Report Support Article written by Torri Olanski
Have you ever noticed that often you’ll see an inverse relationship between Physical Energy and Thought? For example, in terms of Usual Behavior many people will have a high Physical Energy score and a low Thought score. In these instances, the situation is easy to explain. “You like doing rather than thinking, you are a person of action more so than a person of contemplation.” But what happens when a Physical Energy and Thought score seem to contradict each other? What insight does this give us about a person?
As a reminder, Physical Energy is an individual’s preferred pace for action. Thought is about an individual’s decision making process and concern for consequences in making the right decision. But what really is the difference? Sometimes in application or during a conversation, it can be tough to draw a line in the sand between the two.
The key word in understanding Physical Energy is urgency. For example, how much time do you use before acting. The lower the score, the more likely the individual will take time to plan and use mental energy before exerting physical energy. A higher score will do this less frequently, due to the sense of urgency they have.
The key word in understanding Thought is worry. For example, how often do you tend to worry when making tough, crucial decisions. The higher the score, the more the individual is likely to use a wide array of data, opinions, and information before making a decision. A lower Thought score is less likely to collect this plethora of information and data, as they are less concerned and worried about making the perfect decision the first time.
In terms of Usual Behavior, here is how the two scores may play out:
When looking at the scores in light of these two key terms, it is easier to see how an individual could have a more unique combination between the two.