The Nature of the Intellectual SolePath

Those with an Intellectual Controller, Intellectual Expert and Intellectual Lateral Thinker SolePath are curious and connected. This means that they are an intellectual person who is curious, needs process, is unique and is kind.


Knowing your SolePath uncovers your learning style, thinking style, creative process, how you experience time, and your connection to the Tao. All of this contributes to understanding yourself at a deep level and helps you walk the path to purpose and a beautiful life. 


Learning style: auditory talker

Source: SolePath Institute

With an Intellectual SolePath, you process information primarily through hearing and then talking it out. You must be able to hear what is being said, with limited outside distractions.

You then need the opportunity to talk about it, in order to understand. You use your listening and repeating skills to sort through information and retain knowledge. 


Thinking style: logical linear thinker

Source: SolePath Institute

In the process of learning, understanding and gaining knowledge, the thinking style for the Intellectual SolePath is logical linear, rather than whole thinker.

You are analytical, sequential and rational and respond to data and cold hard facts. You like step-by-step instructions and need to understand what the expected outcome will be.


Creative process: 

Source: SolePath Institute

With an Intellectual SolePath, your concepts and ideas are progressive and based on a backward-looking, factual foundation. You look at what others have done and use these external stimuli to create.

Fostering creativity within yourself includes having many examples and ideas. For example, if you were creating a map, you would benefit from seeing examples of maps created by others. This stimulates your ideas and encourages you to build on what you see.


Experiencing time: 

Source: SolePath Institute

You experience time as one step at a time, in a logical progression, with theoretical awareness, rather than ‘all at the same time’. Your subjective experience of time is that one event follows another in succession and when the event is over, it becomes a memory. Time has an order to it and Intellectual’s memories are quite general, rather than being overly detailed.

For those who experience time ‘all at the same time’, their subjective experience of time is that they are not always discerning about which event or memory came first. Sometimes they have little distinction between past and present events. Their time perception is often that “everything that has happened and everything that is happening” is happening now.


The rhythm of the Tao:

The Tao is the natural order of the universe and keeps the world balanced and flowing.  Wind energy is the Tao energy that matches Intellectuals.

When light and expanding, wind energy represents kindness and generosity and is always moving and gentle.

When dark and collapsed, wind energy is strong, unsettling and destructive. 

Your Intellectual SolePath embodies the natural energy of wind.


Knowing this, contributes to understanding yourself at a deep level, and helps you to become the best version of yourself that you can be. Walking the path to purpose and a beautiful life.

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Author: Dr. Debra Ford Msc.D.

Dr. Debra is one of the world’s foremost experts in metaphysical energy. She has a doctorate in metaphysical science and is a metaphysical philosophy teacher. She is an ordained minister and member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association and the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.

Dr. Debra’s SolePath is Inspirational Teacher and Spiritual Mystic. It is this SolePath that allows her to connect, create and communicate the original SolePath body of work.

Dr. Debra’s work is based on the Tao. She is the author of 17 books including ‘SolePath the path to purpose and a beautiful life, Daily Pulse, rhythm of the Tao and her children’s book ‘Emilia Rose and the rainbow adventure’.

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What is Metaphysics? It is one of the main branches of philosophy (along with epistemology, logic, ethics) and deals with the nature of existence, truth and knowledge.

What is SolePath? Everyone is born with a SolePath. It is your unique, individual Spiritual Personality Profile. ‘Sole’ because it is solely about you. ‘Path’ because it guides you on your life’s journey. 

Contact: DrDebra@SolePath.org

Grateful thanks to Dr. Janice Brown for the wonderful blog images.