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assertive vs. turbulent

assertive vs. turbulent: What's the difference?

Assertive and turbulent refer to opposing personality traits sometimes added to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a personality inventory. An assertive person is more calm, confident, and laid-back, while a turbulent person is more anxious, self-conscious, and perfectionist. The labels, when used, are appended to the standard four-letter MBTI codes to lend further nuance to the psychological types.

[ uh-sur-tiv ]
  1. confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman.
  2. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.
[ tur-byuh-luhnt ]
  1. being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed: turbulent feelings or emotions.
  2. characterized by, or showing disturbance, disorder, etc.: the turbulent years.
  3. given to acts of violence and aggression: the turbulent young soldiers.

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