WHAT ARE PERSONALITY TRAITS?
Personality traits are intangible emotions that encourage, protect, and guide us through life. Many traits are built-in, animal instincts hard-wired into our brains. They all serve beneficial functions from reproduction to protection.
Personality traits are either extrinsic (motivation to acquire or protect something) or intrinsic (motivation for love or happiness). The extrinsic traits are considered fear related because they generally cause stress, the precursors to fear. The intrinsic traits are considered joy related because they bring calm and personal enjoyment.
All members of the clan (family, packs, groups, etc) provide protection, health, happiness, and harmony to the clan. But, each use different techniques to accomplish the objectives. Historically, males were stronger and more aggressive than females and therefore handled the more dangerous activities, such as hunting and clan protection. The females gave birth and nurtured the young, distributed nourishment, and managed inter-clan disputes.
Physically aggressive hunters dominated the A-type while the gatherers were predominately B-type. The C-type were the power behind the throne, providing logistics, animal migration patterns, etc. The D-type identified and monitored dangers and handled defensive planning.
As the human race evolved, the physically aggressive nature of the Type A personalities became less important, and the communication skills of the Type B members became more valuable. The Type A individuals redirected their attention to the business world and building wealth. The Type-B members remained associated with social interactions becoming lawyers, teachers, entertainers, and political leaders. Type C people remained important as advisors, designers, engineers, researchers, etc. Everything that uses energy and produces a product or service is typically the result of Type-C person. Type D individuals remained important in advocating caution, protecting the environment, predicting future events and philosophy.
A personality trait does not determine who someone will become, what direction they will go, or why they are who they are. That question is beyond science. However, traits can and do influence us.
Going forward, this section will not be as fun or interesting without knowing your personality type. There are many free and paid personality tests on the internet. Almost all of them are highly biased, so it is important that you take several tests. That way YOU can make a decision as to which one best fits your personality. It is recommended that one of the tests be based on the Carl Jung methodology. After you obtain the results from the various tests, try and fit the trait-type categories, identified in those tests, with Types A, B, C, D being adopted here.
Rule No. 1: Only you should decide what personality type(s) you are. Do not allow others to define or influence you. There is no expert alive that has as much information about you as you have. To make sure we are making proper comparisons, you need to designate which is the most dominate, and if you have two that are very close then use the most dominate followed by the second dominate trait. Example, you may designate yourself as: Type A, B, C, D, A–C, B-D, etc. If you cannot decide or refuse to define yourself, you probably should classify yourself as a Type D personality. If these comments influenced you, then you just violated rule number 1!
Only you should decide your personality trait or traits.
It is recommended that you keep your results to yourself so that others do not influence you to change it. There is no penalty for changing your personalty type. People have been known to change their personality type after a couple cups of coffee.
This website is different from other personality websites, in that this website is directed to reducing stress and fear.
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