5 Actions You Can Use to Read and Detect Personality-Types

personal development May 27, 2021
5 Actions You Can Use to Read and Detect Personality-Types

How we can detect the personality types?

One of the most head-scratching mysteries you will ever encounter in life is human nature.  People come in all shapes, sizes and flavors.  Which is exactly what makes social interaction complicated.  If you want to increase the chances of building meaningful relationships, it’s important to understand how to read personalities.  But what’s the secret?  What’s the best way to figure out the personality-types of the people you meet? Lifestyle Writer Crystal Raypole suggests that when getting to know people, “instead of asking random questions, let the conversation guide you, and look for cues from the other person… you don’t have to ask everything that comes to mind. People naturally reveal information about themselves over time.”

Here are a few tips on how to read personalities like a pro:


1) Talk with a Smile

A plain old smile is the single most universally understood gesture of communication.  Smiling at someone encourages them to let down their defenses, and be receptive to interaction. Use a smile to get your foot in the door.

2) Reflect their Energy 

Mirroring is an effective way to establish commonality with other people.  Projecting similar emotions or opinions when communicating, makes it acceptable for others to be themselves during interaction.

3) Read Body Language

Nonverbal communication often says a lot more than verbal communication.  It’s easy to figure out personality-types depending on whether someone has restrained body language, or vigorous body language.

4) Use Empathy

As you interact with other people, constantly ask yourself the question, “What would I do if I was in their shoes?” Using this question to explore your social assumptions can give insights into why people are the way they are.

5) Suspend Your Own Biases

The worst thing you can do when getting to know someone is be judgemental. If you notice behaviour or traits you find unusual, remember to appreciate that people are complex creatures. There’s nothing wrong if people don’t perfectly conform to your expectations.


Reading personalities is a process which requires a lot of open-mindedness.  You have to eliminate all of the stereotypes in your consciousness and look at people as if they’re blank canvases.  Some of the clues you read will be obvious at face value.  On the other hand, some of their personality traits have to be discerned over time.  Either way, use patience and objectivity to gradually paint a picture which is based on thoughtful observations.  If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success. For business development coaching by Richard Martinez, call at 626-202-2291 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


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