A long-term relationship, focusing on one’s development… Yes, this is called a mentor-mentee relationship. A relationship where challenges are set, paths are uncertain but goals are clear.
Having a mentor in your career can change your career path, set new dimensions, give new perspectives. Nowadays most of us feel we are self-equipped with knowledge from different sources and hence a mentor doesn’t play an effective role, whereas this isn’t true. Apart from sharing knowledge, a mentor will guide you through their experiences and mistakes made.
If you spot someone giving you suggestions, honest feedbacks and helping you learn new things, well, that’s a sign of a mentor. If the person seeks to bring a positive impact in you, yes; it is your mentor.
Accept your mentor and let your mentor know that!