If your goal is to: Know thyself.
Searching for insights into your true self? This 262-page mega-profile brings together everything you need to know about being a Mediator, from your greatest challenges to your most notable gifts.
Imagine waking up each morning with a clear sense of who you are. How would that change your life?
...look at yourself in the mirror more kindly?
...devote yourself more freely to your passions?
...connect more deeply with the people you love?
...make progress on your life’s work?
As a Mediator, your personality is a beautiful mystery. If you struggle to understand yourself at times – well, that might be because you run so deep. “Mediators are so easy to understand,” said no one ever.
Alas, Mediators are the personality type most likely to say they want to change “quite a few things” about themselves.
Here’s the truth, dear Mediator: You don’t need to be changed. Beneath your quiet exterior, you thrum with big dreams, a wild imagination, and an immense, heartfelt desire to help others. You have a brilliant inner flame, even if others don’t always notice it – and even if you don’t always appreciate it.
Deep down, you know you’ll only become your best self if you stop trying to be like anyone else. But that’s easier said than done. Sometimes, it feels like the whole world is pressuring you to be outgoing and perfectly put-together – in other words, to conform. In these moments, you might worry about fitting in or pleasing others or being productive, all the while feeling that something is missing.
And that’s because something is missing: your true self.
Mediators offer so much understanding and compassion to other people. But what if you could extend this same power of insight to yourself? Even better, what if you could use this insight to guide your daily actions, habits, and behaviors?
...pursue a career that makes your heart sing.
...finish that novel you’ve always wanted to write.
...meet a new friend through an activity you love.
...bring your best, brightest self to your relationships.*
*Including your relationship with yourself!
Only 37% of Mediators say they’re satisfied with what they’ve achieved so far in their lives.
There’s a myth that Mediators don’t get things done – and at times, maybe you’ve even felt that way about yourself. But at 16Personalities, we know that Mediators are motivated. You just need to connect with a sense of purpose before you leap into motion – which is actually a good thing.
In fact, that’s exactly why our approach to personal growth combines internal reflection with external action. That’s right, action. Once you connect with your true self, you’re more than capable of bringing your dreams and aspirations into this world.
We’ve made it our mission to help you do exactly that. We don’t just help you understand yourself and your goals – we also offer specially tailored guidance so you can take daily steps toward those goals, whatever they may be.
I have never felt more in touch with myself... After reading my full profile it was like I found myself all over again. I understand myself so much now, and have discovered bits and pieces of goodness and badness that make the whole of me. It’s like a map of yourself!
We have a secret for you: Personal growth doesn’t have to feel like hard work. It doesn’t require feats of willpower or self-discipline. In fact, it can feel creative and wild and inspired – just like you.
Here’s how we’ll help you find your way:
Searching for a sense of purpose? Get to know what motivates you deep down – so you can create your own path forward.
Longing for true love? Learn to bring your greatest gifts to your romantic relationships – and connect with any personality type.
Craving more connection? We’ll help you find kindred spirits (they’re out there, we promise!) and cultivate deep friendships.
Focused on raising happy, purpose-driven kids? Find out ways to help your children grow into their gifts and passions.
Need to reconnect with your love of learning? Learn how to turn curiosity and imagination into your greatest learning tools.
Looking for a meaningful career? We’ll help you find a professional path that lights you up – and suits your values.
Yes, we’ve received hundreds of glowing testimonials, but our true mission is to help you.
I wish I had found this sooner to better understand my combination of personality traits. From learning about yourself to your friendship, romance, education and career preference, the profile is spot on. Thanks for the wonderful insight and advice guys!
This helped explain many traits that I just didn’t understand. I never understood why certain things about me were so different from others, and constantly felt misunderstood because of it. This changed that for me. I accept who I am confidently and securely.
It was so accurate it was scary. I often wonder why I am the way I am, and find myself analyzing my personality and my surroundings. I finally found something that describes how I am feeling, and I will never stop learning and growing. Thank you.
Are you ready to discover how to leverage your Mediator traits to help you grow as a person – and get where you want to go despite the bumps in the road? In this course, we outline the five sources that you draw motivation from, and illustrate what happens when all those sources are balanced—and what to do when they become unbalanced. You’ll find plenty of pointers to living your best life in a balanced, holistic way to avoid falling victim to your “dark side,” as well as real-life examples and other tools for this personal development journey.
You’ll also be able to practice applying this knowledge by completing over a dozen exercises aimed at the challenges you’re most likely to encounter as a Mediator. Ranging from simple to-do lists to captivating scenarios and possible outcomes, these easy-to-follow exercises prepare you for the road ahead.
And, if you’re interested in digging even deeper into various aspects of your personality and behavior, you’ll be able to do so with the help of many additional tools and tests included in this course. Whether you wish to assess your emotional intelligence or find out how Machiavellian you are, we promise you plenty of wonderful “a-ha” moments that provide personal insight on a profound level.
There are few things Mediators take more seriously in life than finding their soulmates. That’s why the more intimate knowledge of your personality type you have, the healthier and happier your intimate relationships can be. This course is designed to help you not only understand what traits you should be looking for in a significant other, but also ways to master your own desires and emotions. Our real-life examples, easy-to-understand insights, and personalized content will get you as prepared as possible for romance – you’ll learn how different personality types approach intimacy, what they seek in potential partners, and what they’re likely to expect from you in all stages of loving relationships.
Whether you’re actively looking for a life partner or have spent many years in a romantic relationship, you’ll find this course enlightening and provocative. We should never stop learning, and Mediators are often the first to promote this attitude – romantic relationships are no exception. By digging deep into the complex and diverse interactions of various personality types in a romantic context, you’re bound to gain awareness that can be a tremendous help in your love life.
As well as our personalized and proprietary course materials and exercises, you’ll also gain access to an additional test aimed at helping you understand how you and your current (or desired) partner align on a variety of indicators linked to your attitudes and behavior in your relationship. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll not only feel more confident as a romantic partner, you’ll ensure your love connections are more fulfilling and authentic.
It’s so easy to underestimate how vital having strong, stable friendships can be when it comes to living a fulfilling life and achieving your goals, whether personal or academic, professional or romantic. In this course, you’ll learn how to find and develop meaningful, fulfilling friendships not just with other Mediators, but with every personality type.
Mediators can be intense and demanding friends – while your friendships can often reach a depth many other personality types find difficult to imagine, your inner fire can also become a destructive force if not wielded carefully. We help you explore core trends in Mediator friendships, and discuss how you can use your strengths to develop the types of friendships you’ve been longing and searching for all your life.
We examine what you’re likely to seek in your friendships, and what potential pitfalls you need to be aware of. We then dive deeper into your interactions with other personality types as a Mediator, exploring specific aspects of compatibility, as well as ways to avoid imbalance in each combination – and highlighting warning signs and opportunities to watch out for. Finally, we wrap up the course with several exercises and tools aimed at helping you strengthen your current and potential friendships.
Few challenges in life are as maddeningly difficult, yet as exhilarating, as being a parent. In this course, you’ll discover your strengths and potential as a parent during each stage of development, from infancy to adolescence, and explore ways you can use these strengths to achieve balance in your complex and ever-changing relationship with your child. You’ll find plenty of tips and ideas for strengthening the bond between you and your child in each unique life stage.
For Mediators, parenthood isn’t just about the challenge of raising a child to become a fulfilled and successful adult. It’s also a unique opportunity to look deep into yourself and find the right balance between competing forces – controlling destiny and accepting your child’s unique path, or encouraging an enlightened empathy during a life stage where your child simply isn’t able to practice this ideal. With these ideas in mind, we not only show you ways to be a more engaging and motivated parent for your child, but also provide advice on how to reduce stress and remain in touch with your true self – despite all the responsibilities and multitasking that parenting brings.
We also include additional tools to allow you to gain insight into which personality traits your child is actively exploring, and to learn more about your preferred parenting style – and possible alternatives. There’s no single recipe for being a perfect parent, especially considering Mediators’ rarity, but this course can equip you with the knowledge to make it clearer, easier, and less stressful.
Whether you’re still in high school, working your way through college, or learning on the job, our Academic Path course explores how you as a Mediator learn at various stages of your life, and how your personality traits can help or hinder your educational pursuits. Achieving the right balance between your specific personality traits and preferred learning styles is key to a smooth and successful learning process, and this course will both explain why you as a Mediator learn the way you do, and how to best use this understanding to your academic advantage.
This course isn’t just for those in formal education, though. You’re curious, passionate, and relentlessly idealistic, but these qualities often struggle to reconcile a desire for personal transformation with the often career-oriented focus of so many accredited programs. That’s why we go beyond school and explore your attitudes and potential across a lifetime of self-directed learning, whether putting paint to canvas for the first time or, indeed, exploring yourself in these very pages.
Alternative education such as homeschooling, trade school training, online courses, and work/study internships, are all part of today’s academic landscape, and you’ll discover which can be the perfect fit for your personality type. From the high school experience to lifelong learning, this walkthrough is guaranteed to be engaging, informative, and personally enlightening.
Stuck in a rut? Not sure of the next step in your career? Get better at navigating the professional world as a Mediator, and explore how you can achieve your professional goals without compromising your integrity. Many of your values and ideals are likely to be at odds with what the majority of others seek and expect in their careers, so having a deep understanding of your inner core is vital to avoid getting frustrated or thrown off the right path for you. The personal knowledge this course will bring is even more important if you’re drawn to a more unorthodox path – such as that of an entrepreneur or non-profit professional.
There’s no single magical job that would make all Mediators happy. But by learning what happiness and balance look like to your personality type, you’ll find it much easier to ensure that you get on – and stay on – the path that’s the best match for your unique set of goals, attitudes, and traits. We reveal all that, and more, in this course.
Of course, there are plenty of factors outside your personality traits that have considerable impact on how good a fit a particular field or position can be. So, we’ve also developed and included a number of additional tests to help you understand what your individual core values and job preferences are.
Finally, it’s always helpful to hear what paths other Mediators have explored, and what challenges they’ve encountered. In our interactive Career Stories section, you’ll not only be able to explore stories submitted by other Mediators, but you’ll also have the unique opportunity to share your own story and interact with others who choose to follow in your footsteps!