Philosophers, scientists and activists, from Plato to Keirsey to Josh to Clifton to Lindsay, are categorizing and profiling personality types by temperament, strengths, social and even SEO activity.
The temperament profile correlations through the decades are endless: philosopher, ethical, melancholic, dogmatic, religious, idealists, scientist, choleric, agnostic, theoretical, rational, guardian, phlegmatic, traditional, economic, receptive, epimethean, artisan, hedonic, sanguine, innovative, esthetic, exploiting, dionysian… lately reduced to 4 main types: Hyperesthetic, Anesthetic, Depressive and Hypomanic. Based on 60 years of research, the Personality100 report is too long and personal to share, but it ‘s really a thorough one.
Strengths profiles are based on a 40-year study of human strengths. Gallup created a language of the 34 most common talents and developed the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to help people discover and describe these talents. I admit that at least my profile is precisely sharp.
The DISC style profile system helps people to explore their personal/management/sales behavior across four primary dimensions: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, & Conscientiousness. The 40-years old assessment identifies your behavioral profile, improves interpersonal relationships, gains insight into the adaptive and natural styles of behavior, and increases your appreciation of others.
The Social (media) behavior profiles are defined by Josh Bernoff in the popular Forrester Research Social Technographics Ladder: Inactives, Spectators, Joiners, Collectors, Critics and Creators. In Eastern Europe and Bulgaria we have over 60% inactive social media users (potential customers), 35% spectators and less than 5% creators:
SEO type profiles? Last week Lindsay Wassel, the new SEO consulting manager at SEOmoz, posted a nice SEOs types analysis. Are you the Closet Genius, Livin’ Lazy, Retired Rock Star, Hung-Over, Throwing Darts in the Dark, Devs Gone Wild, One Foot out the Door, Own Worst Enemy or the Tin-Foil Hat type of SEO?
After all, in the end of the day we tend to be Active or Passive.
But I like it. (only rock’n roll 😉
So, what type of Personality you are?