KANGAROO: Action, Variety, Fun

Kangaroo typeKangaroos are  usually playful, friendly and active and will thrive on movement and change. They may have a tendency to  ‘Leap before they look’ which can get them into trouble, but also make them fun to be  around. They frequently become bored or disinterested in school, and dislike too  many rules or regulations and sitting still for long periods. They can be very  creative when given flexibility and the freedom to express themselves.

When working on a  project, Kangaroos don’t like others to interfere and if possible they prefer to be  physically involved in what they doing (making, building etc). They show their enthusiasm rather than keep it to  themselves and the extroverted one’s especially enjoy an audience. They benefit from having a greater sense of freedom, both physical and emotional, with room for negotiation otherwise there may be a  tendency for them to become unruly.

At school, the Kangaroo is the one most likely to be berated for their behaviour, doing almost anything to relieve the boredom of a repetitive situation. They will work hard for teachers they respect, but struggle with those who enforce rules they don’t understand. As adults, these people often prefer occupations which allow creativity, diversity, competition and challenge.

They are drawn to roles requiring adaptability, innovation and crisis management. Reluctant leaders, they prefer to let everyone do their own thing. When forced into positions of leadership, however, they are usually very tolerant of individual differences, taking others at face value.

To find out more about what it means to be a Kangaroo,  download one of our 14 page professional reports. Available in 3 levels to suit all age groups.