Jester

Jesters are most fulfilled when they can use their ingenuity and wit. Naturally playful, spontaneous, and humorous, they enjoy light-hearted truth-telling and can motivate others to see the value of fun. They’re usually excited and challenged by opportunities to lighten up stressful situations.
Jester organizations usually are successful at brainstorming and thinking outside the box; finding clever ways around obstacles; and having fun while getting work done.

Jesters need to be careful to stay on task when getting routine work done; avoid using humor in hurtful ways; and not come across as being unable to take anything seriously.

Subtypes include:

  • Entertainer: Helps others have fun or a good time
  • Wit: Uses ingenuity and resourcefulness; lives by his/her wits
  • Wise fool: Sees the absurdity/hypocrisy of life and rises above it
  • Holy fool: Emphasizes living life in the now in a Zen way
  • Jovial truth-teller: Satirizes or parodies current thinking

Famous Jesters

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Ronald Reagan

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Dorothy Gayle

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Forest Gump

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Organizational Jesters

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Ronald Reagan

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Dorothy Gayle

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Forest Gump

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