Introduction to Personalities
Let me start by saying that there are as many personalities in this world as there are people. We are all very unique. I heard Dr. Phil say one time (and I'm loosely paraphrasing) that even though a problem can be incredibly complex and difficult, the solution can be very simple.
This is how it is with personality types. Even though there are billions of combinations that make us unique, there are patterns that occur among groups of people. Understanding these patterns help you relate better to different types of people.
For example, have you ever encountered someone that asked you "why" so many times that you wanted to slap them? This is probably the same person that labels their sock drawer. Some of you may be this type (hint: the owl) and have been trying to figure out where I was going with this from the beginning. The reason that this happens is because there are a set of attributes that have been hard-wired into who we are. For sake of simplicity, I group these into four different types.
I've seen personalities presented in many different ways, but the one that is most relateable are the birds:
For now, think about what traits each of these birds have. Next time, I'll give you more details (for the owls in the group).