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Students learn about personalities

Everyone has a personality, a NW counselor told students during Exploring Personality/Personality Traits and Types Sept. 9.

Differences of personality can be observed in infants since temperament is a hereditary aspect of personality, Jim Sherwood said.
“When having a baby, you are curious about the gender,” he said. “Whether it’s a boy or girl, either happy/bad temper or adaptability, it can play a role in the personality that is formed.”
Personality has varying group traits, categorized and labeled by types, Sherwood said.

“A type A personality would be a hard worker, ambitious and hostile person,” he said. “A type B personality would be a thinker, less stressed about deadlines and a steady worker. A Type C, well, equals cancer.”

Students took a 20-question personality type assessment to see what personality trait best described them.

“Personalities are stable and generally stay consistent throughout one’s lifetime,” he said.

Most of the personality types were viewed to give students more of a comprehensive view about their personality traits. Sherwood showed www.personalitypage.com, a website that went into depth for possible future careers to potential relationships for friendships to happy marriages.

If students want to learn more about themselves or need help finding a career path, a personality test would be helpful, Sherwood said. He provided additional links to check out: http://personality-testing.info/tests/16PF.php, www.enneagraminstitute.com/history.asp and www.outofservice.com/bigfive/.

— Karina Mosqueda

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