Dreamy Idealists are very cautious and therefore often appear shy and reserved to others. They share their rich emotional life and their passionate convictions with very few people. But one would be very much mistaken to judge them to be cool and reserved. They have a pronounced inner system of values and clear, honourable principles for which they are willing to sacrifice a great deal.

Joan of Arc or Sir Galahad would have been good examples of this personality type. Dreamy Idealists are always at great pains to improve the world. They can be very considerate towards others and do a lot to support them and stand up for them. They are interested in their fellow beings, attentive and generous towards them. Once their enthusiasm for an issue or person is aroused, they can become tireless fighters.

For Dreamy Idealists, practical things are not really so important. They only busy themselves with mundane everyday demands when absolutely necessary. They tend to live according to the motto “the genius controls the chaos” - which is normally the case so that they often have a very successful academic career. They are less interested in details; they prefer to look at something as a whole. This means that they still have a good overview even when things start to become hectic. However, as a result, it can occasionally happen that Dreamy Idealists overlook something important. As they are very peace-loving, they tend not to openly show their dissatisfaction or annoyance but to bottle it up. Assertiveness is not one of their strong points; they hate conflicts and competition. Dreamy Idealists prefer to motivate others with their amicable and enthusiastic nature. Whoever has them as superior will never have to complain about not being given enough praise.

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As at work, Dreamy Idealists are helpful and loyal friends and partners, persons of integrity. Obligations are absolutely sacred to them. The feelings of others are important to them and they love making other people happy. They are satisfied with just a small circle of friends; their need for social contact is not very marked as they also need a lot of time to themselves. Superfluous small talk is not their thing. If one wishes to be friends with them or have a relationship with them, one would have to share their world of thought and be willing to participate in profound discussions. If you manage that you will be rewarded with an exceptionally intensive, rich partnership. Due to their high demands on themselves and others, this personality type tends however to sometimes overload the relationship with romantic and idealistic ideas to such an extent that the partner feels overtaxed or inferior. Dreamy Idealists do not fall in love head over heels but when they do fall in love they want this to be a great, eternal love.

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introverted, theoretical, emotional, spontaneous, idealistic, dreamy, effusive, pleasant, reserved, friendly, passionate, loyal, perfectionist, helpful, creative, composed, curious, obstinate, with integrity, willing to make sacrifices, romantic, cautious, shy, peace-loving, vulnerable, sensitive, communicative, imaginative
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As a Dreamy Idealist you are one of the introverted personality types. Therefore you prefer a quiet work environment where you can intensively deal with your responsibilities and are not disturbed by too many people and repeated distractions. You need a lot of time to dwell on your thoughts, to put them into words, and let your ideas take shape.

You are grateful for a certain measure of order and structure because they secure the time to achieve this so you can deal with one task after the other and not have to juggle a number of responsibilities at once - you don’t like that because it is important to you to deal with things thoroughly. Your capability to concentrate is unusually great and very often you become engrossed in something and forget everything around you - even to eat and drink.

Nevertheless, because you are very adaptable, congenial and interested in harmony and cooperation, you enjoy working together with others. A neighborhood that requires the ability to assert yourself and where direct confrontations are the order of the day is not your optimal environment. In order to permit you to fully develop your ability you need an environment that is as stress free as possible. If you can’t get that you soon suffer, because you take critique and negative feedback very personally.

You enjoy the opportunity for exchanges with other people you value and whose capabilities you respect but in this case remember the motto: Better less than more; better a few “hand picked” colleagues who truly move on your wavelength. It is best when you share the same high ideals and important objectives and together can fight for the same good cause because then you are truly in your element. If that is not the case, you do better by largely working by yourself because you belong to the personality types who can do that very well and don’t necessarily have to depend on others in order to come up with good results.

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How your type should deal with stress

Many studies demonstrate that animal caregivers show lower blood pressure and cholesterol level and are less frequently depressed than their contemporaries without pets. Those who enjoy the company of an animal are well familiar with the effect: An interval of intensive interaction with an animal brings you down even in the worst times of stress (the heart beat slows down perceptively!). There is virtually nothing more relaxing than a purring cat snuggling on one’s lap. Obviously this decision must be made carefully, after all an animal also represents costs, care and a responsibility (so, please not one that is going to end up abandoned by the side of the road en route to the next vacation or ending up in some shelter because of suddenly diagnosed allergies). Unless circumstances are against it, especially for the Dreamy Idealist an animal housemate is one of the best (and side-effect free) relaxant and soul massagers, ever!

How your type should exercise

Rather than join a group, Dreamy Idealists generally prefer enjoying athletic activities alone and at their own speed. They enjoy athletic activities they can practice out in the open and in nature: Trekking, hiking, walking, jogging or just simply going for a brisk walk. In contrast to Thinkers and Doers, in their leisure time Idealists are not particularly fond of taking risks. For example, although they may enjoy being in the mountains, they are rarely seen rappelling upside-down some steep ravine or embarking on extreme tours without an oxygen cylinder. Also, when skiing they can usually be observed on a well-prepared alpine piste or a cross-country ski track rather than slaloming in deep powder. They enjoy bicycling, mountain biking or skating as well as inline skating or skiken. Many Dreamy Idealists are also drawn towards water; then they usually enjoy swimming, diving, sailing, surfing or rowing. Many Dreamy Idealists like canoeing, too, but there they prefer quiet, scenically attractive waters rather than traversing white-water rapids wearing a protective helmet. In addition to the above mentioned outdoor sports activities Dreamy Idealists are also attracted by certain, in spiritual tradition rooted sports activities like for instance Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, Yoga and Pilates.

How your type should care about nutrition

As typical last-minute-planners it unfortunately happens all too often to Dreamy Idealists that they end up in chaos because they push things ahead of them for just a little too long. In passing they then grab something some sweets to wolf down. Or after shop closing time they discover that the refrigerator and the pantry are empty and have to fall back on the pizza delivery service or McDonalds for the third time that week. Or else they totally forget to eat because they are just too busy with something “more important”. For this type‘s health it would therefore be a good idea to deliberately schedule private space: Such as marking a fun date with oneself in the calendar may initially appear to be a little strange to Dreamy Idealists but soon they won’t want to miss these little time windows reserved only for them. And most Dreamy Idealists are going to enjoy a dinner with friends a lot more if they don’t show up in the last minute disheveled and all out of breath.

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