There are many different models of personality with debates on which one is the best one.
I found that understanding and combining some of them was the most helpful.
Personality can be also affected by so many different factors as well; age, upbringing, development, culture, society, education, etc.
In this article, I’m going to go through a few of the models that I found really helpful.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
- Founded from Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types
- Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers were the originators of the MBTI instrument
- They researched personalities and combined with Jung’s theory came up with the MBTI
- Describes normal healthy personalities
- Explains that people tend to use their brain in different ways
- There is no better or worse type
- Inherent type and therefore will not change over time
- Uses 4 letters to represent your personality type; I/E, N/S, F/T & P/J
- Introversion/Extroversion: How you interact with the world
- INtuitive/Sensing: How you gather information
- Feeling/Thinking: How you make decisions
- Perceiving/Judging: How you organize your life
- The origin is not as clear
- 9 Point system
- Each person has a dominant type (number point) that they are born with
- Tells you about your healthy, average and unhealthy traits that make up your personality type
- No type is better or worse
The Highly Sensitive Person
- Discovered by Dr. Elaine Aron
- Innate Trait
- Also referred to as Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (Scientific Term)
- Your brain processes more information and reflects on it more deeply
- Since you notice more things you get overwhelmed easily
- About 20% of the population is highly sensitive
- Of that 20% about 70% are introverted
Do you have any experience with any of these?
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