Thinking about who you are and what you value is an important part of defining yourself as an individual. A lot of people are curious about what kind of person they are and what that might mean for them. These kinds of thoughts tend to play a big role in decision making and planning for the future.
Since the 1900s, the idea of a personality ‘type’ has grown into many distinctions like introverts versus extroverts, Type A versus Type B, and Myers-Briggs. It’s even become a part of pop culture with things like the Harry Potter sorting hat, spirit animals, and astrology.
While there’s a lot of skepticism on whether or not there are distinct kinds of personalities and whether or not these can be tied to things like behavior and birthdates, the general idea of personality types has helped a lot of people become more introspective.
Even with more everyday ideas like “dogs or cats?” and “beaches or mountains?” many people like to align themselves with certain traits, concepts, and preferences that help them define who they are to themselves and others.
Although there has been lots of research put into defining the types of personalities, even if you haven’t completed a personality test, you probably have some sense of your typical moods, behaviors, and preferences. This can be for more significant life choices like choosing a career or for everyday decisions like deciding what to eat for dinner.
For example, some people might always prefer one type of ice cream – chocolate or vanilla. Others might prefer neither, wanting something like cookie dough or peanut butter. Some might switch it up every time, and some might not like ice cream at all. And even if these preferences change over time, they’re still personal inclinations, and they matter – to at least some extent.
Knowing what you like and don’t like can be useful. This is especially true if you need to make a quick decision or are simply bored and trying to find something to do. The kind of person you are can contribute to the types of activities you find entertaining and enjoyable.
One instance of this is online gaming.
Online gaming is popular among all ages. People love everything from classics like online chess to newer games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch. But if you want to know what kinds of games you should play based on your personality type, here are a few suggestions:
- You’re deliberate and calculated
If you’re someone who likes to put a lot of thought and purpose into everything, even the small things, playing games like poker might be for you.
Even when playing online, poker requires a certain degree of practice and strategy.
According to Gambling News Magazine, video poker relies on more skill than players often think. They assume that since the game is being played through a machine, the gameplay will be entirely different. However, assumptions like this tend to lead to a lot of sore losers.
- You like control
For people who enjoy having a lot of control in their life, making decisions, and who tend to believe that they can always influence their lives for the better, what’s known as “god games” might be a lot of fun.
These types of games include SimCity and Minecraft. Games like these give users the freedom to explore and build. They also have an aspect of ‘create-your-own-adventure,’ which is typically enjoyed by people who like to create and manipulate objects and events.
- You’re risky and like the idea of beating the odds
If you’re someone who likes the sound of ‘high risk, high reward’ slots might be the game for you.
Although slots can be played with as little as a penny, it’s well-known in the gambling world that if you want to win big, you should play big. According to Weekly Slots News, a lot of people don’t really understand how to play penny slots. Even though they say you only need to wager a penny, you’ll find yourself betting 50 to 100 credits, essentially betting a lot more.
But in any case, slots are the most popular casino game. People love the flashy design and that slots often incorporate their favorite TV shows and movies into the design. But ultimately, people who play are seeking a thrill. They love the anticipation.
According to Adrian Sireca at OnlineCasinoGems, even though the popularity of slot games has been running high for decades, it seems that it’ll only grow larger. With online casinos expanding and gambling becoming more legal, more and more people have found entertainment in slot games.
- You like math and probability
If you find yourself calculating prices in your head while in the checkout line at the grocery store or thinking a lot about the chances of winning the lottery, you might like online roulette.
In the American version, there are 38 pockets – numbered and split mostly between either red or black, with only a single green pocket.
According to Gambler’s Daily Digest, the payout in roulette is calculated based on the odds of the bet you’ve made. So, if you’ve made a bet with a low probability of actualizing, you’ll get more money per dollar wagered. Although the game is fundamentally a game of chance, you can still maximize your winnings by estimating probabilities ahead of time.
- You’re a dreamer and idealist
For those who find themselves dreaming about how the world could be different and better, you might want to try out fantasy games like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy.
People who think in a very idealistic way often find themselves disappointed by the real world. As such, they love escaping to fantasy lands. Games like these are especially captivating and beautiful, and they make you feel like you’re in a completely different universe.
While the categories described in this article are not set personality ‘types’ they are generalizations that might apply to you. You might even find that you relate to more than one or that you most relate to one now but feel differently in a month or two.
Even though there are many more games out there, and you might not fit completely in one of these more generalized personality types, if you agree with any of these assessments, you might really enjoy one of the games. And if you’d like to know more about yourself and your personality, there are many established personality tests that will give you a label and tell you more about people like you.