Reconsidering Templar or Defender

If you feel that the previous page was not a good fit for you, then it’s time to reexamine some of your earlier choices and consider other possibilities.

You previously chose Templar and Defender. Please review both now and consider whether you’d like to change one or both of those answers.

Templar

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.”

Defender

Defenders are direct, honest, calm, and loyal. They work hard to create stability for themselves and those they care about. They place a strong emphasis on moral values and their duty to others. Defenders have a strong memory, and often value the comfort of familiar things and routines. They plan ahead (and may find the absence of a plan stressful). Defenders also have a great respect for traditions, and often look to the past for insight into what they should do. Defenders are practical, focusing on “what is.”

Defenders can struggle with change, struggle to adapt to “new situations and circumstances.” Defenders “need to know what to expect,” which can be frustrating for someone who enjoys improvising or imagining possibilities. Defenders excel at maintenance, upkeep, and logistics. They prefer “concrete details” over abstract theories or “imagined possibilities.

Some Defenders strive to be objective and rational, to keep emotion out of the equation. Other Defenders are natural nurturers, thriving in the routine care of others.

Note: If you choose to change Defender, you will also need to re-click Templar.

If you feel that both Defender and Templar are accurate, please click here.