How Personality Theorists Have Described the
Four Most Common Personality Types
(Correlations are approximate)
Know Your True Self ™ Research & Training Academy
||Perfcet *||Peaceful *||Powerful *||Popular *|
|Hippocrates / Galen (Medieval Four Temperaments)||Melancholy||Phlegmatic||Choleric||Sanguine|
|Tim LaHate / Littaure||
|David W Merrill and Roger H. Reid. Personal styles & Effective Performance||Analytical||Amiable||Driver||Expressive|
Carl G Jung
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
||Introvert / Thinker||Introvert / Feeler||Extrovert / Thinker||Extrovert / Feeler|
Peter F. Drucker
||Thought Man||People Man||Action Man||Front Man|
The Stuart Atkins LIFO system
|Conserving / Holding||Supporting/Giving||Controlling/Talking||Adapting / Dealing|
Robert E. Lefton
||Submissive / Hostile||Submissive / Warm||Dominant / Hostile||Dominant / Warm|
|Other well-known expressions||Processor / Cognitive / Logistical / Copliance||Helper / Interpersonal / Supporter / Submission||Boss / Behavioral / Commander / Dominance||Impulsive / Affective / Socializer / Inducement|
- Excerpts taken from the participant workshop handout material of 'Know Your True Self' module of the workshop The Strong Connection – Developing The Art of Connecting with People – especially with your own self.
- This comprehensive chart showing the co-relation of different prevailing personality theories around the globe.
- * There are numerous personality theories in circulation throughout the world and many a time it is very confusing and even overwhelming to know which theory is correct. But here we have tried to solve that problem by taking our reference from the base of all the personality theories around the world – the ancient theory by Hyppocrates, which described the four basic temperaments as Sanguine, Melancholy, Choleric & Phlegmatic. Actually all the theories have been derived or some kind of refined version of that basic theory.
- Our theory at Know Your True Self Research & Training Academy has tried to keep the interpretation at the simplistic side, which we call as Observatory Identification of Personality Type
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