AVATAR: What is a typological personality test?
Types and personality traits
Do you prefer salty or sweet food? For my part, I prefer salty, to choose an appetizer instead of a dessert. But nothing prevents me from eating a dessert even if it is not what I prefer. Let's now look at our natural tendencies: left hand or right hand? Unlike the first question, the answer is probably more obvious. This is the same distinction that can be applied between a type and a personality trait.
These two introductory examples have identified the key words for personality types: preference, inclination, naturalness, tendency. We could add to this list the adverb "earlier" because since it is a tendency we will be "rather" inclined to one side more than the other, this side being my comfort zone and the other, my effort zone.
The advantages of the typological model
It is possible to find out more about your type by filling out a questionnaire in which you will be instinctively pushed towards your preferences. You are thus positioned on one side or the other of a precise dimension. For example, are you more likely to control your environment or adapt? Are you more exploratory or conventional? Are you naturally goal-oriented or goal-oriented towards others?
Here, neither option is better than the other, it's just a way to locate yourself and better understand your natural tendencies. That said, the understanding does not stop here. It calls for dynamism and globality since the combination of these dimensions will create your personality type.
This assessment, more human than quantified, shows the potential of each person in a different way. The type assessment seeks to reveal the individual to himself or herself rather than comparing him or her to others. By discovering our personality type, we become aware of how we work, how we use our strengths, how we act in coherence with ourselves and how we build better relationships with others.