Find out who you are: Agreeable vs disagreeable

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Agreeableness is one of the Big Five personality traits

Agreeableness refers to how cooperative, trusting, and helpful someone is. Disagreeable people, on the other hand, are less cooperative, less trusting, and less helpful.

Here are some of the key differences:

  • Agreeable people are more likely to be helpful and cooperative. They are more likely to help others out, even if it means putting their own needs aside. They are also more likely to be cooperative and work well with others.
  • Disagreeable people are more likely to be assertive and independent. They are more likely to stand up for themselves and their beliefs, even if it means disagreeing with others. They are also more likely to be independent and take charge.
  • Agreeable people are more likely to be trusting and forgiving. They are more likely to believe that people are good and that they can be trusted. They are also more likely to forgive others for their mistakes.
  • Disagreeable people are more likely to be suspicious and cynical. They are more likely to believe that people are out to get them and that they cannot be trusted. They are also more likely to hold grudges and be unforgiving.

Of course, these are just general trends, and there are many people who do not fit neatly into these categories. However, these are some of the key differences between these two personality types.

Here is a table that summarizes the key differences:

AgreeableDisagreeable
CooperativeAssertive
TrustingSuspicious
ForgivingCynical
HelpfulIndependent

It is important to note that there is no right or wrong personality type. Both types of people have their own strengths and weaknesses. Agreeable people are often seen as being more likable and easy to get along with, while disagreeable people are often seen as being more confident and assertive. Ultimately, the best personality type for you depends on your individual circumstances and preferences.

The below video from Jordan Peterson analyzes this in depth.

Jordan Peterson