People of the Moralist type are thoughtful, prudent, and cautious persons. Their thinking is both analytical and creative. They tend to analyze every situation, both favorable and unfavorable, although they pay greater attention and attach more importance to the unfavorable events.

Risk taking decisions. Faced with uncertainty and the need to take a risky decision, they imagine a kind of universal force that governs the course of events. They try to understand the laws or intentions of this force and act so as to match them.

Moralists are often shy, sensitive people. Some of them have problems with communication. Their strong feeling of self-respect and dignity accounts for their shyness, although modesty is not the only reason for it. It also arises from a fear that should they act awkwardly, they would lose the respect of others. Thus their shyness is the flip side of their pride.

Moralists’ character protects them against many defeats but also blocks their way to greater success. Their fear of defeat appears to be stronger than their desire for victory. Consequently, they are prevented from realizing their capabilities in full and hindered in their advancement in life. In general, they value the harmony in their soul more than the comforts of life. They constantly work to create, maintain and perfect order in their perception of life, trying to avoid inner conflicts with themselves. Individuals of this type often become attracted to religious and moral doctrines that offer them the appearance of a settled external world and a spiritual peace of mind. Similarly, they seek out people holding the same views. Art and literature exert greater emotional influence on them than life itself. Quite often, beauty means more to them than any material good. Their preferences in movies or TV programs tend to favor serious psychological dramas.

Moralists are prone to self-analysis with a tendency to lowered self-esteem. They are doubtful about their abilities and capabilities. They do not trust their intuition and their intellect appears to be their stronger point; yet, since they are inclined to doubt everything, they do not trust it either. This doubtfulness leads not only to lower level of expectations but also diminished creative potential and drive. Sometimes they tend to engage in useless self-criticism because of disconnect between their greater potential capabilities and the relatively modest success in life that they achieve.


In the workplace, Moralists are remarkably accurate and industrious and continuously strive for perfection. Their habit of repeated self-checks slows down their work progress, which they consider to be an indication of their poor abilities. Because of this lack of self-confidence, they often ask for advice from people who are hardly more competent or know any better. Moralists often trust such external “advisers” more than themselves and allow to be led, thus losing their own initiative. Due to this diffidence and low self-esteem, Moralists tend to experience difficulties every time they have to take up a new task. Sometimes this compels them to turn down additional responsibilities and more prestigious and higher paid job. They are afraid that not being able to cope with the new task will cause other people to think less of them and, more importantly, diminish their value in their own eyes. But once they take up the job, they do better than they expected.

In their relationships with others, Moralists are considerate, good-hearted and obliging but tend to keep people at arm's length. They have few truly close friends. Men and women of this type only enter into intimate relationships when there is psychological compatibility based on a close spiritual and emotional connection. As a rule, relationships of this kind are firm and stable and when they break up, it is always tragic.

As Moralists grow older, their character changes. Knowledge and earned respect enhance their self-confidence and diminish their shyness. Interactions with many different people improve their communications skills. Many Moralists develop an interest in mentoring.

Famous personalities sharing this profile: Men of this type resemble Charles Darwin who, for a long time, was undecided whether to publish his seminal work, On the Origin of Species, and Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics, who was afraid to stand up for his discovery. Moralist women resemble Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone with the Wind.

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