Social type
Supportive
Work type
Collaborative
Key trait
Empathy

Caretaker

  • 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?

      Famous Celebrities

    • Oprah Winfrey
    • Nelson Mandela
    • Pope John Paul II
    • Denzel Washington
    • Jennifer Lawrence
    • Emma Stone
    • Bono
    • 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.


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