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Your Passion: People (Relating, Bonding, Caring, Helping)

Your passion for people drives you to do things for them. You show how much you care through your deeds and actions. Warm-hearted and sincere, you easily give of yourself and are always cooking for or lending an ear to people. People know you as the one who is always there for them. With your deeply held values for how people should be treated, your sense of fairness and desire for harmony, you seek to right all the humanitarian wrongs in the world. Regardless of what you might be doing, you can jump in when someone is in need. You often know what others need before they do themselves, and you put great effort into making them feel better. Rather than finding this troublesome, you are energized by it.

When you don’t direct your passion, you tend to approach everyone with the attitude of “what can I do for you?” When you notice that people are taking advantage of your generosity (and many will), you shift from being kind and compassionate to resentful, angry and blaming. And you don’t hold back on expressing how upset you are either -- to the surprise of others who just assumed you were Mother Teresa incarnate.

You love to help others, particularly when it’s for the greater good of everyone, but you can focus so much on people that you lose sight of the practical daily stuff that needs to get done.


For you to express your passion at work, the people you work for must share your values. You have the ability to work in many fields, as long as people are what matter and appropriately cared for. Jobs that put people first, such as social work agencies, not-for-profit organizations and crisis counselling centers, are filled with people that share your passion. And you need a job where you can socialize -- without the connection to people, your fire recedes and you can become fatigued. You are at your best in situations involving interpersonal sensitivity where you can respond to the immediate needs of others.

Some jobs where you can use your passion for people:

  • Actors/Musicians/Dancers/Athletes
  • Art Directors
  • Career counselor
  • Customer Service
  • Day Care Worker
  • Development, or Training Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Massage therapist
  • Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Paramedic
  • Photographer
  • Gourmet Chef / Pastry Chef
  • Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Drug Addiction Counselors
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Wedding Planner
  • Naturopath, Homeopath
  • Yoga or Meditation Teachers
  • Personal / Executive Assistant
  • Veterinarian
  • Homemaker


You are creative and enjoy all types of arts and crafts -- and you are pretty good at all of them! The pleasure of cooking for others or trying new recipes will also energize you. You like to cooperate and do things with others, so a community garden or fundraiser is right up your alley. Book clubs, quilting, jewelry party hostess are all activities where you can set your fire free. Taking classes with friends or playing team sports are also great because they keep you around people with the secondary pleasure of learning and exercising.


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