How Can My Wealth Dynamics Profile Change?

Wealth DynamicsI wrote in a previous post that my Wealth Dynamics profile is Supporter – and that, by accepting this, my business started to take off.

Recently, however, I re-took the Wealth Dynamics test* and found out that I now have a Star profile!

I can’t say that I was totally surprised by this – Star was previously my secondary profile, and as I mentioned before, I shunned the Supporter profile and wanted to be a Star or Creator (Creator is now my secondary profile, and Supporter my tertiary profile…)

How can my Wealth Dynamics profile change?

During my IT career, I worked for the leading producer of psychometric tests and personality questionnaires in the UK, so I learned a fair bit about how they work!

Because personality questionnaires rely on YOU to complete them, they are subjective, and the results can vary slightly, depending on how you’re feeling on a particular day, or how you’re feeling generally in your life, job or business.

You’re unlikely to change from one extreme to another (for example, in Wealth Dynamics terms, from a Creator one day to a Trader the next), but slight shifts to one side or the other are quite normal. So for my profile to change from being a Supporter to a Star is not a huge shift, as they are neighbours.

Get clear about your primary Wealth Dynamics profile

A few days before I re-did my profile, my friend John Williams (of Screw Work Let’s Play / 30 Day Challenge) pointed out something which I had not appreciated before.

He said that many people spend most of their lives in their secondary profile, rather than their primary profile. Perhaps we’re so conditioned to believe that work should be hard, that we simply refuse to accept that, by following our natural inclinations, work – and success – can be relatively easy.

The first time I took the Wealth Dynamics test, I had not long left my IT role – where I had always played the role of Supporter – so I was still thinking like a Supporter. And when my business took off, it was because I had reverted to a similar, familiar role.

But that success was short-lived, and I have since realised that I find it stressful being a Supporter – whereas the idea of building a brand around The Quiet Entrepreneur, and shining a spotlight on other talented and inspiring introverts feels empowering.

So make sure, when you do your Wealth Dynamics profile*, that you’re in a mindset that will support the business of your dreams, rather than falling back on old habits and roles you may have played your entire life – which no longer serve you.

Have you done your Wealth Dynamics profile*? What did you think of it?

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About the author Julia Barnickle - The Quiet EntrepreneurJulia Barnickle is a film maker, photographer, artist and writer, and the founder of The Quiet Entrepreneur community for introverts in business. She offers visibility coaching to raise your online profile, and helps you create videos to promote and deliver your services.

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12 comments… add one
  • Hello Julia

    I am so glad you wrote an article about this topic.

    And Sabrina, totally understand where you are coming from.

    I am also a Trader and INFJ.

    I am completely by nature INFJ.
    I struggle with understanding what it means outside of the financial work. I think the explanation compared to all the other profiles is not clear at all.

    However my take on it is this, I feel I can look over information and “things” like a market trader looks over produce. I can pick out the good stuff to share with others and discard what I don’t think is good enough.. I only sell the best from my stall. A bit like Julia I also like to support others and showcase them. As an introvert I would rather be behind the scene..

    Perhaps I should take it again to see if anything has changed?
    Jackie recently posted..Too Many Business Ideas And Can’t Choose One?My Profile

    • Hi Jackie
      Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply.
      I have an introvert friend who also came out as a Trader in Wealth Dynamics and couldn’t really identify with the definitions associated with the Trader profile – so it seems to be a common issue.
      Personality profiles often give us insights into aspects of our personality that we had either taken for granted or not realised, but they are subjective (i.e. based on what information we input) and are definitely not infallible.
      Do let us know if you decide to do the test again, or if you find out more about small ways in which your personality perhaps matches the Trader profile!

  • Sabrina

    I have just read both your posts on wealth dynamics, and found them really interesting that you moved from one to another. I recently did the WD test as I’m thinking of starting up my own business, and I came out as a Trader. I was disappointed with this as I couldn’t see the fit and still struggle with what it actually means. The descriptions literally talk about trading which I can’t relate to. I’m also wondering if I completed it while in the mindset of the job I’m still in. According to Myers-Briggs I’m an INFJ, which I found to be scarily accurate. Is there any other information you can share about Traders (other than trading)? I obviously want to do what comes naturally so I need to understand this profile a lot more. Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon. Sabrina.
    P.S: Great blog! And great business!

    • Thank you for the compliments Sabrina! I find it slightly surprising that, as an INFJ, your Wealth Dynamics profile is Trader – Traders are generally more Sensory than Intuitive (e.g. ISFJ) – but personality profiling tools are only as accurate as the data we put into them, so it’s quite possible that you completed the questionnaire while in the mindset of the job you’re in.

      One comment that comes up on the Trader profile is “Introvert traders prefer to trade through analysis rather than face-to-face bidding, and include many of today€’s successful market traders” – does that feel more appropriate? I recommend watching Roger Hamilton’s videos and reading the descriptions about the other Wealth Dynamics profiles, to see whether any of them feel like they suit you more closely:

  • Justin

    Hey Julia,

    I came across your site while doing some research on the Wealth Dynamics test. Thanks for all the great info.

    I do have a question in light of this post. Often with personality tests I’m confused as to whether answering questions based off of who I’ve been, or answering questions based off of who I’d like to be, is the best way.

    From what you’re saying here I’m actually still unclear as to which is the most beneficial. I mean, in my loftiest view of myself I’m probably a “Star” lol

    So if I answer questions based off of how I’d like to respond to something rather than how I may actually respond, that would give a false result right?

    Would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks!

    • Hi Justin – thanks for your comments. Personality questionnaires are quite tricky to answer honestly, I find. There’s always a part of you that’s thinking “this might be how I am, but THIS is how I’d like to be…” Also, your answer often depends on the situation. Ideally, personality questionnaires include at least 100 questions, with some questions being repeated in a different way – this ensures that you’re answering the questions honestly rather than with your “like to be” hat on. We would all like to be something we’re not, but when you’re answering a personality questionnaire, it’s more beneficial to answer based on how you are, rather than how you would like to be – even though how you are can change over time and produce slightly different results each time. I hope that helps.

  • Great article, thanks for sharing that!

    When I did the test, it said I was a creator, which fits very well with who I am and what I love doing ( learning, thinking & coming up with me ideas).

    I also think a big trap for people is staying true to your role and hence true to yourself.
    It’s so easy to feel pressured into another role – a role that doesn’t fit as well.

    For example, I am running a blog that is very much centred around me – so often I feel like I have to take on the role of a star – which can be draining if it gets too much!

    Best wishes,

    • That’s such a good point, Maxine. It can be quite challenging to focus on what you do best, to the exclusion of everything else – especially if you prefer to work as a solopreneur, which many introverts do!

  • A very good point Julia! I haven’t taken the test although I have considered it several times. But I think I kinda know where I’m at – a lot like yourself 🙂

    To step into a new role, you have to indeed change your entire mindset. And what you say about what makes you feel empowered versus what feels stressful is a very good indicator.

    Thanks! 🙂
    Esther Lemmens recently posted..Digitalie logo design – the creative processMy Profile

    • Thanks Esther! Yes, it’s so important to pay attention to how something FEELS, rather than trying to rationalise too much. The problem is that so many of us get stuck in careers that we had never envisaged. That is especially true in IT, where people come from all sorts of academic backgrounds – it tends to be the place you end up, when you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up! 😉

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