Do you get stereotyped for your personality type? I think it happens all the time to all of us. For example, if you are an introvert, do people see you as stuck up, wise, or brilliant? Or if you’re an extrovert, do people see you as a party animal, overly friendly, or bubbly? I think that some of these personality stereotypes are inevitable, but they are definitely incorrect.
I sometimes get annoyed when people say that introverts are smarter people or that extroverts are happier people. I think we all have different roles to play in society, and I really admire people who are able to be themselves in the best way possible. We need some people to act and some people to analyze. We need some people to talk and some people to listen. Of course, we all should do all these things, but each of us tends to have our own strengths 😉
The way I see it, we are all thinkers, doers, talkers, and observers to some degree. But the question is, which one are you the most? Thinkers step back and analyze what’s going on before acting while doers may be ready to jump right in. Observers like to get the lay of the land before contributing while talkers are more likely to just think out loud.
How do you fit into this world? Take my newest quiz: Are You a Thinker, Doer, Talker, or Observer? Let me know what you get and how well it describes the role you tend to play. I hope you appreciate a strengths based personality quiz like this that doesn’t stereotype people. Introverts may be more likely to be thinkers and observers, while extroverts may be doers and talkers – but this doesn’t have to be the case. There’s a lot of power in an introvert doer and an extrovert observer.