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MicroscopeThe Facilitator Person

Here is a brief summary of the Facilitator person. You can find a more detailed discussion here. There is a lot more information about the typical Facilitator person on the previous version of the website.

The Facilitator person:

1)      Mixes and balances between people and situations.

2)      Emphasizes politeness and political process. Drawn to political infighting.

3)      Likes to give others the illusion of freedom while still remaining in charge.

4)      Can be civil with even his enemies. Able to listen politely with a closed mind.

5)      Naturally good at science and psychology. Likes experimenting.

6)      Likes to organize. Enjoys working on committees.

7)      Hates feeling muddled. Will do anything to bring order and gain clarity.

8)      Will drop a project or change jobs once it has been fully explored.

9)      Makes an excellent administrator. Connects people and projects.

10)  Has many acquaintances. Likes to introduce people to each other.

11)  Is adaptable. He instinctively adjusts his behavior to suit the environment.

12)  Often keeps a diary. Tends to observe himself going through life. 

The mature Facilitator gains the ability to combine freedom with structure. He no longer preserves mental clarity by controlling his environment and making incessant but meaningless changes. Instead, he gains the internal stability that allows him to experience fundamental change and lasting growth. Rather than worshipping beauty from afar, he views life as a joyous experiment and a learning adventure.

Processing: Facilitator thought has two aspects. In one aspect Facilitator blends Mercy experiences guided by fixed Perceiver facts. In the other aspect, he blends Teacher words and theories guided by fixed Server sequences. The Facilitator loves to mix, blend, and balance. This adds smoothness to the plans of the Contributor. He resists fundamental change because he finds it disorienting, and moves on when all possibilities have been exhausted.

The Facilitator is not able to concentrate. He seldom gives more than half of his attention to any single task. Instead, part of his mind is always thinking of related topics. However, these associations are limited to the current mental context, and he finds it difficult to connect concepts that are totally unrelated.

Awareness: The Facilitator is aware of the entire mind. He can see all of the other modes operating within his mind and balances between them. However, this awareness is rather shallow. He may see subconscious processing and memories, but he does not know the reasoning behind this processing.