Meet the WORST!9
WORST!*Nature (W!9N) Basic personality types of the WORST!Kind
Everyone shares some commonality with each of the W!9 but there is a dominant type that stands out. That dominant trait is known as WORST! Nature (W!9N). Each of us emerges from childhood with one dominating W!9 personality trait, with inborn temperament and other pre-natal factors being the main determinants of our type.
Identifying Your W!9N Type
As you think about your personality, which of the following nine roles fits you best most of the time? Or, to put it differently, if you were to describe yourself in a few words, which of the following word clusters would come closest?
Type One (I) is principled, focused, self-controlled, and perfectionistic.
|Frustrated by imperfection||
|High sometimes unattainable expectations of self and others||Perfectionist|
|Suppressor of emotions|
|Perfectionists/ Reluctant to show grace to self and others|
Type Two (II) is generous, affectionate, people-pleasing, and possessive.
|Resists own needs & desires/ Reluctant to ask for help/ Emotional -action through feelings||Observers/ Scan and reads the emotions of the world around them|
|Needs to be helpful- wanted or not/ tends to overwhelm themselves||
Anticipates the needs of others
|Fears Rejection/ has a need to be needed/ Challenging to be cared for||Caretakers/ Peacekeepers/ Sharing/Engaging|
|Leans towards emotions of grief, sadness, and shame||Studious|
Type Three (III) is adaptable, excelling, ambitious, and image-conscious.
|Fear of Failure/ Has to appear successful to others||The Performer/ Go-getters/ Achievers|
|Need for affirmation, encouragement, & attention from the world around them/ Need for Worth- Social & professional roles||Incredibly gifted/ Practical world changers/ Hard working|
|Trouble with work-life balance/ Self sabotages- Health, relationships, family|
|Unauthentic/ Mendacious/ Shapeshifters/ Deceptive|
Type Four (IV) is expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental.
|Self-conscious/ Awkward/ Uncooperative/ Stubborn||Creative|
|Overly emotional/ Feelings of brokenness/ A therapist’s dream||Emotional|
|Self Critical/ Emotion mining/ Overthinkers||Tends towards self-reflection|
|Constantly comparing self to others/ cares too much of other people’s opinions||Aspires towards authenticity|
|Recluse/ outsider/ Loner|
|Has extreme highs and lows/ Tendency to get dark easily|
Type Five (V) is perceptive, innovative, mysterious, and isolated.
|Cold/ Unemotional/ Hoards thoughts & Energy/ Hard to read||Misunderstood|
|Overthinkers/ Hates mundane conversation/ Short attention span||Hard Workers/ Researchers/ observers/ Worker bees|
|Paralysis of analysis/ High anxiety/ Greed for knowledge & information||Problem Solvers/ Curious/ Cerebral|
|Distracted/ Hyper active/ Annoyed by chit-chat|
|Inconvenienced by emotions|
Type Six (VI) is charming, responsible, apprehensive, and suspicious.
|Debilitating Anxiety/ Suspicious/Skeptical/ Fear of being manipulated||Problem Solvers/Produces solutions to real world issues|
|Need for Loyalty/ Always looking for support and safety from both people and environment||Compassionate/Loyal/ Courageous/ Excellent Gatherers of people & groups|
|Expects disaster/ Incessantly cycles through WORST! Case scenarios||Keeps a crisis action plan|
|Overthinkers/ Self Sabotage/ Asks a million questions/ Ambivalent||Remarkable Faith/imagines the positives|
|Anxious/ Concerned/ Worrisome|
Type Seven (VII) - is spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive, and sporadic.
|Hates Boredom/Avoids being Bored/Jokes often-sometimes too much/ Constantly looking for playtime||Fun to be around/ Spontaneous|
|Addiction to Anything- not necessarily substance abuse/ Insatiable/Swaps addictions regularly||Fun Seekers|
|Always Consuming Never Digesting/ Shallow, Impulsive, Scattered, Gluttonous||Thinkers|
|Fears Limitation||Problem Solvers|
|JAK of all Trades|
|Avoids Dealing with Emotional Pain||Avoid effecting others negatively|
Type Eight (VIII) is self-confident, decisive, deliberate, and quarrelsome.
|Lust/ Consumption- knowledge and influence/ Full on or Dead out||Lives life to its fullest|
|Forces will/ Despises feeling vulnerable/ Controlling/ For me or Against me/ Desires intimacy/respect||Conquerors/ Action oriented problem solvers|
|Action driven- Shoot 1st type/ 0-100 real quick/ finds love through confrontation||Protectors/ Defenders|
|Exhausted by inactivity/ Attracted to the weak & broken/ Likes to feel empowered||Helpful/ believes in Servitude|
|Sensitive BS meter/ Hard to read||Great poker face|
|Open expressions of anger|
Type Nine (IX) is receptive, supportive, complacent, and submissive
|Insecure/ Seeks love & validation/ Relies on affirmation||Warm/Relationship advocates|
|Unsure of themselves- who they are/ Difficulty tuning in to oneself/ Fear of being great||Magnanimous/Selfless|
|Fear of losing peace & harmony with others/ Puts others need far above their own||Peacemakers/ Forgiving/ Gracious|
|Gives more value to others voices rather than their own||
|Tendency to fear conflict/ Unconfident/ anxiety of being exposed||Avoids conflict|
|Slothful to own priorities & feelings|
Subsequently, this inborn orientation largely determines
- How we adapt to our environment
- Handle authority
- Create our sense of self
- How we fit in to the world as individuals
Several more points can be made about W!9N itself.
- People do not change from one basic personality type to another.
- WORST!9 descriptions are unisex, and apply equally to males and females. No type is inherently masculine or feminine.
- Not everything in the description of your basic type will apply to you all the time because you fluctuate constantly among the healthy, average, and unhealthy traits that make up your W!9N.
- The WORST!NGRAM uses Roman Numerals to designate each of the types because numbers are value neutral— they imply the whole range of attitudes and behaviors of each type without specifying anything either positive or negative. Unlike the labels used in psychiatry, numbers provide an unbiased, shorthand way of indicating a lot about a person without being judgmental.
- The numerical ranking of the types is not significant. A larger number is no better than a smaller number; it is not better to be a Nine than a Two because nine is a bigger number.
- No W!9N type is inherently better or worse than any other. While all the W!9N types have unique assets and liabilities, some types are often considered to be more desirable than others in any given culture or group.
- Not everyone is happy with their particular W!9N, some even feel handicapped by it… But as you study the philosophy and continue to learn each W!9 type, you will see how they all come with unique capacities as well as different limitations.
Thus, the overall orientation of our W!9N reflects the totality of a myriad of factors (i.e. genetics upbringing, relationships, etc.…) that influenced its development. Although unavoidable, Our W!9N types have the potential to be more esteemed in certain societies rather than others, this is derived from the qualities that a particular society rewards, and does not warrant any superiority of value in those W!9N types. The ideal is to become your best self, not to imitate the assets of another type, and to surround yourself with those that compliment and enhance that type.
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