Type d personality

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

The type D personality

The Type D personality or the distressed personality is the type of personality characterized by both a negative attitude towards life combined with the person's preference to suppress his emotions.

Type D personalities are pessimistic, negative and always expect the worse to happen.
Because Type Ds are socially inhibited they don't like to share their emotions with the world and as a result they become depressed.

In my article dealing with suppressed emotions i explained how one of the common reasons for depression is suppressing emotions instead of expressing them and that's why Type D personalities are always subject to depression more than anyone else.

Type D personality traits

Type D personalities usually have a low self esteem and a great fear of disapproval and this is the primary reason that prevents them from opening up to others.

Thus assuming that type D personalities lack social interest is not correct but the right thing is that they might be interested in people but afraid to approach them because they fear rejection.

Negative emotions such as worrying, stress, depression and anger visit type D personalities more often. A small event that is usually overlooked by others can bother a type D a lot and even ruin his mood.

What to do if you have a Type D personality

The first thing you must understand about personality types is that they have nothing to do with genes. This means that if you have a Type D personality then this doesn't mean that you can't change it.

The problem with personality type quizzes that people find on the internet is that they make them believe that the result of the quiz determines their destiny rather than letting them know that according to psychology any personality trait can be changed.

Here is how to change if you are a Type D personality:

  • Learn how to control your emotions: Contrary to common beliefs almost everyone can control his emotions even if he was a Type D. Read this guide to know how to control your emotions.
  • Control your thoughts: What's even better than controlling emotions is preventing them from being triggered by learning how to control your thoughts. Read this guide to know how to control your thoughts.
  • Get over fear of rejection: In the Solid Self confidence program i said that fear of rejection is caused by low self esteem. Because the person fears that others find out that he is less worthy than them he fears rejection. If you are a Type D personality then this is an essential step you must take to heal yourself
  • Learn to open up: This step was mentioned right after the last one because it can't happen before the previous one happens. You won't be able to open up to others before you get over your fear of rejection

Final words about Type D personality

Your current personality is the result of the past experiences you have been through and your coping skills.

By changing your coping skills you can change your personality or get rid of the unwanted traits that you dislike.

In short, if you are a Type D you can certainly change that.

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