The Four Personality Types

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Studies have recently shown that there may be four main personality types, according to mnn.com.

The four personalities types according to time.com are reserved, role model, average, and self-centered. Each personality trait is based on the extent to which a person demonstrates five character traits, neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.

Neurotic people are often moody and often feel anxious, depressed, lonely, jealousy, guilt, and are usually self-conscious and shy. People who are high in neuroticism often have the risk of developing mood or anxiety disorders.

Extraverted people are very open outgoing, talkative, and energetic. They are often more interested in engaging with the environment and people around them. People high in openness are not very secretive and very open with the people around them.

Agreeable people enjoy helping others and are willing to agree with what other people tell them. Conscientious people are diligent and hard working. They want to do a task well and are very efficient and orderly in all they do.

Reserved people are not open nor neurotic and tend to be emotionally stable compared to the other types. They, however, are very agreeable and conscientious.

Average is the most common personality type and is high in neuroticism as well as extraversion and very low in openness.

Role-models tend to be natural born leaders and are not high in neuroticism. They are, however, high in all the other traits. They are very open to new ideas and very reliable, according to today.com.

This was created through various surveys across the country to determine whether or not most people fit into one of the personality types, and most people did. However, this is not true for everyone and you may not fit neatly into any of the categories.

If you would like to learn more about this visit mnn.com.

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