The essence of the technique is that by external signs (visual psychodiagnostics – the cognition of people by their appearance and behavior) it is possible to determine the components of the nature of the radicals. Thus, in real time, without the use of tests, one can see the psychological and communicative features of a partner in his behavior, in the manner of building communication, and even in the appearance of the interlocutor. 7 radicals, character types:
- Paranoid (purposeful);
- Hysteroid (demonstrative);
- Epileptoid (there are 2 types: stuck and excitable);
- Schizoid (strange);
- Hyperthymic (cheerful);
- Emotive (sensitive);
- Anxious (fearful).
The radicals got their names from the terms used in psychiatry that characterize a particular mental disorder of the personality. However, radicals, or, as they are also called, accentuations, are only personality traits in which certain character traits are excessively enhanced.