Sunday, July 15, 2007

Which type are you? S-People, 75% … N-People, 25%.

I’ve come to understand myself and other people better upon reading and learning this from creative writer Kathryn Lindskoog.

According to her, we can imagine people belonging to 2 great “nationalities” that prefer to see the world differently.

S-PEOPLE. 75% of people are S-people (“sensible citizens of solid surface”). Lindskoog describes them with following: practical, down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, realistic, majoring in common sense, steady, don’t mind repetition, like SOP, their tastes and interests are majority tastes and interests, their critics call them superficial and simple-minded.

Among S-people, you’ll find sellers, managers, accountants, servers, negotiators, entertainers, stuntmen, and dancers.

N-PEOPLE. 25% of people are N-people (“navigators to new worlds”). Descriptions given to them by Lindskoog are: imaginative, they love ideas, never-quite-satisfied, feel a need to grow, they make use of ‘sixth sense’, live in realm of possibility and ingenuity, they get inspirations, they sense mysteries, they like dreams, symbols, fiction, and fantasy, they read between the lines of life, look beneath the surface of things, they get bored with repetition, some lose track of time, hunger to see meaning, critics call them nutty

Among N-people, you’ll find leaders, entrepreneurs, pastors, executives, professors, performers/artists, poets, and priests.

Is this helpful? Would you come to know which type are you?