EIGHT CHIEF CHARACTER TYPES (ECCT)
HALLMARK CHARACTERISTICS IN A GLANCE
Each of us are unique, there is no doubt in that. However, there are a few different characteristics that we kept seeing in people everywhere. It seems as though there are only a few types of personalities in the world, many profiling tools also seem to support this notion. However, it cannot be further away from the truth.
In fact, statistics indeed show that there are a few types of key characteristics that people show. We call these characteristics hallmark characteristics, and they are mainly driven by modernisation and globalisation throughout the world. When ideas are exchanged from cultures to cultures, some things tend to stick. Such as military tactics and strategies, commerce and trade, working class and salary. This is especially true in the modern era where the internet links everyone closer than ever.
It is this similarity in how the world works that drives similar characteristics to form in different cultures. You can see this obviously in any workplace in any country. For example, the modern era favours assertive leaders over non-assertive ones. Effectively shifting from the need of a friendly manager who takes care of each individual to the need of a strong leader who can lead the department and get things done in times when everyone is questioning everything. The modern era also favours expressive individuals overs non-expressive ones. You can easily see that the popular person is the one that is expressive and friendly.
However, to understand an individual, it goes beyond just looking at the hallmark characteristics. You must also include traits and the individual’s trait intensity. If you haven’t already, you may read more about traits in our traits section. If you are ready, below are the eight chief character types Pretics had identified.