Many people women can determine with the blockbuster “Intercourse and the Metropolis” film and the record-breaking tv present, as a result of the characters are emotionally practical. We will join with the high-fashioned girls trying to find love—experiencing heart-break and disappointment —while attempting to determine themselves out and others.
Past our apparent comparisons with the characters and our personal lives, we may additionally subconsciously determine with them by means of their behavioral kinds. We all know these girls like we all know ourselves as a result of they’re expressing our personal behavioral fashion patterns.
Let me clarify. By out the ages man has at all times tried to group humanity into 4 behavioral kinds. Astrologers imagine man’s conduct is formed by the indicators they’re born beneath, earth, wind, hearth or water.
Earlier than astrologers, Hippocrates, the daddy of drugs, believed folks’s temperaments and personalities have been formed by 4 issues within the physique: blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile. Shakespeare used 4 references to Hippocrates ideas of various folks’s behaviors when he wrote his performs. Different greats who additionally believed in 4 fundamental behaviors embody Aristotle, father of philosophy, and in Roman instances, Galen.
Whereas Dr. Carl Jung wrote about his 4 well-known psychological varieties; the Intuitor, Thinker, Feeler and Sensor, William Marston, psychologist and inventor, studied males of their setting. Marston in his e book, “The Feelings of Regular Individuals,” categorised behaviors into 4 main teams: Dominance, Inducement (Affect), Compliance (Conscientious), and Submission (Steadiness).
By out the ages, the names of the behaviors might have modified, however the behaviors are the identical. For this text we’ll concentrate on Marston’s behaviors since he is called a feminist theorist and created the “Marvel Girl” cartoon character.
In 1969, John Geier, Ph.D. a Director and Professor of Behavioral Science and Communication on the College of Minnesota, developed the Private Profile System primarily based on Marston’s work to measure behavioral kinds. In the present day it is referred to as the DISC(TM) by Inscape Publishing which has been utilized by over 40 million customers in 40 totally different nations.
Earlier than naming the “Intercourse and the Metropolis” kinds which are like our personal, it is very important level out:
a) There isn’t a proper or mistaken behavioral fashion.
b) We’re a mixture of behavioral kinds though one is normally dominant.
c) We alter our behavioral kinds primarily based on our environments.
Listed below are the 4 pure kinds:
Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)
Carrie is a author who is anxious about what folks suppose and really feel about her. Picture is vital. She has plenty of power and is aware of find out how to community. Her gown is stylish and excessive trend. She reacts on impulse and relates from emotion.
Affect Behavioral Model: Optimistic, outgoing and impulsive
These people are typically very social “folks folks” preferring collaborating on groups, sharing concepts, and entertaining and energizing others.
Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)
She’s robust, assertive. Samantha can be robust and takes cost. Within the film, she is proprietor of a celeb administration firm and performs hard-ball with the leisure trade executives to advertise her lover. Samantha would not hesitate to inform folks off, and is fast to problem anybody. She relates from her intestine and follows her fundamental instincts.
Dominance Behavioral Model: Direct & Decisive
These are the individuals who are typically strong-minded. They’re additionally strong-willed individuals who get pleasure from challenges, taking motion, and fast outcomes. Their focus tends to be on the underside line and outcomes.
Charlotte York (Kristin Davis)
Charlotte is the girlfriend’s “girlfriend” who’s optimistic and needs everybody the easiest. She’s the last word staff participant. Charlotte sees the world otherwise than the others. She does all the pieces she will to avoid battle. She’s a great listener, and needs to maintain all the pieces and everybody balanced. She relates from her coronary heart.
Steadiness Behavioral Model: Sympathetic and Cooperative
These folks are typically supportive, useful and staff gamers. They like being behind the scene, working in constant and predictable methods. They’re typically good listeners.
Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon)
Miranda is the lawyer who thinks and argues logically. She’s deeply offended being criticized as a result of she has thought long and hard on find out how to be proper and do the suitable issues. Miranda continually raises the bar for herself, be it in her skilled or private life. She’s pragmatic, attire conservatively, and relates from her head.
Conscientiousness Behavioral Model: Involved, Cautious and Right
These individuals are typically targeted on high quality. They plan forward, continually verify for accuracy and systematic approaches.
Louise- Carrie’s assistant (Jennifer Hudson)
Louise demonstrates all 4 behavioral kinds within the “Intercourse and the Metropolis” film. She is dominant when she takes cost and fiercely organizes all the pieces in Carrie’s life. She displays the analytical pondering of a conscientiousness behavioral fashion as a pc wiz. Louise additionally reveals a steadiness fashion as a loyal worker, and a great listener to Carrie. She additionally reveals deep appreciation (keep in mind Carrie’s present to her?). Louise is enthusiastic, charming, and intent on making a good impression on Carrie, which is all a mirrored image of the influencing fashion similar to her boss.
Mr. Large (Chris Noth)?
The last word thriller man together with his unpredictable, elusive conduct who additionally displays deep ardour, is a query mark. What do you suppose?
Understanding behavioral kinds is crucial to attach with others, scale back conflicts and higher relationships. Now that you’ve got learn the kinds… which one are you? Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte, or higher but, which combos?