CAIRO, Sept. 30 (SEE)- Researchers have always been interested to define the personality types and, across time, they work to improve their researches and include more types so that they can easily categorize people and define their traits accordingly.
While ‘Google’ can inform you that there are 16 types, a new study could limit the personality types only to four! it’s interesting then to recognize which one of them is more like you.
We are often told that no two people are exactly alike, and that we are unique. But researchers at Northwestern University could group 1.5 million study participants into four simple personality-based categories. In their study, published in The Journal Nature Human Behavior, researchers also found that over time, people can shift from one category to another.
1- the Average:
The first personality type is called “Average”. Those who fall into the average category are extroverted and “neurotic.” Women are more likely to be this type than men, and while extroverted, average people are often fairly closed-off in terms of their emotions.
Those in the “reserved” category are less extroverted, and more agreeable and emotionally stable. Like the respondents in the average category, reserved people are not usually too open with their feelings. The authors stated that gender and age does not really factor into a reserved personality type.
3 – Self-Centered:
On the opposite side of the spectrum, “self-centered” people are extremely extroverted yet aren’t very agreeable. These are people you don’t want to hang out with. Self-centered types are usually young, and (thankfully) people tend to become less of this type as they age.
Finally, those in the “role model” category are extroverted, open to others, very agreeable, conscientious, and not neurotic. Older adults tend to embody the role model personality (older women, specifically). They’re also often dependable and open-minded.
This new study merely scratches the surface of scientific research into personality types and categories. But with this being one of the largest studies out there, future researchers can use these findings to launch more in-depth studies.