Leaders in relationships


Leaders give us a sense of direction. They help us find a resolve and a goal. They make good mentors, helping us understand past events and decisions. We often consult them to understand problems we are facing. They help us make reality of plans and fantasies, pushing us in a direction. But leaders sometimes forget others have a free will, trying too hard to control others decisions and behavior. It's important for Leaders to maintain their need for direction, goals, as well as their need for understanding themselves and the choices they have made so far, in order to maintain healthy relationships with others.

Inspirational pairings (Leaders – Explorers relationships)

In this inspirational pairing, leaders meet someone that actively disobeys and ignores orders and rules. Explorers find leaders to be overly set in their ways, pushing buttons and testing to see how the leader will react. Leaders try to capture and create order in the Explorers life, creating a tug of war which tends to both motivate and give the two focus.

Stable pairings (Teacher – Leaders relationships)

With Teachers, Leaders find someone to confide in. Teachers help Leaders make up their mind, analyzing and helping Leaders understand various possibilities. Leaders help Teachers find a sense of direction, helping Teachers realize what they want to do with their life. This is an introverted pairing, where both spend too much time thinking, and where little action necessary happens. This is a pairing that makes you mentally stable and focused, at the cost of being somewhat demotivating.

Productive pairings (Leaders – Fighter relationships)

With Leaders, Fighters find someone that helps them make up their mind and values. Fighters help Leaders realize and stand up for a plan or decision, pushing it forward to the group regardless of the potential critics. This is a productive pairing, as well as a motivational pairing. Both find each other’s to be energizing, a bit too energizing, sometimes causing both to become overly vigilant and somewhat hyperactive.

Competitive pairings (Leader – Leader relationships)

Here, you meet someone who understands your behavior and methods perfectly well, but someone who also competes for the same arena. What tends to happen in these relations is, one person goes into the role of the mentor, while the other becomes the apprentice, but the apprentice always tries to catch up to the mentor, causing the relationship to be competitive in its nature.