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Four Types of People

Updated on March 12, 2017

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#FYP Four Types Of People

This business of working with people can be tricky. Everyone is different! Even though we all want happiness for ourselves and loved ones, what we each need to find that happiness is different based on our values and characteristics.

There are four basic personality types. Everyone is a blend of these four types. Some people are very much one type only – yet others are a blend of two or three. The chart below shows these four types. Notice the Analytical and Driver type personalities are underlined in Blue as they are above the horizontal axis. The Amiable and Expressive are underlined in red as they are below the horizontal axis. The Analytical and Amiable are also underlined in green as they are left o the vertical axis. The Driver and the Expressive are underlined in violet, as they are right of the vertical axis.

By The Way - This information goes hand in hand with The Nine Differences between the Wealthy and the Poor. Drop back and read this too... valuable insights.

All Four Types, Can Thrive

When dealing with these types of people it is a good place to start by first trying to figure out what type you are yourself. Your approach to life, your values and your character type will tend to approach all others as you yourself would like to be approached. If you always use “your” type of approach, you will only have gained the results you want from people who are “just like you”. You will need to change your approach to deal with other personality types.

Underlined in Blue

In General Analytical and Drivers type personalities are Cool, Independent, Uncommunicative (guarded), Disciplined about time and Use facts.

Underlined in Red

In General Amiable and Expressive type personalities are Warm, Approachable, Communicative (open), Undisciplined about time and Use Opinions.

Underlined in Green

In General Analytical and Amiable type personalities are Cooperative, Slow to act and they Avoid Risks.

Underlined in Violet

In General Driver and Expressive type personalities are Competitive, quick to take Action and quick to Takes Risks.

To build Rapport with each type of personality you have to support the person in the way that is important to THAT personality type.

Analytical person - you have to be supportive of their principles and thinking

Driver type person - you have to support their conclusions and action

Amiable Type person - you have to support their feelings and relationships

Expressive type person – you have to support their dreams and intuitions.

Spend your time with each personality type in a different way!

Analytical - take time to be accurate

Amiable - take time to be agreeable

Drivers - take time to be efficient

Expressive - take time to be stimulating


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After Four Types Of People Read - The power of duplication... link in body of this article.

To solicit action you must treat each personality type differently.

Analytical – you must provide evidence with service

Amiable – you must provide guarantees with assurances

Drivers – you must provide options and probabilities

Expressive – you must provide testimony and incentive

There are positive and negative characteristics of all four types. (general examples here)

Analytical

Positive – they are great problem solvers. They find thinking fun.

Negative – they tend to have paralysis through analysis…. Because they are always hungry to think some more, get more information etc. before they act.

Drivers

Positive – they are very results focused. They get things done

Negative- they often step on toes and hurt feelings and have no idea that they are doing that… simply because they are so results focused they don’t understand how anyone can be hurt – results are what matter!

Amiable

Positive – they are very caring and courteous

Negative – they tend not to stand on their principles as they are to busy making sure they don’t hurt the person they are with – (ex- today they are with me and support my actions – tomorrow they are with you- you do not like MY way of doing things but today they support you because they are with you)

Expressive

Positive – they are a lot of fun to be with – they love entertaining and being entertained

Negative – they wont do a thing if it cannot be fun in some way.

Using this chart is ongoing. Review it for any situation you are in – you will more than likely find a better way to proceed, or not proceed. Share this hub with those you spend time with and learn from each other how to better make use of it and grow as individuals as well as teams or partners. When you combine the information in this hub along with the knowledge of just what is the power of duplication and how to make it work for you... combined (this knowledge of the four types of people) ADDING the power of duplication, and you will be part of the positive progressive changes that are taking place all around you.

Reflect and revisit this information and share with others..... Grow and be happy!

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      Neil Sperling 2 months ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Thanks Barine ❤

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      Barine Sambaris 2 months ago from Nigeria

      You couldn't have said it any better, Neil. I'll take your advice into consideration

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      Neil Sperling 2 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      RTalloni - Thanks for taking time to read and especially to comment. Cheers

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Interesting to think about the concepts on the four types…thought provoking read.

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      Neil Sperling 3 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Lori - yes it is possible - but VERY rare. I've gone through a few of this type of tests - and in groups. I've met and seen a few strong in three...... but so far I have yet to find one person that is equal in all four. Anything is possible tho. People are cool.

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      Lori 3 years ago

      I wonder...is it possible to be equal in all four quadrants?

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      Neil Sperling 3 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Rebecca - thanks for the comment .... It is interesting that I think that people of all types can be found in any business.... some in character - some out! LOL

      Again thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Rebecca Furtado 3 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

      Interesting hub, I suppose most people of on the continium and a mixture of personality types. It would be interesting to see what types of business these types generally fall into. Nice hub.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      express10 - I'm glad you found it useful and very glad you took time to tell me and express yourself. Thanks for the read and comment - good luck with your co-workers etc.

      Thanks again

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      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      This is a useful hub, I've understood myself to be analytical but see some useful details about other types of people that could help me relate to them or work with them in the future.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      LOL Kallini2010 ... you say Toronto and the first thing that comes to mind is traffic jams. The second thing may be more to what you are looking for - 2nd= a unique City where neighborhoods become as small towns... meaning people in general get to know others in the area of the city where they work, live or party. These communities within the greater GTA are often as close knit as people in small towns. That's Unique!

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      kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Oh, I do believe you. I, however, have a Penny-Rolling-Up party this Saturday. What is my personality type and what shall I do with it?

      But seriously, if I ask you a serious question:

      If I say "TORONTO" was is the first word that comes up? I am looking for the FIRST association (I want to write "facts" about Toronto, but not all that official info that everybody can write, but rather, what people think).

      Thanks!

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      kallini2010 - LOL.... Believe!

      Pennies? I never was able to hang onto single penny all my life.... now they expect me to hang onto nickles? Really!

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      kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I can't believe that this hub always gets comments (I mean as if people have not figured out about four types of ...)

      By the way, what have you done with Canadian pennies?

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      agapsikap - Sweet comment. Thanks for the praise.... I hope the information helps you with your relationships and life experiences. Thanks again fro taking time to comment!

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      Hi there Neil, this is one great information. It is very useful and interesting. What more can I say, aside from 'its such a thought provoking hub.'

      Voted up and shared,sir.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      DR.Mega - Why thanks you Doc. Much appreciated!

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      DR.Mega 4 years ago

      well done..sir

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Gareth - I'm smiling .... love your quote "Unconditional positive regard, treat people with respect, it goes a long, long way, get it right and they will manage themselves, not all of them but many will." Thanks for the return and further thoughts... Cheers to the future while we enjoy this unending moment - thank you again!

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      Gareth Pritchard 4 years ago from North Wales

      LOL to you too, nosy people like me don't need any forcing or much of an opportunity to grumble, anybody who puts the time in deserves a thumbs up but the commentators often get left out but not today in the comment made.

      A guy called Charles Handy wrote a book called, Understanding Organisations, where he said something like, managing people is a subject you will never learn but trying to do so will bring far greater reward than ignoring the subject.

      He also said this quoted below.

      “The companies that survive longest are the ones that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul” – Charles Handy

      Unconditional positive regard, treat people with respect, it goes a long, long way, get it right and they will manage themselves, not all of them but many will.

      Give and you will receive.

      Sorry the thumb only works once.

      Thanks again, Gareth

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Gareth - LOL .. I promise not to force you to click on my music links.... Thanks again for the read and taking time to comment. A Big thanks for the thumbs up!

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      Gareth Pritchard 4 years ago from North Wales

      Interesting comments but I still don't like your taste in music, sorry and all. I have given you a thumbs up and across here and other hubs but it's not for your taste in music. I like music and I have told you who, so I won't bother again.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Nyamache - thanks for reading and commenting. I agree you want to have drivers on the team.... but others get the work done too. they just do it for different reasons. Appeal to their reasons and everyone becomes more productive. Do you Know what I mean?

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      Joshua Nyamache 4 years ago from Kenya

      You have explained the four types of people so well. Now I understand why some people behave the way they do. I would like be content to hire employees who possess positive drivers personality. They'll get my work done as they're results focused.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      lovedoc - you may not have any driver and still get lots done quickly - the characteristic that motivates you to complete the task is the clue to what character trait you are. All character traits may get things done quickly but all for different reasons.

      Thanks so much for taking time to share your thoughts.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      teaches - you bet - the few who have characteristics equally balanced are great leaders/managers. It is odd however to find balanced people. Most people are strong in two with a 3rd causing more trouble than helping "unless" they recognize the inner struggle. thanks for commenting.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This is a very good analysis. voted up interesting! I am somewhat analytical, expressive, amiable and a driver because I get things done quickly.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I like your analysis of working styles of management. Very interesting. If you have a combination of the four, you will lead well. I believe in fair management, knowing how people are best motivated will help you know how to use these styles. Well done and voted up!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Sparrow - :-) Just keep on being you .... that's what counts. Thanks again!

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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for that kind remark, Neil. Our two personalities sometimes clash, but I try not to take it pesonally. She also has changed the way she deals with her children based on their personalities, which is a blessing, too. I wish I had that info when she was growing up.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      sparrow - thanks so much for sharing your daughters story - very cool. Your daughter must also be strong in analytical to be that good at reading people and understanding how to build teams based on traits... how cool a comment -- thanks so much for sharing.

      Oh - and where would your daughter be without your loyal love? She is blessed!

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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      Yes.Probably true. I also want to say after reading the comments that my daughter is a very strong driver, or choleric, and she has her employees take a personality test and builds her teams of leaders based on their types. She is always preparing them for promotion. She also makes her own job easier by equipping her teams to be self-sufficient and not dependent on her. On the other hand, phlegmatics and melancholies don't last long under her. She only puts up with me because I gave birth to her LOL! So for your first commenter, it is possible to get things done this way.

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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      aha. I will look closer!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Sparrow - thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment.... take a deeper look.... chances of diagonal opposed traits being your two strongest character traits is NOT common. Phlegmatic is Amiable... Melancholy can be analytical..... thus your two strongest may be Amiable/Analytical with the third strongest being expressive.

      Hope you find this chart helpful.

      Thanks again for commenting

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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      I must be analytical and expressive. I haven't seen this one before. I am an INFJ and Melancholy/Phlegmatic! I didn't have time to read this all but plan to come back later. Fascinating.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Shang - Glad it may be of some help. I appreciate your comment!

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      Shang 5 years ago

      Great article. Thanks for sharing.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Marsha my Canuk friend - Once again thanks for taking time to read and comment!

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      marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks for this well wriiten hub and excellent discussion.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      derdriu - glad you enjoyed the video as well as this hub. Now - which character are you?

      Thanks again

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Neil Sperling: What great fun and yet how true!

      Thank you, voted up, and all categories too,

      Derdriu

      P.S. Thank for the start with the video!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Lisa - LOL - yip long list of comments - You will be a mix and certain events / situations will bring out different strong points - most people are strong in two types and fairly string in one other - causing arguments with them self LOL Thanks again for the visit and comment

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      lisadpreston 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Geez, finger is sore from scrolling down. LOL. I'm not sure what type I am yet, have to think on this one.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      exotichippiequeen -- :-) Glad you enjoyed the hub AND all the comments.... the comments have been fun for me too. Great stuff!

      Thanks

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      ExoticHippieQueen 6 years ago

      I enjoyed this hub, and the comments are nearly as interesting to read, lol! Voted up and useful!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      celeBritys and Mindwave - thank you both for your time and thoughts. Mindwavwe - that is cool.... standing the test of time is a great compliment and nice to know. Thanks

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      Mindwave 6 years ago

      Found this by searching "the four personality types". Pastor at my church taught almost exactly the same thing in his sermon today. Although he had different names for the quadrants... thinker, doer, relater, influencer.

      My father was a very accomplished salesman, and I remember him teaching me these principles when I was very young. So do take note because this has stood the test of time.

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      celeBritys4africA 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I found your hub very interesting. Rated up.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      frogyfish - I'm glad you enjoyed this hub -- cool you found yourself too... thanks for commenting

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Very interesting hub...and lots of great thoughts in the comments. Your quad definitions matched where I already had found myself...fun to check it out! Thanks!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      kallini2010 - You are a deep thinker and I always enjoy your hubs as well as your comments.... "And by the time you arrive at some satisfying answer, you are no longer the person who began the quest - you have been transformed by new knowledge." ... so true - thanks again for re-visiting this hub and sharing more.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      bri - yes there are more layers than just four, as there are combinations of those four an as many combinations as there are people... I have found that working first with understanding the four basic types I am able to see myself and others in a more productive way... seeing when a person is coming more from a driver under certain circumstances and later the same persons in a different circumstance approaches things as an expressive or analyzer .... I find knowing the root four types is a solid basic on which to proceed. Again thanks for your comment

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      kallini2010 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      The number of types is 16 (it is never one type, but a combination of four major traits).

      For example - "analytical are uncommunicative" - I am analytical to the point of being a pain in certain areas. However, I am very communicative - so I will never refrain from communicate "the pain" of my thoughts and findings. You may protest, but if I am so inclined, there is no escape.

      But the type does not define a person completely - nothing can - psychology is not physics - it is not an exact science.

      To understand yourself you must be on a personal quest to do so, there is some help as you go, but the work is always up to you, it depends on how deep you want to dig into or dive.

      And by the time you arrive at some satisfying answer, you are no longer the person who began the quest - you have been transformed by new knowledge.

      For example, if you started "looking for yourself" being religious and came to a conclusion "The God is dead" (Friedrich Nietzsche), you are not the same - what remains the same - your body only and your temperament and your inclinations - but knowledge?

      Knowledge has the power of transformation. You have grown, outgrown the womb and ready (?, hopefully ready) to move on .... New stage of development...

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      bri36 6 years ago

      life has lots of layers, i don't think four is enough for some people. many have seen themselves in deeper settings and still don't know what or who they are. but you seem to have gotten inside somehow and found what works for some, but not all. at least this was a very informative hub and has some good information. thank you.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      bri36 - :-) ... thanks for dropping by and taking time to read and comment!

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      bri36 6 years ago

      dude, what planet are you from?

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      glassvisage - hope this one more makes a difference for you -- Your writing is awesome.. glad to follow ya

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      Very interesting system. This is one that I have not seen. I always enjoy analyzing my personality in hopes of improving myself :) This is just one more way to do so!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      thanks jtyler

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      jtyler 6 years ago

      Ok. Nice hub by the way.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      jtyler - i am familiar with Myers-briggs - also colors and there is another couple charts that are very similar. this one I find easiest to work with.

      Thanks for reading and commenting

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      jtyler 6 years ago

      This is an interesting test. However, you should look up the Myers-Briggs personality test.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      lobonorth - I too took a colors workshop.... exact same principles as in this hub - the advanced colors workshop goes into greater detail as per combinations but could be information overload for most people. Glad you enjoyed the hub.... thanks for taking time to comment

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      lobonorth 6 years ago

      Attended a colors workshop employing above several years ago with about 20 others from a very dysfunctional workplace. It was uncanny how accurate it was at identifying personality types and why it was so difficult for us to get along - sadly our group needed a lot more help.

      I am a believer in the system though!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Sun-Girl - :-) .... your comment put my day off to a great start (7 am now LOL). Thanks so much for your kind words.

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Beautiful and excellent article you actually shared in here and i think its very necessary to know different kinds of individual or people we have as the case may be in other for us to relate well with people.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      klarawieck - why ouch?? All four types are great people.... I'm happy you found this a great hub .. thanks for saying so! :-)

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      klarawieck 6 years ago

      Neil, I have a friend who was a CEO and had me take a one hundred question test to find which type of learner i was. I turned it in and I scored in the bottom right corner, where the Expressive people are. Ouch! :) This is a great hub.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Ashantina - Great comment - the art of communication... communication of any type. thanks for dropping by my fan!

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      Ashantina 6 years ago

      I guess this is what they call the 'art' of communication... having the ability to recognise and adapt ones approach to the psychology of another.

      Interesting hub!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      whoisbid - Glad you dropped by - yes four is used in many ancient as well as modern aspects of life. the depth of the meaning of four is not grasped by very many people.

      thanks for the comment ;-)

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      whoisbid 6 years ago

      interesting... The ancients had a similar thing to this too.. using 4.. which was a mysterious number to some but also great meaning to a few

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Irenemaria - Four basic types but since we are all combinations of all four there really is unlimited character types. Thanks for taking time to read and comment!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      I wonder if four kinds are enough....

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      kallini2010 - (Svetlana?) you are a delight "In my book (there is none) - conservative people are anal-retentive, they need rules and manuals for everything - even for going to the toilet." LOL I Agree 118% ... it is time we threw away old outdated rules and traditions.

      LOL -- THANKS A MILLION for dropping by and making my day with a smile. Huge hugs to you girl lol ... thanks

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      kallini2010 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Neil, you have too many comments here - but I glanced over a few - the first one said: "a manager has no time for BS like that" (he did not say BS, but the point it "a manager would not accomplish anything if he had to babysit and tend to different personalities").

      I am not judging - not my style (I am judging, but I pretend I don't) - maybe to a certain extent he is right - a manager has a job to do - to get things done, not to make everybody happy.

      Whatever type I am, I am not a manager type - I am not conservative enough.

      In my book (there is none) - conservative people are anal-retentive, they need rules and manuals for everything - even for going to the toilet.

      I am analytical (paralytical) - cannot be helped.

      "Svetlana, stop thinking, please."

      "If you want to see the day when I stop thinking, you are welcome to my funeral".

      I am amiable and fun. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (one of the respondents gave you an overlook), I assume I am ENFP - "Anything is Possible."

      Anything?

      There are other tests on colours - I am Blue-Green-Gold-Orange.

      But there is no manual how to deal with me, for I tend to be a pain in certain areas.

      Coming back to birds (Canadian geese and Your friends Ostriches)

      Birds of feather flock together.

      Ideally, for a manager it would be great if a team was highly professional and psychologically compatible - how much energy would be saved. (thinking of all my senseless conflicts.)

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      tipoague - Glad you found it helpful - thanks for the thumbs up

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      This is an interesting way to look at people. Great hub! Voted up!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Branka - Thanks Sweetie. You have a way of lifting me up. As far as mirrors go - if I was your mirror I would surely say you are beautiful, inside and out!

      Thanks again

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      BrankaBabic 6 years ago

      Oh my!

      The mirrors you (always) put before me are lol in executive mode. I admire your way with words.

      Great article!

      Thanks dear.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Parduc and theherbivorehippie - thank you both for commentsing.

      Thanks for the vote up parduc

      herbivorehippie - cool - I'm glad you could see yourself - can you pick where those you know sit?

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      How interesting! I've never seen this analysis. I am most definitely a "violet" person! :)

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      parduc 6 years ago from Kos island, Greece

      Dear Neil,

      thanks for the great hub, I enjoyed it. Voted it up, awesome and I'm following you:))

      Liv

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      nikki - yes but you will be dominant in one or two

      thanks for the comment

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      hmm can i be a little bit of all 4?

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Cindi - great comment. No I do not have theories on birth - other than social environment and psychology play a part in our growth. Our growth will still lean to strong points in one or two quadrants as I have laid out.

      Gail - glad to cause thought. Thanks for comment

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      Gail Anthony 6 years ago

      Very interesting piece. Caused me to reflect upon my past managerial methods.

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      cindi h 6 years ago

      I find it quite comical how we are always trying to label people. I've read many theories about personality types and the contributing factors that help mold or shape that personality. I'm a people watcher too and I find your analysis to be dead on! Do you have any thoughts on the theories of birth order in regards to personality types?

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Lady E - cool! I like to study people too.... big hug {{lady_E}}

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting - I like studying people.

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      magnoliazz - using this chart in all aspects of working with people does help. Time and results are driver type values so you must have have a strong driver side to your character. I've read some of your hubs and your comments and I can tell you are a thinker so you also have strong analytical skills from that part of your character too. Your story of living in your car and in the storage shed gives me insight to your loyalty to your guy and family so you also have characteristics in the amiable quadrant as well. You seem to be fairly well balanced.... and I find that interesting.

      I hope you took time or will soon to party in her new home and help make it a home. Your presence will surly brighten it up.

      I very much appreciate the time you took to read and reply to my hubs - thank you very much!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Pinkchic18 and Joshua Kell - I thank you both for dropping by and taking time to comment.

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      magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      This hub was just what I needed today! Yesterday I helped a friend move, and I was fuming all day long because I felt as if I was doing most of the work.

      The house my friend was moving into needed to be cleaned and cleared of junk from the prior renters first. Within the first half hour I had all that junk out on the front porch while my friend went from room to room, over and over with a curtian and curtian rod in her hands, wondering which curtians she wanted to use.

      Finally I told her to get with it, she could worry about curtians and stuff like that after the house was cleaned and cleared! I was ready to brain her with that curtian rod! LOL!

      Of course her feeling were hurt. I told her ..."Too bad, your hurt feelings will last for a few minutes, you would be more upset if you had to move into a dirty house."

      Time and results matter, the world revolves around these two facts. I think having a good work ethic is the best gift parents and grandparents can give to their children.

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      Levi Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub. Very interesting, thank you.

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      Sarah Carlsley 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Very interesting hub!

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      crisstar - yes sales people use this - so do personal life skills coaches. The system works and the more you use it the easier it is to use.

      Thanks for the comment

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      crisstar 6 years ago from California

      Very good Neil.

      I know a lot of salespeople use these types of personality breakdowns when they're dealing with potential customers LOL.

      When they know "who" you are and "what" you are they tailor their approach to you...and of course increase their odds of getting the sale.

      I love it how you really broke it down Neil. I like your style! Keep up the awesome Hubs!!

      Corrisa

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      china man - LOL - love the way you added a touch of homour to your comment - I think the Chinese people are the same however they may see this with a little different slant on things. LOL

      onceupon - Cool - sounds like you got yourself figured out.

      You don't look a day past 30 to me dear! Thanks for your support.

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      Jackie Paulson 6 years ago from USA IL

      I am always interested in finding more about my personality. I feel like I am a little of all of them depending on the situation I am in. I am very analytical. I hope not to a fault. I love details and facts too. Your hub really got me thinking of how ten years ago, I have changed in my personality so very much. Maybe that is because I am in my 40's, who knows. Either way I am book marking this, twitter and all that fun stuff for you as you deserve it. The comments on here are so fun to read up on! Keep up the great insights.

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      china man 6 years ago

      Looks useful and about right - now can you make one for Chinese who don't fit the mold :D

      Well actually they are much the same personality types - but the little differences takes some getting your head around !