Idealist

Idealist individuals are most fulfilled when their lives are based on their deeply held values and beliefs. Naturally idealistic, optimistic, and hopeful, they often demonstrate perseverance in the face of obstacles and motivate others to trust that everything will turn out well in the end. They’re most excited and challenged by opportunities to put their personal values into action.

What you see or may not see: The Idealist is also a cheerleader for others, inspiring faith and positive thinking, and both advocating for and emboding goodness, or at least trying to. Inside, the Idealist often experiences a feeling of a youthful vulnerability and innocence, yet also a tendency to escape into fantasies to avoid unpleasantness.

Idealist organizations often are successful at ignoring and moving through barriers that would stop others; seeing what’s right in almost any situation; and maintaining faith in their ideals.

Innocents need to make sure that they’re not in denial about real problems that need to be faced, resistant to change/innovation, or too loyal when loyalty is not deserved.

Subtypes include:

  • Innocent: The former PMAI name for this archetype; ability to retain the spontaneity and trust of a child into later life
  • Naif: A natural, unspoiled person with little experience who may seem naïve and foolish
  • Utopian: Makes choices informed by a belief in the possibility of a perfect world or a set of ideals
  • Traditionalist: Remains loyal to and maintains faith in simple values and virtues
  • Perseverer: Stays the course and goes “where angels fear to tread”
  • Optimist: Believes in the power of positive thinking or is simply innately upbeat
  • Cheerleader: Encourages and cheers on others
  • Believer: Remains true to core tenets of faith or fact and rules of behavior or methods for seeking truth

Famous Innocents

911

Ronald Reagan

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Dorothy Gayle

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Forest Gump

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Organizational Innocents

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Ronald Reagan

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Dorothy Gayle

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Forest Gump

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