The result of a wide-ranging study provides an insight into the kind of teacher you may be. According to the findings there are four major types of teachers: the idealist, the moderate, the practitioner and the rationalist.
Whilst the idealist wants to change the world, the rationalist for example became a teacher for practical reasons and after having weighed up all the pros and cons that come with the job.
More details about the kind of teacher you may be can be found here. The website even offers a quiz to find out who you are as a teacher.