Defining My Personality
Last week Ali posted about taking a personality test similar to Myers Briggs. I’ve taken the Myers Briggs test three times and each time I came out as an INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgement).
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve taken the test so I thought I’d give it a whirl and see if anything had changed. This time I came out as an ISTJ (introversion, sensing, thinking, judgement). I guess that means not a whole lot in my personality has changed since I last took the test a couple of years ago.
“This is all very interesting. Now just give me the facts” is the caption under the ISTJ character and that seems fitting for me. Whenever I read anything or someone tries to tell me a story my first reaction is always, “how interesting, what’s the source on that?”
A coworker once told me that I should be more go-with-the-flow. He asked why I need to know the source on stories that are told just for fun. It’s a good question and the answer is because facts are facts, man! 🙂 He sent me this email the other day, which seems appropriate to share right now!
It’s probably not surprising that out of all the types of marketing out there I was drawn to digital marketing which is heavily driven by data rather than design!
One of the negatives about having an ISTJ personality is that you’re considered judgemental. I am extremely judgemental, it’s something I’m well aware of and something I am working on. At this point I KNOW when I’ve made a judgement and even though it’s already happened, I can at least identify that it’s happened and try to move forward with a more open mind.
What would I like to be? ESTJ and ENTJ both sound like good options. To make the jump to Extrovert I’d need to put more effort into being social and outgoing – so that’s probably not going to happen ;). I can’t help it if I really like being at home on the couch with Adam and Cecil! I also can’t help it if I prefer long runs all by myself to group runs.
Oh well! 🙂
Have you ever taken the Myers Briggs? What result did you get?
If you have time you can take the personality test here: http://www.16personalities.com Let me know what you get!