“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ―
– 16 Personalities –
Today, I wanted to share something with you which I felt had really helped me on my own path to self-discovery years ago.
I was first introduced to this website while I was enrolled in a Business class through college. We were dealing with the customer service side of Business at the time, I believe. The website that I am talking about is 16 Personalities. The point of this exercise was to learn more about ourselves, but also to help us understand that building relationships with others requires the ability to adapt to all sorts of very different personality types.
This website specializes in identifying your myers-briggs personality type while also providing a detailed write-up afterwards for each unique personality (like 8 pages). The test takes about 15-20 minutes to do in it’s entirety, but it’s well worth it for the insight and useful information that you can gather from it afterwards.
Heck, this test is even fun to share with family or friends in order to gain a better understanding for one another.
I’m part of the INTP personality type, also known as the logician.
I’m probably no Einstein, yet, I’m a thinker. A deep thinker. I work mostly with logic and I get bogged down by too many feelings. I examine the world around me constantly and I’m always looking for how I could improve upon it. I’m convinced that I can find a better way if I just think about it hard enough. I come up with new theories frequently and I will reassess old theories in search of improvements.
For example, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already thought about shutting my blog down completely and starting a new one from scratch because I’ve thought that I could improve upon it by starting from scratch. I can second guess myself sometimes which is also characteristic of my personality type. :p
In order to verify the accuracy of this test, I’ve completed it about 3 or 4 different times and I’ve always received the same results which surprised me a little. I do believe that I fit the description of the INTP quite well, although I do have friends who are also INTP types and we vary greatly from one another. So, in my opinion, I think it’s pretty accurate but there is still a lot of room for variation in every personality type!
Anyways, this is just a very short blog post today. If you have some free time on your hands, take this test and post your results down below. Maybe it will help us to learn a little bit about each other. I’ve always found this sort of things to be fun. How about you?
What is your personality type?
Do you feel that it’s accurate?
What are 2 or 3 strengths of your personality type?
What’s 1 shortcoming of your personality type?
Here is the link to the website again, in case you’ve missed it.
~ Let’s celebrate those little things that make us unique ~