The Empathic Fighters
Empathic Fighters are daring, brave, and proactive. They are champions for people’s values and for social goals. They work hard to get other people together on social issues, finding common goals and values. They seek to be heroes or antagonists in people’s stories. They realize the power of our beliefs and our values, seeing them as the driving agent of all the change in the world. They are ready to push forward their values and beliefs no matter how others will react. They express themselves fully, holding little back, and keeping few secrets. They are loyal and committed to the people they care about, and take breaches in trust hard. They can react and make decisions even when they lack information or knowledge about the situation, purely based on their gut reactions.
They can sometimes be divisive, creating and bringing conflicts in groups to surface, but try hard to keep harmony in groups by teambuilding and setting an atmosphere. They are adventurous, seeking pleasant experiences, comfort, and appreciation from others. They are adventurous, daring, and brave, capable of ignoring and going against what they fear, even when they don’t know what is going to happen. They don’t need time to figure out their mind, and can make impulsive decisions if their instincts pull them to do so.
They can hold on to positive or negative experiences longer than any other type, sometimes holding grudges or struggling to process their problems or mistakes. They are decisive, goal-oriented, and try hard to live up to external expectations when possible. They are articulate, knowing exactly how to phrase themselves to get their message across, and quick to clear up errors and potential misunderstandings in communication. They take action when people go against their ethics, values, and emotions.
The primary emotions for an Empathic Fighter are shame, appreciation, fear and curiosity. It is key that you identify positive ways to respond to these emotions if you seek growth.
When experiencing shame, an Empathic Fighters first response is to work harder, to push themselves more, and to go out of their way to connect and impress the people around them. Showing them interest for their causes, beliefs, and values, is a key way to motivate Empathic Fighters. Empathic Fighters are highly confident in their beliefs, values and causes, they know for certain, what they like and dislike, and are less open to experimenting. They strive to be champions for the causes they believe in and enjoy confrontations that can bring disharmonies to the surface. Healthy Empathic Fighters have opinions about everything, and find the world and the people in it beautiful, interesting, and worth helping.
Empathic Fighters natural response to fear and curiosity is to trust – and follow these instincts naturally, wherever they may lead them. Giving Empathic Fighters the freedom to adventure, travel, and to meet new people is a key way of getting an Empathic Fighter to deal with their fears head on. You need to inspire them to take risks, to expose themselves to what they are afraid of, to teach them how ingenious and resourceful they can be – nobody is able to come up with a solution to a new problem as quickly as these types are. Healthy Empathic Fighters trust their fear and curiosity fully, they explore whims, creative spurs, and they run if they need to regain safe footing.
In relationships, healthy empaths value authenticity and honest expressions, striving to live up to their values and existential beliefs. Empaths tend to engage in various causes, working towards something which inspires them. They often daydream about travel, meeting new people, or going on some kind of adventure. Empaths often discuss values and existential issues with others, discussing how to live life. More negatively, unhealthy empaths can sometimes lie to or manipulate their partners, or they suspect their partners are lying or being inauthentic towards them. It’s important for empaths to go against their inner fears and to do things they dream about, as well as to engage in recreative activities or existential causes frequently, or their health in this area will drop.
Fighters challenge us. They help push and motivate us to deal with problems in our immediate environment. They help us improve. They get us to support and back each other’s, and to stand up for those that are against us. But they sometimes push people too hard. They can become overly demanding, expecting too much from others. It’s important for Fighters to have productive relationships, which lead somewhere.
The ideal pairing for an Empathic Fighter is with an Empathic Teacher.