Brainiac meets bleeding heart, the Inventor and the Advocate are not the most natural of partners thanks to their opposing values. Nonetheless, on a well-managed team, their different pattern of abilities could be made to balance and complement each other.
Admit it: you spent the first half of this analysis trying to figure out the algorithm, and the second half brainstorming how you could make it better. You’re eternally curious and creative in your own right. Extremely independent and with little care for social convention, You’re at your happiest when You’re locked up in your garage, pulling apart TVs and putting them back together to see how they work. With your mind always on the bigger picture, you could care less about trends, socializing, or whether or not your hair looks like Albert Einstein’s. When you finally get that time machine working, we get first dibs on a ride, OK Doc Brown?
- Albert Einstein
- George Harrison
- Abraham Lincoln
- Larry Page
- Bill Gates
Like every personality type, your archetype has some weaknesses, but being aware of these weaknesses and learning to overcome them can help you further your career – and even your personal life! For this reason, we’ve compiled career tips for your unique personality type. While these unique traits are what make you who you are (and we’d never suggest changing your unique personality type!) you should be aware of these traits to ensure that they aren’t holding you back in your career. As an Inventor, you’re a true introvert and tend to have difficulty adjusting in social situations. Additionally, you aren’t quite sure how to respond when emotions begin running high, and can become a bit awkward. As a true independent, you aren’t too concerned with rules, valued and traditions which can, at times, affect others’ opinion of you.
As an Inventor, you’re a broad minded, independent freethinker who performs best when given free range to explore issues. You enjoy taking initiative when it comes to the conceptualization and production of innovative ideas, and you’re able to keep an objective attitude towards your work. Your ideal jobs are careers that utilize your creativity and intellect, such as an engineer, designer, business analyst or scientist.
The Inventor is a logical, independent introvert with little care for social convention – and this carries over into their communication style. In fact, when they do communicate with others, the Inventor can be bit eccentric – but don’t let it scare you! Once you get the Inventor talking, don’t be surprised if they talk about the same thing for hours at a time – they’re just trying to share their interests with you.
DoTalk about intellectual or creative topics to engage their interest
Don’tCrowd them – be friendly but not too informal
The ever-practical Inventor is a truly independent and introverted to the core. These two traits paired with little care for social convention mean that the Inventor is not especially empathetic, emotional or interested in working through issues – they’d rather be tinkering away in their garage. When approaching conflict with the Inventor, work to avoid becoming emotional – this will only undermine your arguments. Also, accept that they may be a bit eccentric – don’t take offense!
DoAppeal to their intellect – use logic.
Don’tTry to force them to do things your way.
The Caretaker and Inventor have little in common, but because neither of these two is particularly aggressive about promoting their own opinion, they'll get along OK. Hardly a dynamic duo, you won't find these two winning any awards - but they won't do each other any harm either.
Although the Dreamer and Inventor appear to be quite different, these two will actually understand each other better than either is willing to admit thanks to their shared creativity and introversion. That being said, these two think quite differently, with the Dreamer typically being more right-brained, and the Inventor typically being more left-brained. Put those two together and what have you got? A whole lot of smarts.
While the suave Go-Getter and creative Inventor aren't especially similar in personality, they're both equally zealous when it comes to taking on new projects. Because of this, they're likely to work amiably enough together - if the Go-Getter can sit still long enough!
The empathic Humanitarian and scientific Inventor are so different that they're apt to clash like Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy. While these two definitely have their differences, this pairing might work out if there's enough respect on both sides!
Sure, the Inventor may find the Idealist's obsession with warm and fuzzy feelings a bit undesirable. Nonetheless, these two are both creative and scientifically curious and share similar intellectual styles. If the Idealist can keep his or her bleeding heart in check, they should work well together!
These two are creative, independent, free thinkers, so they're likely to respect each other's intelligence and work well together if on the same wavelength. However, these two are quite independent and enjoy working in their own way, therefore they may conflict over differing approaches or ideas. This relationship is likely to be productive and rewarding, but may potentially be a bit chaotic.
The highly curious Inventor and the driven Mastermind aren't likely to mesh terribly well. The Inventor is apt to dislike the Mastermind's disinterest in abstract ideas, while the Mastermind may find the Inventor flaky and unambitious. Nonetheless, these two won't be battling each other anytime soon - they won't see each other as competition!
Throw these two into a cubicle and the ideas will flow like H2O from the office water cooler. Sharing a creative approach and many intellectual interests, the Inventor and Maverick will have plenty to talk about. For pure idea generation, there is probably no better team - although you might need to throw a more practical mind into the mix in order to get those ideas executed.
As introverted and independent "idea" people, the Inventor and Protector are similar enough. However, the Inventor lives in a world of abstract ideas, while the Protector is more interested in the human and ethical implications of those ideas. As long as the debate stays cordial, these two will balance each other nicely and make an excellent complementary team.
The Inventor's crazy solutions to problems and creative curiosity may be frustrating to the solid and practical Rock. Nonetheless, these two both enjoy working independently and have similar thinking styles, so it's not all rough waters.
At face value, the somewhat introverted, highly intellectual Inventor seems very different from the sociable Socialite. In reality, these two are likely to respect each other's very different forms of creativity. These two are similar enough on core values to make a surprisingly effective team. It's what's inside that counts, man.
If the Straight Shooter is willing to harness the Inventor's creativity instead of dismissing it, these two have the potential to take over the world (and by world, we mean the board room). Though their thought process is different, these two share some key values and approaches, potentially making them a good team.
No doubt, these two were made for each other (awww!) Sharing a balance of scientific curiosity and imagination, the Strategist and Inventor are on the same wavelength in almost every way. When it comes to generating ideas and solving problems creatively, these two will be unstoppable.
Although these two are different in their thinking styles, the Technician and Inventor share some values... like a love for taking things apart and putting them back together again. In the right work environment, these two will work well together... just keep an eye on your electronics.
The Inventor and Visionary share a love of innovation, creative ideas, and abstract thinking. Somewhat more enterprising and socially confident than the introverted Inventor, the Visionary is the ideal promoter of their shared ideas, while the Inventor has the patience to refine them. An excellent team!