Understanding Your Personality Type and People Around You

Ever sitting alone and imagined why we do things that we do? Why do we all react differently to the same situation? Why do we all do the same work or task but in different ways? Have you ever thought about the task of understanding yourself as well as the people you come across in a little better way? If yes, then is the right article you are going through.

We are here with some of the well-known personality models/indicators that can give a try and will surely help you to hold at least a better understanding of people and yourself than before. Check them out below.

1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-

According to McCaulley& Moody, 2008, p. 408, this is amongst the most widely used inventory dealing with personality in the entire world.

This indicator divides the people into “16- types” based on the level of extraversion or introversion, their style of collecting information, their preferences while making decisions, and the tolerance power they hold while darling with the world outside. This test holds an extreme level of popularity in corporate America.

2. Enneagram Type Indicator-

This is the type that categorizes people into “nine types” with an extra “wing” type. These extra wing types are used to cover those traits of people which they display not very often. According to researchers, this indicator is the most straightforward way of understanding the behavior of the person based on their motivators and dominant characteristics. You all will be surprised to know that, according to the website Statistical Solutions reports, this test holds around 72 percent of accuracy. Yes! Isn’t it a pretty high percentage? Of course yes.

Look at the picture below and decide what is your type-

There are various categories of Enneagramtype with separate wing type like Enneagram 8w9, Enneagram 2w1,Enneagram 7w1 and many more. Each of these hold quality their own unique level of the following mentioned below characteristics-

  • Fears
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Motivations
  • Communication Style

3. Hogan Personality Inventory

This personality indicator will help you to decide either the bright side or the normal side of the concerned in the situation when they are at their best. It can also be used to determine things like success in life, education, relationships, and career as well. The British Psychological Society (BPS) after the 15 months of long review gave this indicator perfect 4 stars for its Reports, User Experience, and Documentation categories and also awards it 3 stars for validity, norms, and reliability in the market. Just give it a try and check your scores from below –

4. Big Five Model

This test is popular with names like- Five Factor, Ocean, and Canoe. Many people think of it as a typical model but on the contrary, it is the trait model of personality. Of all the other models, the Big Five Model is the most accepted one in the community of science. Evidence for this model has been increasing for many years, starting with the research of D. W. Fiske (1949) and later expanded upon by other researchers named Norman (1967), Smith (1967), Goldberg (1981), and McCrae & Costa (1987). This is one such test that around 2.5 million people take every year and not only individuals but about 80% of the Fortune 500 companies make use of it.

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So if you are the one holding a zeal to know about yourself and the people around then these above-mentioned popular personality tests are the ones that can help you in doing so. Yes! According to Psychology Today, more than 2 million people go on to take personality tests every year and most of the companies are also now encouraging these before hiring any individual to have a clear picture of their traits. So what is the wait for, select the appropriate one from the above and go on with the process of better understanding the human race.

Emily Castillo

Emily Castillo has traveled around Eastern Europe and learned about the history of the region and walking the paths of her characters. Emily has been a lifelong writer and she started writing from her 6th standard.

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