The Steel Mask
“The Steel Mask” refers to the Guardians’ incredible ability to cloak themselves in the passions/interests/attitudes typically associated with those of the other three temperaments. Indeed many Guardians are often mistaken for other temperaments strictly because of the career paths and recreational activities that they have chosen in their lives. Statistically speaking however, Guardians are by far the most numerous (at more than 50%) temperament and certainly abound in all professions and hobbies. Certainly a Guardian can come to enjoy ANY profession or passion, and brings discipline, hard-work and dedication to the enterprise. Guardian’s are the unsung heroes of society and simply put: many Guardians are not given credit for being Guardians.
Artisans and Guardians both live in the concrete world of what is going on around them. Both Artisans and Guardians together dominate most social realms and most of society for that matter. As a result both temperaments learn a great deal from one another. Guardians greatly admire they’re Artisan cousins ability to throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest, and often emulate such behavior with astounding accuracy. As a result many Guardians find themselves in professions that are typically associated with the Artisan, and yet fit in surprisingly well.