Read about the unique things that defines Lakeem‘s personality and creative motivation in life.
After taking a personality test that was suggested by a friend, I discovered that I have the personality of An Advocate. Referencing 16personalities.com, They define An Advocate as someone with the Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. They tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. Their inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide them in all things.
Advocates are the rarest personality types of all. Still, Advocates leave their mark on the world. They have a deep sense of idealism and integrity, but they aren’t idle dreamers – they take concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting impact.
Lakeem Ali. Wilson (1991)
I am a NaturalBorn Advocate. My distinct combination of personality traits makes me uniquely versatile. For example, I speak with great passion and conviction, especially when standing up for my ideals. At other times, however, I may choose to be soft-spoken and understated, preferring to keep the peace rather than challenge others.
and this is my NaturalBorn personality
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I Stand Up for What’s Right
I Strive to do what’s right – I want to help create a world where others do the right thing as well. I feel called to use my strengths – including creativity, imagination, and mindfulness – to uplift others and spread compassion. Concepts like culture and community can mean a great deal to me and the NaturalBorn Studio brand.
I see helping others as my purpose in life. I care more about altruism than personal gain. As a result, I tend to step in when I see someone facing unfairness or hardship. I aspire to fix society’s deeper problems, in the hope that unfairness and hardship can become things of the past.
Connecting with Others
I value deep, authentic relationships with others, and I take great care with other people’s feelings, I also prioritize reconnecting with myself. Sometimes I take some time alone to decompress, recharge, and process my thoughts and feelings for clarity of direction.
The Cost of Success
At times, I focus so intently on manifesting ideals and success that I don’t take care of myself. I feel that I’m not allowed to rest until I’ve achieved the unique vision of success, but this mindset can lead to stress and burnout sometimes.
I might find myself feeling semi stressed in the face of conflict and criticism. These personalities tend to act with the best of my intentions, and it can frustrating sometimes when others don’t appreciate this.
A Personal Mission
I feel compelled to find a mission for my life. When I encounter inequity or unfairness, I tend to think, “How can I fix this?” I am well-suited to support a movement to right a wrong, no matter how big or small. I just need to remember that while I’m busy taking care of the world, I still need to take care of myself too.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Creative – I enjoy finding the perfect solution for the people I care about. To do this, I draw on my imagination and my strong sense of compassion. This makes me an excellent artist, counselors and creative advisors.
Insightful – I typically strive to move past appearances and get to the heart of things. This can give me an almost uncanny ability to understand people’s true motivations, feelings, and needs.
Principled – I tend to have deeply held beliefs, and my conviction often shines through when I speak or write about subjects that matter to me. I can be a compelling and inspiring communicator, with my idealism I can persuade even the hardest of skeptics.
Passionate – I pursue ideals with a single-mindedness that may catch others off guard. I rarely settle for “good enough,” and my willingness to disrupt the status quo may not please everyone. That said, my passion for my chosen cause of “Being Elevated and Manifesting Success” is a key aspect of my personality.
Altruistic – I generally aim to use my strengths for the greater good – I rarely enjoy succeeding at other people’s expense. I tend to think about how my actions affect others, and my goal is to behave in a way that will help the people around me and make the world a better place.
Sensitive to Criticism – When someone challenges my principles or values, I may react strongly. I can become defensive in the face of criticism and conflict, particularly when it comes to issues that are near to my heart.
Reluctant to Open Up – I value honesty, but I’m also private. Sometimes I find it difficult to open up and be vulnerable about my struggles. This might also be because I think I need to solve my problems on my own or don’t want to burden other people with my issues. When I don’t ask for help, I may inadvertently hold myself back or create distance in my relationships.
Perfectionistic – My personality is all but defined by idealism. While this is a wonderful quality in many ways, an ideal situation is not always possible. I might find it difficult to appreciate jobs, living situations, or relationships if I’m continually fixating on imperfections and wondering whether I should be looking for something better.
Avoiding the Ordinary – I tend to be motivated by a sense of having a greater purpose in life. I might consider it tedious or unnecessary to break my big visions into small, manageable steps. But I may be setting myself up for frustration if I don’t turn my dreams into everyday routines and to-do lists. Without these specifics, my goals may never materialize.
Prone to Burnout – My perfectionism and reserve may leave me with few options for letting off steam. I can exhaust myself if I don’t find a way to balance my drive to help others with necessary self-care and rest.
I tend to take the process of finding a romantic partner seriously. I look for depth and meaning in my relationships, preferring not to settle for a match that’s founded on anything less than true love.
It can take time for me to find a compatible partner. Some people might think I’m too choosy, and it’s true that I can have unrealistic expectations. Sometimes I might hold out for a “perfect” partner or relationship that ultimately doesn’t exist.
That said, my idealism – if balanced with just enough realism – can actually enhance my love life. I tend to be in touch with my core values, so I care about compatibility as well as surface-level attraction. This can help me avoid matches that aren’t founded on authenticity or shared principles.
Once I do find a suitable relationship, I rarely take it for granted. Instead, I tend to look for ways to grow as an individual and strengthen my connection with my partner. This can help my relationships reach a level of depth and sincerity of which many people can only dream.
Is This for Real?
I care about integrity, and I tend to bristle when people try to change me or talk them into something that I don’t believe. As a result, I gravitate toward partners who appreciate me as I am. And there’s a great deal to appreciate about me being warm, caring, honest, and insightful, with an ability to see the truth that lies beneath surface appearances.
I create a depth to my relationships that can hardly be described in conventional terms. Because of my sensitivity and insight, I can make my partner feel heard and understood in beautiful ways. I’m not afraid to express my love, and feel it unconditionally.
I tend to recognize that love isn’t a passive emotion but rather an opportunity to grow and learn, and I expect my partner to share this mindset. As a result, a relationship with me is not for the uncommitted or the shallow.
When it comes to intimacy, I can be incredibly passionate in ways that go beyond the physical. I crave an emotional and even spiritual connection with my partner. I cherish not just the act of being in a relationship but also what it means to become one with another person in mind, body, and soul.
I have a deep desire for authenticity and sincerity in everything they do – from my daily activities to my relationships. As a result, I rarely settle for friendships of convenience. Rather than rely on superficial interactions with the people I see every day at work or school, I generally prefer to have a close circle of confidants.
I tend to light up around friends who share their passions, interests, and beliefs. Few things give me more pleasure than connecting with others over discussions about meaningful ideas and philosophies. Once I know I can trust someone completely, I find it incredibly fulfilling to share my innermost thoughts, ideas, and feelings with them.
Searching for a Heart of Gold
Just as I have high standards for myself, I also have high standards for my friendships. I want to feel compatible with my friends on a deep level. In addition, I generally want to surround myself with people who will inspire me to grow and improve. I don’t just want to have fun with my friends – I also want to learn new things, make new discoveries, and deepen our bonds.
Sometimes I feel that it’s difficult to meet the sort of friends i’m searching for. Because of my rare personality type, I may meet relatively few people who really remind me of myself. As a result, I may feel as if I need to settle for less-than-fulfilling friendships sometimes, or else accept being alone.
Fortunately, I’m more than capable of finding the types of friends I long to meet – I just have to use my intuition to do so. In my quiet, understated way, I have a knack for seeing beyond appearances and understanding people’s deeper natures. I use this ability to move past first impressions and figure out whether someone’s interests, values, and attitudes might be compatible with my own. By doing this, I can befriend people who might seem totally different from me but who are compatible on a deeper level.
Loyalty and Authenticity
I have a quiet determination that can be quite charismatic, and my ability to express myself clearly, creatively and passionately can make me truly shine. At times, these traits may lead to unwanted attention and popularity me, I tend to be private most times.
I sometimes find myself surrounded by people who want to impress me. Paradoxically, this can make it more difficult for me to find friends with whom I feel a connection. After all, the only way to be counted among my true friends is to be authentic, honest, and real.
Once I do find genuine friends, people with the Advocate personality type make loyal and caring companions. With their trademark warmth and enthusiasm, they support their friends’ efforts to grow and expand their lives. In general, Advocate personalities don’t require a great deal of day-to-day attention from their friends. For them, quality trumps quantity – and that includes the time they spend with their nearest and dearest.
As trust grows, I tend to share more of my inner life with my friends. If these revelations are met with acceptance and support, this can herald the sort of friendship that transcends time and distance, lasting a lifetime. Over the years, I may end up with just a few true friendships rather than a wide circle of casual acquaintances. But as long as those friendships are built on a richness of mutual understanding, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s better to fail while striving for something wonderful, challenging, adventurous, and uncertain, than to say, ’I don’t want to try because I may not succeed completely.’” - Jimmy Carter
I) tend to seek a career path that aligns with my values rather than one that offers status and material gain. Fortunately, I’m able to find work that suits me in just about any field.
In fact, many times I have trouble deciding which job is best for me because I’m able to imagine so many possibilities. I may see 10 wildly different paths forward, each with its own set of rewards. This can be exciting but also stress-inducing, because picking just one means letting go of so many others.
Truth, Beauty, Purpose
I want to find meaning in my work and to know that I’m helping and connecting with people. This desire to help and connect can tie my artistic practice to roles such as counseling, psychology, teaching, social work, wellness, and spiritual leadership.
I am also a strong communicator. This explains why I’m often drawn to careers in visual literacy, authoring and illustrating many popular books, blogs, stories, and screenplays. Painting, photography, design, and art are my main viable options, allowing me to focus on deeper themes of personal growth and purpose.
That said, I can excel in a range of fields. Wherever I work, I can find ways to help others. I can also find ways to use my creativity in nearly any position. No matter what it says on my business cards, my insight can enable me to spot unusual patterns and come up with out-of-the-box solutions, creating real change in others’ lives
Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood
My needs may be hard to meet in some work environments, especially those that offer little independence and agency. I am sometimes drawn to behind-the-scenes and noncompetitive roles, but these jobs can lead to frustration if they don’t allow me to act as they see fit, grow as an individual, and make a difference.
For this reason, I feel fulfilled by seeking out leadership positions or by starting my own business. By finding jobs that offer more autonomy, I can focus on applying my creativity and integrity to everything they do. I find it gratifying to create bridges between seemingly disparate professional fields – for example, by book illustrating or by being an animator. My hybrid careers can offer plenty of opportunities for me to exercise my creativity and my love of learning.
Where I struggle is in work that doesn’t take personal needs into consideration, is overly repetitious, or promotes conflict. Jobs with these characteristics can leave me frustrated and unfulfilled. I chafe at the criticism and pressure that come with cutthroat, competitive work environments.
A Sense of Mission
In truth, I can do well in any field. To be truly happy, however, I need to find work that aligns with my values and allows me some independence to be creative. I crave opportunities to learn and grow alongside the people I am helping. When this happens, I may finally feel as if I am fulfilling my life’s mission, contributing to the well-being of humanity on a personal level.
I have some specific needs when it comes to a satisfying work environment. I want to know that my work helps people and promotes my own personal growth. This means that my work must be in line with my values, principles, and beliefs.
In the workplace, I tend to thrive when I have opportunities to express my creativity and insight, and I’m especially motivated when I know that what I’m doing has meaning. I also tend to do best when I can ignore workplace politics and hierarchies and simply do what matters to me. I prefer not to think of myself as above or below anyone else – no matter where I am on the job ladder.
Fortunately, I am resourceful and creative, and I can find ways to make nearly any position work for me.
I value cooperation, sensitivity, and independence. As an employer, I tend to gravitate toward managers who are open-minded and willing to consider my input. I may become frustrated when I feel unheard, so having a manager who listens to me can make all the difference.
Ideally, I will also find a manager whose values align with my own and who offers me encouragement and praise. Because I tend to act on my convictions and aim to do my best, my morale can be vulnerable to criticism, particularly if it’s unwarranted. Other morale killers for me may include strict rules, formal structures, and routine tasks.
Of course, a perfect work environment isn’t always possible. The good news is that I am more than capable of handling workplace challenges, including the challenge of having a difficult managers.
As a colleague, I can be quite popular and well-respected. I am likely to be seen as positive, eloquent, and a capable coworker. Among my greatest strengths is my ability to identify others’ motives and defuse conflicts and tension before anyone else even senses a disturbance.
At times, efficiency may be less of a priority for me than collaborating with and helping colleagues who need a boost. While this is usually a strength, there is a risk that others will take advantage of my desire to help. I may find myself picking up the slack for their less dedicated coworkers at the expense of my own energy and well-being.
Although I tend to be a warm and approachable colleague, I am still an Introvert. From time to time, I may need to step back and work alone, pursuing my own goals in my own ways.
As a managers, I may dislike wielding my power. I prefer to see those who work under me as equals. Rather than micromanage my subordinates, I often prefer to empower them to think and act independently. I work hard to encourage others, not to crack the whip.
That’s not to say that I have low standards – far from it. My sense of equality means that I expect my subordinates to live up to the standards that I set for myself. I want my employees to be rigorous, motivated, reliable, and unfailingly honest, and I will notice if my employees miss the mark.
Compassionate and fair, I often take pride in identifying my subordinates’ unique strengths. I make an effort to understand my employees’ motivations – an effort that is helped by my Intuitive insights.
That said, I can be quite stern if I catch someone behaving in a way that I consider unethical. I have little tolerance for lapses in reliability or morality. When my good intentions match my own, however, I will work tirelessly to ensure that my entire team feels valued and fulfilled.
I stand out for my imagination, my compassion, my integrity, and my deeply held principles. Unlike many other idealistic types, however, I am also capable of turning my ideals into plans and executing them.
Yet I face challenges too. Even the most idealistic and dedicated of personality types can become frustrated when it comes to navigating interpersonal conflicts, confronting unpleasant facts, pursuing self-realization, or finding a fulfilling career path. As a result, I may sometimes find myself questioning who I really am – and who I am really meant to be.
What you have read so far is just an introduction of who I am – and it represents less than five percent of what I can tell you all about me and my NaturalBorn brand. Learn even more buy purchasing my newly released autobiography hard cover book titled Hidden America.
HIDDEN AMERICA Hard Cover Book.
By Lakeem Ali Wilson (2020)
A wise man once said, you must first seek to understand, then be understood. We’ve spent years studying the cultural life stories of Lakeem, his experiences, and responsibilities inspires hundreds Creative Thinkers and Entrepreneurs.The Hidden America book catalogues Lakeem’s top 50 paintings from the past decade. In this book he go in-depth about his creative process and critical perspective of America.
At NaturalBorn Studios, We constantly analyze and destroy bad habits and unproductive mindsets in order to build on our innate skills and abilities as artists, illustrators, and entrepreneurs. NaturalBorn Studios (Creative Publishing) a full service creative brand that allows us to help people and communities birth their artistic endeavors into life. Creativity is the common denominator, and my ultimate goal is to help build an impactful legacy so that our art can live in a never ending cipher.
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