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We’ve developed many tools and assessments to help you explore how your personality traits affect various aspects of your life. Please pick a category below to dig deeper into that specific area.

Theory

Our framework

Type groups

Now you know what each type consists of. But how do they fit together?

Our system has two layers: the first (inner) one defines our Roles, the second (outer) one – our Strategies.

Roles

The Role layer determines our goals, interests, and preferred activities. There are four roles:

Analysts (Intuitive and Thinking [ _NT_ ] types, both Assertive and Turbulent variants)

These personality types embrace rationality and impartiality, excelling in intellectual debates and scientific or technological fields. They are fiercely independent, open-minded, strong-willed and imaginative, approaching many things from a utilitarian perspective and being far more interested in what works than what satisfies everybody. These traits make Analysts excellent strategic thinkers, but also cause difficulties when it comes to social or romantic pursuits.

Diplomats (Intuitive and Feeling [ _NF_ ] types, both Assertive and Turbulent variants)

Diplomats focus on empathy and cooperation, shining in diplomacy and counselling. People belonging to this type group are cooperative and imaginative, often playing the role of harmonizers in their workplace or social circles. These traits make Diplomats warm, empathic and influential individuals, but also cause issues when there is a need to rely exclusively on cold rationality or make difficult decisions.

Sentinels (Observant and Judging [ _S_J ] types, both Assertive and Turbulent variants)

Sentinels are cooperative and highly practical, embracing and creating order, security and stability wherever they go. People belonging to one of these types tend to be hard working, meticulous and traditional, and excel in logistical or administrative fields, especially those that rely on clear hierarchies and rules. These personality types stick to their plans and do not shy away from difficult tasks – however, they can also be very inflexible and reluctant to accept different points of view.

Explorers (Observant and Prospecting [ _S_P ] types, both Assertive and Turbulent variants)

These types are the most spontaneous of all and they also share the ability to connect with their surroundings in a way that is beyond reach of other types. Explorers are utilitarian and practical, shining in situations that require quick reaction and ability to think on your feet. They are masters of tools and techniques, using them in many different ways – ranging from mastering physical tools to convincing other people. Unsurprisingly, these personality types are irreplaceable in crises, crafts and sales – however, their traits can also push them towards undertaking risky endeavors or focusing solely on sensual pleasures.

Strategies

The Strategy layer shows our preferred ways of doing things and achieving goals. There are four strategies:

Confident Individualism (Introverted and Assertive [ I___-A ] types)

Confident Individualists prefer doing things alone, choosing to rely on their own skills and instincts as opposed to seeking contact with other people. They know what they are good at and have high self-confidence. These personality types firmly believe that personal responsibility and trust in yourself are very important values. Confident Individualists do not pay much attention to other people’s opinions and prefer to rely on themselves.

People Mastery (Extraverted and Assertive [ E___-A ] types)

People Masters seek social contact and tend to have very good communication skills, feeling at ease in social events or in situations where they need to rely on or direct other people. These types are confident in their abilities and do not hesitate to express their opinions. Playing an active role in the society and knowing what makes other people tick mean a lot for People Masters; however, they are not too concerned about what other people think about them.

Constant Improvement (Introverted and Turbulent [ I___-T ] types)

Constant Improvers are quiet, individualistic people. They tend to be perfectionistic and success-driven, often spending a lot of time and effort making sure that the result of their work is the best it can be. As their name says, Constant Improvers are high achieving individuals dedicated to their craft – however, they also tend to worry too much about their performance.

Social Engagement (Extraverted and Turbulent [ E___-T ] types)

The last strategy is adopted by sociable, energetic and success-driven types. Social Engagers tend to be restless, perfectionistic individuals, prone to experiencing both very positive and very negative emotions. Their curiosity and willingness to work hard also mean that they are usually high-achieving, even if quite sensitive people. Types favoring this strategy also tend to place a lot of importance on other people’s opinions; they value their social status and are eager to succeed in everything they do.

Type table

Analysts

Confident Individualism

Architect (Assertive), Logician (Assertive)

People Mastery

Commander (Assertive), Visionary (Assertive)

Constant Improvement

Architect (Assertive), Logician (Turbulent)

Social Engagement

Commander (Assertive), Visionary (Turbulent)

Diplomats

Confident Individualism

Counselor (Assertive), Mediator (Assertive)

People Mastery

Teacher (Assertive), Champion (Assertive)

Constant Improvement

Counselor (Assertive), Mediator (Turbulent)

Social Engagement

Teacher (Assertive), Champion (Turbulent)

Sentinels

Confident Individualism

Logistician (Assertive), Defender (Assertive)

People Mastery

Executive (Assertive), Consul (Assertive)

Constant Improvement

Logistician (Assertive), Defender (Turbulent)

Social Engagement

Executive (Assertive), Consul (Turbulent)

Explorers

Confident Individualism

Virtuoso (Assertive), Adventurer (Assertive)

People Mastery

Entrepreneur (Assertive), Entertainer (Assertive)

Constant Improvement

Virtuoso (Assertive), Adventurer (Turbulent)

Social Engagement

Entrepreneur (Assertive), Entertainer (Turbulent)

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