Guardians® (SJs) are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament
given to serving and preserving our
most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from
supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in
their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.
All Guardians share the following core characteristics:
- Guardians pride themselves on being dependable, helpful, and hard-working.
- Guardians make loyal mates, responsible parents, and stabilizing leaders.
- Guardians tend to be dutiful, cautious, humble, and focused on credentials and traditions.
- Guardians are concerned citizens who trust authority, join groups, seek security, prize gratitude, and dream of meting out justice.
Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and
responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done,
they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and
sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost.
Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that
help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.
Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are
not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way,
for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about
schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know
that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.
Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up
doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs the rest of the population takes for granted.
More About Guardian Personalities:
Quotes from Guardians
Guardian Portraits: Mother Teresa,
William Howard Taft,
Harry S. Truman,
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