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    Default The Body/Persona Correlation

    Sheldon noted three personalities based on their physical make-up.

    Endomorph
    The Endomorph is physically quite 'round', and is typified as the 'barrel of fun' person. They tend to have:

    Wide hips and narrow shoulders, which makes them rather pear-shaped.
    Quite a lot of fat spread across the body, including upper arms and thighs.
    They have quite slim ankles and wrists, which only serves to accentuate the fatter other parts.
    Psychologically, the endomorph is:

    Sociable
    Fun-loving
    Love of food
    Tolerant
    Even-tempered
    Good humored
    Relaxed
    With a love of comfort
    And has a need for affection

    Ectomorph
    The Ectomorph is a form of opposite of the Endomorph. Physically, they tend to have:

    Narrow shoulders and hips
    A thin and narrow face, with a high forehead
    A thin and narrow chest and abdomen
    Thin legs and arms
    Very little body fat
    Even though they may eat as much as the endomorph, they never seem to put on weight (much to the endomorph's chagrin). Psychologically they are:

    Self-conscious
    Private
    Introverted
    Inhibited
    Socially anxious
    Artistic
    Intense
    Emotionally restrained
    Thoughtful

    Mesomorph
    The mesomorph is somewhere between the round endomorph and the thin ectomorph. Physically, they have the more 'desirable' body, and have:

    Large head, broad shoulders and narrow waist (wedge-shaped).
    Muscular body, with strong forearms and and thighs
    Very little body fat
    They are generally considered as 'well-proportioned'. Psychologically, they are:

    Adventurous
    Courageous
    Indifferent to what others think or want
    Assertive/bold
    Zest for physical activity
    Competitive
    With a desire for power/dominance
    And a love of risk/chance


    Discuss.
    I agree because I note a distinct difference between the women I naturally get along with and those I do not and have found a trend in body type, which i noted before in another thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thursday View Post
    http://changingminds.org/explanation...ersonality.htm

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    I agree because I note a distinct difference between the women I naturally get along with and those I do not and have found a trend in body type, which i noted before in another thread.
    link didn't work for me babe.
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    Ok - I fixed it!
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    I don't see a link. o.O

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    I personally disagree.
    Sure people with certain builds will adjust their lives to that build to a certain extent. But they still have a choice in the matter. A tiny person can still be extremely couragious. And a big person can still be a coward. Just an example.

    You can't base personalities on builds, just because it seems to fit 'generally'. So I wouldn't start basing personalities on these sort of things.

    At most, you can use build types as an arguement in what makes a person the person he is. But it'd still have to be individually processed.
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    Utter nonsense, but it gave me a chuckle.
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    Ummm... okay... i read about that before... somewhere... *thinking*

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    Lol .. Personally i am thinking this is a crock of shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I personally disagree.
    Sure people with certain builds will adjust their lives to that build to a certain extent. But they still have a choice in the matter. A tiny person can still be extremely couragious. And a big person can still be a coward. Just an example.

    You can't base personalities on builds, just because it seems to fit 'generally'. So I wouldn't start basing personalities on these sort of things.

    At most, you can use build types as an arguement in what makes a person the person he is. But it'd still have to be individually processed.
    Personally, I (recently) thought someone's attitude inadvertently 'determines' what kind of build (s)he will develop by the time (s)he fully develops. Life's norms gets to us by the time we reach just pass our adolescences, so it's not surprising that people will also gain a kind of 'recompense' from their looks/body image, and thereby behave like that. That might come across as biased, but it's not when you look at the BIGGER picture... particularly when we're all competing (one way or another) on who's better looking, who's stronger, who's cooler, etc.

    ... Guess it makes sense, because body image 'certainly' applies in my life, and embodies my decision-making.

    [Edit: Woah, just noticed the 'Ectomorph', 'Endomorph' and 'Mesomorph' types list. And, I agree, although it could have been some what more detailed/descriptive.]

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    well...it's kind of interesting...i guess i'm a blend between the first and last....and the personality descriptions seem to be a blend as well...so...hmmm...maybe.
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