Laborers are the salt-of-the-earth backbone of society.
Laborers are practical, handy, and deeply loyal. They have natural instincts for community and enjoy bringing people together. Food and family are central to their lives, and they believe it is easier to know someone over a meal and a drink than in hours of stuffy conversation. Laborers are also the most caring of the dharma typess, and gravitate to industries and professions that succor, nourish, or otherwise tend to the needy. Laborers make great social workers, nurses, or therapists and can often be found working ‘in the trenches’ with the people they serve.
Laborers can be highly skilled in their area of expertise, though not necessarily well-rounded. Sometimes, their narrow focus can cause them to become dogmatic, hard-headed, literal-minded, and evangelistic, unable to see other points of view. The antidote to this propensity is to surround themselves with Merchant types and a constant flow of new energy, ideas, and people. This allows them to refresh their bodies, minds, and personalities without becoming stuck in rigid ways of thinking…