No two individuals can be the same, but their personalities can match in some respects. We can’t label the nature of each person because this will lead to chaos for studying and research purposes. Therefore, it is necessary to classify personalities in different groups by bringing together common traits of a person carefully. Some people are lazy, and some are super active. Some are very positive in their lives while some think of the worst possible things. And the variation goes on. We have to get settled on some fundamental differences in the personalities. We observe some common personality traits around us.
Read below about ten general types of personalities.
10 general types of personalities
You must be knowing that there is a difference between jealousy and envy. Jealousy is a negative thought when someone outclasses over you and envy is the feeling when you think “I wish I could do the same.”
Envious means desire to have possession, luck, a quality that belongs to another person. Resentment is like positive stress that boosts your efficiency to be the one who you aspire to be. So, the first type of personality is envious. The people who fall in this category are always under pressure of being better than everyone. Instead of minding thinking about what they have achieved in life, they focus on how they need to better than the other person. They keep calculating what they have presently and how much more is required to go ahead of other person .
If you always believe that something positive is going happen no matter where you are, then you are an optimist. This personality trait is usually explained with an example of a glass filled with water to the halfway point. If you are an optimist, then you will say that the half glass is filled with water, while a pessimist will see that glass as half empty. This type of personality is helpful to nurture your mind, body, and attitude positively. It provides resilience to face stress. So, if you are going on an adventure then always remember to take an optimist with you.
A pessimist is a person who is exactly opposite to an optimist. This personality trait is related to the beliefs and hopes of an undesirable outcome even if the situation is favorable. In layman language, it can be labeled as ‘negative attitude towards things.” The tendency to expect the worst in every case may lead to stress and hypertension. But you won’t believe that even pessimism has its benefits like being prepared for the worst possible scenario and getting unexpected rewards.
Many a time we come across a person who resolves fight instead of getting into it. That person does not take the side of one person. Such people fall into this diplomats category. Diplomats believe in harmony. They try to keep themselves away from controversies by giving witty answers or solutions to situations. People in this personality trait will answer your question, and yet the question remains unanswered. Aren’t we all diplomats sometimes?
The people who want risks and thrill in their life are brave. They can’t live a comfortable life. If you close them in a room full of facilities and comfort, they will not enjoy it. But if you leave them in a forest or somewhere else, they will find their ways. The adventurous term is not only applicable for activities but also decisions in life. Brave people take risks when taking an important decision in their lives. Such people can survive in the worst possible situation, but a luxurious life can be mundane for them. Getting a job and settling in life is never the goal of their life.
6. Honest and loyal
It is said that honesty is the best policy and some people take it very seriously. Lying is not their forte. They do their tasks on time and in case of failure, they admit their mistakes and limitations without any fear. You can always trust a person who is loyal and honest because this personality trait is compulsive once developed. Loyal and honest people are challenging to find, but they surely exist.
Though this is a personality disorder, we can separate this as a personality trait too. The narcissism deals with self-importance, need of attention and admiration and a lack of empathy for other people. The people who are narcissists have fragile self-esteem which can break by the slenderest disparagement. They need favors and importance always. Such people usually fail to keep relationships as they can’t adjust and accept other people. Nowadays, this disorder is growing as people are more attention seeking.
The people with this personality trait just don’t wait for anyone’s approval as they have guts and confidence to take things forward. Such people never let their failures hold themselves back. They try new things and always keep themselves in a learning process. But these people always try to hide their mistakes but apologize if necessary. They focus more on their strength than their weaknesses. Also, even if they don’t know anything, they seek for help. Do these traits remind you of yourself? If yes, then you are a confident person.
Creative people observe everything and make use of their observations while instigating various things. They take their own time to learn things. Such people always strive to surround themselves with beautiful things. New experiences, places, and people fascinate them. At the same time, they enjoy solitude too. When they are alone, they make use of their talents and creativity. Most of the time, masterpieces come out the isolation of the creative people. It is often said that only females are innovative, but it is the most baseless stereotype. This personality trait gets developed with time.
“Do what I say” is the favorite line of the bossy people. They tend to impose things on others. Such people are self-obsessed and self-centered. They are often confused with narcissists. Bossy people’s self-esteem does not break because of criticism, but it breaks when people reject their commands. You must have come across the people who give orders and get their work done without knowing anyone’s troubles or issues. You can put those people in this category.
So, these are the ten general types of personalities. You must have met at least one person from each category. Two or more personality traits can get mixed. We are always surrounded by people who all are different. Indeed, it is difficult to understand the behavior of other people because they tend to have various characteristics and features and we sometimes get confused with their behavior.