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    Mar 30, 2020    |   Psychometrics Canada

Personality Type & Well-Being

Written by Shawn Bakker, Lead Psychologist


Martin Seligman’s theory of well-being focuses on five factors that contribute to an individual’s well-being. Known as the PERMA Well-being model these factors include:

  1. Positive Emotions – the experience of positive feelings
  2. Engagement – involvement in activities that are intrinsically motivating
  3. Relationships – positive connections with others in ways that are caring and supportive
  4. Meaning – a sense of purpose and a connection to something bigger than oneself
  5. Accomplishment – pursuing progress and mastery for its own sake

Our partners at The Myers-Briggs Company were curious about the interaction between personality, culture and well-being. One interesting result is that the Relationships factor was reported as the highest-ranking factor for 15 out of 16 MBTI types. The outlier are ESTJs who rank Meaning first and Relationships second. This finding highlights the importance of constructive and supportive relationships for all individuals.

You can read the full study here:

Well-Being and MBTI Personality Type in the Workplace


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