Question 2 (v4)

So far you’ve chosen Defenders.

Once again, you will see 4 descriptions.

Read through all 4 and then choose whichever one you feel best fits you (clicking the button below it).

If you feel that 2 of the descriptions are both a good fit, click both buttons. Keep in mind, this will mean you’ll have to manage multiple windows or tabs.

Crusaders

Crusaders are very “faith” driven. They need “something” to believe in. They recognize that people are (by nature) “imperfect” and “biased” (they tend to prefer the company of people who recognize and admit to their own flaws).

Crusaders are very “faith” focused. They need something to believe in. Crusaders are also very aware of the “imperfect nature of humanity,” and are wary of trusting in “people.” (Crusaders often prefer the company of people who recognize their own flaws.)

Crusaders put their faith in systems (which are impartial). They find and adopt a code, a set of rules that applies to everyone (regardless of extenuating circumstances). Belief in “the system” (and strictly following its rules) keeps everyone (including the Crusader themselves) from “making choices based on personal bias” instead of what is objectively “fair for everyone.”

Crusaders believe in “maintaining the status quo” (change can be very risky). They trust in “the system” (and the processes the system provides). Being part of “this system” gives them confidence. They “observe” until they have enough information to identify which “process” should be applied (as determined by the system), and then they quickly shift into action.

Crusaders strive to “keep emotion out of the equation” (to maintain objectivity). Others may find Crusaders cold and rigid, but Crusaders believe this is necessary. This emphasis on “the code” can make Crusaders predictable, and in some cases they may insist on “the official process” (even when more cost efficient options are available), which can lead to a pyrrhic victory.

A Crusader’s “belief” is not affected by what others believe. Perception and “popular opinion” do not change “what is true.” If others disagree, the Crusader will (most likely) quietly endure, patiently waiting for others to “realize the truth” (rather than actively trying to convince them).

If someone manages to cause a Crusader to doubt or question the system, or if the system “fails them,” the Crusader will (most likely) react with intense emotion, fiercely “defending” and “rationalizing” in an effort to “continue believing.” If they “lose their faith,” the Crusader may be unwilling to believe in anything.

Templars

Templars focus on “emotions” and “the individual.” Everything is very “personal” for a templar. Templars want to do “what is best for others.” They believe in “adapting to the situation” and strive to “avoid conflict” and encourage “harmony.” They tend to be very kind and considerate (until they reach a breaking point, then they become intense and volatile).

Templars often try to teach others “how to analyze” and “think for themselves” (to think like a Templar). They gradually “open up” and become more honest and “authentic” with others. They have a reputation for passion and intensity, which they strive to control.

Templars are often looking for answers, for “truth,” but for them truth is very personal. They enjoy learning from and with others, but also need room to decide “what is true for me” (and freedom from external pressures that insist they conform). Templars believe in honesty (those who refuse to recognize their flaws can be quite frustrating).

Some Templars are known to prioritize “fun” over duty, avoiding their responsibilities for as long as possible. They don’t recognize the consequences of their actions and will “try things” just to “see what happens.”

Other Templars have a very strong sense of “purpose” (sometimes bordering on self-righteous”). They believe that “I understand (while most do not), and I need to share my insights with others.” They can struggle to listen to “what others have to say.”

Wayfarers

Wayfarers are very “outcome” focused. They believe in a “whatever works” outlook. (In some cases this can lead to “cutting corners.”) They are natural performers who strive to “look good” and “speak/act well.” Reputation is very important to them. They like to be admired and strive to “perfect” themselves. They can be quite competitive, but also enjoy collaborating with other Wayfarers to achieve “greater outcomes.”

Socially, they seek loyalty from others, but value their independence. They will often “seek out” someone that they feel “needs me,” but also struggle with becoming “over-encumbered.” If they feel that someone else is “asking too much of them” or “not holding up their end of the bargain” they will move on.

Wayfarers love to explore, see and experience new things. They love to travel, looking for “treasure” that might add to their “performance.” Wayfarers are known collectors (of experiences and of items), but once in a while they may pause and struggle with the meaning (or lack of meaning) behind what they do.

Some compare Wayfarers to the mythical “siren.” They often enjoy the chase (as either role), the adoration and potency of “something new,” but once they “have it” or “complete the task,” there’s a strong urge to “move on to something new.” (They are eager to begin, but don’t always finish what they start.)

Times of inactivity are very hard for a Wayfarer, as are “conflicts” and “times of crisis.” When challenged or stressed, Wayfarers can become very selfish, then struggle with the guilt later.

Humility is another challenge for a Wayfarer (who often prides themselves on “high performance,” and does not like admitting their shortcomings or flaws).

Philosophers

Philosophers are confident. Philosophers are very reputation focused, but unlike Wayfarers, they believe a person’s status is inherent to them. A person is inherently “superior” or “right” regardless of what others think. Even when everyone else disagrees with them, a Philosopher will remain confident that “I know what is best.”

Philosophers often believe that “I have the right to choose ‘what is right’ and ‘what is wrong” and in some cases may even believe that “the rules do not apply to me.”

When someone else challenges or opposes them, a Philosopher will often counter by undermining the person, not their ideas. They will attempt to slander their adversary, cast doubts about whether “this person is a ‘moral’ or ‘trustworthy’ person.” Or the Philosopher may undermine their opponent’s resources (financial or otherwise), or create incentives encouraging them to withdraw (i.e. bribery or blackmail).

Philosophers believe in the power of knowledge. They gather and organize information, but they rarely believe in “objective truth.” Rather they believe that “truth” is a matter of perspective, that “if enough people believe something, it becomes true.”

Philosophers believe in “optimizing” and “perfecting” things. They often feel driven to “build something better” (in an abstract sense). And they often believe that “I alone” know “what is best,” so they will often resist any “ideas” or “changes” other than their own.

Philosophers frequently believe that “everyone has a role to play” and “there is a natural order to things” (but that system frequently places them above everyone else).