Making travel choices, are you a thinker or a feeler? These cognitive functions are your persona’s decision-making tools. I ask this because these decision-making traits because there is a big difference between these traits when two or more people travel together. How you make decisions can positively or negatively influence vacation outcomes for yourself and your travel mates.
Have you ever been with somebody who makes decisions without regarding your feelings? Do you continuously choose to keep the peace and have a miserable time? Are you traveling with a person who puts everyone’s feelings first? And you ask, “Where’s the logic in that?” These stumbling blocks are exciting and challenging. You’ve just discovered travel triggers, which open doors to self-awareness.
Also note your decision-making traits are linked to expectations, which correlate with our desires for future-focused outcomes. It’s critical that you know these traits, as they not only shape outcomes but they also shape your belief systems. Reread this; it’s important.
Making Travel Choices: Learn The Difference Between Feeling and Thinking Traits
Do you get uber-excited about planning a vacation?
Are you dreaming of turquoise beaches, majestic mountains, and lux hotels?
Longing for a vacation with expansive amounts of time to chill?
While planning, do you take a moment to think about yourself or set a travel intention before deciding? Are you aware of what drives your personality type? If you don’t understand yourself, then what? Your feathers get ruffled, and travel triggers surface. Over the years, I’ve talked to hundreds of vacationers, and the vast majority are knee-deep in travel triggers, even couples on their honeymoon!
Let’s get back to the thinker and feeler personality traits to see how it all plays out.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ― Albert Einstein
Are You a Thinker or a Feeler?
Do you know if you’re a thinker or a feeler? It’s essential to understand this. It’s how you make decisions in combination with your other personality functions. Note — not all thinkers and feelers are the same. Societal norms, parents, bosses, relations, and life experiences heavily influence our personality’s ability to make soul-center decisions. Soul-centered decisions are heart-centered, led by Divine intelligence, the lovely, abundant creative energy of all there is.
Below is a textbook look at the differences between a thinker and a feeler.
The Traveler Who is a Thinker Typically Responds By
- Staying objective in situations when everyone else is upset
- Settles disputes based on what’s fair instead of what makes others happy
- Argues both sides of the discussion
- Sometimes they believe it’s more important to be right than liked
- Remembers facts, figures, and numbers instead of faces
The Traveler Who is a Feeler Typically Responds By
- Deciding while taking another’s feelings into account
- Overextend themselves to meet people’s needs
- Prefers harmony over clarity
- Feelers can be perceived as taking things too personally
- Often thinks, “Does anybody care about what I want?”
Did You Know Feelers Have a Huge Gender Distinction?
Did you know thinkers and feelers alike have high gender percentages related to these reciprocal traits? Three-fourths of thinkers are males, while three-fourths of females are feelers. FYI: not all feelers are women, and not all thinkers are male. I’m a thinker, and I’m a female. Just say’n.
Can you begin to understand why spirituality is such an important component here? I’m not into labeling people; it’s why I’m adding an aspect of spirituality. Understanding your traits is more important than labeling a specific person related to gender. Right?
We think too much and feel too little. ― Charlie Chaplin
Spotting a Thinker or Feeler on Vacation
Do you know what kind of decision-maker you are, a thinker or a feeler? Can you see how these traits may ignite travel triggers while on holiday? Can you see how traveling with someone with dissimilar personality traits could be a gift? A gift of self-awareness and self-growth?
Travel Example: The Thinker
Let’s say a flight gets canceled, and everyone is upset. The thinker typically remains calm and keeps their emotions in check. They are busy finding a logical solution and are the voice of reason in a raging storm. Also, know these travelers prefer to be right than liked.
Feelers may become irritated by the thinker’s lack of concern for them and others. A Feeler in this situation will want to understand why a thinker is making the decisions without considering another’s feelings.
Understand thinkers care about people but rely on logic to make decisions vs. expressing their feelings.
Travel Example: The Feeler
Expect a feeler to be supportive and encouraging. They make decisions based on feelings of their own and others and will frequently put a partner, child, or friend’s needs first.
Note: this travel type will plan vacations around everyone else’s desires and wants. Yes, this brings them joy, but being aware of consistently supporting another’s needs while ignoring your own. Always choosing another over yourself can lead to negative outcomes.
Are you a thinker or a feeler? These functions are your persona’s decision-making tools: Know them to travel happier.
Does it make sense then that a quarrel can occur during vacation when opposite traits interact? Do you, as a feeler, wonder why your thinking partner doesn’t understand you?
Tip: It isn’t always about YOU; it’s about your travel mate’s personality traits, too. I know that one hurts, but it’s a big lesson.
Would a better understanding of characteristics help you NOT take things so personally? Could you be more understanding? Would you count on your thinking mate to make a logical choice in a travel crisis and bow to a feeling choice when the situation is personal? A win-win for all.
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