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.
Admit it, when you were little, you wanted to be Bob Ross when you grew up. As an independent, free-thinking creative, you prefer to do your own thing and keep to yourself. Team brainstorming sessions likely drive you nuts – you’re apt to spend the time coming up with solutions in your own mind rather than talking them out with the team. You’re also very perceptive – always observing your surroundings and analyzing others. A true introvert, you’re kind of like a Tootsie Roll Pop – it takes some time to crack your exterior, but those who do will discover a caring, warm-hearted and interesting soul.
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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. Although you’re a talented, skilled individual, you have a tendency to be quite meek in the workplace – and some may interpret this as lacking confidence. Because you’re such an emotionally intense and sensitive individual, you may have difficulty handling stressful situations in the workplace. Emotional stress may impact your creative skills – and in turn, your work performance. As a Dreamer, you prefer to live in the moment and avoid long-term commitments, as you like to keep your options open. Additionally, you have a laid-back, go-with-the-flow attitude. Although you’re a loyal, dedicated individual, these traits may make you appear unreliable or flaky to others.
As a free-thinking introvert, you flourish any position that allows you to do your own thing and generate your own ideas behind the scenes. Your independence is key here – in the words of Fleetwood Mac, you can (and should) find a position that allows you to go your own way. Oh yes, and if your name didn’t give it away – you ideal jobs will be those that allow you to utilize your amazing creative skills.Although you’re independent, you truly enjoy bonding with your colleagues and thrive in a calm, friendly environment. You strongly dislike conflict and drama, therefore you’ll want to seek out an organization (and manager!) that promotes a friendly workplace environment and works hard to resolve issues and conflicts in work place. As a Dreamer, you’ll flourish in an environment that provides you with plenty of opportunities to explore, learn and grow. You’ll do best in jobs that allow you to utilize your natural curiosity and creative skills, such as photographer, painter or designer. Additionally, you’ll also thrive in jobs that utilize your empathetic, sensitive nature, such as therapist, psychologist, or teacher.
The peace-loving, sensitive Dreamer prefers a laid-back, informal communication style. As introverts, it’s important to understand that they may not go out of their way to communicate with others. The Dreamer may be difficult to pull out of their shell – something that may baffle more outgoing archetypes. This doesn’t mean that they’re rude, unfriendly or snobbish – they just prefer to keep to themselves.
DoBe laid-back and easygoing, don’t take offense if they get emotional.
Don'tPatronize them – and be cautious with constructive criticism.
As an emotionally sensitive soul, the Dreamer dislikes conflict and will avoid it at all costs. In addition, the Dreamer is very perceptive – they’re always observing their surroundings and analyzing others, meaning that they’ll likely have their own preconceived notions about any given situation. For this reason, it’s important to not pressure them to do things your way. Instead, invite the Artist to imagine the situation from your perspective – they’ll respond best to this approach.
DoAppeal to their emotional sensitivity and empathetic side by expressing your feelings.
Don'tBe hyper-critical of them.
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.
While Dreamers are naturally empathetic and dislike conflict, they also have an artistic temperament. When this temperament kicks in, the Dreamer can become a bit high-strung and sensitive, meaning that there's a potential for emotions to run high if these two disagree.
The Dreamer and Go-Getter will work well together! Throw these two in a room and the creative juices will flow faster than coffee from the office kitchen. In fact, we're betting the Dreamer will play producer on the Go-Getter's first rap single. These two understand each other well enough - like introverted and outgoing sides of the same coin.
These two thrive on peace, love and happiness (with a side of comfort food). While the Dreamer may be a little more feeling and creative than the stoic Humanitarian, these two have a very similar outlook on work and life and will work together quite well. So well, in fact, that we may even find them attending peace rallies together on the weekend.
These two laid back, peace-loving personality types are alike in many regards, the only difference being that the Idealist is more intellectually curious and a little less emotional than the sensitive Dreamer. Likely to respect and understand each other, they work well together. Peace, love and TPS reports, man.
Although the Dreamer and Inventor appear to be quite different, these two will actually understand each other better than either is willing to admit thanks to their shared creativity and introversion. That being said, these two think quite differently, with the Dreamer typically being more right-brained, and the Inventor typically being more left-brained. Put those two together and what have you got? A whole lot of smarts.
Ruh-roh - this pairing spells trouble! Differing hugely in almost every way, the Mastermind and Dreamer are unlikely to enjoy working together. When the stoic Mastermind goes head-to-head with the emotionally-driven Dreamer, frustration and mutual misunderstanding is the name of the game - and nobody's a winner here!
While the Dreamer and Maverick are both creative and curious at heart, the Maverick is more self-motivated, whereas the Dreamer will likely sacrifice to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Because of this difference, these two are unlikely to get along socially, but they have the potential to become a dynamic duo on projects that require creative problem-solving.
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.
While the Dreamer likes to "go with the flow" and think outside the box, the Rock lives for method, strategy and good old-fashioned planning. In other words, we might find the Rock creating a strategy, and the Dreamer scrapping the plans to do it his or her own way. Not only that, but the Rock is highly stable, whereas the Dreamer is a bit more feeling. If working closely together, these two might butt heads.
Not unlike the high school prom queen and the art department "geek" trying to relate, the Dreamer and Socialite are likely to clash. Although these two are creative in their own rite, the Dreamer is more empathic and egalitarian, and the Socialite is more sociable. With a shared emotional sensitivity, this is not the greatest pairing!
Opposites don't always attract, and the Dreamer and Straight Shooter are proof! Utterly opposed on almost everything from work style to pizza toppings, the Straight Shooter and Dreamer have only one thing in common: a surprisingly similar level of social confidence. These two are unlikely to play well together.
Dreamer versus Strategist - need we say more? Where the Dreamer appreciates imagination and feelings, the Strategist favors calculated logic and stability. Although similar in their independent nature, the Dreamer and Strategist are a mismatched pair, likely to rub each other the wrong way.
While not totally at odds, the Dreamer's creative and independent outlook conflicts with the Technician's practical, collaborative approach. Additionally, the Technician is highly stable, whereas the Dreamer is much more feeling. That being said, if these two were to join forces on a project, we'd bet they'd be able to create a beautiful and functional masterpiece... as long as they're able to work through their differences.
While climbing the corporate ladder, the Visionary strives to make it to the top as quickly as possible, whereas the Dreamer likes to stop and smell all of the pretty flowers along the way. These two will likely respect each other's creativity and ideas, but the Visionary and Dreamer are likely to clash on ethical principles. While mutual respect is possible, warm and fuzzy friendship is unlikely!