Knowing what is your investment style are will help you to choose investment type more accurately. There are really only 3 specific investment styles, which can be conservative, moderate, and aggressive.
Naturally, if you found yourself have a low risk tolerance, then your investment style will most likely to be conservative or moderate. In contrary, if you have a high risk tolerance, you will most likely to be an aggressive investor. Meanwhile, your financial goals will also determine your investment style.
Conservative investor want to maintain their capital in their investment. This type of investor usually invests in common stocks, bonds, unit trust and interest earning savings account. Thus, they are more likely on early retirement. I am one of the conservative investor and have an unexpected huge amount of money put into Bank Fixed Deposit. This is just for preparation or cash flow at best.