Every man who wants to develop his
personality also wants to be popular.
If we leave aside certain action, there
is not much difference between a
man and an animal.
Well known behavioral scientists and
psychologist have identified many types of
Here are the nine types of personalities…
ROMANTICS, ACHIEVERS, ASSERTERS,
OBSERVERS, AND PEACEMAKERS.
Perfectionists are realistic, conscientious
They strive to live up to there high ideals.
You need to acknowledge their
It is better if you tell perfectionist that you
value his/her advice
A perfectionist would like to be self
disciplined and be able to accomplish a
• He would like to work hard to make
the world a better place, having high
standards and ethics.
• They are reasonable, responsible,
and dedicated in everything they do.
• Eg: The great Indian software
business leader Narayan Murthy
Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing,
and sensitive to other people’s need.
They want you to know that they are
important to and special to you.
A helper likes to be able to relate easily to
people and make their life better.
They are generous, caring and warm.
They are sensitive towards others feelings.
They are fun loving and usually possess a
good sense of humor.
Example: Mother Teresa is one such
personality who was sensitive not
only to the needs of few people
around, but for the millions of poor in
Achievers are energetic, optimistic,
self-assured, and goal-oriented.
An achiever gets along well with his
He welcomes honest, but not unduly
critical or judgment harmonious and
peaceful. You cannot burden with
He likes being optimistic, friendly and
upbeat, and likes to provide will for
He is happy if he stays informed,
knowing what’s going on.
Achievers face problems when they
have to put up with inefficiency and
They are gripped with the fear of
failure or of not being seen as
They keep on struggling to hag on to
Example; Sachin Tendulkar the
greatest batsman, and Kapil Dev, the
greatest all rounder, fall in the
category of achiever- always full of
energy to achieve something big.
Romantics have sensitive feelings and
are warm and perceptive.
A romantic would like to get plenty of
They mean a lot to them. He expects
you to be a supportive friend or partner.
If you care for him you respect him for
his special gifts of intuition and vision.
He would like to establish warm connections
with people, admire what is noble, truthful,
and beautiful in life; he would like to be
creative, intuitive, and have a sense of
He is unique and is seen as unique by
Example: The great Indian painter MF
Hussain falls in the type of romantic
personality. He has a sensitive and heart
and romantic personality for his creativity.
Observers have a need for
knowledge and are introverted
curious, analytical, and insightful.
An observer likes to be independent,
not clingy. He prefers to speak in a
straightforward and brief manner.
He desires and needs time alone to
process his feelings and thought and
may doubt your sincerity if you
intensely welcome him.
He dislikes intrusions in his privacy.
He remains calm in a crisis.
An observer faces a problem which
he/she is not sure of the situation and
is unable to understand the relation
between cause and effect.
He gets disturbed if his integrity is
Example: The great economist Noble
laureate Amartya Sen is one such
observer personality, who is curious
Questioners are responsible and
They value loyalty to family, friends,
groups and causes.
Their personality rage broadly, from
reserved and times to outspoken.
A questioner likes to be direct and
He likes others to listen to him
carefully. You are required to
reassume him that ‘everything is ok
between us’ and not judge him for his
He is committed and faithful to family
and friends, responsible and
hardworking compassionate towards
others, direct and assertive.
Example: The out spoken Bollywood
actress and former Rajya Sabha
member Shabana Azmi, may fall in
this category. She can raise relevant
questions in all platforms.
Adventurers are energetic, lively, and
optimistic. They want to contribute to the
An adventurer likes to get
companionship, affection and freedom.
He likes engaging you in stimulation
conversation and laughter and expects
you to appreciate his grand visions and
listen to his stories.
He is optimistic and do not let life’s
troubles get him down. He is
spontaneous and free-spirited.
Example: The energetic NRI
businessman, Vijay Mallaya, may be
categorized in the adventurer type of
trying something new that was not
done by any Indian earlier.
Asserters are direct, self-reliant, selfconfident and protective.
An asserter likes to stand up for you and
is confident, strong and direct.
He is vulnerable and shares his feelings
and at the same time acknowledges
your tender, vulnerable side.
He likes to get space to be alone,
He is curious to hear about his own
contributions, but do not flatter him.
He likes being independent and self-reliant,
able to take charge and meet challenges
He is courageous, straightforward, honest,
supporting empowering and protective of
those close to him.
Example: The former Chief Election
Commissioner T.N. Seshan, the
straightforward bold officer, is the best Indian
example of an asserter.
The Peace Maker
Peacemakers are receptive, goodnatured and supportive.
They seek union with others and the
world around them.
A peacemaker does not like
expectations or pressure.
If you want him to do something, how
you ask is important.
The Peace Maker
He likes to listen and be of service,
but do not take advantage of this.
He us very easy to deal with if given
time to finish things and make
He likes a good discussion but not a
The Peace maker
He is very caring and concerned
He is a good mediator and facilitator;
he heightened awareness of
sensations, aesthetics, is non
judgmental and accepting.
Example: The former Indian Prime
minister Atal Bhihari Vajpayee has
the peace maker type of personality.
WHICH TYPE ARE YOU?
WHICH TYPE DO YOU WANT TO