Social - Type P

 

Overview

Social Type Ps are energetic, enthusiastic, and socially adventurous. People with Social Type P, which contains facets of extraversion, are stimulated by social attention and tend to invest their time into many different people. Type Ps are known to be exceptionally talented at speaking, networking, and working with large groups. Furthermore, they love the challenge of meeting and relating to new people.

Type Description

Archetype

Oprah Winfrey

Media Executive, Philanthropist

Networking

Creating Excitement

Top Strengths

Adventurousness

Public Speaking

“People are guests in our story the same way we are guests in theirs. But we all meet each other for a reason because every person is a personal lesson waiting to be told.” – Lauren Klarfield

 

Development

Optimal Work Environment

Interview Prep

Find the team and work environment that best fit your type:

Highlight your unique strengths by thinking through these topics:

Type Ps in Social thrive in high-energy environments with lots of interactivity between team members. It’s important for Type Ps to be able to interact with others as this is how they produce their best ideas, approach their work with the most energy, and help others the most.  Additionally, Type Ps crave excitement and a high-activity level. Having a manager that keeps several varied tasks on-deck for these types is especially helpful.

 

Type Ps are also good at working with external partners due to their being great at meeting new people and building rapport. You’ll find many Type Ps in sales, purchasing, and other similar fields.

•How have you leveraged your network to help someone else?

•Do you do your best work in teams? Why?

•Think of times you’ve had to make a presentation or impromptu speech. Is this a strength of yours?

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Questions to Ask Yourself

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Do I learn best from talking to or observing others? What are some of the key lessons I’ve taken from my role models?

What are the common traits of the people I enjoy most and/or work best with?

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When am I most enthusiastic and what work most brings this out?

What’s the balance I personally need between working with others and working independently?

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Archetype

Oprah Winfrey

Media

Executive

Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey may be best known for her television talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” which ran for 25 years. The success she had with her show made her a billionaire at age 49. Eventually, Oprah retired from the show in 2011 and started her own television station “OWN” (Oprah Winfrey Network). Oprah’s progression over the years of her show saw her from hosting a “gossip” talk show to one that focused more on topics such as wellness, social, and political issues.

 

Not only is she responsible for one of the most successful TV programs of all time, but she is also noted for her philanthropy. Oprah, through her Angel Network, raising millions of dollars for a variety of issues including support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Oprah herself has donated millions and applied her influence to these causes. Oprah to this day has incredible influence over public opinion and consumer purchasing through the variety of mediums she runs such as OWN, her book club, and the various public appearances she makes.

Bio

Watch one episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and you’ll understand exactly why Oprah is a Type P. The entire premise of the show was to meet a new person and connect with them. From this, it is safe to assume Oprah enjoys the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over which is common for Type Ps. Furthermore, the relationships Oprah forms by means of her job is the most intimate form of networking. The people that Oprah interviews and builds relationships with hold her in especially high esteem despite the relatively small time they’ve had to get to know each other; this is partly why people tend to open up to Oprah more than other talk show hosts.

 

The type can also be seen in her superior public speaking. While she has certainly trained to become a better one, her natural skill at this was seen early as she became the anchor for her local Nashville station at the age of 22.

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