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Protector
Social type
Authoritative
Work type
Methodical
Key trait
Empathy

Protector

Like a mama cat guarding her litter, the Protector is highly motivated to protect the things they care about most, be it people, values, or ideas. Quietly passionate and persuasive, Protectors work best independently. Although you enjoy people, you work best on your own and tend to need alone time to recharge. An introvert, you have a rich inner world and tend to hold your cards close to your chest. As an individualist, you prefer to follow your own path in life. When something is important to you, you exude more passion than soap opera stars in a love triangle. Ever the peacekeeper, you’re concerned for the feelings of others and abhor confrontation, avoiding it at all costs. You rely heavily on your intuition and insight – and they’re so precise, you could put any storefront psychic to shame. Thankfully, we’ll never find you running a psychic hotline – your strong moral compass would never allow it
HOW THIS ARCHETYPES WORKS WITH OTHERS

Advocate

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.

Caretaker

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.

Dreamer

Smooth sailing

These two personality types will get along pretty well, as they both enjoy creative thinking. The Protector's peace-loving ways will mesh quite well with the Dreamer's sensitivity. On the flip side, both are quite independent when it comes to the creative process, meaning that they might struggle if working closely together on a project.

Go-Getter

Sunshine and roses

From the outside, these two might appear quite different due to the Go-Getter's outgoing personality and the Protector's introverted ways. The truth is, these two are both motivated to carve their own path and leave their mark on the world. Although the Go-Getter may be a bit less empathic and live life at a faster pace than the Protector, these two will appreciate each other's perspective on life and work together well.

Humanitarian

Smooth sailing

Although the independent Protector may be little more introverted than the sociable "Chatty Cathy" Humanitarian, these two will likely bond over their concern for others. Despite a few personality differences, they will work well together.

Idealist

Sunshine and roses

This is a passionate pairing (don't worry, not in the "office romance" sense). The Idealist and Protector both feel strongly about doing good and upholding their morals. While the Idealist is a bit more creative, outgoing and curious than the Protector, these two share strong key values, making them a good, solid team!

Inventor

Smooth sailing

As introverted and independent "idea" people, the Inventor and Protector are similar enough. However, the Inventor lives in a world of abstract ideas, while the Protector is more interested in the human and ethical implications of those ideas. As long as the debate stays cordial, these two will balance each other nicely and make an excellent complementary team.

Mastermind

Partly cloudly

While these two share a rock solid work ethic and similar thinking style, the Protector and Mastermind have little else in common. The Mastermind will dislike the Protector's love of the warm and fuzzy, whereas the Protector may find the Mastermind to be cold and emotionless. There is potential here - but they'll need a suitable peacekeeper.

Maverick

Smooth sailing

While these two will bond over their independent "against the grain" approach to life, the Protector may feel that the outgoing Maverick should put his/her tremendous energy to more socially responsible use, and the Maverick may wish that the introverted Protector was a little more enthusiastic about creative problem-solving. Nonetheless, these two will work together without too many sparks flying.

Protector

Partly cloudly

The Protector holds their values and ideas close to their heart. As these two are both are quite authoritarian with clear ideas of how things should be done, there's a strong possibility of conflict if those ideas differ – and neither of these two will find it easy to compromise. Nonetheless, these two value fair play and won't intentionally act catty – any conflict will be open, and civil.

Rock

Smooth sailing

Although the Protector is a bit more empathic and sociable than the introverted Rock, these two both live for routine and enjoy the familiar (like visiting the same hot dog stand for lunch five days a week). Both the Protector and the Rock are quite supportive by nature, so they're likely to respect each other's differences.

Socialite

Smooth sailing

Like yin and yang, these two are quite different, but in a potentially complementary way. With similar key values, the Socialite's lively creativity and the Protector's steady intellect could potentially make a good team.

Straight Shooter

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

Oh my, how sparks will fly. The Protector is likely to perceive the Straight Shooter as robotic, cold and inflexible. On the flip side, the Straight Shooter will have no patience for the Protector's soft-hearted ways. As polar opposites, these two will conflict from day one.

Strategist

Smooth sailing

With a "cool as a cucumber" approach to life, the intellectual Strategist may perceive the Protector as something of a fluffy bunny for worrying so much about all those pesky feelings. Emotional differences aside, these two are highly similar in attitude, values and thinking style and will likely work well together without too much conflict. With complementary approaches, these two can potentially make a dynamic duo.

Technician

Smooth sailing

Strikingly similar in many ways, the Technician may be less sociable and more practical than the creative Protector. Nonetheless, they are likely to work well together and respect each other's priorities - and need for alone time. Speaking of alone time, these two are both quite independent - while they'll respect each other's thoughts and opinions, it may be difficult for them to collaborate.

Visionary

Cloudy with a chance of conflict

With clashing values, the Protector and Visionary will butt heads on not only key values, but also leadership style. The Protector will dislike the Visionary's "win at all costs" attitude, while the Visionary is likely to roll his/her eyes at the Protector and say "ethics, shmethics!" Both assertive types, we may find these two in the boxing ring!