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4 Types of Mentors You Need in Your Life

Updated on August 31, 2020
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Nikhil is a freelance writer for a year who love sharing useful and interesting articles on various topics.

Introduction

If you wish to do something big in your life, you cannot do it alone. You need someone to have your back for the support. They could be your friends, families, colleagues, or anyone else. But if you have a good mentor that can guide you to achieve your dreams, it becomes easier than ever.

Importance of Mentorship in Your Life
Importance of Mentorship in Your Life | Source

Life is full of struggles. And one cannot overcome them until he/she has strong support and guidance.

A good mentor will not only support you in your dreams but also come forward and try to contribute to it as much as possible. He/she provides you guidance on the specific things you want to achieve in your life. However, mentors can also be of various kinds.

Yes, and in this article, I’m going to discuss just that. Each mentor plays a key role in your life. So, you should have all kinds of mentors in your life for a progressive and revolutionary change.

Here are four types of mentor you need in your life:

1. Competence Mentor

The competence mentor is an expert in his/her field that can guide you through your goals with their existing knowledge.

They help you to become the person you want to be and thrive in your area of industry. Based on your skills, they fine-tune your brain and give you ample support over a period.

Whenever you want to start a venture or need support to move forward to your goal, you should turn to a competence mentor.

Competence Mentor

They are usually the people who have gone through the same road as you and can suggest a possible solution.

Most mentors in the world fall under this category. You need a mentor who has the required expertise or wisdom in your field of work.

If you’re into digital marketing, make sure to check whether he/she has a recognized name in the field. A competent mentor will help you achieve your short or long-term professional goal.

2. High Character Mentor

While a competence mentor will prepare you to become professionally successful, a high character mentor focuses more on your character.

They identify your strengths and weaknesses and plan out a way with you to move ahead accordingly.

A high character mentor will always work on your inner character rather than focusing on the outer skills. They understand that being able to maintain good character and intention is as important as becoming successful.

High Character Mentor helps you be who you are while pushing you forward to your goal
High Character Mentor helps you be who you are while pushing you forward to your goal | Source

These types of mentors shouldn’t always be a person. It can be anything, such as books, e-books, courses, seminars, and podcasts. Anything that consistently inspires you to “Be You” while moving forward can become your high character mentor.

3. Care Mentor

That goes without saying that we also talk about being healthy and happy when we talk about being successful.

One cannot imagine a successful life without being healthy. Mentors who provide you with emotional support or care for you rather than anything else come into this category.

As much as they care about your professional growth, they’re also worried about your wellbeing.

These are the people who can understand your feelings without you uttering a word.

Care Mentor

From your teacher, close friend, colleague, to your cousin's brother or sister, they can be anyone.

Having a caring mentor in your life is as important as all other mentors.

In this highly competitive world, you need a mentor who can care for your health, beyond your success. It may not be easy to find such mentors, but it will be worth your time and effort when you do.

4. Consistent Mentor

Now, who is a consistent mentor? Well, a consistent mentor is a person who stays with you until the very end, from your struggling days to becoming successful.

These are the people who have seen your transformation from the most miserable to your life's best days.

They play an important role in reminding you how far you’ve traveled in life. Usually, a consistent mentor is your old friend or colleague, but it can be anyone you’re in touch for many years or decades.

It’s best not to let them know that they’re your consistent mentor. Just remind yourself that in your mind.

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You must have at least one person in your life as a consistent mentor who will stay with you from beginning till last. If you don’t have one, it’s time you should find one and let them see your life as it is.

Types of Mentors in a Glance

  1. Competence Mentor - An Expert in Your Space
  2. High Character Mentor - Remind Us of Our True Character and Intention
  3. Care Mentor - Who Cares of Our Health and Wellbeing Beyond Success
  4. Consistent Mentor - People Who Have Seen Our Entire Transformation Journey

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Which type of mentor you possibly need in your life?

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Wrap Up

As a normal human being, we may require a little push to be the best version of ourselves. Mentors are those people or things that give us that "push" to overcome all the obstacles in our lives and become what we wish to be.

Every mentor who teaches, guides, or supports his/her mentee makes the world a better place.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nikhil Sharma

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    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      10 months ago from India

      Hey Seek Inward Yogi,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving this detailed comment of yours. I'm feeling happy to know that you found this information interesting.

      Yes, there are more competence mentors in the world than from any other category. But each category of mentors is important in our lives for omnipresence growth and development.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      10 months ago from India

      Thank you for your wonderful comment, Liz. I'm so glad to know that this proved to be a relevant article for you.

      And now, I've added the 'all of them' option for you. Thank you for reminding me.

      Indeed, they are, Liz. Without them, hundreds and thousands of people will deviate from their true purpose. Thank you for reading the hub.

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      Seek Inwards Yogi 

      10 months ago from Hyderabad

      Hi Nikhil,

      It’s an interesting classification of mentors. Agree competence mentors are easier to find and may be a care mentor next. The other two aren’t easy!

      A trustworthy and honest confidante on whom one can rely is a rare commodity. But the need of course is well called out!

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      Liz Westwood 

      10 months ago from UK

      This is a thought-provoking and very relevant article. I couldn't answer your poll, because I wanted to answer 'all of them'. You have highlighted the importance of mentors in our lives.

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