Turns Out There Are Only 5 Personality Types—Which One Are You?

Sophie Miura

Have you ever met someone and felt like you just clicked? Whether you gelled over a shared experience or had a similar opinion, research suggests our relationships and decisions could be driven by personality type. A recent Inc. article charted the major categories based on the "five-factor model." The premise? Understanding your personality could help you make smarter life choices and grasp how you interact with those around you. Find your personality type from the five categories below.

1. Conscientiousness

Would you describe yourself as efficient, well-organized, and dependable? If so, it's likely you fall into the conscientious category. You're a high achiever and friends often refer to you as the one who has their life together. According to Inc., you don't have to have this personality to reap the benefits. Studies suggest simply dating someone who is driven and goal-oriented can help you achieve more in the workplace.  

2. Extroversion

Extroverts love being surrounded by people. They're talkative and draw energy from busy social situations. The downside? If you identify with this personality type, others may perceive you as loud and attention-seeking. 

3. Agreeableness

How do you feel about volunteer work? If you're often the first to lend a hand, this could be your personality type. The Inc. team described agreeable people as "trustworthy, kind and affectionate towards others." Who wouldn't want to be in this group?

4. Openness to Experience

People in this category often have a ton of interests and are curious about the world around them. They fight rigidity and search for ways to shake up their everyday routine. While they're often perceived as unpredictable, people who identify with this trait love chasing change and are often travelers. 

5. Neuroticism

Not sure if this is your personality type? Researchers believe the answer could be in your Facebook feed. According to Science Direct, neurotic people are less likely to post controversial comments or pictures. They're more excitable than others, and can be viewed as insecure. 

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