The Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram, is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
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✦ Instinctual Type of Yakov Smirnoff
Instincts are defined as non-learned, inherited (genetic) patterns of behavior generally ensuring the survival of a species. Common examples include spinning a web by a spider, nest building and other maternal activities, migration patterns of animals, social behavior in pack animals.
On the basis of principles of balance theory and interdependence theory, this research examined a phenomenon termed attitude alignment, or the tendency of interacting partners to modify their attitudes in such a manner as to achieve attitudinal congruence.
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✦ Temperament Type of Yakov Smirnoff
Temperament, in psychology, an aspect of personality concerned with emotional dispositions and reactions and their speed and intensity; the term often is used to refer to the prevailing mood or mood pattern of a person.
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✦ Socio-Type of Yakov Smirnoff
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Socionics, in psychology and sociology, is a pseudoscientific theory of information processing and personality types. It is distinguished by its information model of the psyche and a model of interpersonal relations.
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About Yakov Smirnoff
Russian dialect comic who was a popular performing act in the 1980s. He used his comic persona of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union to both mock life under Communism and satirize American consumerism.
Early Life of Yakov Smirnoff
While living in Ukraine, he was employed as an art teacher in Odessa. When he and his parents moved to New York City in 1977 he worked as a busboy and bartender at Grossingers Hotel in the Catskill Mountains.
He is a professor at Missouri State University, teaching The Business of Laughter.
He had two children with his wife Linda before they divorced in 1999. He became an American citizen in 1986.
He emigrated to America from the USSR; Sophie Tucker was another Ukraine-born comedienne.