What Type Are YOU?

Are you my type? Am I yours? What type are you?

The answer often depends upon the criteria. A type is a certain kind or category. People come in many types.

There are many typological systems that people have created and use to better understand and explain themselves and those around them. Some are better known or more popular than others, but none are necessarily more “valid” than any other, so feel free to find and use the system(s) you like best – or create your own.

Typological systems are often based upon (broad or easily identifiable) generalities – but that does not make them any less “true” when specifics vary. A “stereotype” refers NOT to the type of stereo anyone has, but to common characteristics or attributes associated with member of a group category classification – or type. An archetype is a particularly powerful cultural type and role-model that people identify with. Individuals may vary, but stereotypes and archetypes persist for a reason – and thus it is often helpful to be aware of them when trying to understand ourselves or others.

Some people also seem to be more than one type – and are often best thought of as a combination of types (even in any given typological system). In reality, there are aspects of all types in all of us. A personality type is really more of a description of person’s (typically) preferred, dominant, or “default” characteristics than a box they were born into and will always remain in. While certain traits are typical, just having certain traits doesn’t always mean a person is really that type. There is also a range of expression that makes each individual inherently unique. Finally, people are hard-wired to grow and evolve during their lifetime. Even out DNA alters over time – and like a any structure based on a blueprint, the end result may not quite match the original plan perfectly. Evolution takes place along different lines at different levels, involving different states and stages. Some are predictable, others are not. Both life and evolution involve integration and expression of many different aspects and possibilities within us.

The following pages list a variety of personality typing systems by the number of types they divide people into. The list will grow and change as I discover new ones.

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