ORDER, CERTAINTY, CLOSURE
Wombats in the wild are wonderfully predictable little creatures, always returning to the same burrow and using familiar paths to travel along. People of this type enjoy having similar levels of stability and adjust well to routines. They also tend to thrive on consistency and generally respond well to the ‘responsible’ approach that is encouraged in society, both at school and in the workplace where they enjoy rewards such as gold stars, ribbons, badges and certificates. They also react positively to critical feedback, usually trying even harder in an effort to satisfy those in charge.
Wombats are very good at following clear instructions and working at a steady pace, although they are not universally appreciated by everyone around them, as others can experience them as inflexible or unwilling to change, even when a change of approach is what’s required. Once other people begin to understand what makes the Wombat so special though, they begin to appreciate that Wombats were born to organise and keep others on task, with their planned and consistent approach to work.
Conventional, consistent and respectful of established procedures are all characteristics that readily define the Wombat. They are the most practical and grounded of the types, and are happiest when their knowledge and experience can be put to productive use. They are very much the ‘doers’ in our society and love to belong to, or be a part of something bigger than themselves, like a club or organisation, where they can exercise their innate sense of duty. They like to have schedules, and clear instructions, and timelines before undertaking new projects. They have excellent attention to detail and will generally take a responsible approach to work and life.
Wombats enjoy learning from experts, especially when they are well organised and reliable, but can often have trouble in a disorganised setting. Punctuality is also important to them and any last-minute changes to plans will need to be clearly explained, because they don’t like sudden or unwarranted disruptions. Wombats tend to be patient, reliable, thorough and well-disciplined when approaching tasks. Many of them may also take on volunteer roles outside of their normal duties, like sports coach, mentor or part of a local committee, which can make them highly valued members of the community.
At school, the Wombat’s are the students most likely to sit still in class doing what the teacher asks, handing in work on time and setting a good example for the others. In the workplace they are generally good team players, and will be drawn to roles requiring attention to detail, accuracy and good organisation skills. As leaders they are the most reliable of the types, and others derive a great deal of comfort from the innate sense of dependability and consistency they display, along with the overall attitude of stability they bring, all qualities that engender them to teachers and employers everywhere.
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