Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I've been fascinated by the ideas of the Myer Briggs test for a few years now. It's a psychological theory that there are 16 personalities, which through a series of questions, you can gage yours and then better understand how you see and work in the world. Your personality is determined by four sets of preferences:

Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

Answering honestly in the key to this test-you need to answer how you truly, honestly react in the situations provided verses how you wish/think you should act. I've taken the test and, when answering completely honestly, I'm a ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging). Some highlights that are so very me:

Reading the descriptions to your personality can be shockingly accurate. You can see yourself in the descriptions provided and it can be a bit unnerving. But ultimately, it's fascinating, and can be a true helper in better understanding yourself and those around you. It should be noted that all the personalities are equal; there isn't a goal to be a different personality or a "better" one. Myers Briggs is simply a tool to help you better understand yourself and how you see the world.

You can take your own (free, do-not-have-to-sign-up-for-anything) test HERE.

Let me know in the comments below what your Myers Briggs personality is, and what you think of the test!

No comments:

Post a Comment