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Personality typing is a tool with many uses Its especially notable for its helpfulness in the areas of growth and self-development Learning and applying the theories of personality type can be a powerful and rewarding experience if it is used as a tool for discovery rather than as a method for putting people into boxes or as an excuse for their behaviors There are mainly five types of personalities that people will fall into These types are open they are to experiences conscientiousness extraversion agreeableness and neuroticism These descriptive words explaining the different types of personalities are referred to as OCEAN Basically these five areas will remain stable across our lives and we never really wander far from the basic personality types There are some basic questions that can be used in order to arrive at some general types of personalities The questions are put into a type of test A person then goes through the test answering a series of general questions to arrive at a basic personality type for that particular person The questions are given and based on the scores from the asked questions the test will assign a score This score gives a basic description of a particular personality type There are no right or wrong answers to the questions only individual angles based mainly on a particulars individuals feelings about a particular question The theory of personality types as it stands today contends that An individual is either primarily extraverted or introverted An individual is either primarily sensing or intuitive An individual is either primarily thinking or feeling or an individual is either primarily judging or perceiving The possible combinations of the basic preferences form different personality types This does not mean that all or even most individuals will fall strictly into one category or another If we learn by applying this tool that we are primarily extraverted that does not mean that we dont also perform
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