What is Your Favorite Celebrity’s Personality Type? See How Your Personality Compares to Theirs

What is Your Favorite Celebrity’s Personality Type? See How Your Personality Compares to Theirs

Have you ever wondered if you shared a personality type with a famous celebrity?  While it is very important to learn about our own personalities, it can also be very helpful to learn about other people’s personalities as well.  By looking at famous celebrities and their personality types, it can help us recognize qualities that we may possess that can be helpful or hurtful to our own success.

People are often described as being introverts or extroverts.  How can you tell which one you are?  One way is to answer the following question:  Do you find that you often speak before you have had a chance to really think about what it is you want to say?  If so, you may be an extrovert.  Extroverts are often thought of as outgoing because they can be talkative. They can be talkative because they are processing what they are thinking out loud. You might think that Hollywood celebrities must be extroverts.  That is not necessarily true.

Think about how you prefer to process information.  If you think as you are speaking rather than taking time to process the information, you might be an extrovert.  If you are an extrovert, here are some famous people that share your personality type:

  • Matthew Perry
  • Tom Hanks
  • Oprah
  • Johnny Depp
  • Robin Williams
  • Bill Cosby
  • Jim Carrey
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Bruce Willis
  • Madonna

There are actually more extroverts in the world than introverts.  Introverts like to take their time to develop their thoughts before they speak.  If you prefer to process information this way, you may be an introvert.  There are far more introverts in Hollywood than you might expect.  If you are an introvert, here are some famous people that share your personality type:

  • Michael Jackson
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Britney Spears
  • Brooke Shields
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Julia Roberts
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Lady Gaga
  • Tom Cruise

There are a lot of different personality tests out there that give information about personality preferences.  The previous examples of introverts and extroverts are a part of what the Myers-Briggs MBTI personality test can explain about our personalities.

There are plenty of other assessments that can give insight to who you are.  A lot has been written about birth order, and how it affects personality.  Are you a first-born child?  Then you may be interested in learning that the following celebrities are also first-borns:

  • Jessica Simpson
  • Nick Lachey
  • Josh Hartnett
  • Sylvester Stallone

If you are a middle child, you share that in common with the following celebrities:

  • Elijah Wood
  • Bill Gates
  • Jay Leno
  • Princess Diana

If you are the youngest, you may be interested in seeing which celebrities were last-born children:

  • Halle Berry
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Whoopi Goldberg

If you are an only child, you may relate to these celebrities:

  • Freddie Prinze, Jr.
  • Alicia Keys
  • Tiger Woods
  • Natalie Portman

To find out more about how to analyze your own personality as well as those in others, check out the book: It’s Not You It’s Your Personality.  Millennials and post-boomer groups should be able to relate to many of the examples in the book.  Some of the top personality assessments are explained, along with celebrity examples so that you can visualize the personality traits.  The following personality assessments are also discussed in the book:

You might have noticed that emotional intelligence is covered in the book. Part of being emotionally intelligent is having the ability to understand your own emotions and personality as well as those in others.  The book, It’s Not You It’s Your Personality, includes a fun way to develop your personality skills.  You can also learn tolerance of others’ personalities, while being able to compare your own traits to some famous celebrities as well.

Imitation More Than Just Flattery – It’s Good Business

In the business world, there have been plenty of success stories. Many people who find success, have learned to take what others have created and added their own spin to the formula.

Lady Gaga is a prime example.  She is the current phenomenon in the music business.  However, she has been accused of imitating Madonna.  She probably got ideas from more people than just Madonna.  Perhaps she watched Elton John, Cher, Boy George and others that used “over the top” garb and personas to make millions.  I’ve heard Harrison Ford quote that “you can’t imitate someone else’s success.”  I agree that you won’t be exactly the same as someone else who is famous. However, you can put your own spin on a wheel that has already been successfully created. 

If you are interested in being a motivational speaker . . . look at the work of Zig Ziggler, Dale Carnegie or Tony Robbins.  They all have been great and yet different.  You can learn something from each of them.  You can build your own persona while still researching the things they did to become successful. 

If your goal is less ambitious than becoming a superstar like Lady Gaga or Tony Robbins, find someone in the field you are interested in and look at the things they do well.  If you want to be a top sales person, find someone in your field who is the best.  What do they do that makes them different?  How can you put your own spin on their system to make it unique to you? 

Harrison Ford is right . . . you shouldn’t imitate someone else’s success . . . or even try to duplicate it.  It is important to have “you” be at the core of your success.  However, I believe far too many people try to recreate the basic wheel that has already been invented.

What is Lady Gaga’s Personality Type?

 

Since Lady Gaga is coming to the U S Airways Center here in Arizona this weekend, I thought she might be an interesting person to talk about in terms of personality type.  In the book It’s Not You It’s Your Personality, my daughter Toni Rothpletz and I wrote a chapter about Myers-Briggs testing and gave some examples of personalities with certain personality types.  I recently read that Lady Gaga is an INFJ.  We mentioned a few celebrities in our book that also have this type, including: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lance Armstrong, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Gere, Woody Allen and Billy Crystal.

For those of you unfamiliar with Myers-Briggs INFJ stands for:

Introverted/Intuitive/Feeling/Judging

Myers-Briggs.org defines INFJ personalities are those who:
“Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.”

The “I” in her type means she likes to think before she speaks.  The “N” means she is intuitive and is obviously creative.  The “F” means she makes her decisions based on her values.  The J means she is not really spontaneous but likes more structure. 

The good news for those of you who are thinking about attending the concert here in Phoenix is that since she has a “J” in her personality type, she’ll probably be on time!

5 Top Social Networking Tips: How to Promote Yourself to the World

Are you trying to become well-known, sell your book, become famous like those on American Idol or America’s Got Talent, or promote any other thing that you are working on right now?  The key to success is social networking.  With the sluggish economy, a lot of people are out of work and are looking for a job.  Many are starting their own home-based or internet-based businesses.  If you are trying to get recognized or noticed, there are some major things you need to be aware of.

  • Did you know that Lady Gaga has over 11 million Facebook fans? Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, Twitter, WordPress, Posterous, YouTube and many more networking sites are one of the first things you must be familiar with if you want to get people to recognize your product, service or you.  If you’re not regularly posting on most of these major sites, you need to be.
  • Did you know that Youtube and video-marketing is the place to be right now?  People are watching 2 billion videos a day on YouTube.  You need to be sure you are not only making yourself visible on YouTube, but that you are focusing your videos and the names of your videos correctly. Be sure your videos are no more than around 3 minutes long.  Also be sure you name your video a name that people will be searching for in order to find you.  You want the name to reflect what your content is, but be sure you pick popular terms for the product you are promoting.  To check out terms that are popular on YouTube, go to: https://ads.youtube.com/keyword_tool. In your video, be sure you send them to your website for more information.  You can capture their email or other information with free offers there. 
  • Did you know that if you get an account on some social networking sites like Posterous, updating your Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and other sites with your postings is as easy as sending an email?  Having a website has never been easier.  I like free sites like WordPress, but I also use Posterous to post updates to all of my sites.
  • Are you overwhelmed with all of the social networking options out there and don’t know where to start?  It can be very time consuming and expensive to learn everything you need to know to become a successful social networker.  There are people out there that can train you or do it for you.  I have tried a few different systems.  I like Kate Buck’s letsgetsocial.com site because you get good information at a reasonable price.  I am interested in hearing if anyone has tried Mike Koenigs’ Traffic Geyser system.  It sounds good but a little pricy for the masses.
  • Have you created your brand or image?  You need to decide what it is that you are offering.  My brand or image is that I am a Professor and Writer that offers help to people who want to Improve Their Lifetime Potential.  That is my tagline as well as what I do.  You need to come up with how you want to present yourself and be sure to consistently represent that image on all of your networking sites.