I once heard that if you truly listen to people they will tell you who they are. I naively believed that when someone actually began a sentence with “I’m The Type of Person . . .” they were actually telling me who they are. Now I understand that anything prefaced with this comment is simply who that person would like other people to think they are and it really has very little with who they actually are. I also realized that listening is more than about listening to the words people say. But listening to a person is about listening to the person as a whole – their movements, their tone, their eyes, etc.
Also, I don’t believe I know every “type” of person. Haven’t we divided ourselves into enough categories already?