The facts are in. And, you won’t believe this. Scientists have concluded that some people are, in fact, jerks. Hey, we didn’t say it – researchers at the North-western University in Illinois did, in the journal, Nature Human Behaviour.
So, what are these four personality types?
And just in case you’re wondering, personality data from 500,000 people was used to reach this conclusion. It certainly goes beyond the standard ‘introvert’ ‘extravert’ labels. With ‘Self-Centred’ being one of the four “jerk” (as the scientist referred to) personality types, you can understand why this list caused some controversy.
So, what did they find?
The Reserved group we’re open and not particularly extroverted, but otherwise agreeable and conscious of other people. Role models were high in every trait but neuroticism. They also appeared in greater numbers as people aged. Role models aren’t mean or rude, but kind and polite – always treating people with respect.
The Self-Centred people scored very high in extroversion but were below in agreeableness and openness. Think about a troublesome, male teenager. They’re more likely to be Self-Centred. This often changes with age, but not for everyone. Some people are just “naturally frustrating”, the scientists said.
While we’re a fan of any exploration into personalities, we have our own spin on the four types of people. And our version is easy to understand, informative, and won’t offend anyone.
The four Tick birds.
Here are our four personality types: The Eagle, Peacock, Owl, and Dove. While each one isn’t exactly comparable to the four personalities explored in this article, ours are different for a reason.
People love them the Tick bird personality types because they’re visual. This means they’re memorable and easy to understand. Whether they’re applied personally or in a business setting, the user will love how informative the results are.
Tick’s profiles have been used for over 30 years. They’re a tried and tested personality profiling model that’s just as relevant today.
If you’re curious what mix of birds you have in your business or classroom, fill in your details in the red form and we’ll send free samples of our personality profiling tools. You’ll find out the percentage of Eagles, Peacocks, Owls and Doves, which is an invaluable exercise, especially as we’re moving into 2019.
Complete the red form and we’ll get the resources over to you soon. Then, use the results as you plan tasks and roles for your people in the New Year.