Power & privilege: scare / avoid
This gang struggles with risky situations and can deny, limit or frighten themselves and others with their fear. When it is time to challenge power and privilege they will try to squash the conversation, which diminishes the possibility for everyone to create equitable change, the very essence of liberation. These characters are vigilant when it comes to avoidance of conflict and failure, they are monitoring emotions, utilizing differences and putting out fires. Be warned.
Disrupt: How do you respond to risk?
Reframe: How is your liberation bound up with mine, and mine with yours?
Janitor: I take care of conflict, help people vent and put out out fires. It is really disruptive to have tension and conflict in a group, so I stop it before it bubbles over. I understand people might be angry, so I create safe ways for them to let off steam. It is my responsibility to ensure every thing runs smoothly, and I will silence troublemakers, especially when they bring attention to difficult conversations.
Scarecrow: I avoid failure, play to my strength and believe I can win regardless. I remind people that you've got to be in it to win it, and some people just don't have what it takes. It's a tough playing field and I am constantly searching for the innovation that will make me soar, and bring financial success, failure is not an option.
Bystander: I avoid conflict, stay neutral to wait and see who wins. I really hate conflict, and prefer to stay quiet. I feel set up if I am asked to pick sides, I can't know everything, so I tend to stay with the majority opinion. When people challenge the status quo, I find them quite extreme. It really isn't my fight, so I prefer to wait and see how others resolve the issue.
Artists: I do things differently, my high standards are beyond scrutiny. I don't really enjoy working with others, they just don't understand the way I see the world. My work is of a high standard and deep down I hope for great commercial success, but I won't sell out my art and authenticity.
Injured: I monitor feelings and set clear boundaries about what can be discussed. I will intervene if a group conversation gets emotional, we need to be careful no-one gets hurt. We need to protect people who have experienced trauma, we can't possibly know what that feels like, and right now they can't look after themselves.