How does your personality impact your dance style?

Did you know that there are  4 main personality types that tend to influence how we dance? They are categorised as driver, expressive, analytical and amiable. Let’s break it down for you. 

1. Driven
Driven personalities tend to be outgoing and are natural leaders on the dance floor. They are able to take charge as they are fierce and get things moving. They tend to lead the way and are strong and sharp with their movements.

Characteristics Include:

  • Competitive
  • Demanding
  • Strong-willed
  • Purposeful
  • Focus on results
  • Takes charge
  • Makes quick decisions 
  • Likes challenges 

2. Expressive
Expressive personalities have the ability to express themselves through their body movements and dramatise their actions. Dancing provides a way for these individuals to connect with their emotions and to share their innermost thoughts and feelings with others. They are very emotive and have a strong sense of rhythm and timing, and they can be very precise in their movements. However they can find it hard to follow strict routines.

Characteristics Include:

  • Social
  • Dynamic
  • Demonstrative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Persuasive
  • Motivative
  • Inspiring
  • Involving

3. Analytical
Analytical personalities can be high achievers who prefer to plan their moves ahead of time. While they may not be the most natural of dance types, they can still enjoy the experience by finding ways to express themselves within the structure of the dance. With practice they make perfect.

Characteristics Include: 

  • Cautious
  • Precise
  • Deliberative
  • Questions
  • Formal
  • Fact driven
  • Values logic
  • Commits slowly

4. Amiable
Amiable personalities are usually relaxed, fun and are the life of the party on the dance floor. They love to move and groove, and they’re always up for trying new things. They’re also usually pretty good at reading other people’s body language and cues, which makes them great partners on the dance floor.

Characteristics Include:

  • Encouraging
  • Caring
  • Sharing
  • Patient
  • Relaxed
  • Cooperative
  • Seeks agreement
  • Provides support
  • Communicates trust 

Even though there are four specific personality types of dance, it does not mean you are limited to one specific type of dance. If Dance is your passion, a Degree in Song and Dance with a strong focus of contemporary work might be the best Degree option for you. Jump into the course page to find out more.