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Explanations > Preferences

Discussions about preferences | Preference scales  | Typing systemsSo what?

 

What makes us different? One way of classifying people that appears in many systems of personality profiling is to determine a person's preferences in terms of how they perceive and respond to the world.

Discussions about preferences

Preferences are more than just making decisions

Preference scales

There are many scales of preference. Note that there are two styles that are commonly used. The first is an absolute score on a single scale ('How happy are you?') and the second is a position along a spectrum between (usually two) alternatives ('How happy or sad are you?').

 Here are just a few (also see beliefs about people).

Typing systems

There have been typing systems going back to the Greeks and probably before. Here are some of the better-known ones:

Also:

So what?

Don't push rope. Find the other person's preferences and play to these, rather than messing about at the other end of the spectrum.

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Learning Channel Preferences

Beliefs, Beliefs about people, Culture, Stereotypes

Theories about how we understand people

Theories about how we think about ourselves

 

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