EAGLE: Mastery, Challenge, Independence

In nature Eagles soar with outstretched wings high above the ground, distant and aloof; As people too they can often seem distant, preoccupied and/or detached. They take a broader view of the world and their place within it, experiencing global events in an objective, almost scientific manner. Naturally curious, Eagles love to learn and explore new ideas and master new skills and talents in pursuit of their goals. If the people around them choose to allow personal feelings to interfere with their judgement, Eagles often view this as incompetence and as such, something to be avoided. They are by nature the most academic of the types and usually well suited to higher education.

Although they can appear aloof or emotionally detached from the people around them, Eagles are often plagued by self doubt and can be devastated by ridicule, especially by their peers or by people they respect. While they don’t actively seek conflict, neither will they shy away from it and often enjoy a good robust discussion or debate. They make very good independent learners and can be avid readers who enjoy assignments that let them use their own initiative and self expression.  Being intellectual and proficient with tasks, Eagles will strive for excellence and won’t settle for anything less. They will only share their work when they they believe it be of high enough quality, and also when they believe you are worthy of sharing it with in the first place.

At school, the Eagle is the one most likely to be doing their own thing disregarding actual expectations. An expert in their chosen area of interest, they like to display extensive knowledge of their chosen subject whist ignoring those topics that hold no appeal to them. In business, they are drawn to roles requiring superior knowledge, expansive thinking and creative problem solving. They can make excellent leaders using their formidable organisational ability to motivate others efficiently and expertly, but they have to be careful not to upset others with their sometimes cavalier or overly pragmatic approach to convention.

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