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.
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 budding Oprah, you. You’re generous with encouragement and have a gift for rallying your team – in fact, we’re betting you were once a cheerleader, weren’t you? You 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 emotional wisdom that’s unparalleled. So… mind if we call you “Yoda Winfrey” from now on?
- Oprah Winfrey
- Nelson Mandela
- Pope John Paul II
- Denzel Washington
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Emma Stone
- Dr. Drew
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 unparalleled emotional wisdom. So … mind if we call you ‘Yoda Winfrey’ from now on?
As a Caretaker, you’re social, sensitive, idealistic and a natural people-person. You have a natural desire to help others – both in your personal life and in the workplace. When it comes to work, you need to feel appreciated and approved – and when you feel as if your work isn’t appreciate, you can become demotivated and may actually begin to feel burned out. Because your nurturing instinct is so strong, your ideal jobs are those in which you can aid in the intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of others. These characteristics make you an excellent psychologist, counselor, social worker HR administrator or assistant.
The sensitive, compassionate Caretaker prefers an upbeat, warm and friendly communication style. Not surprisingly, the Caretaker finds it hard to be forceful – and in turn, they don’t respond well to dominant personalities. This personality type is one that treats everyone they encounter like an old friend – and as a result, they may perceive those that act too formal with them to be stand-offish.
DoBe warm, friendly and familiar!
Don'tGet too comfortable – avoid controversial topics or bad-taste jokes if you don’t know the person well.
With their upbeat nature, the Caretaker finds conflict difficult to deal with. As naturally sensitive and compassionate beings, the Caretaker finds it hard to be forceful – in other words, it’s hard for them to hold their own in a conflict. In turn, they don’t respond well to forceful behavior and will likely shut down. If you find yourself in a disagreement with the Caretaker, you’ll want to appeal to their empathetic side by being open with your emotions, letting them know how you’re feeling.
DoBe friendly and warm, and work to find common ground.
Don'tBe friendly and warm, and work to find common ground.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.