Print Overview A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving.
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They read books about personality and broke down the content to me. This post is that information broken down in an easily consumed format.
If you would like to read more, I have listed books, with affiliate links, in the reference section. After understanding the high-level personality types, you can triage people within 30 seconds and understand how to communicate with them easier.
Note, this is not NLP. That is a discussion for another day. People types have been around a long time. It was expanded by Myers-Brigg personality test which is overly complicated.
At any given time someone can be any of the four, but people typically feel most natural in one. The archetype that people fall into is easy to recognize once you understand the four and you can change your posture and language accordingly, once you identify what personality you are dealing with.
The Personalties Before proceeding, it is important to note that some of the language used to describe the personalties may sound negative. The language that is used should not be looked at in a negative way.
One of the personality types is not better than the other three.
Each type is just different, and different approaches should be taken to communicate to each of them. The way I will present the personality types is with the Merrill-Wilson breakdown. There is also Meyers-Briggs more complex and the classic Four Temperaments.
Simple to understand and identify fast. The four personality types are: Driver, Expressive, Amiable, and Analytical. There are two variables to identify any personality: And are they introverted or extroverted.
Most people will have major and minor type. Identify the major type and talk to that type. Television Examples Most sitcoms and dramas have each of these personality types represented.
With each breakdown of the personalities I will give you an example, that should help give you a full understanding of the character type. Driver Drivers are very strong personalities.
Typically they have a go-get-it-done or whatever-it-takes personality. They can seem very dominant and are quick to take action.Personality doesn’t have to break down into complicated algorithms to understand how they play together.
Here’s how to work with everyone, based on five main types. Although Jung’s (or Myer Briggs personality types) were based on a completely different typing system, description of their 16 types is very similar to four basic types (four pure temperaments) and 12 mixed temperaments (see below).
Teams aren’t perfect universes, and we don’t always get to work in a group that has one of every one of these personality types. But recognizing people’s strengths (either on your existing team or while interviewing potential candidates) is a worthwhile first step in creating a well-rounded team.
Sheldon described three types of personality based on body shape, endomorph,ectomorph and mesomorph. Here at rutadeltambor.com we provide three different sets of descriptions of the 16 Myers-Briggs-Jung Personality Types.
Reading descriptions of the 16 Personality Types is one of the best ways to determine which Type fits you best, because tests and assessments can sometimes be inaccurate.
Lists and explains the different types of personality disorders including, paranoid, schizoid, schizotypical, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic.