For those of us (of all ages) who grew up with Star Wars, May the Fourth (sounds like “may the force”) has become the unofficial holiday of all things Star Wars.
A large part of my continued loyalty and fascination with the Star Wars universe is due in large part to the relationships I have developed with the characters over the years. When the novelty of Light Sabers, X-Wing Fighters and Star Destroyers has worn off, I still find myself caring about what happens to my favorite characters.
As an instructor and explorer of human behavior, I can’t help but notice that even in a galaxy far, far away… personality plays a significant role in the way these characters communicate and interact with each other.
Bold, daring and not afraid to take risks, Han Solo holds the record for completing the Kessel run in under five parsecs! Han’s willingness to take risks has made him legendary, but has also landed him in hot water with Jabba the Hut. Han (like many D’s) isn’t into long conversations. In fact, it’s not uncommon for negotiations to end abruptly due to blaster fire!
Luke has always dreamed of leaving his little farm for a life of adventure out in the stars. Although his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru have different plans, Luke’s constant pre-occupation with adventure eventually leads him to “old Ben” Kenobi and a rendezvous with destiny at the Mos Eisley Cantina. Like most I’s, Luke remains optimistic and hopeful no matter how long the odds may be; “It’s not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters.”
Loyal, faithful, hard-working and brave…Inside that huge, furry exterior beats the heart of a true friend. Although he doesn’t say much, Chewbacca can say volumes with a single “roar?”, but you have to know him. Like many S’s, Chewbacca is quick to jump to the aid of those he considers a friend. Nothing in the universe (not even a Death Star) can keep Chewbacca from coming to the aid of those he cares about.
Keeper of the ancient knowledge and instructor to Luke, the young Jedi, Obi Wan is primarily concerned with teaching young Luke that there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” to do things. Like most C’s, Obi Wan is not afraid to take action when necessary, but prefers to observe and develop a plan before taking action. Remember what he tells Luke when they find the Jawa’s transport? He says, “…and these blast points…too accurate for Sand People. Only Imperial Storm Troopers are so precise.”
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Author: John Schindell
John is our lead trainer here at PeopleKeys. He thrives on providing our customers with a personalized experience through our course videos, live training events and webinars. He is energized through these speaking engagements and his motivational yoga sessions here at the office.
Personality Style: I