Understand Your Personality Type
Do you ever wonder why or how you’re able to establish certain relationships? Why you’re better at a certain job or task? Learning your personality type and how it affects your daily life will give you the insight you desire!
At one point or another, each one of us are guilty of people watching. It’s exciting and humorous to sit back and watch various people interact with each other and the life that surrounds them. Depending on your own personality you may also find yourself pondering the perception these people have as you share the same moment.
No two people process or experience things in the same way. In 1975 Isabel Briggs Myers openly published the first written personality assessment. While applying her own findings to the original idea of Carl Jung, she was able to create a questionnaire that assessed people into 16 different personality types.
There are four primary categories used to create the 16 subcategories of personalities:
These four categories are established by determining:
- Extraverted (E) vs. Introverted (I)
- Extravert: Directs and acquires energy from the external world
- Introvert: Directs and acquires energy from an internal source
- Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)
- Sensing: An individual will believe information received from the world
- Intuition: An individual tends to believe their intuition or inner source
- Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)
- Thinking: Decisions are based on logic
- Feeling: Decisions are based on emotion
- Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)
- Judging: A person uses the information they acquire to organize and create a strict plan
- Perceiving: A person will consider information acquired but is known to improvise
Your personality test will rate you in each category through percentages, and uses the first letter of the dominant trait to create a 4 letter acronym.
For example, my test results were as follows:
Extravert (E): 44% Introvert (I): 56%
Sensing (S): 24% Intuition (N): 76%
Thinking (T): 42% Feeling (F): 58%
Judging (J): 67% Perceiving (P) 33%
Creating the acronym: INFJ
This determines that my personality type is a Diplomat, and I fall into the subcategory of Advocate.
Understanding your personality allows you to put your actions and reactions to the world into perspective. Your strengths and weaknesses, relationships, career choice, and work habits are all because of your own unique personality.
Have you ever wondered why some people prefer to be the center of attention while others will hang off into a corner? Or why some can multitask at ease, while others require a strict focus on a particular task?
If you’ve found yourself over whelmed, in an unhappy relationship, or miserable with your career it may be because you’re working against yourself. When working with a full plate its essential to work within your strengths as opposed to the strengths you thought or wish you had.
To take your own personality assessment and receive a detailed analysis click the link below!