique qualities. You may even find multiple brain types resonate with you. Everyone is a one-of-a-kind combination of traits and abilities. That’s why your brain type isn’t a limitation, but a foundation from which you can build and expand.
This information can help you tailor your learning approach, seek environments that complement your strengths, and surround yourself with individuals who can support and challenge you. When you embrace your strengths, cultivate your weaknesses, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, you can unleash your truly limitless potential.
TAKE THE QUIZ
So, are you ready to uncover your brain type? Find out if you embody the agility of the Cheetah, the wisdom of the Owl, the creativity of the Dolphin, and the empathy of the Elephant. Take the quiz at mybrainanimal.com and unlock the power of your remarkable mind.