Mentor — Leader
Prototypes: Public figures, radical clerics, tactical commanders, charismatic leaders
This subtype is emotional and eloquent. He is a good speaker who can speak with enthusiasm, expressing various shades of emotions from the sublime to intonations of irony and sarcasm. He knows how to captivate people with his ideas and leadership. He uses mass-audience suggestion techniques such as persistent repetition of slogans or repackaging the message in various ways. He can rally people against his opponents. He is skilled at psychological influencing techniques and is capable of seeking justice for victims and defending ideals such as law and order, as well as driving ideology, creating, destroying, or interpreting symbols, explaining perceptions of ideas.
He is inclined to dramatize events and escalate tensions, warning others of impending danger. He always calls for decisive action. He is subject to constant inner emotional tension, and periodically needs to discharge such accumulated tension in a drastic way.
He never resorts to compromises: it is easier for him to fail than to renounce his beliefs. He generally believes that concessions and appeasement do not contribute to restoring stability in society. He focuses on major, fundamental problems for humanity. Sensing impending danger, he’ll promptly take necessary measures to avoid it.
He is impatient and does not like to wait. He’ll weigh ambiguity or uncertainty immediately when making decisions, going from bold and resolute to recklessness in extreme situations. He operates on the principle of “sink or swim.” He is not afraid to go ahead with “blitzkrieg” tactics; he is categorical and authoritarian, and does not accept criticism and objections.
Mentor — Actor
Prototype: Multifaceted actor who can play both the genius and the villain
This subtype is heavily dependent on his emotional state. When he is in a good mood, he is amiable, animated, and happy to make compliments. He becomes the soul of the company and the life of the party. His behavior is quite dramatic: when he gets into the spotlight, he wins over the audience with sudden tricks, jokes, and unpredictable changes. In a bad mood he is pensive, gloomy and pessimistic and will seek solitude.
With his developed sense of humor, he knows how to mimic others’ voices or mannerisms. His constant interest in people and their customs leads to a significant expansion of his circles, which is why he can spend a lot of time getting to know people, who can then turn out to be strongly disappointing.
When he feels like he can’t do anything, he can overcome his laziness by pulling himself together and doing a lot of work in a short period of time. In the routine of everyday life, his vitality drops. In conversations, he pauses at interesting details along the way, fantasizing and giving his story shades of sensationalism or drama.
He believes in unlimited possibilities and people’s abilities, and is capable of mentoring and developing them.
He knows how to beautifully express his feelings. His spirits can be dampened by failures and frustration. His is daring and original in his judgments, and often defends those condemned by others. By nature aristocratic, he does not always fit into the ways of the ordinary. His preference for creative freedom willingly demonstrates his ability. He oscillates in the selection of solutions and is subject to doubts and contradictory reflections.
He loathes the idea of being watched, and may perceive he is being scrutinized, so he is inclined to do household chores without people watching. He is reluctant to talk about topics related to his health and appearance, and is suspicious of compliments addressed towards him.
Mentor — Mentor
Prototypes: Founders of religious and philosophical movements, such as Voltaire, Hegel, Nietzsche, and other great thinkers
He is able to understand people’s underlying motives and stands on moral principles, educating and mentoring those around him. He is proud and vulnerable and is in need of sensitivity or a caring attitude towards him. He does not tolerate familiarity, inappropriate informal conduct, or forwardness in communication. Resentment will linger in his memory long after the issue is resolved. He dislikes being interrupted when in a hurry. He is prone to halt his speech as the audience rattles, making noise. He is very persistent in his moralizing efforts, preventing people from immorality. He may even seem intrusive in his encouragement, being quite forward in addressing tasks.
He is emotional, barely hiding his feelings, though outwardly he aims to be cheerful and friendly. His actions are cautious, but with careful consideration and consultation; he is capable of making radical decisions but he is afraid of making mistakes. At heart, he is a romantic and puts feelings above reason, often idealizing loved ones. He is capable of making sacrifices for their sake. He will not find comfort or solace in circumstances when loved ones are lost or delayed without any news.
He has potential organizational skills in humanitarian and educational spheres. He is not afraid of undertaking big projects, though sometimes he may have difficulty handling them due to overestimating the possibilities. Therefore, he prefers to share responsibility with others to maximize performance. As a leader, he consults many people with a variety of requests and errands, afraid to miss something important that’s out of his sight. Due to his highly- developed sense of responsibility, he experiences tension when he’s unable to fulfill his obligations.
When evaluating general laws, he is able to identify the most important details by strongly arguing his position. The influence of emotion and reason varies in his decision making between work with people and work in the scientific theoretical activities. Over time, he constructs logical systems in abstract fields. He desires order and aesthetics in everyday life. Meticulous about his appearance, he tries to dress tastefully. He is careful with detail and dislikes superfluous or useless things. He is very sensitive to smells and sudden movements.
Mentor — Visualizer
Prototypes: Seers and interpreters like Nostradamus or Helena Blavatsky
He is very imaginative and is able to see what is happening around him in terms of fate or hidden meanings. He waits for an event or sign to alert him that it’s time for change. He is prudent and far-sighted, capable of planning things far out into the future. He is able to wait for an ideal situation. He is inclined to be pessimistic in his visions, favoring them over common sense.
He is often interested in the unusual and mysterious phenomena. He frequently anticipates future developments. His health and mood fluctuate. He is distrustful of information that is not consistent with his own views, be it from phenomena or people. He is slow in his decision making as he weighs all the pros and cons. He rarely violates his inner balance; therefore, he responds irritably to those who disturb his peace.
He is able to patiently listen to people, gently expressing his opinions without giving stern or intrusive answers. He sometimes mediates between disputing parties, trying to appease all parties, aiming for a mutual winwin solution. He may spend a long time trying to bring conflicting friends together, explaining the position or motivations of their opponent.
He is devoted to pursuing a stable and relaxed way of life; at home, he is undemanding and disorganized. He is inclined to pursue an artistic expression in literary work or handicrafts. He is fairly suspicious and is afraid of diseases and injuries. He is able to manage in a minimally relaxing environment, though he greatly appreciates comfort. Taking care of his health systematically is difficult.
He dislikes handling many things at once and is capricious and picky when faced with options, from clothes to personal relationships. He will postpone unpleasant things until the very last minute. He is quite unsure of himself and is afraid of being ridiculed or rejected. He is self-conscious about his physique or abilities.
He spends a lot of time alone, reading books from rare authors or listening to music. At such moments he conjures visions, pictures of unusual events or archetypal characters. He often suffers from recurring depression or panic attacks. Something attracts him to the dark side of life.