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Personality Types and Temperaments

There are billions of people in the world. Even so, there are amazing similarities among them. Modern psychological research has produced a classification system that assigns all of us into one of four basic temperaments, which leads to one of 16 personality types. So what does this mean to you?

As a high school student, you may have already discovered that you gravitate toward some tasks or situations more easily than others. This relates to your temperament and personality. Have you ever heard someone say, "Alice has the right temperament for that job."? That means the person and the job have a good fit. They just seem to go together naturally.

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