Renee Baron

from Opposites Attract (Harper) by Renee Baron

ONE: The Perfectionist

Extraverted Ones are outgoing and talkative. Direct and straightforward, they can impose their high standards on others. They are often leaders.

Introverted Ones are more private, reserved, and self-contained. They concentrate well and are difficult to distract. They tend to direct their high standards toward improving themselves.

Sensing Ones are practical, pragmatic, and detail oriented. They tend to be more traditional and conservative than Intuitive Ones.

Intuitive Ones tend to be innovative, individualistic, and resourceful in solving complex problems and are committed to their inspirations and ideals. They are usually less traditional than Sensing Ones.

Thinking Ones are logical and analytical. They are good at making impersonal, objective decisions. They tend to be frank and forthright, critical and controlling. Ones are often Thinkers.

Feeling Ones are often empathic and compassionate and foster harmony and value helping people. They can be sensitive and fearful of criticism.

Judging Ones are organized, orderly, precise, and efficient. Goal oriented and decisive, they get things accomplished and can be impatient and frustrated with slow processes. Most Ones are Judgers.

Perceiving Ones are more flexible, adaptable, and spontaneous. Perceiving helps balance the One’s tendency to be rigid and controlling.

TWO: The Helper

Extraverted Twos are enthusiastic, expressive, and effusive and relate with warmth and affection to many people. They are often outgoing, friendly and talkative. Most Twos are Extraverted.

Introverted Twos are more reserved and quietly helpful from behind the scenes.

Sensing Twos show their love and caring in practical ways by doing things for others.

Often traditional and conservative, they are concerned with being socially appropriate.

Intuitive Twos are often insightful, inspiring, and imaginative. They are full of enthusiasm and new ideas for helping, potentiating, and persuading others. They are less traditional than Sensing Twos.

Thinking Twos are uncommon. Being objective, logical, analytical, and emotionally detached are traits unlike the Two personality type.

Feeling Twos are nurturing, warm, empathic, and supportive. They are cooperative and value harmony. Almost all Twos are Feeling types.

Judging Twos tend to be orderly, organized, and get things done. They are usually more controlling than Perceiving Twos.

Perceiving Twos tend to be adaptable and spontaneous and can have difficulty with completion and follow through. They value freedom and autonomy and can be overwhelmed by details.

THREE: The Achiever

Extraverted Threes are outgoing, sociable, and friendly. Energetic, enthusiastic, and charming, they are often good communicators. They like to be in the limelight and can be inspiring and persuasive leaders. Extroverted Threes are common. 

Introverted Threes are more reserved and self-contained and less apt to be in the public. They are less common than Extraverted Threes.

Sensing Threes are realistic, practical, and pragmatic. Their attention is focused on here and now reality. They’re usually more traditional than Intuitive Threes.

Intuitive Threes are innovative, ingenious, and visionary in inventing new ways of doing things and meeting their goals.

Thinking Threes are analytical, objective, rational, and logical. They are resourceful in solving challenging problems and often heads of organizations. Direct, straightforward, and outspoken, they can be impatient, controlling, and tough minded.

Feeling Threes are empathetic and supportive and value harmony and cooperation. They’re highly communicative especially when extroverted and good at inspiring and persuading others. They are often leaders and are more likely to be women than men. 

Judging Threes are organized and efficient and decisive and determined in reaching their goals. Most Threes are Judging types.

Perceiving Threes are more spontaneous and adaptable. They like variety and change, risk and challenge, and are resistant to anything that limits or traps them. They are less common than Judging Threes.


FOUR: The Romantic

Extraverted Fours are verbally expressive, often dramatic, and more outgoing than Fours tend to be. Extraversion balances the Four’s inward tendencies.

Introverted Fours are more reserved or withdrawn and have a quiet, low-key presence.

Most Fours are Introverted.

Sensing Fours are more practical, down-to-earth and present in here and now reality. Sensing helps balance the Four’s tendency to live in their imagination and fantasy. They are less common than Intuitive Fours.

Intuitive Fours are imaginative, insightful and idealistic and have passionate convictions. They are often complex, individualistic, and intense. Most Fours are Intuitives.

Feeling Fours are warm-hearted, compassionate, and empathic. They can be emotionally sensitive and moody. Most Fours are Feeling types.

Thinking types are uncommon. Being objective, analytical, rational, and emotionally detached are qualities unlike the Four personality type.

Judging Fours are organized, orderly, and persevering in getting things done. This preference helps balance the Four’s tendency to put off doing things until they’re in the right mood.

Perceiving Fours are more impulsive, spontaneous, and adaptable. They can delay putting plans and goals into action.

FIVE: The Observer

Extraverted Fives are more direct and outspoken, and less private and reserved than Fives tend to be. This preference helps Fives be more active and particapatory in life rather than observing from the sidelines. Extraverted Fives are not common.

Introverted Fives are reserved, calm, and self-contained as Fives tend to be. They are soft-spoken with a quiet, knowing presence.

Sensing Fives are practical, pragmatic, and matter of fact. Technically oriented, they often enjoy working with tools and machines.

Intuitive Fives are introspective, insightful, and ingenious problem solvers. Scholarly and visionary, they have strong conceptual strengths and are often innovators in the field of ideas. Most Fives are Intuitive types.

Thinking Fives are logical, analytical, and theoretical problem-solvers. They are objective, cool, dispassionate, and impersonal. Most Fives are Thinking types.

Feeling Fives are less common. The exceptions tend to be more gentle, tactful, tuned-in and sensitive to people. They are often moody and melancholy, aware of their inner world, and sensitive to criticism. They’re more likely to be women than men.

Judging Fives tend to be organized, to follow through on their commitments and goals, and intent on seeing their ideas developed and applied. This preference helps balance the Five’s tendency to constantly prepare and not take action however. Judging Fives can be controlling and demanding of themselves and others.

Perceiving Fives are less focused on completion and putting their ideas out into the world. They can get sidetracked by possibilities.

SIX: The Questioner

Extraverted Sixes are outgoing, social, and talkative. They often value being a group member.

Introverted Sixes are more reserved, quiet, and private.

Sensing Sixes are practical and pragmatic. Dutiful and dependable, they tend to be more traditional than Intuitive Sixes.

Intuitive Sixes are often visionary, insightful and innovative and ingenious problem solvers.

Thinking Sixes are objective, logical, and analytical. They thrive on challenge and debate and are more anti-authoritarian and counter-phobic than Feeling type Sixes.

Feeling Sixes are caring, concerned, and compassionate. Loyal and supportive, they tend to be more dependent and phobic than Thinking type Sixes.

Judging Sixes are responsible, hard-working, organized, and efficient and are good at completing tasks.

Perceiving Sixes are adaptable, spontaneous, and impulsive. They are less rule-bound and structured than Judging Sixes.

SEVEN: The Adventurer

Extraverted Sevens are energetic, exuberant, and enthusiastic. Most are outgoing, gregarious, charming, and charismatic. Dynamic and persuasive, they are highly verbal and are good at dealing with the public. Most Sevens are Extraverted

Introverted Sevens are more reserved and private. This preference helps Sevens balance the desire to be so externally focused. Introverted Sevens are less common.

Sensing Sevens are realistic, practical, and pragmatic, and present in here and now reality.  Action-oriented, they respond well to crisis.

Intuitive Sevens are innovative and insightful and focused on future possibilities. They are imaginative and ingenious in inventing new ways of doing and seeing things.

Thinking Sevens are logical, objective, analytical and resourceful in solving challenging problems. Often direct and outspoken, they thrive on challenge and debate. They can be insensitive to others.

Feeling Sevens are helpful, supportive, sympathetic, and compassionate. This preference helps balance the Seven’s tendency to be insensitive and self-centered.

Judging Sevens tend to be more organized and decisive and good at follow through. They are less prone to being impulsive. This preference helps Sevens stay on task.

Perceiving Sevens like variety and change and are resistant to anything that limits, traps, or bores them. They can have difficulty seeing projects through to completion. They are good at improvising and thinking on their feet. Most Sevens are Perceiving types.

EIGHT: The Asserter

Extraverted Eights are outgoing, energetic, and exuberant. They like responsibility, control, and being in charge. Often outspoken, strong, and forceful, they can be powerful leaders. Extroverted Eights are common.

Introverted Eights are private and reserved and less likely to be in the public eye. They can be quietly controlling.

Sensing Eights are practical, pragmatic, down-to-earth, and have common sense. They are more conservative and rule-bound than Intuitive Eights.

Intuitive Eights tend to be visionary and oriented to future possibilities. They are often innovative leaders and are less traditional than Sensing Eights.

Thinking Eights are direct and outspoken and often in charge. They can be argumentative, opinionated, confrontive and challenging. Eights tend to be Thinking types, especially male Eights.

Feeling Eights are warm-hearted, helpful and supportive. They are less forceful and controlling than Thinking Eights, unless pushed or treated unfairly, and are more aware of how their behavior affects others. Feeling helps balance the Eight’s tendency to be insensitive to others. They are more likely to be women than man.

Judging Eights are organized, efficient, and decisive. Persevering and goal oriented, they like responsibility, control, and being in charge. Most Eights are Judging types.

Perceiving Eights are spontaneous and impulsive and sometimes reckless. They are less likely to be controlling than Judging Eights.

NINE: The Peacemaker

Extraverted Nines are outgoing, friendly, and talkative. They are more open to sharing their thoughts and feelings than Introverted Nines.

Introverted Nines are reserved and quietly friendly. Modest, gentle, and unassuming, they often prefer staying in the background, behind the scenes. Nines are often Introverts.

Sensing Nines are practical, down-to-earth, and grounded in present reality. They tend to be more traditional and conservative than Intuitive Nines.

Intuitive Nines are idealistic and imaginative and interested in the world of ideas and possibilities. Their attention is focused on what might be or what could be, not on what is. Staying grounded in the present can be challenging. They are usually less traditional than Sensing Nines.

Thinking Nines are analytical and objective. They are more apt to be direct and outspoken and can be strong-willed and stubborn. Thinking helps Nine’s tendency to be conflict-avoidant.

Feeling Nines are gentle, empathetic, sensitive, and compassionate. Accommodating, accepting, and agreeable unless crossed, they value harmony. It is common for Nines to be Feeling types.

Judging Nines tend to be orderly, organized, decisive, and productive. This preference helps the Nine’s tendency toward procrastinating and putting things off to the last minute. 

Perceiving Nines tend to be easygoing, adaptable, and spontaneous. They have a "live and let live,” go with the flow mentality. They can have difficulty with completion and follow through. It is common for Nines to be Perceiving types.