You've probably heard of different personality "types." Though they can be overused to pigeonhole people, personality types can provide insight into yourself or others. If you're thinking of purchasing a computer franchise, an examination of your personality type can suggest how successful you might be and how enjoyable you might find it.
There are several methods of classifying personalities.
Type A or B
Though originally developed in studies of coronary heart disease, the Type A and Type B personality theory separates people into two broad types:
Type A is aggressive, competitive, and highly motivated.
Type B is more laid back, non-confrontational, and sympathetic.
Type A tends to be more successful in many business endeavors, such as owning a computer franchise. But with such broad categories, the Type A and Type B personality theory is far from definitive.
With four characteristics and 16 types, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is more nuanced, but few people fit solidly into any one type. Some types gravitate toward certain careers:
ESTP: technical support or entrepreneurism
ENTJ: entrepreneurs or computer consultants
INTJ: organization builders and programmers
ENTP: entrepreneurs, consultants, and programmers
Notice a pattern? The two middle characteristics, iNtuition and Thinking (as opposed to Sensing and Feeling) come up a lot. That doesn't mean other types wouldn't succeed, just that a higher number of people in those roles test as those personalities.
How does your personality type fit with your chosen profession or business? Are you a “natural” for operating a computer franchise? Tell us in the comments!
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