You are industrious caretakers, loyal to traditions and organizations. You are practical, compassionate, and caring, and are motivated to provide for others and protect them from the perils of life.
You are conventional and grounded, and enjoy contributing to established structures of society. You are steady and committed worker with a deep sense of responsibility to others. You focus on fulfilling your duties, particularly when you are taking care of the needs of other people. You want others to know that you are reliable and can be trusted to do what is expected of you. You are conscientious and methodical, and persist until the job is done.
You are driven by your personal values, and are conscientious in your behavior. You typically want to work hard, get along with others, and make sure you do what is expected of them.
You value relationships highly and strive to cooperate and maintain harmony with others. You want stability and longevity in your relationships, and tend to maintain a deep devotion to family. You feel most connected with people you know you can rely upon over the long term.
You appreciate tradition and like knowing how things were done in the past. You are loyal to established methods and values, and want to observe the proper, accepted way of doing things. You place great importance on fitting in with established institutions and contributing what you can to maintain strong, stable social structures. In groups, you often take on the role of historian, ensuring that new members respect and value the established customs.
Your personality type has the following traits
Large, rich inner store of information that you have gathered
Highly observant and aware of people’s feelings and reactions
Excellent memory for details that are important to you
Very in-tune with their surroundings – excellent sense of space and function
Can be depended on to follow things through to completion
Will work long and hard to see that jobs get done
Stable, practical, down-to-earth
Dislike working with theory and abstract thought
Dislike doing things that don’t make sense to you
Value security, tradition, and peaceful living
Service-oriented: focused on what people need and want
Kind and considerate
Likely to put others’ needs above your own
Learn best with hands-on training
Enjoy creating structure and order
Take your responsibilities seriously
You enjoy structure and strive to maintain this order in all areas of your lives. While people with this personality type are introverted and tend to be quiet, you are keen observers and are focused on other people. Because you are so perceptive, you are good at remembering details about other people. Those with this personality type are particularly well-tuned into the emotions and feelings of others.
Because you are quiet, people sometimes misinterpret this as standoffish behavior. As Keirsey notes, this is far from the truth. You are known for your compassion and caring for others, often working to secure the safety and well-being of other people without asking for thanks or anything in return.
Because you are hard-working, dependable and rarely seek accolades for your own accomplishments, you are sometimes taken for granted by those around you. In some cases, people might even try to take advantage of this reliability.
While you are good at understanding the emotions, you often struggle to express your own feelings. Rather than share your feelings, you may bottle them up, sometimes to the point that negative feelings toward other people can result. When dealing with life struggles such as illness or the death of a loved one, you may keep quiet about what they are experiencing in order to avoid burdening others with their troubles.
You tend to have a small group of very close friends. While you may be quiet and reserved around people you don’t know well, you are more likely to “let loose” when you are around your close confidants. You place a high value on these close friendships and are always willing to support and care for the people you are close to.
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:
Mother Teresa, nun and humanitarian
Louisa May Alcott, author
Elizabeth II, Queen of England
Robert E. Lee, general
Mary I, Queen of England
Kristi Yamaguchi, figure skater
Michael Caine, actor
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet
What do you like to do?
Popular leisure activities for you include cooking, gardening, painting, crafts, picnics, nature walks, and watching movies. You often support your loved ones in their interests and activities.
Interesting facts about your personality type
On personality trait measures, score as Conservative, Conventional, Guarded, and Reserved
Among types most likely to believe in a higher spiritual power
More likely than average to experience chronic pain
Among types most likely to suffer heart disease
Second most common type among education majors in college
More likely than other types to watch more than 3 hours of television per day
Personal values include Happy family, Health and Spirituality
Overrepresented among MBA students and male small business owners
Among three types with the lowest income
Commonly found in education, health care, and religious occupations
How do you like to communicate?
You take a supportive role in communication, listening to tune into the needs of others. You tend to be sensitive and want to collaborate to support everyone involved. You rarely demand the floor, but are often quietly taking in detailed information from the world around you. You contribute information when you see a practical use for it or when you see that it could be helpful. You are loyal to what you see first-hand, and will often share perspectives based on personal experience.
Best career choices for you
At work, you motivated by the desire to help others in a practical, organized way. You are driven by your core of personal values, which often include upholding tradition, taking care of others, and working hard.
You enjoy work that requires careful attention to detail and adherence to established procedures, and like to be efficient and structured in your completion of tasks. You prefer an explicit authority structure and clear expectations.
You usually prefer to work behind the scenes, and like to receive recognition in a low-key way without being required to present your work publicly. You want to feel that you have fulfilled your duties, but do not want to be thrust into the spotlight.
An ideal job for you involves well-defined work tasks that achieve a concrete or observable result, and does not require a lot of multi-tasking. An ideal work environment for you is orderly, provides plenty of privacy, and includes colleagues who share your 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:
Community and Social Service
Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist
Social or Human Service Assistant
Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse
Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker
Education, Training, and Library
Career and Technical Education Teachers
Elementary, Middle, or High School Principal
Library Technician or Assistant
Office and Administrative Support
Customer Service Representative
Postal Service Worker
Secretary or Administrative Assistant
Insurance Sales Agent
Business and Financial
Human Resources Specialist
Personal Financial Advisor
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer
Medical Equipment Repairer
Architecture and Engineering
Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician
Health and Safety Engineer
Transportation and Material Moving
Taxi Driver or Chauffeur
Police Officer or Detective
Security Guard or Gaming Surveillance Officer
Paralegal or Legal Assistant
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.