Personality Typing: The Superhero Edition

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 22, 2008

Okay, analyzing presidential candidates' personality types is interesting and instructive, but perhaps it's time for something a little more lighthearted? After sifting through the superhero movie deluge this summer, I started thinking about our iconic heroes and their personality styles. Some are more apparent than others, but here are my guesses.

Hot Careers for Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 22, 2008

Recently, Time Magazine published an article about the happiest workers (and unhappiest workers!) in America. The happiest workers? Clergy, followed closely by firefighters. This may seem an odd combo, but consider how fulfilled people in these careers must feel in their work. Connecting to God and a congregation, saving lives in crisis... sounds like a recipe for happiness to me!

Argumentative Personality Types

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 22, 2008

Intuitive Thinking personality types are the most likely of all of the types to be argumentative, according to research led by Donald Loffredo, Ed.D, at the University of Houston. ENTJs in particular tended to score as highly argumentative. Intuitive types are more likely to approach argument as a means of exploring possibilities, while Thinking types often enjoy argument as an exercise to think things out logically and analyze a situation.

The Much-Disputed Personality Types of the Presidential Candidates

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 22, 2008

Everyone's doing it--from Slate to Keirsey, journalists and type professionals are all weighing in on the personality types of John McCain and Barack Obama. The writers at Keirsey.com, including Dr. Keirsey himself, argue that personality type has exerted a powerful force in presidential elections over the history of our nation. He makes a case for the idea that Sensors have an advantage when communicating with their constituents because they tend to be more concrete and factual.

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