This person is unconventional. They think outside the box and they are very good at borrowing ideas from unconventional sources. They’re often struck by inspiration at strange times. They’re hungry for new ideas and information and they’re great at tracking them down. They continually ask themselves if there’s a better way to do things. What they do: They make excellent coaches and consultants who help businesses reinvent themselves. They’re also found in creative roles such as advertising and marketing campaigns. Weak areas: They can miss important details and if you give the Dreamer a task they find boring, they will put it off for ever. Because they look only at the big picture, they miss deadlines and they get costings wrong. They sometimes suggest impractical ideas that don’t fit the organisation or agenda. They get bored easily and don’t see jobs through to completion – some like being involved with a prototype and then they move on to something new. They’re often distracted by their own creativity.
They’re struck by inspiration at strange times
When you are about to get involved in a project, be honest with yourself and others about how far you want to go in the process and be clear about when you will be leaving. Get a handle on the human impact from the start. That way you will know if you are treading on anyone’s toes and you can also avoid letting people down.