We work on staff together at a Bible camp for kids and have interacted in that context going on four summers. I have some ideas on what type she may be, but I'd like to hear your opinion.
She is a quietly sociable person. She is good at understanding and working with the emotions of others. She has very good timing and it seems she always knows the right thing to say, especially when a situation is emotionally charged. It's amazing to see her work with a group of people – getting their attention, keeping it, and then releasing it. She is a good motivator, but not so much toward excitement and action as toward introspection and peaceful, joyful emotion. She's subdued, and yet at the same time very friendly. She doesn't seek the spotlight, but she gracefully handles the pressure and responsibility when they're given to her.
She likes to make people laugh, and can tell stories well, using lots of facial expressions and humor. She knows how to make the simplest event into something to laugh about. Even scary things can be made funny (though she never makes light of people's problems).
When she teaches, she is very good at analogies and object lessons. She can take all sorts of average happenings and turn them into something to learn from. Though she isn't into stuff like philosophy or advanced mathematics, her logic is always sound – often more so than those who brag about their smarts or thinking skills.
She has good taste in style (at least, in my opinion). Not flashy, but with a good sense of what looks nice. She's not particularly athletic. She said that bothered her when she was younger, but she's learned to accept it. She'd prefer to read a book, she says. Despite this, she's not overweight or even out of shape and she does like to do exercises like Pilates or Yoga.
She is quiet; she doesn't jump around, make a lot of noise, or push herself on people. But she is very open to talking and has a calming, encouraging effect that people seem to crave. She is very open about herself and her life. Though it's not like she brags about it, she doesn't try to hide the dark spots in her life or her family. She is humble and genuine. This, I think, makes her very approachable. However, despite this, I sense that her deeper friendships are fewer and further between.
We get along well. Though she's a year younger than me, I look up to her and admire her eloquence and openness. Actually, I often feel awed by her knowledge, her ability to open up even the hardest hearts, and her unselfish dedication to the people in her ministry. We've worked closely together in the past, which makes our relationship a little deeper and more comfortable. I think she feels like she can reveal to me more of her tiredness and negative emotions than she can to many other people that we work with, which I don't mind. I actually like it, because it's an opportunity for me to build her up and give back to her what she so freely gives to others. She has said that I have a calming effect on her and stroke her ego (the last bit was said half-jokingly). I enjoy learning from her, laughing at her humor, and encouraging her when I can.