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


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).


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 Philosopher.

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