(Also known as BaZi Profiles)
While Character Components gives us a primary matrix of a person’s character, with Talents, we can dig a bit deeper. Each Character Component consists of two Talents; we can imagine them as Yin & Yang variations, each providing a slightly different flavor.
Generally speaking, Pioneer, Warrior and Philosopher Talents represent a more progressive, individualistic and rebellious type of behavior. If you have one of these, or all of them very strong, it means that you will always do things your way and rarely follow the majority. This constant need to challenge the status quo can also cause a lot of conflicts along the way. A lot of successful individuals have these Talents; it’s what gives them the edge.
Director, Diplomat and Analyzer Talents represent a more conservative, conventional approach. If they are the dominant force, you might be more agreeable and not willing to take risks. In extreme cases the person might become ultra-orthodox, rejecting any change and exercising a lot of control. A good example is Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey.
If the person has a mix of both, progressive and conservative, it will result in more balanced personality, with enough edge to act progressively, but at the same time diplomatic enough to cooperate with other people.
Artist and Performer bring strong creative abilities, can be progressive or conservative, depending on other Talents. If one or both of these Talents are excessive, the person might act quite rebellious, unable to handle any authority. They will seek for ultimate creative freedom, and the ability to express themselves without restrictions, which could lead to many conflicts. Good examples are Jim Morrison (The Doors), and Adolf Hitler.
Motivator and Competitor are bringing physical strength, networking skills, and a big ego. Whether they act conservative or progressive will depend on surrounding Talents too. When excessive, these two Talents can make the person stubborn and full of themselves. It will be their way or no way. A good example is Donald Trump and Kanye West.
Visit links below to learn more about each Talent.