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!
As a devotee of the tried-and-true and a lover tradition, it’s safe to say that we’ll never find you 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 in return. As someone who loves being part of a close-knit team and tends to be the heart of every group, the mere thought of working independently gives you hives. You have difficulty accepting criticism and require a lot of positive reinforcement. In the words of Stuart Smalley, remember: ‘I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it – people like me.’
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Like every personality type, your archetype has some weaknesses, but being aware of these weaknesses and learning to overcome them can help you further your career – and even your personal life! For this reason, we’ve compiled career tips for your unique personality type. While these unique traits are what make you who you are (and we’d never suggest changing your unique personality type!) you should be aware of these traits to ensure that they aren’t holding you back in your career. As an Advocate, you have the tendency to spend so much time helping others that you forget to take care of yourself, which may result in stress and affect your work performance. Disharmony in the workplace can take its toll on you emotionally, ultimately affecting your work performance. Finally, you have difficulty accepting criticism – no matter how constructive – which may cause you un-needed stress
Because you thrive on human connection in your ideal jobs, you’ll want to avoid any roles that require you to work in an isolated environment. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid any job that doesn’t allow you to support others in some capacity. In order to feel happy and successful, you need to fulfill your natural desire to help others – and if you’re not doing so on a regular basis, you’re likely to feel unfulfilled and unhappy. You’re well-suited for a variety of careers, including medical professional, teacher, social worker or counselor.
As sensitive souls that enjoy human interaction, the Advocate do their best work when others communicate with them in an upbeat, supportive manner. As individuals that require a lot of positive reinforcement, it’s important to give the Advocate kudos for a job well-done, especially when they go out of their way to accomplish something. The Advocate has a difficult time accepting criticism and will likely take it to heart. If you are put in the position of delivering criticism to an Advocate, it’s a good idea to word it delicately and piggyback it with a compliment. Above all, always treat the Advocate as an equal.
DoDeliver it with a warm smile!
Don’tBe brusque, overly-critical or snippish.
The Advocate is a sensitive soul that loves people, adores being appreciated and has a difficult time accepting criticism. If you find yourself in a conflict with the Advocate, you’ll want to tread lightly in order to avoid hurt feelings. When approaching conflict, it’s important to be calm and use rational arguments – this will help get things settled quickly.
DoAppeal to their sense of empathy and fairness – ask them to see things from your point of view.
Don’tTry to rush or pressure them; let them do things in their own time.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!