What type of person are you?
If someone asked that question to your family, your friends, or your colleagues, how would those people describe you?
There are all types of tests and inventories that people can take to determine their personality type and how their unique makeup would interact with different individualities. I've taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator numerous times during my professional career and always ended up being an E-S-T-J. E = extrovert (as opposed to introvert), S = sensing (as opposed to intuitive), T = thinking (as opposed to feeling), and J = judging (as opposed to perceiving).
I've read articles that claimed there are eight types of people in the world: 1. Challengers 2. Peacemakers 3. Investigators 4. Helpers 5. Achievers 6. Reformers 7. Individualists and 8. Loyalists.
Another commentary maintained there are only three kinds of people in the world: 1. Task-oriented 2. Goal-oriented 3. Purpose-oriented.
Recently I came across a recording from entrepreneur, Ed Mylett, where he talks about the four categories of people in the world:
1. The Unmotivated - These people have no motivation to do anything with their lives. They just muddle through life taking whatever comes. These are the majority of people you will encounter in your life.
2. The Motivated - These people live a life strictly based on motivation. If I do this, I will get that. It is a life purely based on motivation. It is rather low level but it works for many people.
3. The Inspirational - The word inspiration comes from two words, "in spirit." If you are an inspirational person, you move people with your energy.
4. The Aspirational - If you are an aspirational person, others aspire to be like you.
Which category best describes you? Which category would you like to be in? Given that the vast majority of people are unmotivated, how many of those people would agree that they lacked purpose?
Please leave me a comment about the type of category that best describes you and how you came to identify with that category.
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Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.