Self-Diagnosis – Types of People
Self-diagnosis can be very powerful. Which of the following types are you? There are two types of people, those that are perpetual learners and those that stay as they are. You could add a third because some people go backwards. It’s usually easy to pick out the people who are always open to learning. It’s more fun with them and conversations tend to develop rather than get stuck.
Information is freely available on the web
There is so much information available to help you with self-diagnosis, and below I have included links to a range of topics to get your thoughts flowing. The more you understand yourself, the easier it is to tackle life. You learn what works for you and what doesn’t. You find the ability to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ based on your values and nobody else’s.
Power comes from knowing yourself
You can stand more within your own power, the more you understand yourself.
I’ve spent years learning about myself, people, behaviours, the spoken word, body language, personality types, eye language and lots more. There is so much information available for us to paw through that helps us increase our understanding of ourselves. The more we know ourselves, the more we understand others.
Nothing changes in Isolation
Learning about yourself can’t be done in isolation. Learning about other personality types is a must for you if you choose to understand more about yourself. It begins with self-analysis which provides the information about you that works or doesn’t. You can also learn more about yourself by asking other people.
There’s so much information available to help with self-diagnosis. The more you understand yourself and yourself in relationship to others, the more success you will achieve in life.
Self-Diagnosis – Why Bother?
I often hear people say why bother. Many can’t listen to themselves and all the complaining they do. I can only say how much difference it has made to my outlook on life. If only these people could hear themselves.
I play golf with this guy. He’s a perpetual complainer and is always verbally beating himself up. It started affecting my game. He’s a nice guy, and I don’t think he could hear himself. I spent a couple of games working on him and showing him other ways. His next score was nine under his handicap which is a lot. We now have a great relationship. He still sinks into negativity, but these days, especially when I see him, it’s far less than before.
Links to a Wide Range of Topics for Self-Diagnosis
The collection of links below will take you to fascinating articles on a variety of topics about people and their quirks. These and many more help you with your self-diagnosis.
Enjoy working through these articles and video. If you work through them all, you’ll find yourself a much more enlightened being.
First impressions are highly influential, despite the well-worn admonition – not to judge a book by its cover. Within a tenth of a second of seeing an unfamiliar face, we have already made a judgement about its owner’s character.
Past claims about what physical features suggest about our personalities are mostly false. However, people appear to have an intuition that can predict personalities based on physical characteristics, and it’s more potent than “chance.” There are a smaller number of people who demonstrate extraordinary skill.
Reading faces is a vital skill. When trying to communicate with another human being, it’s helpful to understand what potential emotions that person may be experiencing.
Understanding body language can lead to closer relationships since nonverbal communication constitutes up to 60% of meaning in interpersonal communication.
Body language is a substantial part of how we communicate with other people. However, most of us only have a low level of intuition of non-verbal communication at best. Fortunately, if reading body language doesn’t come naturally to you, or if you’d like to get better at it, there’s a vast collection of work that details what the body is telling you.
They’ve existed for 540 million years, and most of us have a pair but, apart from giving us sight, what can we tell by looking at someone’s eyes?
People use crutch words but are they aware of how often they do and the specific words they personally use? Crutch words are words we slip into sentences to give ourselves more time to think or to emphasise a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Most often, crutch words don’t add meaning to a comment. “Actually” is the perfect example of a crutch word. Self-diagnosis will inform you about your crutch words.
Some people think they know more than they do. While others often get annoyed by these know-it-all’s, a new video explains why these people think they know what they genuinely don’t.
We can say a lot of things when we don’t know what to say. This video by a survivor is very informative and amputee from the Boston Marathon Bombings.
We all know intelligent people, but who occasionally defends obviously bad ideas. Why does this happen? How can smart people take up positions that defy any reasonable logic?
Detecting high-stakes liars is often the work of the FBI, and they frequently look at facial expressions, body language, and verbal indicators as signals, or “tells,” that someone is lying.
Chances are high that you get lied to, multiple times daily. But the good news is, spotting a fib isn’t as difficult as you might think – as long as you know the signs.
Three charts describing various personality types and how to recognise each one:
The most popular personality types come from information in the book Psychological Types, published in 1921 by Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung. The following table contains the four Jungian types and the comparable labels given by other theorists.
How Personality Theorists have described the Four Most Common Personality Types
(Correlations are approximate)
How to recognise each style: (from GST Telecom)
This communication styles chart is from an article by Christopher L. Heffner, M.S. It contains three styles that most people can probably relate to. Which is your most common style? Do you recognise when you change your normal style? With which people are you prone to change your normal style and what causes you to do that?