Roles: Diplomats

Shared traits: Intuitive and Feeling

Diplomats – Advocates, Mediators, Protagonists, and Campaigners – tend to be warm, caring, and generous individuals, shining in diplomacy and counselling. These personality types promote cooperation and harmony, tolerating discord only as a step towards positive change. Their perceptive abilities seemingly go deeper than the traditional senses – it’s as if they have a full set of tuning forks in their hearts that can resonate with people’s emotional states, and this empathetic sensitivity creates deep connections with others.

This is not as mystical as it can seem. Diplomat personalities deeply value understanding, and a lifetime of self-reflection grants them insights into others’ motivations that they might not even understand themselves. Diplomats can use this to shape the way others feel, but it would be out of character for them to use this for ill.

Diplomats’ people skills nurture friendship and healing with pure, genuine empathy. Causing distress feels to them like wounding their own psyche, so they prefer to gently nudge loved ones and strangers alike in a positive direction. Diplomats find the ideals of humanism rewarding: kindness, understanding, altruism, and growth warm them like a bonfire on a chilly autumn day. These personality types envision a prismatic, kind world.

The Intuitive trait plays a big part in this optimism, but it also makes Diplomats sensitive to injustices that would jeopardize that ideal world. They can be aggressive against forces they perceive as evil, and are capable of steely action when they feel they have moral high ground. Diplomats’ sensitive emotions may flare to outright combativeness if provoked; with self-righteous momentum and weighty ideals, these personality types can steamroll others. If they let inspiration trump rationality unchecked, they can sometimes go too far, damaging the very causes they hold dear, however justified the outrage.

Tempering this passion with cold practicality is a challenge for Diplomats. They are often reluctant to make and carry out tough decisions or plans lacking in empathy, and often struggle with carrying out a plan at all. They find greater satisfaction in abstract self-exploration and understanding the issues that affect those least able to defend themselves than mundane accomplishments and day-to-day tasks. Diplomats emphasize experience and understanding rather than calculable achievement.

Among friends and family, Diplomat personalities can range from quietly caring to brightly gregarious, so long as they can pursue the mutual exchange of thoughts and feelings they value so highly. But they can overextend themselves in this more personal aspect of their lives as well – emotionally, physically, or even financially. Diplomats’ open hearts make them vulnerable when others aren’t as considerate, though they wouldn’t have it any other way. Someone must trust first, and they will almost always be the volunteer.

Diplomats embrace travel as readily as anyone – they like exploring other cultures and people’s colorful ways. These personality types are creatively inclined, often practicing artistic expression in diverse forms, and see magical beauty where others see the hum-drum of daily life. For a group with such progressive attitudes, they also appreciate seeing things as they are, a pure expression of a way of thinking and being. Diplomats can be passionately inspired by experiences: music, cuisine, theater, nature, and anything else that goes beyond the obvious can rise to divine art in their eyes.

Like a gardener planting in fertile earth, Diplomats seed the world around them with progressive change and gentle beauty. Diplomats feel connected to forces they may not fully understand, a deep sense of faith that may express itself, if not always through traditional religion, as spiritual belief. Diplomats pursue things with an underlying idealism and a sense of higher purpose; activism, spirituality, healing, the arts, and charity are common interests for these personalities. They have a conviction to serve a greater good, motivated by intangible rewards felt in the heart and soul.

9 months ago
I seem to tell if people sad by just looking in their eyes.....also when I finish reading a good book, I seem to in-print the character onto myself. Like when I finished reading Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyal) I wanted to investigate people and solve crimes. It is a bit weird...
8 months ago
Same here. I’m actually reading a study in scarlet right now:) for me with divergent i spent the next few months putting my actions amd thoughts intp factions. (The groups they live in in that book)
3 months ago
Same as well. Whenever I get into a good book or movie, I start to act like the characters and the voice in my head starts to speak like them.
1 month ago
It's not weird, Melanie. Authors are simply that talented to bend our minds. People copy each other, consciously and unconsciously.
9 months ago
This was not written politically neutrally. I'm a diplomat, many of the same attributes apply to me but not from a politically 'progressive' world view. I am not a humanist.
9 months ago
I remember when I watched movies I had to close my eyes so as not to witness violent scenes, 'cause I can feel the pain the characters were enduring... It's really painful though
10 months ago
I don't know about you, but when someone or something is hurt in any way, I can feel it. Like I am being stabbed and I have to help or it just comes back. I also and really good at reading my friends. I can pick out their emotions when I look into their eyes.
8 months ago
Ok so i feel a little like that... i can tell when peopke are upset, but i have no idea how to help them and then i try anyways amd i usually just make it worse, how do you usually comfort sad people?
8 months ago
I often face the same problem, so I'm in the same boat as you. I do have some tendencies though. At least I know what I don't do, and that is to convince them that what happened wasn't a bad thing, because often these things are bad, and trying to convince them otherwise might make them feel alone. Instead, I try to just say some random stuff that has nothing to do with the situation. Something that I know makes the person remember who they are and what they like about themselves or the world, if that makes sense.
4 months ago
I wish I knew... I just end up either saying the perfect thing or being awkward and obnoxious. I wish I could stop my friends and family feeliings sometimes. I just want them to be proud of me.
1 year ago
I think about this all the time and it's fantastic feeling so motivated to change and heal the world it makes me very sad when there is evil. A big thing I struggle with is achieving goals no matter how motivate I felt to begin this. Is there anything I can do to improve this??
1 month ago
What do you think you need improving on?
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