Aidan James Fealy

Born and raised in greater Minnesota, I wear my Midwestern upbringing like a well-used flannel on a sub-zero winter afternoon, that is to say: comfortably and with confidence. Those influential stomping-grounds I call home contribute largely to many people’s first impression of me (at least I hope), including my can-do/will-do attitude and 'let me get that' eagerness to help. True to the ‘Minnesota nice’ culture we’re so affectionately gifted, I pride myself on my general kindness to others, because frankly, there isn’t a scenario you could describe to me where a little kindness doesn’t go a long way.

I attribute my most notable social strengths (my most prized, no coincidence) and my pointed moral compass to my parents. Charismatic a la my father, and empathic listening a la my mother, I wouldn’t be the social creature I am without employing the skills that they engrained in me. Morally, they guided me by simplifying the equation: be good to people, and they’re likely to be good to you – a lesson that has served me well in my 24 years.

My personality is ENFP. My extroversion (E) comes an infectious comfort near people, either one-on-one or in large group settings, and a willingness to contribute to the big picture. Plus, I place a high value on communication, because nothing is more corrosive than a communication breakdown. With my intuition (N), I bring curiosity and energy to the equation as I view the world by way of emotion and mysticism. My personality traits as a whole create a sense of adaptability and approachability, allowing me to cast a broad net and make friends with most anyone I meet.

My strengths, as defined by the Clifton StrengthsFinder personality assessment, reside largely in my “positivity” and “wooing” nature. These are complimented by my “input”, “communication”, and “maximizer” strengths. My positivity is exactly what it seems, I carry a glass-half-full mentality into every situation I’m given, and I will always, without fail, find something to smile about. My woo trait helps me speak candidly with those I befriend, because it tends to allow people a healthy portion of comfort around me.