Aggressive Personality Type
Dr. John M. Oldham has defined the Aggressive personality style. The following six characteristic traits and behaviors are listed in his The New Personality Self-Portrait.
- Command. Aggressive individuals take charge. They are comfortable with power, authority, and responsibility.
- Hierarchy. They operate best within a traditional power structure where everyone knows his or her place.
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The Rationalist (choleric) Temperament
David Keirsey reconfigured the typology created by Isabel Briggs Myers to a scheme of four groups of four types that corresponds to the classic four temperaments. In Please Understand Me (1984), he defined Rationalists as having such qualities:
Rationalists want to gain power over nature, to understand, control, predict, and explain realities, to be seen as competent, to have, most of all, capabilities, abilities, capacities, skills, and ingenuity, to be able to do things well under varying circumstances, to constantly improve, to be free from errors, to increase their store of knowledge, to learn as much as they can, to rearrange the environment, either through constructing physical edifices or building institutional systems, to speculate about the possible motivations and thoughts of those they are with, trying to fit their experiences into some system. Continue reading “Temperament and disorder-2″
Personality styles and personality disorders
Personality is a continuum of the personal traits and patterns of behaviour that are unique to the individual. Typological representation is one of the oldest ways of distinguishing individuals. When the elements of personality are expressed in a characteristically repeated and dynamic combination, this is a personality style.
American psychiatrist and author Dr. John M. Oldham has derived 14 personality styles from the classification of personality disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association: “…the personality disorders are but extremes of normal human patterns, the stuff of which all our personalities are made.” Continue reading “Temperament, style and disorder”
System 2. Temperaments
David Keirsey’s temperament theory extends the scheme laid down by Hippocrates, Galen, and Kretschmer. The 16 temperament and personality types described in PTypes are classified in groups of four under Ernst Kretschmer’s hyperesthetic, anesthetic, depressive, and hypomanic temperaments. Continue reading “The Four Temperaments”
The Spiritualist – INFP
The Spiritualist is interested in giving meaning to life through service. They are deeply interested in learning about people and dealing with ethical and moral issues. They don’t want to do something just for the sake of doing it; it needs to make a contribution to a greater goal. Jobs that interest a Spiritualist include psychologist, psychiatrist, writer, religious leader, human resource developer, or journalist. Having an opportunity to spend their time combining productivity with the expression of their core values and ideals makes them engaged and allows them to express their sense of mission. Continue reading “16 Personality Types”
Personality types are classified into 16 different styles by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) system. These types are grouped by the four different attitudes, one of which is Introvert-Judging group. The Attitudes reflect the outward face of our personalities, and the Introvert-Judging types are focused and reflective. They are the strong, silent types. Their reluctance to engage in social interactions combined with their reserved complex nature can sometimes make them appear to be detached. They can seem even too righteous and arrogant, but on the positive side, they can be caring and dignified. Continue reading “Jung Typology tests”