What's your Myers-Briggs type indicator?
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This week for one of our professional development requirements in my CSPA program we did a workshop on our Myers-Briggs personality types. For those of you that aren't familiar with Myers-Briggs, it's basically a 100 questions or so test that puts us into 4 different personality categories.
Here's an overview:
Extroverted (high energy, thinks out loud) or Introverted (thinks internally, quiet, reserved)
Sensing (structured, need hands on details) or iNtuitive (big picture, more idealistic)
Thinking (can take emotions out of situations, fair) or Feeling (in tune with human emotions, personal)
Judging (schedules, organization) or Perceiving (spontaneous, free spirited)
So after taking the test I found out that I'm an ENFJ (Extroverted, iNtuitive, Feeler, Judging)
.........................phew, now I understand myself so much more. Let me explain:
|I am known to be good friends with introverts|
|Think BIG picture|
|I may have never held the sign, but I've definitely given my fair share|
|I'd kill to have this in my house.|
I'm not 100% married to everything Myers-Briggs has to offer. The most important thing to remember is that these types of personality tools aren't meant to put people into boxes. Some days I am completely introverted in certain situations. Other days I take all the feeling out of a situation and really use my thinking skills instead. The ENFJ profile does sum up in general who I am, but I cannot be defined by a few letters and a 100 question test - neither can anyone else for that matter. However, with all that being said, it's important to know something about your personality and your peers' personalities as well so you can learn to work together. It's always good to know someone's background, ain't no harm in it!
Tommy Lee Jones
To learn more about the ENFJ personality type, or any other personality type, click here.
In the spirit of Tacos,