Type is a one-word description of a character's strongest attribute and basic personality. It also serves as a quick way to assign Ladder values to a character's Approaches. If you are looking for a simple way to determine your character's scores, consider this your cheat sheet.
Do note that these are merely guidelines for new players of role-playing games or just this role-playing game, specifically. Learning a new system can be challenging even for veterans, especially if it differs widely from former experience (points). You can level up your knowledge and hit the ground running using any of these suggestions.