Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type, and want to find to right tools to organize your life and work?
If you do, here’s a great article to check out:
I took an official assessment over 15 years ago and at the time only thought of it as an interesting exercise, perhaps because parts of my type description didn’t feel quite ‘me’.
Well, I took an unofficial test 10 years later and this time the results came back as ISTJ (introvert-sensing-thinking-judging), with an entirely convincing description of the type. Oh yes, that’s me!
The Myers-Briggs doesn’t claim to tell you that ‘you have these traits and therefore you will behave as such’. It merely aims to reflect your personality preferences along four different dimensions, and matches you to one of the 16 possible combinations, to give you an overall sense of how you prefer to process and interact with the world about you.
While one might be clearly on the end of the spectrum along one dimension (e.g., I consider myself to have fairly strong introvert tendencies), one might be closer to the middle along another…which explains why you might be placed in one type but you might find you’re actually another (usually neighboring) type. It will depend on how you answer the questions, which have no right/wrong answer, at that specific time in your life.
So, coming back to the article on how to organize your life by your Myers-Briggs type, I had to laugh as I’m an ISTJ and I do love spreadsheets.
I was even thinking about writing a post on how a simple spreadsheet is my favorite and recommended way to keep organized! Guess I’ll be titling that article slightly differently now 🙂
Want to know more about how to make use of your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Check out this Forbes article, “Know Your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Use Your Results To Your Advantage”.
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