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NW explores personality in seminar

Tabitha Redder/ reporter

Knowing one’s personality type can determine who and what one is compatible with, a speaker told NW students last week.

Counselor Jim Sherwood presented Exploring Personality to students and faculty Nov. 27.

“Even when you’re a baby, people notice differences about you — happy, friendly, satisfied — and that does play a role in the kind of personality you build,” he said.

A personality is a group of traits, Sherwood said.

“A Type A personality would be someone who is hard-working, competitive and hates failure,” he said. “A Type B personality would be someone who is more right-brained and less competitive and is more open to exploring ideas and concepts.”

Attendees completed a 20-question personality type assessment that was used to gauge what traits the person has. Then, Sherwood gave career advice regarding specific personality types.

“An extrovert would be miserable if they were left alone in a closet or cubicle without contact while an introvert might be more comfortable in that situation,” he said.

Personalities are stable and generally stay consistent throughout one’s lifetime, Sherwood said.

Psychology instructor Vesta McDaniel, who is teaching personality this week in her class, found the seminar helpful.

“I always get good feedback from my students for this subject,” she said. “But this [personality] assessment was dead-on. I think I’m going to give them this one in class.”

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