The best lifestyle approach for you is going to depend on your personality type.
Learn about what the 16 personality types are and how they affect a person’s life in order to determine which approach is best for you.
In this post, we’re going to be talking about various approaches to lifestyle that people can take based on their personalities.
There are 16 different personality types that have been developed by the world famous psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. http://samnews.net/
These psychoanalytic categories have been further researched and tested by a number of other psychologists, including Isabel Briggs-Myers.
I’ll go over what they are, how they affect a person’s lifestyle,
what individual approaches would be best for you to take in order to improve your life.
What Are The 16 Personality Types?
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Development of the 16 Personality Types
The personality types were originally outlined in a book written by Jung called, “Psychological Types,”
which he published in his book “Psychology and Religion,” in 1921.
He used them to analyze religious experiences and their relationship with personality type.
The personality types were later taken up by other psychologists, such as Isabel Briggs-Myers,
who further researched them and wrote a book called, “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator,” that was published in the 1970’s.
This led to further improvements and additions to the original system, bringing it up to its current form and bringing it into mainstream psychology.
Understanding Your Personality Type
The purpose of understanding your personality type is so that you can take an appropriate approach to lifestyle that is most beneficial for you.
If you have a very unique personality type, then it’s possible that certain approaches to lifestyle won’t be appropriate for you.
The 16 personalities are grouped into 4 broad categories, based on their attitudes toward the outside world.
These categories are: introverted, extraverted, thinking and feeling.
This post will focus on the first 2, introversion and extraversion.
The other categories can be found in my other article about them , which will be linked here at the end of this post.
The characters and plots of dozens of popular books and movies also, in most cases, align with one of these 4 categories.
Introversion vs Extraversion
There are 2 main terms that we’re going to be focusing on here: introversion and extraversion.
These terms were originally coined by Jung, and they describe the degree to which a person is oriented toward the world outside their own mind.
Someone who is very extraverted is very interested in interacting with other people and the surrounding environment;
someone who is very introverted cares more about focusing on their own thoughts and ideas
than anything else in the outside world. And in between these two extremes there are several different levels of each category.
How this affects lifestyle varies greatly from person to person, but they are most commonly divided up among the following 6 main categories.
Thinkers vs Feelers
Thinkers are people who are more interested in facts and ideas than anything else,
while feelers are more focused on how they feel in the present moment.
Thinkers tend to be more focused on objects, facts, and ideas; while Feelers tend to be more focused on their own emotions.
Sensors vs Intuitives
Sensors are people who rely heavily on the 5 senses in order to understand their surroundings;
they usually have strong instincts that help them make sense of the world around them.
Intuitives are people who are more interested in the patterns of the world around them,
whether they are patterns of logic or patterns of feelings.
People who are more intuitive tend to be far less concerned with objects, facts, and ideas;
they tend to be very concerned with sensing an idea rather than understanding their environment.
Feelers are people whose main concern is how they feel in the moment;
Thinkers are people whose main concern is how they look or how others perceive them.
Thinkers typically have a strong emphasis on physical appearance, while Feelers usually have an emphasis on physical health and well being.
Sensors vs Intuitives
Sensors are people who rely heavily on their senses to understand the world around them;
Intuits rely more on their intuition and instinct. People who are more sensor tend to be very concerned with objects, facts, and ideas;
they tend to be very concerned with physical health and well being.