The 7 Personality Types summarised – Intro

Years ago I read Elizabeth Puttick’s The Seven Personality Types: Discover your true role to achieve success and happiness (ISBN 9781848500464). It was mentioned in my Influential Books post.


This has been one of the most useful self-help books I’ve ever read. There are plenty of other personality theories out there but this one has been the simplest for me to understand, most useful for helping me understand myself, and easiest to personally verify. It’s laid out very plainly that no-one is only one type (everyone has traits of all 7 but 2 tend to dominate), it gives examples of people with those predominant types, how they are likely to relate to each other, and it doesn’t exclude the possibility of change. In fact, Puttick lays it out that people tend to take on traits of different personality types according to profession, for example.

It’s also important to note that there are no hierarchies. None is better or worse than any other; they are all necessary for any healthily functioning society.

There are 7 personality types, or “roles” as Puttick calls them. It’s easiest to list them first then explain later:


Before delving deeper into them, there are some other things she lists out that flesh out the bones of this personality system:


These are the primary ways of being in the world. There are 4 axes:

  1. Expression, the process of communicating personal insights to others as well as beautifying the world. This may be through speech, writing, performance, drawing, painting, sign language, facial expressions, whatever. Artisan and Sage are the roles that do this best.
  2. Inspiration, the process of reminding or informing people of a “greater good”, “higher purpose” or anything beyond the hustle & bustle of everyday life. They tend to come to the fore in times of hardship and suffering. Priest and Server do this best.
  3. Action, which is all about getting stuff physically done! This entails organising, collaborating, building, leading and following. King and Warrior do this best.
  4. Integration, the power to turn data & information into knowledge and understanding, as well as bring people and ideas together. Scholar is specialised for this.


This means the way a person deals with the world. There are 3 such focuses:

  1. Ordinal, or narrow. This means such people are better at doing stuff in the immediate present or short term, being realistic and practical, handling small groups and one-to-one relationships. This comprises the Artisan, Server & Warrior.
  2. Cardinal, or wide. This means such people are better at taking a long-term view, being in charge, handling large groups and big plans. This comprises the King (fairly obviously), Priest and Sage.
  3. Neutral, the ability to stand back and evaluate things “objectively”. It’s the midway point between ordinal and cardinal, and as such can easily swing either way. This comprises the Scholar.

To sum up, Artisan is the ordinal expression role, Sage is cardinal expression. Server is ordinal inspiration, Priest is cardinal inspiration. Warrior is ordinal action, King is cardinal action, and Scholar is the neutral integration role.


These are the main positive and negative aspects of the roles. All 7 roles have both a -ve and +ve side, which will be explained in Part 2.


These are a person’s worldview, what they feel or believe about the world. Puttick describes 5, and just like the roles themselves each perspective has a positive and negative side:

  1. Survival-oriented, or “me vs. life”. This is concerned with day-to-day survival of oneself and loved ones, and everyone is prone to this when faced with extreme situations like war, losing all your money, getting lost in a jungle, etc. Its +ve pole is survival, -ve is ruthlessness & selfishness.
  2. Rule-bound, or “know your place”. Such people believe very firmly in authority, hierarchy, tradition, obedience and conformity. Its +ve pole is stability and safety, -ve is inflexibility and intolerance of change or difference.
  3. Competing, or “I win/someone else loses”. These are the ones who believe in making their mark, and all problems can be solved by chucking enough money at it. Its +ve pole is competence and prosperity, -ve is greed and inequality.
  4. Relationship-oriented, or “let’s get along”. With this perspective people are empathic, cooperative and tend to have a strong sense of personal ethics. Its +ve pole is insight, emotional intelligence, innovation & social evolution. Its -ve pole is confusion (due to the high-intensity dramas that often accompany such a person’s relationships).
  5. Philosophical, or “there’s something beyond all this”. These people like to delve into the deeper meaning and purpose of things. The +ve pole is wisdom and spirituality (but normally outside the confines of conventionally-defined religions). The -ve pole is detachment, and sometimes arrogance and laziness.

Puttick reckons there’s a natural progression from 1st to 5th, though people can change back and forth at any time. My personal experience, however, inclines me to disagree with the order. It implies that Survivalist is “worst/ least mature” and Philosophical is “best/ most mature”, but I have swung all the way from 5th to 1st throughout my life and can personally attest that both are as good and bad as each other. I agree, though, there is a fundamental shift in focus between 3rd and 4th.

In Part 2 I will explain the roles themselves, including their interactions with each other and poles, and in Part 3 I’ll list the questionnaire you can use to determine your own personality type…

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‘Black’ Americans need to get their asses out of America NOW!!!

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So they support pedophiles & cradle robbers in blue??

The Ohio Supreme Court decided on Thursday to declare unconstitutional a law that simply made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors.

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This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air


Source: By Tuan C. Nguyen,
April 8, 2014

Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day

– In some parts of Ethiopia, finding potable water is a six-hour journey.

People in the region spend 40 billion hours a year trying to find and collect water, says a group called the Water Project. And even when they find it, the water is often not safe, collected from ponds or lakes teeming with infectious bacteria, contaminated with animal waste or other harmful substances.

The water scarcity issue—which affects nearly 1 billion people in Africa alone—has drawn the attention of big-name philanthropists like actor and co-founder Matt Damon and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who, through their respective nonprofits, have poured millions of dollars into research and solutions, coming up with things like a system that converts toilet water…

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Proof England’s set to get worse

New £5 note, complete with the prick Winston Churchill promising blood, toil, tears and sweat

Worse than that, Oxford Circus – right in the heart of Central London – is now flying the American flag. America wants to wage war against Russia, probably nuclear. It’s safe to assume England fully intends to back America.

Russia has been arming itself for self-defence against American terrorism.

Make no mistake, England is preparing for World War 3.

How do you live?

Knowing your life is decided without your say-so

How do you live?

Seeing yourself doing only sport or music

Wanting to be a fashion designer, president or CEO

Reminded you’re an alien in your birthplace

Committing crime by just moving your hand across a book’s pages

And being plural in public could spell a death sentence

Assumed to be a druggie

When you can’t tell weed from green chalk dust

Raised to burn the black out of your skin, your hair

And call the scars beautiful

Feared and fetishised for sexual prowess

You may be too young to even have

Encouraged and forbidden to

Breed, marry, date, even glimpse

Anyone at the empty end of the melanin spectrum

Unaware that your womb, your tomb

And everything in between

Is a treasure

Accessible only to them and their progeny

How do you live?

Start with a decision

To heal your ears’ virginity from media penetration

To privately proclaim

Blackness equals greatness

Decide who you are, what you do

And how your destiny will go

Be the fashion designer, the president and the CEO

Let your example allow other greatnesses

To breathe their niches to life

And make them know they can and should surpass you

They can and should be

Emperors and empresses

– Regent not consort –

Cutting edge scientists

Creators of films, books, scripts, TV shows

And the execs with the bucks to make them happen

Architects, plumbers, electricians, farmers

Governors, lawmakers

Historians and

Above all else

Making history where our ancestors left off

Before they were so rudely interrupted

Excuse us

Greatness is coming through once again

How do you live?

© One Tawny Stranger, October 2016

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