Reconsidering Wayfarer 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 Wayfarer and Defender. Please review both now and consider whether you’d like to change one or both of those answers.


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).


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 Wayfarer.

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