Study Shows That People Cluster Themselves into Four Distinct Kinds of Personality

Study Shows That People Cluster Themselves into Four Distinct Kinds of Personality


People enjoy taking different kinds of quizzes online on platforms like Facebook and Buzzfeed. A brand new study has looked into some of the largest sets of online data related to personality quizzes and made an identification of four distinct types. The new method, which has been used for the study, has been described in a new paper named Nature Human Behavior.

Ideally, personality clusters would be the accurate expression rather than calling it as personality type.

The new thing is the identification of four really dominant clusters in the overall distribution of qualities. William Revelled has a preference to think of all those as lumps in the batter and even tend to suggest that a good analogy would on how people would tend to concentrate in cities across the United States.

The North-western researchers made use of data that were available from online quizzes, which were taken up by 1.5 million people around the world. That data was then plotted in accordance with five big personality traits namely, Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness.

Finally, the researchers managed to come up with four distinct clusters of personality:

Average: People of this score high in extraversion as well as in neuroticism but have low scores in being open. It is the most typical kind of category, with more women likely to fit into it than men.

Reserved: This kind of person is emotionally stable in nature, without being open or neurotic. Their scores are low on extraversion but look to be somewhat agreeable and conscientious.

Role Models: These are the people who score really high in each and every quality of their except neuroticism and the possibility of someone getting fit into this category tends to increase quite dramatically as they grow older. People, who are role models, tend to be dependable and open to new ideas.

Self-Cantered: Self-Cantered people are those who score quite high in extraversion but their scores tend to be on the lower side when it comes to openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Most of the teenage boys are grouped under this category. The number of people belonging to this category tends to decrease in a dramatic manner with age.