4 INSIGHTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND
PERSONALITY TYPES IN FAMILY
Family personalities are always challenging. One major reason for this is that every person sees life differently. This is a photo of four of our grandchildren. Each one has a totally different personality type. They need to be responded to in various ways. Therefore, it’s helpful to know that each family member falls primarily into one of four personality types. By learning which personality type each family member has, you can understand how they are wired and this will help you understand them better. Here’s 4 Insights to Better Understand Personality Types in Family.
1. THE BIG PICTURE, VISIONARY FAMILY PERSONALITY
Some people are wired with the gift of great foresight and imagination. Often they grasp the vision to do this or that before others do. Author Malcolm Gladwell writes, “The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world.” In your family, is there anyone you view mostly as a visionary personality type?
2. THE PEOPLE-PERSON FAMILY PERSONALITY
There’s a good chance in your family that someone majors on enjoying being with people. For example, they are friendly, engaging, and tend to act as the life of the party. However, those with this personality type may be perceived as superficial about various things. Who in your home would you consider a people-person personality type?
3. THE EVERYTHING-IN-ORDER FAMILY PERSONALITY
Another loved one in your home may live as a very structured person. Usually these family members model the following idea, “Do everything decent and in order.” This person loves to dot every “I” and cross every “T”. Do you recognize a loved one in your family who operates in this way?
4. THE LAID-BACK-AND-ONE-DAY-I’LL-GET-AROUND-TO-IT FAMILY PERSONALITY
A fourth category of personality type may be seen in a person who lives life in slow motion. Though they may eventually complete a task, it might take a long time. A loved one like this is not easily excited about much. They often seem to be sluggish and apathetic. Who in your family might reflect this type of personality?
So to better understand each family member in your home, consider their personality type. Life coach Toni Robbins is right, when he says, “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” Jesus gives each of us unique personalities.https://www.gotquestions.org/Myers-Briggs-Type-Indicator.html
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