We found that someone’s personality can help explain their taste preferences. Using Truity’s Decision Style Test, we surveyed over 6,000 people and found a striking association between personality and taste. Like this tasty insight: people whose favorite foods are sweet are significantly more likely to be ‘sweet’ towards others! Applying machine learning (ML) tools to the data allows us to guess people’s favorite flavor with approximately 50% accuracy given only their personality results—random guessing would be correct only 20% of the time.
There are nine different Enneagram types in the Enneagram personality system, but statistics suggest they aren’t evenly distributed amongst the population. Considering these differences, the Enneagram has some types that are more rare and some that are more common. So what is the rarest Enneagram type? Among Truity readers, the rarest Enneagram type is Type 7, “The Enthusiast,” with Type 5 “The Investigator” following close behind.
Personality typing can be validating, encouraging, eye-opening, and occasionally…frustrating.
The Myers and Briggs Personality test places your personality somewhere on a scale between introversion and extraversion. You might, even before testing, have a definitive answer for this one. Many people know whether time spent in large groups leaves them feeling drained or energized. They can tell you whether spending time in isolation feeds their soul or leaves them empty and lonely.
A Q&A with Paul Tieger, Behavioral Scientist & bestselling co-author of “Do What You Are”
Our work and careers are such a big part of our lives. We spend a huge chunk of time there, and yet many people are very unhappy and disengaged with their work. In fact, thanks in part to the global pandemic, a “Great Resignation” is now underway, with many people re-examining their core motivations and looking for more meaningful and authentic careers.
You’ve heard of being cold-blooded, hot-blooded, red-blooded and blue-blooded – but is there really a blood type personality?
Despite popular belief, there is no solid scientific evidence to support the theory that blood type affects personality. A 2014 large-scale survey of over 10,000 people from both Japan and the US found that blood type does not influence personality at all. That doesn’t stop the theory from persisting, though.
Read on to find out more about the blood type personality theory, its history and the science behind it.
We all know someone who’s difficult to deal with. Maybe it’s a cunning colleague at work, an overly dramatic friend who demands too much of your energy, or that killjoy who always runs to tell you—you guessed it—the bad news. All of these behaviors describe what some call a toxic person.
While no one would like to think of themselves as being difficult, the truth is we all have some less-than-perfect personality traits. Wondering if you’re a difficult person? This article is for you. Here are seven signs that you may be a bit more toxic than you think.
Last month, I did an Enneagram typing interview for an autistic friend. Before the interview, we had an open discussion because she wasn’t sure her autism would allow her to self-type, even with the help of my interview questions.
Her concern was that what she really thinks and what motivates her might be too heavily influenced by the adjustments she has made as a result of her autism and her efforts to behave neurotypically.
In my last blog I introduced the concept of GLOBAL TYPOLOGY, a term I coined to describe “how personality type shapes the values and behaviors of groups and cultures.” Rather than focusing on individuals’ behavior, GT takes the macro view. And, because of the huge disparity in percentages between Sensors and Intuitives, America has a “Sensing Culture” which has a profound influence on almost every aspect of American life.
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