You enjoy challenges and travel is an interesting way for you to create many different types of goals and achieve them with gusto! In a new place, you often overlook the details but prefer to get the general idea and move on to the next thing. You are prone to taking risks, whether in the form of adventure sports and activities or trying to accomplish one more task before your next train or flight leaves. You prefer to travel with others but only if they intend to keep up with you. One of your greatest assets as a traveler is your drive to push yourself out of your comfort zone because with this mentality you will encounter more than you expect in yourself, others, and your environment. However, sometimes you miss important lessons along the way because you are too focused on the next thing to notice what is happening right in front of you and you do not like to change the plan spontaneously.
- Group – Thinker – Planner – Change
- Group – Thinker – Spontaneous – Change
Conquistadors excel when they utilize their organizational skills to accomplish their goals but leave room for change and the unexpected. Due to the fact that this profile type has a rich index of memories and experiences to draw from, trying to synthesize those experiences into daily life is an interesting new challenge for the Conquistador. For example, what did climbing the mountain all night to reach the peak by sunrise teach me about perseverance in the workplace or in personal relationships? Unlike the Conquistadors of old, the traveling Conquistador best serves others by providing a strong example of what one can achieve through hard work and determination– and then helping themreach their full potential in their own way.
Conquistadors travel well with the Seeker and Co-Pilot but may find they have competing goals or values with the detail-oriented Aesthetic and Investigator and the idealistic Global Citizen. The Conquistador and Nomad can work well together for shorter periods of time when the values and goals are similar.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins