The Healer Idealist is one of the 16 role variants the Keirsey Temperament Sorter is based on. David Keirsey originally described the Healer role variant; however, the personality descriptions of Isabel Myers greatly contributed to its development. Healers correlate with the INFP Myers-Briggs type.
In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the healer is one of the optional character classes. The healer is the heart of an adventuring party, with their powers they can heal the wounded and bolster the spirits of those around them. The Warcraft campaign setting covers the game mechanics of healers.
Healers may employ a combination of methods, but their goal remains the same: to preserve life. Contrary to initial assumptions, there are both Light and Dark healers. Light healers take most of their power from the natural world, utilizing herbs and crystals and occasionally tapping into the Gloom when the situation requires it. On the other hand, Dark Healers prefer to exchange life forces, draining one source to the advantage of another. Healers often work in close proximity with humans, either exploiting their gifts for profit in private practice or working in clinics or hospitals for the benefit of human patients. Healers have the capacity to become the most humane or the most depraved of Others. While many Others regard healing as a weaker form of magic, those who understand the powers required to battle with life and death know it is hardly a trivial art.
a person who uses plants -and not only plants but also animals, the power of the sun, the earth and all the natural resources, even his own body- in order to help others attain peace and tranquility and to alleviate their pain and sorrow