The Twelve Shadow Types In Organisations
Below you will find some brief descriptions of each of the twelve Shadow Types, as they show up in an organisational setting. Should you require a more detailed explanation of these Types, and guidance on how they may apply to you, your team, or your organisation, please contact on our our certified consultants.
DETACHERS are objective, observant and will bring good perspective to any team. Their dispassionate, level headedness can make them useful leaders in uncertain or unstable times. However, their fear of being entangled in connections can have them be absent-minded, distant, and cut off. They can sometimes occurs as being stuck in their head and a bit of an aloof ‘know-it-all’.
OPTIONIZERS are open minded, flexible and diplomatic team players, with good alternative view points. They tend to avoid being the leader, however, they will step into leadership when negotiation or mediation is key. Their fear of confrontation can have them occur as being rather vague & indecisive, which may occur as being irresponsible. They may tend to procrastinate, and occur as reluctant to give any firm commitments, or provide any clearly defined direction.
ALERTERS are good workers and dedicated team players, with a high level of integrity and the capacity to follow things though to the end. They are excellent at critical thinking and will uncover hidden pitfalls in any plan or strategy. Often reluctant to lead, they will step up if risk analysis and safety are paramount. However, their fear of being caught out and unprepared in a disaster of some kind can have them be over-cautious and very controlling. Their tendency to ‘whistle blow’ on others’ integrity, and to give unsolicited negative feedback, may slowly undermine their team’s trust.
IDEALIZERS are upbeat, positive, confident and enthusiastic team players and often make very inspiring and visionary leaders. However, their dislike for addressing the finer details and their limited capacity at following through on actions, can lead them to be seen as unreliable dreamers, that cannot be counted on to produce tangible results.
OPENNESS is our capacity to share our vulnerability, and to feel and expresses our emotions. To be playful, creative and spontaneous, and to be fully in the flow of life. The desire to generate connections and receive the reward of a deeper experience of relatedness, and team work. It is routed in the archetypal energies of the Lover.
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