Scholar is about KNOWLEDGE.
Those with Scholar are curious, focused investigators. They explore, experiment, and reflect and are triggered by missing or wrong information. Scholars can be like encyclopedias, easily memorizing and connecting information together in ways that help everyone better understand. They see in maps, solving puzzles by connecting the dots. They mature from being overly systematic, scientific, detached observers into connected, intuitive, eager participants in their quest for core truths.
The Lessons of the Scholar Talent are shown below:
In Lesson 1 & 2, Scholars try to know too much. They overload themselves and others in data. They tend to be awkward and geeky, caring about nothing but building a vast and objective encyclopedia in their heads. Unfortunately this can lead them to be overly serious and boring. Also, when trying to understand something, they may have trouble distinguishing what is and isn’t relevant or aim for exact perfection, and can get caught in analysis paralysis. They tend to watch life from the sidelines for fear of contaminating their data. Accuracy is everything. They love minute details and naturally absorb them. They are often intellectually competitive and arrogant.
In Lessons 3 & 4, Scholars follow their curiosity and experiment. Instead of trying to know everything, they focus on one or more areas of interest. They put attention on the aspects that are interesting to them. They’re able to discern what is and isn’t relevant and easily build useful knowledge. They’ve learned that the best way to get the most relevant data is to metaphorically jump in the pool with others. They naturally form mind maps, connecting related information together. They love research and investigation; they solve problems with known information. They love asking and answering questions.
In Lesson 4, Scholars tap intuitive knowing. They broaden and deepen new fields of wisdom, new frontiers of awareness. Their maps become simultaneously more complex and simpler. They pursue meaning. They excel at spontaneously translating knowledge from one context to another – not necessarily from one language to another but from one body of knowledge to another. This is part of why they love answering questions – they often learn new things while answering. They might not even be able to explain how they know all they know – they simply do.