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What are the Personality types?

2 minutes Posted May 18, 2024 at 5:00 am.
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Personality type refer to classifications of different kinds of individuals based on their distinctive traits, behaviors, and thought patterns. Various systems have been developed to categorize personality types, with some of the most well-known being:

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  1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):
    • Developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs, based on Carl Jung's theory of psychological types.
    • Classifies personalities into 16 types based on four dichotomies:
      • Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)
      • Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)
      • Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)
      • Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)
    • Examples: ENFJ, ISTP, INFP.
  2. Big Five Personality Traits:
    • Also known as the Five-Factor Model (FFM).
    • Measures personality across five broad dimensions:
      • Openness to Experience (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious)
      • Conscientiousness (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless)
      • Extraversion (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved)
      • Agreeableness (friendly/compassionate vs. challenging/detached)
      • Neuroticism (sensitive/nervous vs. resilient/confident).
  3. Enneagram:
    • Describes nine personality types, each with its own set of motivations, fears, and desires:
      • Type 1: The Reformer
      • Type 2: The Helper
      • Type 3: The Achiever
      • Type 4: The Individualist
      • Type 5: The Investigator
      • Type 6: The Loyalist
      • Type 7: The Enthusiast
      • Type 8: The Challenger
      • Type 9: The Peacemaker.
  4. DISC Personality Assessment:
    • Focuses on four primary personality traits:
      • Dominance (D)
      • Influence (I)
      • Steadiness (S)
      • Conscientiousness (C).
  5. Hexaco Model:
    • An extension of the Big Five, adding a sixth dimension:
      • Honesty-Humility.

Each of these systems offers a different lens through which to understand and analyze human personality, providing insights that can be used in personal development, career planning, relationship building, and many other areas.