Y`know, though, getting back to the original topic. I believe there are only two basic styles. They might have been explained well in that Type-A and Type-B personalities book, whatever it was, whenever it was released, I dunno.
But I see people are "goal" or "process" oriented, for want of a better word. I don`t mean this in the traditional sense. It`s that some people enjoy the "chase." They`re the process-oriented ones, and they like working toward a solution.
The others want to be more at rest. They enjoy the "afterwards" part---the eating whatever it was they caught during the chase.
People have a bit of both types in them, but they do seem to mostly prefer one or the other. Think about the entrepreneurs who love to get all the details organized. They write the business plan, get the investors, talk to manufacturers, draw blueprints and schematics, and get all into everything about starting up the business.
Then there are those who want to jump in, build the product, sell it, make some money, and go fishing. ;-) There`s nothing "wrong" with either preference, it`s just that....a general style of living.
Another thing I`ve noticed, related to this, is that those who like the "afterward" part tend to get nervious and uptight when they`re working through the chase...the process and details. Nothing they can`t handle...they`re just not so comfortable until everything`s done, all "To Do" items have been checked off.
Those who enjoy the chase, tend to get agitated when they`re not "doing something." They don`t relax as well, and want to start something different when everything`s "caught up."
At first I thought of the tortoise and the hare, but it`s not really what I mean. That story is about hurrying through life, running all the time and missing details. What I mean, though, involves just as good an attention to detail. It`s really just...a style..