Monday, July 6, 2015

Delicious Reads Asks: What's Your Personality Type??

Whats your personality type, personality test, Color code, people code, Miers briggs

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.

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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

Whats your personality type, personality test, Color code, people code, Miers briggs
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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!

Whats your personality type, personality test, Color code, people code, Miers briggs
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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!

Whats your personality type, personality test, Color code, people code, Miers briggs
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Since we LOVE ALL THINGS BOOKISH, here are a few fun links between 
this Personality Test and Books . . .

The Write Things did a really fun post of

Flavorwire also posted links between the Personality Types to Classic Books!

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!


Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

I love personality typing! Totally helps me understand the way I think and work, and accept core things about myself instead of trying to change them. I'm an INFJ . . . I looked up other famous INFJs and apparently I share this personality type with Hitler (how they know this, I'm not sure). But also Benedict Cumberbatch, so I'll take it.

Kellie H said...

Weird but I'm two of them. ISFJ and ISFP.
One famous person from ISFJ was Queen Elizabeth II
A couple famous people from ISFP were Ashton Kutcher, Marilyn Monroe, brittney Spears, and Marie Antoinette
ISFP looks like it's more fun. I guess I need to be more perceiving.

Angie said...

I am an ENFP. I am on the cusp between that and ENFJ, but lean a little more toward...P :) The famous book character that I am most like is Joe March from "Little Women." No wonder she has always been a kindred!

RosieLart said...

I`m ENFJ, but thats strange because i have an explosive temperament, so i dont think that some kind of test can tell what kind of personality you have, but i know one thing for sure, Russian women have an explosive temperament, explosive-temperament-of-russian-women/ i even wrote an article about it!enjoy

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