If life is, as Voltaire wrote, “a game—play it,” then the Spider seems to be playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. Not only do they always have a plan, but they usually have multiple contingencies if something in that plan were to go awry. And as opposed to Killer Whales, Smith siblings who willfully show their motivations like a poker player slamming their winning hand onto the table, the serious and reserved Spiders very rarely reveal the personal agenda that drives their farsighted machinations.
All the reasons which made the initiation of physical force evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative.
– Ayn Rand
If research is a god, consider the Spider a true believer… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!
The Reserved Contradiction
It’s not that easy to find someone I can relate to. I’m tough to crack because I’m shy.
– Kristin Kreuk
Spiders are a living oxymoron. On one hand, they’re industrious, career-minded individuals. On the other hand, they create systems with the expressed goal of avoiding doing more work than they deem necessary, and career ambition as a means to material success is an anathema to them… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!
The Contingency Planner
Let’s set the meeting. Get our informers to find out where it’s gonna be held. Now, we insist it’s a public place, a bar, a restaurant, some place where there’s people, so I feel safe. They’re gonna search me when I first meet them, right? So I can’t have a weapon on me then. But if Clemenza can figure a way to have a weapon planted there for me, then I’ll kill ’em both.
– Michael Corleone, The Godfather
The master of the algorithm, it’s not unusual to hear a Spider using conditional statements like “if this, then that…” when devising a strategy… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!
The Efficient Problem Solver
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
– Bill Gates
The Spider’s gift is their ability to integrate a myriad of disparate, even discordant, ideas into a harmonious web of synchronicity, an elegantly practical, working system that solves an existing problem or fulfills a foreseeable need… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!