PERSONALITY TYPES

PERSONALITY TYPES

Every human being carries unique personality traits. With the time, personality have been defined in several ways like (A,B,C,D type), (Extrovert, Introvert, openness, conscientiousness, agreeable  type). We are linking here personality types with chakras in human body, since these chakras are linked with specific traits, energies or characteristics and categorizing personalities into 5 basic types.

  • Intellectual
  • Social
  • Materialistic
  • Emotional
  • Multi-trait

Some of human being carry specific personality traits where in other carry multiple traits like they may be materialistic as well as emotional.

Understanding personality traits helps us to manage day to day social and professional circumstances in a better way.

Professionally understanding personality traits helps in business growth, consumer interest, Advertisement strategies, team building and hiring and retention.

Let us discuss each personality type in detail:

  • Intellectual personality:

Intellectual personality likes to be full control and charge on their environment. They are focused, goal-oriented and practical in their nature. They like to delegate task to others.

They like to lead and manage teams. They are good for Higher management profile

Key strengths of Intellectual personalities:

Change Agent

Take-charge

Fast-acted

Entrepreneurial

Management skills

Ambitious

Works independently

Passionate in their job

Motivation factor for Intellectual personalities:

Money

Opportunity

Independence

Favorable risk

Challenges

Success

Leadership

Weakness for Intellectual personalities:

Stubborn

Workaholic

Impatient

Tough

Easily angered

Insensitive

Ill-tempered

Intolerant

Dislikes and fears of Intellectual personality:

Long explanations or descriptions

Emotional explanation

Looking soft or vulnerable

Falling into routines

Being taken advantage of

Losing

Position attract to Intellectual personality:

Top Shot/President/CEO

Management profile

Business owner

Politician

Entrepreneur

Manager

Intellectual personalities don’t like restriction on them. They like to work independently. They are workaholics. They like to finish their task on time and seem impatient if task is not completed within due time.

They are confident in their task, good initiator for new activities.

They are not good for routine activities and found themselves bored. They do not like someone is taking advantage of them.

Since they are quite practical, they do not care about emotions at work place. They are quite focused for their goals.

Social personality:

As name described, social personality is a very outgoing, energetic, and fast-paced individual who likes to be around people and enjoys being the center of attention.  They are good in relationship building. They like compliments, acknowledgement of their achievement and even applause from groups will be the most important thing you can do for them.

Key Strength of Social Personality:

Enthusiasm

Fun-loving

Persuasiveness

Easily liked by most people

Friendliness

Idea person

motivator

Dreamer

Lighthearted

People-oriented

Spontaneous

Faster-paced

Self-confident

Motivation factor for Social personality:

Public recognition

Awards, Certificates

Picture with celebrities

Succeeding, especially beyond peers

Acceptance

The latest styles

Weakness of Social personalities:

Too self-involved

Impatient

Sometimes unrealistic

Trouble being alone

Short attention span

Spontaneous

Arrogant

Easily bored

Self-indulgent

Impulsive

Procrastination

Mischievous

Dislikes and fears of Social personality:

Public humiliation

Being unappreciated

Appearing uninvolved

Nonsocial types

Appearing unattractive

People and things that distract attention

Appearing unacceptable

Position attract to Social personality:

Politician

Recreation director

Party planner

Public relations

Salesperson

Entertainment

Personnel interviewer

Social personalities love to talk about themselves. They are self- centered and due to this sometimes they are also disliked by others.

Social personalities are feared from humiliated in public forum or social forum. They are very particular about their appearance, so they make sure their appearance is exemplary and will create an impact of being successful whether they are or not.

Social personalities are enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, dreamer, spontaneous. They are expressive and for them sometimes it is difficult to hide their emotions.

Key weaknesses associated with Social personalities are impatient, short temper and are not detail oriented. Being social animal they miss focus from their actual task.

Materialistic Personality:

Materialistic personality is detail oriented people who likes to be involved in things that are controlled and stable. They are sort of perfectionist, rational, and logical. They believe that being emotional makes things more difficult or impossible. They are not at all emotional and other people emotions may not disturb them or will be priority for them. They works on facts and proofs.

Key strength of Materialistic personality:

Follow-through

Plays by the rules

Organized

Intelligent

Analytical

Critical thinker

Quality control

Thoughtful

Accuracy

Creative

Dependable

Imaginative

Independent

Detailed

Motivation factor for Materialistic personality:

Control

Opportunities to be independent and analytical

Challenges

Problem-solving

Weakness of Materialistic personality:

Worry about progress

Can appear unsocial

Critical behavior

Likes to do things their own way

Detached behavior

Can see the glass half empty

Skeptical, disbelieving

May never have personal expectations met

Disengagement

Dislikes and fear of Materialistic personality:

Uncontrolled emotions

Irrational acts

Indecision

People who are self-centered

Loss of control

Distracting people

Position attract to materialistic personality:

Research scientist

Game designer

Data analyst

Pilot

Programmer/analyst

Artist

Actuary

Musician

Accountant/auditor

Inventor

Forecaster

Troubleshooter

Critic

Investigator

Engineer

Technical support

Materialistic personalities are balanced; they are controlled for themselves and for others. They are not emotional, expressive in social forum.

They follow procedures, protocol and like to be followed. They are analytical, careful, deep thinker who looks out all aspects of an issue before reaching to conclusion.

Materialistic personality like their targets are clearly defined and want to know clearly what is expected from them. They are good in planning and prioritizing their tasks.

They are cautious and logical while decision making. They look out all aspects before making any decision. It is quite difficult to sell something to materialistic person emotionally. They analyze everything before making any purchase or decision.

Materialistic personality strives for originality, uniqueness in everything whatever they do. Since they are detail oriented, they defend their decision with logical reasoning against any objection.

Materialistic personalities are good for any job that require creative thinking, patience, facts and accuracy.

Emotional personality:

Emotional personality are slower, live life in general, maintain easier pace toward their work. They look out for longevity and security on the job. They are good in doing repetitive task. They are quite comfortable in accepting changes in the process or the way things are moving earlier.

Key Strength of Emotional Personality:

Low-key

Caring

Sincere

Compassionate

Stable

Fair and equitable

Calm

Unimposing

Looks approachable

Dependable

Appearance of strength

Trusting

Minimal mood swings

Self-confident

Reliable

Consistent

Observant

Good at routines

Motivation factor for Emotional personality:

Stability

Benefits

Security

Low risk

Routine

Team/group opportunities

Calm work atmosphere

Weakness of  Emotional personality:

Not speaking up

Easily used by others

Going along when they don’t agree

Uncomfortable with constant change

Going along to avoid confrontation

Less assertive

Gets hurt feelings

Shy

Resistant to change

Dislikes and Fears of Emotional personality:

Risks

Pushy people

Change

Instability

Disorganization

Aggressive behavior

Disruption in routine

Surprises

The unknown

Conflict

Position attract to Emotional personalities:

Secure team position

Administrator

Financial services

HR manager

Social worker

Bureaucrat

Nurse

Assembly line worker

Residential/community services

Mechanic

Teacher

Counselor

PA

Insurance agent

Supervisor

Librarian

Security guard

Customer service representative

Emotional personality always expects respect, admiration and acceptance. They work hard to impress to people for they work. They always look out for security. Emotional personalities think that Intellectual personalities are crazy for taking risk and not showing concern for security and longevity.

Emotional personalities are usually organized and not comfortable in messy environment. They are good supporter, thoughtful and compassionate. They are good for working in groups or teams and are stabilize force.

Emotional personalities are accurate and thorough. They are not very expressive and not comfortable to express in social or professional forum. They usually move along with the wave to get along.

Multi-traits personality:

We discussed above specific personality traits linked to specific personality type. However there is multi-trait personality type when in a person you will find 2 or 3 personality trait.

You may find that a personality is having equal in strength of multiple traits that is called multi-trait personality.

Multi-traits personality can be used for multiple tasks. If a personality is close to traits of all personality type, the individual is like chameleon of personalities.

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  1. Raman

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