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Caretaker
Social type
Supportive
Work type
Collaborative
Key trait
Empathy

Caretaker

Encouraging and likeable with a gift for rallying their team, the Caretaker is a natural born cheerleader. Ever sensitive and compassionate, they treat their co-workers like family and take pleasure in doling out Band-Aids for paper cuts. With your compassion, empathy, excellent social skills and concern for the human side of issues, it’s a surprise you haven’t got your own talk show yet. You’re generous with encouragement and have a gift for rallying your team – in fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to discover that you were once a cheerleader. You might find it difficult to be forceful. However, you really don’t need to be – you’re just so darn likeable that people do as you say anyhow. On top of all that, you have un-paralleled emotional wisdom. So … mind if we call you “Yoda Winfrey” from now on?
HOW THIS ARCHETYPES WORKS WITH OTHERS

Advocate

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.

Caretaker

Partly cloudly

As empathic and supportive souls, these two are likely to band together when work is stressful or something goes wrong. That being said, these two can be emotional and may potentially be sensitive to criticism, therefore any disagreement has potential to escalate and result in a major rift.

Dreamer

Smooth sailing

While the Dreamer and Caretaker share many similarities and will understand each other quite well, there's no real spark here. With a few differences in creativity and sociability, don't expect these two to become happy hour BFFs. Nonetheless, the Dreamer and Caretaker will respect each other and have a fine working relationship.

Go-Getter

Smooth sailing

The Caretaker goes with the flow and lives a more laid-back life, whereas the Go-Getter attacks life with dizzying speed. Despite this difference, the Caretaker and Go-Getter will certainly have respect and liking for each other based on their shared values and love of motivational speaking seminars.

Humanitarian

Sunshine and roses

Sunshine and roses, indeed! So alike it's almost frightening, the Humanitarian and Caretaker have many traits and values in common, differing only in that the Caretaker is less socially confident. This compassionate and supportive duo is so sweet that you won't need an office candy jar!

Idealist

Sunshine and roses

A compassionate and sensitive duo, the Idealist and Caretaker both love a supportive work environment, a steady pace and patchouli incense. OK, we're kidding about the incense - but these two are apt to get along well socially. Although the Caretaker may be a bit more hands-on than the intellectual Idealist, these two will complement each other well.

Inventor

Smooth sailing

The Caretaker and Inventor have little in common, but because neither of these two is particularly aggressive about promoting their own opinion, they'll get along OK. Hardly a dynamic duo, you won't find these two winning any awards - but they won't do each other any harm either.

Mastermind

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

These two are quite different - and as social animals, the Caretaker and Mastermind aren't likely to bite their tongues when it comes to their differences. Being less worried about feelings, the Mastermind is likely to win any debate unless the Caretaker holds his or her own very tenaciously! These two are likely to clash.

Maverick

Partly cloudly

Although the independent, novelty-seeking Maverick and the steady, empathic Caretaker appear (and are) quite different from each other, these two share a love of socializing. Despite having very different work styles, they're likely to respect each other's views unless a direct conflict arises. In that case, the Maverick will likely overpower the less assertive Caretaker.

Protector

Sunshine and roses

Ahh... peace, love, and mid-day coffee breaks! The clue's in the name - strikingly similar, the Caretaker and Protector differ only in insignificant ways. Alike in heart and mind, these two will make an excellent team, especially if the Protector takes the lead and the Caretaker puts their love of "cheerleading" to work as a loyal sidekick.

Rock

Smooth sailing

While the stoic Rock is a bit more introverted than the outgoing and cheerful Caretaker, these two both enjoy a supportive and stable workplace atmosphere, making them a good match. Who knows - the Caretaker might even be able to convince the Rock to loosen up a bit!

Socialite

Partly cloudly

Rah, rah! The Socialite and Caretaker are both natural born cheerleaders, with the Socialite being more exuberant and outgoing than the steady and supportive Caretaker. On the downside, the Caretaker might disapprove of what s/he perceives as the Socialite's lack of reliability.

Straight Shooter

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

The gentle Caretaker and the strong-willed Straight Shooter are not a good match. The Caretaker will likely perceive the Straight Shooter as much too calculating and competitive, whereas the Straight Shooter will have little patience for the Caretaker's emotions. While these two are too composed to engage in a full-on fight, this is not a good combination!

Strategist

Partly cloudly

The Strategist will see the Caretaker as somewhat plodding and woolly, while the Caretaker will feel that the Strategist is a cold, intellectual robot who fails to take the human consequences of their ideas into account. While these two won't necessarily enjoy each other's company, the Caretaker's supportive nature and the Strategist's open-mindedness make serious conflict unlikely.

Technician

Partly cloudly

The Technician prefers a faster pace, a little more elbow grease and a little less socializing than the Caretaker. On the flip side, the Caretaker prefers to make others feel comfortable and at ease. The Technician is likely to respect the Caretaker's priorities... as long as the Caretaker doesn't try to discuss his or her feelings.

Visionary

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

This pair is unlikely to form an especially strong team. Very different in their values and work styles, the gentle Caretaker is at risk of being overridden by the assertive and independent Visionary, who will not want to be held back by the Caretaker's concern for the human equation.