More Business Owners And Bosses Amongst Introverted And Introspective UC Types 6, 7, 8 and 9
by Lee Sok Lian｜李淑莲
When I first started doing this work, I did not always make myself clear. This led to some confusion, with a number of clients mistaking introversion for shyness. These days, I make sure that my clients understand the difference between shyness and introversion. Introverts prefer solitary to social activities but do not fear social encounters like a shy person does. People are not automatons and do not always act according to their type all the time. We do not always behave in ways that are predictable or rational.
“In any case, people fluctuate in their behavior all the time, and even extreme introverts and extraverts do not always act according to their type.” --- Wikipedia.com
The terms “introversion” and “extraversion” were first popularized by Carl Jung. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved and solitary behavior. Extraversion and introversion are typically viewed as a single continuum. Extraversion is “the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with obtaining gratification from what is outside the self.” [Wikipedia.com]
Do remember that UCMHP is up to 90% accurate, and that various other factors such as our personal experiences, upbringing, environment, moral values, nationality and culture, all come into play. I have deliberately made UCMHP simple to understand in these posts, so those coming across it for the first time may find something useful and beneficial in the content shared. There is a lot more to it than meets the eye. For instance, when doing UCMHP readings, I observe the client’s aura, which gives me useful clues to their mental and emotional states. Besides the Essence of Life numbers indicating a client’s UC Type, their Third Eye and Blind Spot numbers generally influence the extent of their introversion or extraversion. A UC Type 3 whose UCM Chart shows the larger (introvert’s) numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the Third Eye and Blind Spot positions may be less extroverted than one who has 1, 2, 3 and 4 in those exact same spots on their charts.
Extraverts --- or extroverts --- enjoy social interaction, and are generally enthusiastic, talkative, assertive, and gregarious. They are more concerned with external reality than inner feelings, and take pleasure in activities involving large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, business and political groups. They like interacting with people and find time spent alone somewhat uncomfortable. Having to confront the self – what we think and what we feel – is hard for extroverts who tend to be energized when around other people and are more prone to boredom when they are by themselves for an extended period of time.
Why does Master Bernard Yeo say that there is a larger proportion of bosses and self-employed people amongst introverts? There are three main reasons:
- Business owners or bosses must have the ability to collaborate with others and devise a well thought-out plan for the day-to-day running of the business.
Introverts generally spend more time thinking about their actions, the way they behave, the way they should behave, why the business is not taking off as it should, ways to improve and so on. Solitude provides time for contemplation and self-examination. It allows them to wander into all the deep recesses of the mind as they face themselves and develop the capacity to understand their inner selves, as well as tap into all the inner strengths and resources they possess. Coming to terms with themselves, and connecting deeply with what they think and feel, greatly aids personal growth and development. Introspective types are more adept at drawing upon their vast inner resources to find creative ideas for their businesses, collaborate with others, and conceptualize well thought-out plans for execution (usually by the extroverts they hire).
- Business owners or bosses must know how to take advice, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and learn from mistakes.
They must have the ability to concentrate, pause, and observe situations. Extroverts are constantly surrounded by others, and overwhelmed by too much stimulation from social gatherings and engagement, which may leave them with little time or inclination for introspection. Introverts are people whose energy tends to expand through reflection; they are likely to enjoy time spent alone and find time spent with large groups of people less rewarding, though they may enjoy interactions with close friends. Successful business owners exercise discernment, reaping the rewards of humility, asking questions, seeking advice, connecting with, recognizing and praising others. They are able to access wisdom and gain new insight, from that place of inner peace and quiet, when they are listening and paying attention to what is, and alert to all the possibilities --- possibilities that may escape the attention of more extroverted types.
- Business owners or bosses must have a certain mindset or intelligence.
They should have the facts at their finger tips and be street smart. They are able to analyze the situation, anticipate problems before they arise, and take preemptive steps to avoid the problems as well as solve a crisis before it occurs. They are always reading and asking questions, and looking for ways to improve their products and services. They read everything they can and with a “ferocious curiosity” (in the words of Warren Buffet). They are keen to learn everything, from why a particular business failed to how to find, motivate, and keep good employees. In solitude, their minds are open to possibilities. It allows them to get in touch with who they really are. Time alone allows these planners, dreamers and visionaries to gain clarity, fresh perspectives, and new insight, all of which leads to greater understanding, inner growth and change.
The American business magnate, investing sage and philanthropist Warren Buffet spends a lot of time reading and reflecting. Now 84, Buffet is in very good health, thanks to his simple lifestyle. Overwork and tiredness drain the body of energy. Buffet has managed to practice moderation and avoids over-exposing himself to high stress and emotional strain. For instance, he resides in a modest home he first bought in 1958 for USD$31,500. He eats simply and is not known for his extravagance or wild excesses.
The Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, named one of the world’s most influential people in 2012 by TIME magazine, is an introverted UC Type 6. The number 6 is associated with money and family. Warren Buffet is synonymous with wealth.
In his words: “I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. This is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”
This kind of life is not for everyone.
I could not help seeing that there are far more bosses amongst introverted UC Types 6, 7, 8 and 9 than extroverted UC Types 1, 2, 3 and 4. Occasionally, I came across UC Types 1, 2, 3 and 4 who had sold or closed their businesses to return to the stability and safety of the corporate world, and to the kind of life they are more comfortable with.
I should point out that although the number 6 suggests a love of and focus on money, making money is not the be-all and end-all of Buffet’s life. In 2006, the investment guru announced that he would give his entire fortune (estimated to be worth USD$62 billion) to charity -- the largest act of charitable giving in United States history. [Source: Wikipedia.com]
Humanitarian acts and charitable deeds can nullify the effects of bad karma as well as diffuse negative energies emanating from certain number combinations or jinxed numbers on UCM Charts. When we focus our energies on helping others, the resultant positive energies, goodwill and gratitude somehow contribute to a much better and healthier mental state and a much happier world.