Advocate
Social type
Supportive
Work type
Collaborative
Key trait
Empathy

Advocate

  • 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.


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