5 Common Personality Types for Attorneys

Common Personality Types for Attorneys

Only five common personality types for attorneys – is this right? Some would guess that all contain at least one profanity or expletive. But rest assured, the tests have been done and the buckets appear normal. Although lawyers are like trained actors, so could they be fooling these tests? Regardless of where you fall, remember to mind your manners at work.

“When standardized personality tests are administered to lawyers, the results tend to be quite different from those that arise in the general public. The popular Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) for example, sorts individuals into 16 personality “types”; but practicing lawyers overwhelmingly cluster into only five

of them…A related test—this one billed as “the most widely used personality instrument in the world”—is The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II)…Both the MBTI® and the KTS®-II tests are widely administered in the legal community— and they generally confirm what you already knew. Lawyers’ personalities are different from those in other professions, and from those in the general public.”

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