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.
Although you enjoy people, you work best on your own and tend to need alone time to recharge. An introvert, you have a rich inner world and tend to hold your cards close to your chest. As an individualist, you prefer to follow your own path in life. When something is important to you, you exude more passion than soap opera stars in a love triangle. Ever the peacekeeper, You’re concerned for the feelings of others and abhor confrontation, avoiding it at all costs. You rely heavily on your intuition and insight – and they’re so precise, you could put any storefront psychic to shame. Thankfully, we’ll never find you running a psychic hotline – your strong moral compass would never allow it.
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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 passionate individual, you hold your cards close to your chest and have a hard time letting others into your life. When someone challenges your beliefs, values or way of thinking, you can react to the extreme. This passion for your beliefs can also make you a bit inflexible and stubborn when it comes to accepting other’s ideas. You’re a bit of a perfectionist, which means that you tend to produce great results – but on the flip side, you can become extremely frustrated when you’re not able to achieve the desired result.
As a Protector, you enjoy people, but you’re also a true introvert and work best independently and tend to need alone time to recharge. As an individualist, you prefer to follow your own path both in life and in the workplace. For you, the most important thing is to ensure that you’re passionate about the work you’re doing – as once you’re passionate about something, the sky’s the limit. You’ll do well in a wide variety of careers, including ideal jobs such as HR administration, counselor or adviser.
When it comes to social interaction, the Protector is fairly independent and introverted. Although they’re very conscientious individuals, they can be a bit stubborn if they feel strongly enough about something. For this reason, it’s best to be polite and respectful when communicating with this type. Unless you’ve developed a close relationship with the Protector, you’ll want to stick to practical, work-related or non-controversial subjects of conversation.
DoAvoid controversial topics or bad taste jokes
Don'tBe afraid to be assertive and stand up for yourself if necessary
As their name implies, the Protector guards and protects the things they care about most, including values and ideas. For this reason, they can be a bit stubborn if they feel strongly enough about a disagreement. Thankfully, the Protector also has a keen sense of right and wrong, therefore if you find yourself butting heads with this personality type, appeal to their sense of justice and fair play by making it known that you are entitled to your opinion and that they should respect you.
DoUse rational arguments.
Don'tBack down – be assertive and firm and stand up to them.
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.
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.
From the outside, these two might appear quite different due to the Go-Getter's outgoing personality and the Protector's introverted ways. The truth is, these two are both motivated to carve their own path and leave their mark on the world. Although the Go-Getter may be a bit less empathic and live life at a faster pace than the Protector, these two will appreciate each other's perspective on life and work together well.
Although the independent Protector may be little more introverted than the sociable "Chatty Cathy" Humanitarian, these two will likely bond over their concern for others. Despite a few personality differences, they will work well together.
This is a passionate pairing (don't worry, not in the "office romance" sense). The Idealist and Protector both feel strongly about doing good and upholding their morals. While the Idealist is a bit more creative, outgoing and curious than the Protector, these two share strong key values, making them a good, solid team!
As introverted and independent "idea" people, the Inventor and Protector are similar enough. However, the Inventor lives in a world of abstract ideas, while the Protector is more interested in the human and ethical implications of those ideas. As long as the debate stays cordial, these two will balance each other nicely and make an excellent complementary team.
While these two share a rock solid work ethic and similar thinking style, the Protector and Mastermind have little else in common. The Mastermind will dislike the Protector's love of the warm and fuzzy, whereas the Protector may find the Mastermind to be cold and emotionless. There is potential here - but they'll need a suitable peacekeeper.
While these two will bond over their independent "against the grain" approach to life, the Protector may feel that the outgoing Maverick should put his/her tremendous energy to more socially responsible use, and the Maverick may wish that the introverted Protector was a little more enthusiastic about creative problem-solving. Nonetheless, these two will work together without too many sparks flying.
The Protector holds their values and ideas close to their heart. As these two are both are quite authoritarian with clear ideas of how things should be done, there's a strong possibility of conflict if those ideas differ – and neither of these two will find it easy to compromise. Nonetheless, these two value fair play and won't intentionally act catty – any conflict will be open, and civil.
Although the Protector is a bit more empathic and sociable than the introverted Rock, these two both live for routine and enjoy the familiar (like visiting the same hot dog stand for lunch five days a week). Both the Protector and the Rock are quite supportive by nature, so they're likely to respect each other's differences.
Like yin and yang, these two are quite different, but in a potentially complementary way. With similar key values, the Socialite's lively creativity and the Protector's steady intellect could potentially make a good team.
Oh my, how sparks will fly. The Protector is likely to perceive the Straight Shooter as robotic, cold and inflexible. On the flip side, the Straight Shooter will have no patience for the Protector's soft-hearted ways. As polar opposites, these two will conflict from day one.
With a "cool as a cucumber" approach to life, the intellectual Strategist may perceive the Protector as something of a fluffy bunny for worrying so much about all those pesky feelings. Emotional differences aside, these two are highly similar in attitude, values and thinking style and will likely work well together without too much conflict. With complementary approaches, these two can potentially make a dynamic duo.
Strikingly similar in many ways, the Technician may be less sociable and more practical than the creative Protector. Nonetheless, they are likely to work well together and respect each other's priorities - and need for alone time. Speaking of alone time, these two are both quite independent - while they'll respect each other's thoughts and opinions, it may be difficult for them to collaborate.
With clashing values, the Protector and Visionary will butt heads on not only key values, but also leadership style. The Protector will dislike the Visionary's "win at all costs" attitude, while the Visionary is likely to roll his/her eyes at the Protector and say "ethics, shmethics!" Both assertive types, we may find these two in the boxing ring!