You are creative nurturer with a strong sense of personal integrity and a drive to help others realize their potential. Creative and dedicated, you have a talent for helping others with original solutions to their personal challenges.
The Counselor has a unique ability to intuit others’ emotions and motivations, and will often know how someone else is feeling before that person knows it himself. You trust your insights about others and have strong faith in your ability to read people. Although you are sensitive, you are also reserved; you are a private sort, and is selective about sharing intimate thoughts and feelings.
You are guided by a deeply considered set of personal values. You are intensely idealistic, and can clearly imagine a happier and more perfect future. You can become discouraged by the harsh realities of the present, but you are typically motivated and persistent in taking positive action nonetheless. You feels an intrinsic drive to do what you can to make the world a better place.
You want a meaningful life and deep connections with other people. You do not tend to share yourself freely but appreciate emotional intimacy with a select, committed few. Although your rich inner life can sometimes make you seem mysterious or private to others, you profoundly value authentic connections with people you trust.
Your personality type has the following traits
Intuitively understand people and situations
Complex and deep
Sensitive and compassionate towards people
Value deep, authentic relationships
Reserved about expressing your true selves
Dislike dealing with details unless they enhance or promote your vision
Constantly seeking meaning and purpose in everything
Creative and visionary
Intense and tightly-wound
Can work logically and rationally – use your intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it
1. Seek Meaning
You are driven by your strong values and seek out meaning in all areas of your lives including relationships and work. You are often described as deep and complex.
You have an innate ability to understand other people’s feelings. While you are introverted, you sometimes seem extroverted at times due to your strong interest in people and society.
You are interested in helping others and making the world a better place. You tend to be excellent listeners and are good at interacting with people which whom you are emotionally close and connected. While you care deeply about others, you tend to be very introverted and are only willing to share your “true selves” with a select few. After being in social situations, you need time to yourself to “recharge.”
2. Have Rich Inner Lives
You also have a talent for language and are usually quite good at expressing yourself on paper. You have a vivid inner life, but you are often hesitant to share this with others except for perhaps those closest to you. While you are quiet and sensitive, you can also be good leader. Even when you don’t take on overt leadership roles, you often act as quiet influencers behind the scenes.
In school, you are usually high achievers and get good grades. You can be perfectionists at times and tend to put a great deal of effort into your academic work.
You enjoy learning, particularly about people, society, literature, and art. You tend to prefer studying subjects that involve abstract theories and ideas rather than concrete facts and information.
Because you are reserved and private, you can be difficult to get to know. You place a high value on close, deep relationships and can be hurt easily, although you often hide these feelings from others.
Famous people with your personality
A number of famous individuals have been described as having your personality based on analysis of their lives, works, and behaviors. Some of the possible famous people include:
Billy Crystal, actor
Gillian Anderson, actress
Nathaniel Hawthorne, author
Robert Burns, poet
Nicole Kidman, actress
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer
Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader
What do you like to do?
Popular hobbies for you include writing, art appreciation, cultural events, reading, socializing in small, intimate settings, and playing or listening to music.
Interesting facts about your personality type
Least common type in the population
On personality trait scales, scored as Sincere, Sympathetic, Unassuming, Submissive, Easygoing, Reserved and Patient
Among highest of all types in college GPA
Among most likely to stay in college
Most likely of all types to cope with stress by seeing a therapist
Highest of all types in marital dissatisfaction
Personal values include Spirituality, Learning, and Community Service
Commonly found in careers in religion, counselling, teaching, and the arts
How do you like to communicate
You are reserved about communication, and often keep your most treasured ideas and insights private. You are oriented to values and connection, and will search for meaning in the information you take in. You think deeply and often need time to process and evaluate before you are ready to share your ideas. You seek validation and will take the time to appreciate others and their ideas. You are often talented at making connections to bring people together and integrate ideas, values, and human potential.
Best career choices for you
At work, you are focused on the task of bettering the human condition. You are dedicated, helpful, and principled workers who can be relied on to envision, plan, and carry out complex projects for humanitarian causes.
Although you are typically driven by lofty ideals, Counselors gain the most satisfaction from their work when they can turn their ideas into reality, creating constructive change for other people.
You are typically organized and prefer work that allows you to complete projects in an orderly manner. You are often independent and tend to prefer a quiet environment that allows you the opportunity to fully develop your own thoughts and ideas.
The ideal work environment for you is harmonious, industrious, and oriented to a humanitarian mission, with co-workers who are similarly committed to positive change.
The ideal job for a Counselor allows you to use your creativity in an independent, organized environment to develop and implement a vision that is consistent with your personal values.
By understanding your underlying personality, you’ll be better able to select a career path that appeals to your strengths. Some ideal career choices for you include:
Counseling and Social Service
Business and Law
Language and Arts
What career should you avoid?
It is important to note that any personality type can be successful in any occupation. However, some occupations are well suited to the natural talents and preferred work style of your personality type, while other occupations demand modes of thinking and behavior that do not come as naturally to you. Occupations that require you to operate outside your natural preferences may prove stressful or draining, and often sound unappealing to you
The following occupations have been found to be unpopular among your personality type, based on data gathered from surveys of the general population.