Each of us shares traits with many of the people we look up to as heroes. We may have Lincoln’s forthrightness, Washington’s generosity of spirit, Franklin D Roosevelt’s resolve, Helen Keller’s determination and humanity. Each of us have something heroic within us. We don’t always know where it might lie, or what exactly it might be.
We all have them – we are either compe ive or spontaneous, methodical or humanistic (and most likely a combination of all of them). Heroes throughout history have acted according to their individual personality traits.
You may also find some of your traits in the heroes you admire. Perhaps you admire heroes without fully knowing what their personality traits are. But you can learn how you align with them, and what that means for you.
When talking about the heroes you admire, remember that some personality types are more prevalent than others. Using statistics we’ve drawn from various sources, we’ve been able to determine what are the dominant personality types among heroic individuals. Now you can take our free test and find out for yourself what historic heroes you’re most like.
Both physicist Albert Einstein and actress Merely Streep, who have strong compe ive personality traits, make up only about 9% of the "heroic" population. These types tend to be highly driven and full of grand plans and ideas for their lives.
Those of a spontaneous nature, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Lucille Ball, make up approximately 31% of heroes. These types tend to be wildly creative, often the life of the party and naturally talented at multi tasking.
Among heroes there are approximately 19% of humanistic personality types, people such as Abraham Lincoln or Oprah Winfrey. Both developed their heroic abilities through recognizing their unique gifts and talents. You can learn to recognize yours by knowing yourself.
Heroes of a methodical nature -such as George Washington or Betty Davis are types who are given to reflection as well as ambition. They make up the largest portion (among heroic types) of our population, approximately 39% of the total. These types tend to thrive on organization and process.
Which part of your personality is most like that of a hero ~ and how can you take advantage of these personality traits to become a better person, a savvier leader, a warmer friend, a power of example?
You’ll be able to use your results to hone your skills so that your path to success is that much more evident. Maybe you’ll can be your own hero, and you can thrive thanks to knowing your strengths better and how to use them to your best advantage.