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Epictetus was born into slavery in ancient Greece in 50 AD. He founded his own school of philosophy and became one of the foundational thinkers of Stoic philosophy. His discourses were transcribed and shared by his student Arrian and his work has influenced countless readers over the centuries, from Marcus Aurelius to Tom Wolfe.

Personality Profile For Epictetus


The following is a personality profile of Epictetus based on his work.

Epictetus is boisterous and expressive.

He is intermittent, he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. He is unconcerned with art as well: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. But, Epictetus is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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