Inside the E-Type
Until recently I had never recognised my intuition or gut feelings. This is because I was born an ‘analytic’. I learned to be ‘dynamic’ in my early years climbing the corporate ladder and tempered that with ‘empathy’ skills as I learned how to effectively lead a team.
Then, in the last 10 years I worked out that actually I can think creatively even if ‘artistry’ has streaked by me without so much as a backward glance.
So if I am a creative thinker, then might I also be intuitive? My recent purchase of the Apple triage would suggest not!!
I found this personality questionnaire that suggests that entrepreneurs needn’t necessarily fit either of the A/B personality types. Entrepreneurs tend to be designated A but Alex Giorgio, psychotherapist, has concluded that there is a third description which he calls Type E personality. “An estimated 75% of those living in E-land, the Internet and dot.com startups for example, fit the TypeE profile”
To learn if this also describes you, you can take the free, instantly self-analyzing quiz here. Type E Quiz. Type E only applies to about 5-10% of the population and within that there are 3 sub-types. This is where I fit … according to my own reckoning!
24 – 27 points: Most likely a TypeE Translator. You’re a bilingual visionary who is a vital link between the TypeE mystic and the TypeE manager. You excel in being able to think and communicate in two very distinct styles – both globally and linearly. It’s that extraordinary ability to take lofty visions and bring them down to earth that makes you an invaluable – and scarce – resource.
WOW! E-Type meets E-Myth … Happy with that description … What do you think?