When visiting my cousin last week, we got into the topic of “What have you been up to lately?” Her answer was rather interesting and lead me onto changing the way I think about myself and others. Knowing your personality type can help you understand why you behave the way you do during almost any situation. By understanding others personality types, you can have a better understanding to why others act or react the way they do in certain situations to you.
As human beings, we wear different masks that we show to the world. We have a mask we put on at work when we are with customers and co-workers, a mask that we wear at home that we show to close friends and family, and another mask that we wear in our alone time, that we only show to ourselves. People can decide which masks they wear in society (some may even say way we are immune to wearing certain masks in public), if we didn’t, we couldn’t function in society.
According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), there are sixteen different psychological types. These types show the various mental processes we as humans are made up of. They reveal the different ways we understand reality. Knowing your personality type can help you discover what motivates you, defeats you, and energizes you as an individual.
How to determine your personality type?:
There are sixteen personality types that are broken into four categories:
(E) Extroversion and Introversion (I)
These two categories show how we interact with the world and how we direct our energy. Extroversion means you connect more to the world of people and things outside of you. Where Introversion relates more to ideas and concepts in your own mind and how you perceive the world.
(S) Sensing and Intuition (N)
These two categories show what kind of information we naturally notice. Sensing is when you use all five senses in the present. Intuition is when one uses more of their imagination to have insight on the present.
(T) Thinking and Feeling (F)
This category shows how we make decisions and come to conclusions. Thinkers make their decisions based on impersonal logic, whereas feelers make their decisions based on personal feelings and values.
For example: You are interviewing two people for a position at your work. One person is overly qualified for the position, but doesn’t need the money as much as the other candidate. The other candidate is less qualified for the position, but needs the money. You would be a thinker if you hired the overly qualified candidate whom doesn’t need the money as much as the second candidate. You would be a feeler if you hire the less qualified candidate whom does need the money.
(J) Judging and Perceiving (P)
This category shows the way we in all honesty like to live our lives. Judgers like to have things decided, planned and in order. They live their lives with structure and probably have a planner on them at all times, whereas perceivers live life on the edge. They are spontaneous, flexible and open-minded.
You can find some amazing quizzes online that will help you discover what personality you convey. How you handle a mutual, conflict and resolution partnership is up to who you are and what you know. The questions are unusually very abstract. So make sure you understand what is being asked and have very few distractions while taking the quiz. After taking a quiz, you might test into one of the various sixteen personality types: ISFP, INFP, ESFP, ESTJ…etc. If your results fall into the personality type of ISFP, then you are likely like me!
ISFP (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving)
Some characteristics that describe an ISFP:
- Energized by quiet surroundings
- Pays close attention to facts and details
- Prioritizes people and emotions
- Flexible and loves freedom, they don’t like to plan or organize
- Modest, observant and understanding
- Lives in the moment and finds beauty in everyday findings
- Good with their hands (loves working with tools to create art)
- Thoughtful and accommodating
- These people enjoy supporting roles rather than being in the spotlight
- This type is seen more in women, then men!
- Careers that might be great for ISFP’s include: teaching, nursing, social work, cosmetology and fitness
- Hobbies include: Art and active hobbies like swimming and dancing
Interesting facts about ISFP’s:
- Most likely to report heart disease and hypertension.
- Among the types, they are the least likely to stay in college.
- Most likely of all types to report stress with finances and children!!!
To find out more about your personality type visit: http://www.truity.com/view/types. Here is a link to another insightful personality quiz that you might enjoy: http://www.enneagramquiz.com/quiz.html
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