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The 3 Different Personality Traits of People

September 11th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Each and every one of us has a need to have personality traits that  get along well with other people.  We need it, either professionally, socially, or both.  Unless a person lives in a cave and is satisfied with no human interaction I would suggest that social skills are important.  Let’s face it, our happiness and our wallets, aka income, depend on it.

Let’s take a look at the 3 different personality traits of people.  You may recognize some of these traits in someone you know.

1.  The empathetic people.  The extreme empathic person is usually best at one-on-one situations.  They enjoy one-person relationships and they don’t like change.  The empathetic person fears rejections and when the possibility of being rejected rears its ugly head, they react by becoming warmer and nicer.  In a business situation, it is more important to the empathetic person to have a friendship rather than a client.  When an empathetic person undergoes extreme stress, they will withdraw, become quiet, and get timid.  When they become depressed, they radiate negativity.  When they have to interact with the controller personality, they view them as a living, breathing monster!  They can’t relate to the controlling personality at all.  It is like oil and water.  Decision making can be difficult for this personality type.  The best thing they can do to encourage positive change is to take themselves out of their comfort zone and engage in activities where they will need to make decisions.  They could join group activities that encourage interaction with lots of different people.  It may be very difficult for this type person to want to leave their comfort zone.  They usually only do this if there is a reward to do so or extreme consequences for not doing it.

2.  The controller personality.  The extreme controller often comes across as overly aggressive, pushy and can become obnoxious.  If this person is in a sales position or management, they can be your worst nightmare.  They also fear rejection, losing control or being controlled by someone else.  When they sense this is happening, they attack.  Their idea of the best defense is an overpowering offense.  Under extreme stress they will get hostile and then become depressed.  They will vent their emotional anxiety by attacking other people’s characters, management, or the company.  They view the empathetic person as mousy and weak.  If they are too much of a controlling person they won’t be able to relate, at all, to an empathetic type of personality.  This type of person really needs to work on being warmer and develop more empathy skills.  When they have developed the ability to be warmer and more empathetic, they can be the best choice for helping an empathetic person make those buying decisions.

3.  The ideal personality.  You will recognize this person because of their “charisma”.  They relate well with all kinds of different people.  They adapt quickly to situations.  They radiate warmth.  They are usually very popular and sought out people.  They may have started out as either personality 1 or 2 but have grown into the ideal.  They have the ability to make decisions and are usually a good confidant and advisor.

If you have traits from personality 1 or 2, don’t be dismayed.  Life, after all, is a learning experience.  You can become anything you choose to become. Don’t let your comfort zone hold you back.  Step out and grow! 

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  1. October 4th, 2009 at 22:34 | #1

    wAWg9r I want to say – thank you for this!

  2. Pamela
    April 12th, 2010 at 05:39 | #2

    To the author of this website:

    Thanks so much for this very informative article on personality traits. I’m the “empathetic personality” and it pinpointed my reactions, etc. I now understand why the “controller” is at times offensive and perhaps “cruel.” I have some relatives who are controllers and now realize why the interaction is at times like “oil and water.” Can now work on a better relationship with them. Again, thanks!

  3. May 10th, 2011 at 14:21 | #3

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  4. June 4th, 2011 at 03:43 | #4

    Nice! Great article! Thank you.

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