The Caregiver Archetype
Caregivers are natural generators for positive energy. They thrive in social settings, especially when cultivating creativity. Expression and originality are important to the Caregiver—they are fascinated with the designs of life and love to share their findings with other people. Their attention is captivated by the oddities around them. The Caregiver's empathetic and sensitive nature makes them natural people-persons.
Things they're good at
Caregivers are relatively common archetypes, representing about 6 to 7% of the population. Caregivers tend to be helpful, understanding, and whimsical. They often have a preference for tasks that allow them to be creative in an unstructured environment and often orient their work towards the furthering of people. This combination tends to make Caregivers sensitive people with a curiosity for interesting patterns or designs and a strong need for self-expression and socializing. Caregivers usually have a natural inclination for approaching solutions from a human-focused orientation, thinking first about how decisions affect individuals and their feelings.
Things they can watch out for
The Caregiver’s preference for social interaction and their tendency to rely on their feelings to guide them through problems can sometimes impede their ability to think through problems from a more objective point-of-view, as they tend to see things more empathetically than rationally. Caregivers are not naturally methodical people and can often struggle with tasks or careers that require precise approaches to determining solutions. They are best paired with more conscientious archetypes such as Humanitarians, Kingpins, or Mavericks.