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Epictetus (c.a. CE 5 - CE 135) was born a slave in present day Turkey in the Roman Empire. However, his master allowed him to study Stoic Philosophy, and he became one of the most respected philosophers of his time, being widely read and quoted by subsequent Stoics. He was a powerful speaker who could induce any emotion he wanted in his listener, and many eminent figures, including the Emperor Hadrian, sought his conversation. Despite lameness and persistent ill health, but perhaps due to his...See more

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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