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Advocate
Social type
Supportive
Work type
Collaborative
Key trait
Empathy

Advocate

Warm, empathetic and possessing a strong sense of duty, the Advocate is the best person to partner with during a trust fall. Strongly motivated to support others, they value being part of a close-knit team A devotee of the tried-and-true and a lover of tradition, it’s safe to say that you’ll never be found swapping strawberry jelly for marmalade or 2% milk for soy. We will, however, find you sharing your trusty PB&J with someone who’s forgotten their lunch, you do-gooder, you. As a devoted friend and ally, you’re more supportive than a Victoria’s Secret bra, and you expect the same level of support in return. You are someone who loves being part of a close-knit team and you tend to be the heart of every group – in fact, the mere thought of working independently gives you hives. However, you have difficulty accepting criticism and require positive reinforcement. In the words of Stuart Smalley, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it – people like me.”
HOW THIS ARCHETYPES WORKS WITH OTHERS

Advocate

Sunshine and roses

As steady, reliable, practical people who value justice and fair play, these two are likely to have a good working relationship with little risk of conflict. These two will likely work well together - even when the fur hits the fan!

Caretaker

Sunshine and roses

This warm-hearted, supportive pair have a lot in common (like a love of planning office birthdays!) Natural allies, the slightly more extroverted Advocate is the perfect mouthpiece for their shared views. These two are compassionate, steady souls whose mission is to stand up for the little guy and keep everyone in the office smiling.

Dreamer

Smooth sailing

While it's not a total match made in 9-5 heaven, the Dreamer and the Advocate share a love of empathy, tolerance and general being nice-ness. On the flip side, these two have different levels of creative and intellectual curiosity and the Advocate is quite laid-back where the Dreamer is a bit more emotion-driven. The Dreamer and the Advocate may enjoy each other's company, but will have very different approaches to work.

Go-Getter

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

The Advocate yearns for support - and while they may get a heaping dose of motivation, s/he likely won't receive the warm and fuzzy support they need. The "full speed ahead" Go-Getter will have a hard time understanding (and accommodating) the Advocate's preference for a steadier and more practical approach to life. Friendly enough, but not compatible!

Humanitarian

Sunshine and roses

Put these likeable soul twins in a cubicle together and they'll become BFF in an instant. With close compatibility in traits, shared laid-back attitude and values across the board, the Humanitarian and Advocate will understand each other perfectly, offering each other undying support.

Idealist

Partly cloudly

As nurturing individuals, you'd expect the Idealist and the Advocate to get along like PB&J. The truth is, these two may not necessarily get along! In fact, the Advocate is likely to find the Idealist's creativity and curiosity an inappropriate distraction from focusing on the human equation, whereas the independent Idealist may find the Advocate a wee bit too clingy.

Inventor

Partly cloudly

Brainiac meets bleeding heart, the Inventor and the Advocate are not the most natural of partners thanks to their opposing values. Nonetheless, on a well-managed team, their different pattern of abilities could be made to balance and complement each other.

Mastermind

Partly cloudly

These two aren't totally oil and water - surprisingly, the Advocate and the Mastermind share a similar thinking style and shared laid-back stability. However, the Mastermind's fast-paced, cutthroat approach will not appeal to the steady, compassionate Advocate, and vice-versa. Likely to conflict over ethical issues if they arise, these two are likely to keep each other at arm's length.

Maverick

Partly cloudly

The security-loving Advocate may not quite understand the Maverick, who truly believes variety is the spice of life. Very different in their attitudes and approaches, these two might end up in a few debates - but they'll always be respectful thanks to the Maverick's open-mindedness. While this pair might be different, won't actually hurt each other if the Advocate can be patient with the Maverick's controlled chaos.

Protector

Sunshine and roses

These two warm-hearted souls will get along well both in the office and socially. While the Protector is a bit more independent and introverted than the social, supportive and team-loving Advocate, they share a similar value system and will get along well.

Rock

Sunshine and roses

Extremely alike in many ways, the Rock and Advocate are likely to understand and work well together. While both of these types are highly stable and ultra-supportive, the Rock can provide the Advocate the positive reinforcement s/he yearns for. These two are so loyal and devoted, that their only problem may be deciding who hangs up the phone first after conference calls. No, YOU hang up first!

Socialite

Partly cloudly

Like the head cheerleader and the student council president, these two are both very people-oriented, but in very different ways. The steady, practical and ever-supportive Advocate is likely to see the energetic and emotionally-driven Socialite as reckless and unreliable. While these two will respect each other, we're apt to find them sitting at different lunch tables!

Straight Shooter

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Keep these two at opposite ends of the classroom! The Straight Shooter and the Advocate are natural philosophical enemies. With somewhat similar thinking styles, they're both equally firm in their opposing opinions. While the more sensitive Advocate is unlikely to start a fight, s/he might finish it.

Strategist

Partly cloudly

Polar opposites, the Advocate is all about people, whereas the Strategist is all about ideas. Chalk and cheese, these two may conflict - however, both are fairly laid-back and open-minded and should be able to work together if they make an effort to see the other's point of view!

Technician

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

The Technician and the Advocate both share a practical yet empathic nature - but little else. These two will definitely respect each other and we won't see any catfights thanks to their laid-back, stable nature, but their different approaches make them apt to clash. In fact, we're apt to find the independent and diligent Technician wishing the Advocate would stop socializing and start plugging away.

Visionary

Partly cloudly

The warm and caring Advocate and the "win at all costs" Visionary share virtually nothing in common. Conflicting on key values, work style and approach, you won't find these two bonding at the water cooler. On the other hand, the respectful Advocate is unlikely to cause ripples, and the Visionary will be happy to keep things on a friendly basis - unless they come into direct conflict over human resource issues!