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Social Styles of Famous People

In the book, “How to Deal with Annoying People”, by Bob Phillips and Kimberly Alyn, social styles of famous people were listed. After looking them over, who else do you think could be added to each list?

Famous Alphas (fictional characters included): Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, Confucius, Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, Moses, Agatha Christie, Charles Darwin, William Buckley, The Apostle Thomas, Billy Crystal, The Gospel-writer Luke, Sherlock Holmes, Spock (“Star Trek”)

Famous Betas: Napoleon, Bill O’Reilly, The Apostle Paul, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Nixon, Adolph Hitler, Henry Ford, Clint Eastwood, Martin Luther King, Harrison Ford, Rush Limbaugh, Jacob (Bible), Lucy (of Peanuts comic strip), Dr. McCoy (“Star Trek”)

Famous Gammas: Jimmy Carter, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Princess Diana, Gerald Ford, Dick Clark, Bill Cosby, John Denver, Dale Carnegie, John Candy, Esther (Bible), Abraham (Bible), Winnie the Pooh, Scotty (“Star Trek”)

Famous Deltas: Bob Hope, Don Knotts, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Jack Berry, Jezebel (Bible), The Apostle Paul, Donald Duck, Captain Kirk (“Star Trek”)

I wonder where Mickey Mouse, Charlie Brown and Stephen King would fit in?

Tomorrow, identifying social styles of others will be discussed. For more on Social Styles see past blogs: Annoyance, What’s Your Social Style?, and The Positive and Negatives of Social Styles.

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