Do you know your personality type? Do you know how it affects your relationships? How about in your day to day home life or work situation? Until recently, it had been years since I'd taken a personality test. Back in high school I took the Color Code Test and learned to peg the way I would react in certain situation and discovered why I make decision the way I do. It was so interesting to me that once I could identify someone's personality, I could understand where they were coming from and even predict with pretty decent accuracy how they would behave in a given situation.
But guess what? Over the years, my personality changed and adapted! For example, I used to crave being in big groups of people. I was the party queen and if something was going on I wanted to be front and center. I still love to throw big parties and interact with people in large group situations, but I've found I now also love and crave down-time and just being mellow almost as much. I used to want to have a gazillion friends. Now I prefer to have a smaller group of really tight friends who can talk about things that really matter, as well as be crazy with me from time to time. I used to hate being alone. I would drag my little sister with me or a friend everywhere I went. In my adult years, I've learned to be much more independent, how to be comfortable in my own skin and how to feel confident being by myself.
The Color Code Test is a really fun, but I learned recently that you're supposed to answer the questions based on how you would react AS A CHILD. This was very interesting to me because my answers as a child would be much different than my answers as an adult. When I read up on it, I learned that that particular test is targeting your MOTIVATIONS instead of your current behaviors. That totally makes sense. BUT since I feel like I'm quite different now than I was when I was younger, I wanted to take a personality test that took that into account.
The Carl Jung/Meyers Briggs Personality test is exactly what I had in mind. It basically breaks personalities down into four ends of the spectrum:
Extravert vs. Introvert
Sensing vs. Intuition
Thinking vs. Feeling
Judging vs. Perceiving
This personality test will give the various permutations of the dichotomies and it will give you a four letter representation of your personality. What do you think? Want to try it? The test is comprised of 45 questions and only takes about 10-12 minutes, so it's fast and easy! Plus, you can see which famous people share your personality type!
My personality type is: ENFJ (Extroverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging). Some famous people who have the same personality as me are: Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck, Mathew McConaughey, Diane Sawyer and Michael Jordan. Kind of fun to know I'm in good company!
I thought it would be really interesting for you guys to take the test, then leave your results in the comments section below. It might be fun to get to know each other in a different way!
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I hope you had fun learning more in depth about your personality and how it can help you in your daily interactions, and of course . . . your book selections! Happy reading! Don't forget to post your personality test results in the comment section below!