WOMBAT: Order, Certainty, Closure
Steady, conventional and respectful of established procedures are all characteristics that easily 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 good 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 team or organisation, where they can exercise their innate sense of duty. They like to have schedules, clear instructions and timelines when undertaking new projects, and an understanding of the desired outcomes and/or how they will be graded. Wombats have excellent attention to detail and tend to take a very responsible approach to life.
Wombats enjoy learning from experts especially when they are well organised and reliable, and will often have trouble in disorganised settings. Punctuality is also important to them, and changes to plans need to be clearly explained because they don’t like sudden or unwarranted change. Wombats tend to be patient, reliable, thorough and well disciplined. Many of them often 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 is the student 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. They are generally good team players, and in business they will be drawn to roles requiring attention to detail, accuracy and good organisation skills. As leaders others derive great comfort from the sense of dependability and consistency they encourage, along with the sense of stability they bring all qualities that engender them to teachers and/or employers everywhere.
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