THE IDEALIST or THE ADVOCATE
At your best: Wise, discerning, realistic & noble. Can be morally heroic!
Basic Desire: To be good, have integrity & to be balanced.
Key Motivations: Want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.
THE CHARMER or THE PROFESSIONAL
At their Best: Self-accepting, authentic, everything they seem to be—role models who inspire others.
Basic Desire: To feel valuable and worthwhile.
Key Motivations: Want to be affirmed, to distinguish yourself from others, you often need attention, want to be admired, and love to impress others too.
THE ARISTOCRAT or THE BOHEMIAN
At their Best: Inspired and highly creative, you are able to renew yourself and transform your experiences.
Basic Desire: To find yourself and your significance (to create an identity).
Key Motivations: Want to express yourself and your individuality, to create and surround yourself with beauty, to maintain certain moods and feelings, to withdraw to protect your self-image, to take care of emotional needs before attending to anything else, to attract a "rescuer."
THE SERVER or THE HOST
At their Best: Unselfish and altruistic, you have unconditional love for others.
Basic Desire: To feel loved.
Key Motivations: Want to be loved, to express your feelings for others, you appreciate being valued & needed by others, you need others to respond to you, you like to vindicate your claims about yourself validate!
THE ENTERTAINER or THE REALIST
At their Best: They focus their talents on worthwhile goals, becoming appreciative, joyous, and satisfied.
Basic Desire: To be satisfied and content—to have their needs fulfilled.
Key Motivations: Want to maintain their freedom and happiness, to avoid missing out on worthwhile experiences, to keep themselves excited and occupied, to avoid and discharge pain.
THE DEFENDER or THE BUDDY
At their Best: Internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.
Basic Desire: To have security and support.
Key Motivations: Want to have security, to feel supported by others, to have certitude and reassurance, to test the attitudes of others toward them, to fight against anxiety and insecurity.
THE MAVERICK or THE BEAR
At their Best: Self-mastering, they use their strength to improve others' lives, becoming heroic, magnanimous, and inspiring.
Basic Desire: To protect themselves (to be in control of their own life and destiny).
Key Motivations: Want to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation.
THE REFEREE or THE DREAMER
At their Best: Indomitable and all-embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.
Basic Desire: To have inner stability "peace of mind".
Key Motivations: Want to create harmony in your environment, to avoid conflicts and tension, to preserve things as they are, to resist whatever would upset or disturb them.
THE ICONOCLAST or THE PROBLEM SOLVER
At their Best: A visionary pioneer, often ahead of your time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.
Basic Desire: To be capable and competent.
Key Motivations: Want to possess knowledge, to understand the environment, to have everything figured out as a way of defending self from threats from the environment.