BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

29 September 2014
Human Body & MindScience & Nature

BBC Homepage

In Human Body & Mind:

Contact Us

You are here: BBC Science > Human Body & Mind > The Mind > Personality and individuality


The four aspects that make up this personality type are:

Summary of Mentors

  • Warm and lively people who focus on the needs of others
  • Bring people together and encourage group participation
  • Think of themselves as intelligent, outgoing and sensitive
  • May become overbearing in their quest for harmony

More about Mentors

Articulate, lively and enthusiastic, Mentors spend time and energy fostering relationships and encouraging personal growth in others. They are extremely sensitive to people's needs and play a central role in families and social groups.

Mentors have changed jobs least since leaving fulltime education, according to a UK survey.

Mentors love to bring people together in harmony and enjoy busy, active lives. However, their warm nature may mean they have trouble making tough decisions that affect others negatively.

In situations where they can't use their talents or are unappreciated, Mentors may focus too much on the needs of others. Under extreme stress, Mentors may be troubled by unusually critical thoughts about themselves and others.

Mentors readily see the best traits in others, but may have trouble recognising personality faults.

Mentor Careers

Mentors are often drawn to jobs where they can help people develop their potential.

Other Personality Types

Find out about the other fifteen personality types from the What Am I like? personality test:

Big Thinker, Counsellor, Go-getter, Idealist, Innovator, Leader, Mastermind, Nurturer, Peacemaker, Performer, Provider, Realist, Resolver, Strategist and Supervisor.

Take the What am I like? personality test, or learn more about personality type.

Other Psychological Tests

Related Links

Science Homepage | Nature Homepage
Wildlife Finder | Prehistoric Life | Human Body & Mind | Space
Go to top

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy