Know Your Travel Partners

By Alana Bynes-Richardson 

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Traveling in a group or with a partner can be very rewarding and a fun experience for all. The best memories can be created with those you cherish. But if you’re like me, you may have different groups of friends with a mixture of personalities.

While you may think a vacation combines the best of both worlds (hanging with your besties and traveling the world), there is the potential it could go downhill. 

Of course, no one wants to have a bad vacay! It just happens. Emotions can run high when things go wrong. When traveling (especially abroad) you should be prepared for any scenario. 

There are four personality types: Type A (The Director), Type B (The Socializer), Type C (The Thinker), and Type D (The Supporter). 

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Type A people are very goal-oriented. They like to be in charge and in control of things around them. These people can also be risk-takers which is good for those who like a spontaneous adventure.

But they are also very stubborn and can have a no-nonsense attitude. This personality type is typically the leader of the group. Leave it to them to book your flights and create the itinerary!

Type B personalities are the outgoing and enthusiastic bunch of the group. They love to socialize and can be very charismatic. Think of a golden retriever: someone who’s very friendly and seeks the approval of others. 

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They might be the “glue” or what holds your group together. If you ever get lost or need some guidance, this personality type might be your go-to spokesperson.

 Next, we have Type C, our detail-oriented personality. These people are creative and organized. They might be the ones coming up with cool places to explore. 

While they can be imaginative, they value accuracy and logic. They may seem a bit detached at times but that’s just because they are thinking too much! Leave it to them to figure out what deals are best and solve any problems that arise.

And lastly, we have Type D, our low-key and calm personality people. They are the definition of “slow and steady wins the race”. They have a silent strength to them and can always be counted on as a mediator. 

They don’t like change as much and would prefer to stick to a routine. So if your group doesn’t have a set plan to follow or a clear itinerary, this may stress our Type D personalities. 

Some groups work well when all these personalities are meshed together, while others fall apart. If you’ve heard about the superstition of taking a group trip to Miami and coming back friendless, this tends to be the reason why.  

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But, if you know your traveling buddies well, there is no need to worry! While I suggest taking a quiz if your friendship is fresh, some people do well without even knowing. And if you’re interested in learning more about your personality type, check out this article here

So get out there and explore! The world is your oyster. 

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