Use This Personality Test For Ideas On Careers, Relationships And Friends
I use a personality test with many of my clients when we are building their self-awareness.
I’ve found it helps them understand more about ‘why they behave like they do’ and gives suggestions of potential careers that would suit them.
The Meyers-Briggs test is a well-known personality test that’s used by a lot of corporate companies. It’s based on Carl Jung’s Four Colour Energies and was developed by the mother and daughter partnership of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Meyer.
Like every test the results aren’t completely accurate and you’ll find there are parts of the description that you’ll disagree with.
There are 16 different personality types based on 4 pairs of descriptions and the test aligns you to one of the descriptions in each pair. Making the final description 4 letters long
For example I came out as an ‘Entertainer’ ESFP and after reading the description I could definitely see some of my character traits. Things like; being people and feelings focused and not planning past the now and short-term pleasures.
Then there were other bits I couldn’t totally see in myself though, such as; being utterly social and all the world is my stage??!!
Here’s a simple explanation of the 4 pairs of preferences
- People and things (Extraversion or “E”), or ideas and information (Introversion or “I”).
- Facts and reality (Sensing or “S”), or possibilities and potential (Intuition or “N”).
- Logic and truth (Thinking or “T”), or values and relationships (Feeling or “F”).
- A lifestyle that is well-structured (Judgment or “J”), or one that goes with the flow (Perception or “P”).
Would you like to take the test yourself?
Then you can do it for free at www.16personalities.com
Once you’ve got your result you can learn about how this relates to your strengths and weaknesses, career, romantic relationships, friendships and workplace habits.
This is just one tool I use amongst many to help clients who are looking to change career or to play to their strengths in their current career.
It’s also fun to get your partner, friends or work colleagues to have a go and share the results. There is no ‘winner’ or ‘favourite in the personality types
Just enjoy learning about yourself and remember you don’t have to believe or agree with it all.
I’d love to know what you come out as and whether it fits with your picture of yourself. Do comment below or send me a quick email about how you get on.