Epictetus was born into slavery, but gained his freedom and became one of the primary thinkers in the Stoic tradition. The only record of his teachings comes via Arrian, his pupil, who recorded much of his philosophy and reasoning.
Epictetus was born into slavery, but gained his freedom and became one of the primary thinkers in the Stoic tradition. The only record of his teachings comes via Arrian, his pupil, who recorded much of his philosophy and reasoning. See less
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.
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