Guardian Themes

This theme has four personality types associated with it: Planner Inspector, Protector Supporter, Implementer Supervisor and Facilitator Caretaker.

Planner Inspector: These individuals enjoy being prepared and having a plan gives them a sense of security. They are characterized by traits such as being orderly, systematic and organized. This ensures that nothing goes unchecked and allows for a sense of control. They take pride in implementing detailed tasks on time, following through with their commitments, and finishing work before having fun. Contributing to the community, social welfare and family is the driving force that allows them to maintain a high level of motivation while bearing the burdens and adversities of their endeavors. Their thinking patterns are linear and structured, and these individuals will use past experiences as reference points when making decisions.

Protector Supporter: These individuals take care to consider everyone’s needs so that each person is happy. They have a keen sense of how things work, which allows them to maintain a sense of order during chaotic times. Being prepared, organized, and detail oriented is achieved by following a strict schedule. This allows them to meet all deadlines, giving them a sense of accomplishment in what they do. It is rare that they get the recognition of a job well done by others because they accomplish things so effortlessly. Traditions give them a sense of security and help them feel like they fit in. If this sense of belonging is absent, they often feel anxious and stressed out. Their thinking patterns are linear and structured and they have exceptional listening and memory skills.

Implementer Supervisor: These individuals enjoy educating themselves so that they know the best way to do things. By setting up routines, schedules and standard operating procedures, they are able to bring order to chaotic situations. They need to be in control of the things they are responsible for and enjoy making things run with ease. A strong work-ethic is a part of who they are, which instills in them a high sense of accountability. Balancing work and play is easy for them and they require it for their effectiveness. Following a philosophy of life enables them to be consistent and to build a strong foundation for their steps to success. Others tend to view them as bossy and overbearing because of their ability to know the best way to achieve a task. In reality, the Implementer and Supervisor is very open to new ideas. Their thinking patterns are sequential and associational, which allows them to easily see when things are out of order or don’t make sense. They use past experiences to help them connect the dots of an issue at hand. Once this is done, they are able to take the necessary steps for success.

Facilitator Caretaker: These individuals take pride in helping others, having dialogues to create interpersonal harmony, and managing people at work and home. They genuinely admire other people’s success and being in a strong community of friends and professional peers is what energizes them. The Facilitator and Caretaker constantly strives to make things pleasant, often setting aside their own needs in an effort to avoid conflict. It is problematic for them when others don’t equally give the same care and attention, because they above all require a sense of fluidity in their professional and personal relationships. Accounting for costs, protecting resources, organizing events, and remembering things are characteristics that they all possess. Their thinking patterns are rational and sequential, allowing them to equally provide for their family, work members and community. Telling good stories assists them in keeping everyone in touch with each other and also enables them to be good hosts.

1) “The 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery,” by Linda V. Berens, Dario Nardi
2) Personality career/personality/types.html

About Shawn Athanasios

A little bit about me. I received my BA from California State University, Northridge in Speech Communication and my MA in Culture and Communication from New York University (NYU). My Master’s degree was within the field of Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management and my thesis topic was Meta-Cognition and Human Defensiveness. I wrote about the importance of individuals learning how to understand their defensiveness and negative thinking habits as a way to improve the overall cohesiveness within their human relationships. Curerently, I am an Adjunct Professor at SAE Institute, and my pasrt teaching experience includes several of the top Universities in the U.S. (NYU, LIM College, Pace University, Manhattan College & Georgia State University). My teaching experience includes the following courses: Interviewing Strategies, Intro to Human Communication and Culture, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Principals and Theories of Communication, Public Speaking and Theories of Speech Communication I decided to create my own Coaching Business (JAAS Coaching) under the umbrella of Personal and Career Development for those looking to enhance their current profession, change careers, discover their deepest passions, communicate and manage conflict more effectively, achieve high levels of motivation, and find balance with their total self by offering a holistic approach to career and personal development. My eBook, "The Soul Search Before the Job Search," encompasses all of my work as a Personal and Executive Coach. My website/blog is www.JAAScoaching.comLinks to an external site. I have had many fulfilling experiences that include being raised in Laos, Ghana, India & Egypt by parents of the U.S. Foreign Service and Diplomatic community, teaching ESL in South Korea, serving as a Primary Counselor for kids out of Juvenile Hall, and mentoring grade school children through a Psychologist’s referred program. In addition, I am proud to have received a full scholarship for my Masters Degree at NYU, to have been the sole recipient of the Rosenberg scholarship and for graduating Magna Cum Laude upon completion of my graduate degree. I also presented two papers at the New York Speech Communication Association (NYSCA) conference while at Graduate School where I discussed the importance of taking full ownership of one’s shortcomings as essential to inducing change within oneself and one’s environment and how to be an effective interpersonal communicator. And finally, I was voted Faculty of The Year and Georgia State University after just one semester on the job! The article can be found on my website/blog. My volunteer work is reflected through participating in Buddhist Activities as a member of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest Buddhist lay organization in the world. Previously, I was the Young Men’s Division Leader for Houston District, I transcribed the World Tribune to audiotapes for the blind Buddhist members, I published an article in the Soka Gakkai’s Living Buddhism magazine and was a volunteer staff writer for the organization’s newspaper (The World Tribune). I continues to lead group discussions on Nichiren Buddhist Theory.
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