Personality Type and Stress Triggers

Life is so satisfying when the things we want and work toward fall into place. Most of us aim to fill our lives with people that reflect our values and ambitions, our likes, dislikes and wishes.  We reject people that are challenging and disagreeable. Each of us has a distinctly unique personality and yet we all have similar traits. We spend time together and believe that we know the make up of each other. We engage each other with both negative and positive behavior. We admire people for what we believe we are missing. We may even mistake a characteristic as a skillful action, when in fact this person may be functioning from stress and feeling miserable.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why don’t I fit in anywhere?” Or Why doesn’t anyone see what I see?”  This is some of the internal dialogue that reduces our self esteem and our ability to perform at our best.  We are unable to see the truth, which is that everyone is individually remarkable.

When we are performing at our best it is without external or internal pressure, judgment, or fear of being judged. Understanding why we are more comfortable in specific situations will alleviate the constraint of behaving in a manner that is counter intuitive to our basic personality and foundation.  Acknowledging and accepting the innate skills, likes and dislikes, comfort zone and discomforts will support a thriving nature rather then a need to negotiate the world to survive.

There are 16 different personality types. Determining which personality type you are will help identify characteristics you can depend upon to enhance your life and relationships. Behaviors that are reactive and seem spontaneous, will undo our best intentions. Learning your personality type will also make sense of undesirable but consistently relied on behaviors and be easier to inhibit and modify these behaviors.


The following pages are a personality assessment. Please complete every question for accuracy.

Answer questions on pages 1-4. Each page has a series of questions with one line containing two possible answers.  Choose only one answer per questions.  Choose the answer that makes you feel the best and preferred, rather than the answer that is a learned behavior or intellectually correct.  There is NO right or wrong answer. Each choice is ONLY a Preference.