I understand that's been a while since I last wrote an entry on here. I apologize for that; I've been a little busy with the real world and everything that comes with it for months now. And yet, after happening upon a website today...it actually compelled me to write something.
First off, I'm not really one who studies personality types. I've heard of them, but I never felt the need to understand what they were about. I've heard of the A-types, the Alpha males, and all of that boring, bland business. Stuff like that has never appealed to me because, frankly, I couldn't care less about classifying individuals into certain personality groups. It just isn't my style to lump masses of people together in such a manner.
Anyway, as I was perusing through all of these "scientifically" classified types, I found that I didn't quite fit into a particular category. I had a trait or two from each type, but not one type nailed my personality. I shouldn't have been surprised, since no one can completely fit into a labeled category; everyone is different.
And yet, I came across a site that explained another type. Personality Types A,B,C, and D are generally accepted among most people who study this kind of thing; however, another type, Type E, has sprung up recently. I checked out a couple of sites regarding Type E's, and was actually surprised by the description:
Oddly enough, around 97.9% of what was said actually fit me. I believe I can now understand why I've never truly connected well with people who were considered normal; I could never really relate to them, nor understand them. Now, I think I do. If only a little.
Nevertheless, I still harbor some doubt about these personalities actually being some kind of science that's categorically defined in its accuracy. Again, no two people are exactly alike; everyone is different in some way. That's what my inner self—a.k.a. my gut instinct—tells me at least. Still, though, it's an interesting view of what makes us who and what we are. I won't ponder on it like a psychologist all day, but it's still something to think about.