As a protector you are dependable, altruistic, compassionate, and honorable. You are driven by a strong desire to minimize the suffering of those around you and you work selflessly to solve problems that arise. You have a strong sense of responsibility and take care to do your work thoroughly and safely—small details do not escape you. You take pride in being dependable for those around you, and this shows in your work ethic.
You are extremely careful not to make mistakes in your work, and possess a fine attention to detail and knack for precision that serves you well in roles that oversee the logistics of a project. You bring a strong sense of stability to your team, and your dedication to avoiding uncertainty for those who work alongside you shows in your ability to follow the rules and regulations and to ensure that others are doing the same. Because you are unwavering in your convictions, others may rely on the stability that you bring to your team—especially in moments of high stress.
As a protector, you look out for the underdog and are always willing to help the downtrodden. Your friends and peers know that you will always have their back, and they certainly benefit from having such a stable presence in their lives. You are very efficient when working alone, but as a very social person you enjoy working with others as well. You influence those around you by providing an excellent example of dedication, humility, and good morals.
You are steadfast in your convictions and you live by a strong code of ethics that shows itself in everything you do. You know that rules and regulations are in place for a reason, and because you feel responsible for minimizing risk to those around you, you follow these rules faithfully—you would never want to make a bad call and make things difficult for those around you.
You fear letting others down, harm coming to your loved ones, and being seen as dishonorable. Fear is a healthy emotion that alerts us when it is time to get prepared. Fear alerts us to the fact that something needs assessing. When you live in the space of fear it can become paralyzing and confusing. The feelings of anxiety and overwhelm can present themselves as guarded and tense. The opportunity is to embrace the fear as your friend. Shift the shallow breath to a deep breath and ask yourself, “Is this fear justified?” If so, “What do you need to prepare for?” It is also an opportunity to shift your story. Are you telling the story of stable vs stubborn, protecting vs coddling, or valuing tradition vs impeding progress?