Statements Describing the Personalities of Each of the Nine Types

Type One: The Perfectionist

Believes you must be good and right to be worthy. Consequently, Perfectionists are conscientious, responsible, improvement-oriented, and self-controlled, but also can be critical, resentful, and self-judging.

Type Two: The Giver

Believes you must give fully to others to be loved. Consequently, Givers are caring, helpful, supportive, and relationship-oriented, but also can be prideful, overly intrusive, and demanding.

Type Three: The Performer

Believes you must accomplish and succeed to be loved. Consequently, Performers are industrious, fast-paced, goal-focused, and efficiency-oriented, but also can be inattentive to feelings, impatient, and image-driven.

Type Four: The Romantic

Believes you must obtain the longed for ideal relationship or situation to be loved. Consequently, Romantics are idealistic, deeply feeling, empathetic, authentic to self, but also dramatic, moody, and sometimes self-absorbed.

Type Five: The Observer

Believes you must protect yourself from a world that demands too much and gives too little to assure life. Consequently, Observers are self-sufficiency-seeking, non-demanding, analytical/thoughtful, and unobtrusive, but also can be withholding, detached, and overly private.

Type Six: The Loyal Skeptic

Believes you must gain protection and security in a hazardous world you just can’t trust. Consequently, Loyal Skeptics are themselves trustworthy, inquisitive, good friends, and questioning, but can also be overly doubtful, accusatory, and fearful.

Type Seven: The Epicure

Believes you must keep life up and open to assure a good life. Consequently, Epicures are optimistic, upbeat, seeking options, pleasure-seeking, and adventurous, but also can be pain avoidant, uncommitted, and self-serving.

Type Eight: The Protector

Believes you must be strong and powerful to assure protection and regards in a tough world. Consequently, Protectors are justice-seeking, direct, strong, and action-oriented, but also overly impactful, excessive, and sometimes intimidating.

Type Nine: The Mediator

Believes to be loved and valued, you must blend in and go along to get along. Consequently, Mediators are self-forgetting, harmony-seeking, comfortable, and steady, but also conflict-avoidant and sometimes stubborn.

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