Key Concepts

Protective Nature

Understanding a Protective Nature

The tendency to protect oneself, others, bodies, ideas or practices from harm, damage, injury or loss.

People with a strong Protective Nature think first and foremost about others’ safety and security. They are lovers of justice, and find it difficult to turn a blind eye to prejudice and injustice of any type. Clear-cut rules and well-defined systems please them, and even more so when people follow them. They tend to be challenging and critical of others, often looking at spotting mistakes and correcting them.

Characteristics of a Protective Nature

People with a strong Protective Nature are inclined to:

  • Follow rules and make others follow rules
  • Foresee potential dangers and take steps to avert them
  • Identify and rectify errors
  • Be argumentative
  • Discourage others from being wasteful
  • Intervene when someone behaves abusively
  • Come to the rescue if someone is in danger
  • Preserve ideas, artefacts, languages, landmarks, etc., and ensure they are not lost or destroyed over time
  • Stand up for the weak or abused, and those who can't protect themselves (including animals)

Traits of a Protective Nature

  • Anticipates problems
  • Assumes responsibility to protect
  • Seeks justice
  • Ensures fairness
  • Identifies solutions to prevent problems

Famous People with a High Protective Nature

  • Nelson Mandela (freedom fighter)
  • Hillary Clinton (Sectary of State/attorney)
  • Rosa Parks (social activist)
  • Martin Luther King (civil rights activist)
  • Rigoberta Menchú (political activist)

Corresponding Careers

Public prosecutor, police inspector, loss prevention expert, IT security engineer, flight attendant.

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