From Pluralpedia, the collaborative plurality dictionary
caretaker (n., adj.)
Other formscaregiver (n., adj.)
Applies toheadmates
OriginPsychiatric Term

A caretaker is a headmate whose role is taking care for or assisting the system or other headmates. They may soothe, guide, or help process emotions for system members, including individual headmates, groups, or the system as a whole. Some caretakers look after the body by keeping up with hygiene or going to work.[1][2][3].

They may struggle with their own emotional wellbeing and self-care.[3]

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Caretakers are often considered a form of internal self helper. Many caretakers look after littles, trauma holders, or other vulnerable headmate types[4].

For subterms of this archetype, see Category:Caretaker Subterms.

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