The Four People You Meet on Earth: The New Myers-Briggs Alternative

Posted on October 25, 2016 By thesuccessmanual Topic: Productivity, Remarkable

I did not want to title this post as 'How to be remarkable #71: Label people". However, this post is about labelling. About instinctive and subjective labelling.

Not happy with 'the naively egalitarian' Myers-Briggs test, BJ Fischer has proposed a newer (and better?) system for classifying personality types. Fischer arranges people people on two dimensions: competence (how smart are they?) and niceness (how difficult are they?).

Thus, Fischer is able to put every person he meets in one of these four boxes - the Four People You Meet on Earth.

Four people
It is an interesting new idea of labelling people and I have never been a believer in labels. But Fischer got me with his label of smart assholes. We see plenty of these around us all the time. I am happy to see Fischer accepting that the four people model is 'superficial (model) for superficial relationships.'

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