Thursday, May 15, 2008
Do you like personality tests? This is the mother of them all: The Myers-Briggs personality test. It is the best one out there, I think. When I read the personality profile(s) it gave me, I almost starte crying. It was like someone was looking inside my brain and describing MY life. Wanna see your personality type?
First take the test: (It is 72 questions and takes about 5 minutes. I just am warning you so you don't freak. This isn't like the "What Spice Are You" test with 5 questions. This is an actual personality test best on SCIENCE.)
Then read your personality profile. There are several good websites to get your profile. They can be interpreted differently by different experts. Here are a couple I really like...
THIS ONE click on "type profiles" in the left margin, then click on your personality type at the top.
and THIS ONE
You might feel that one interpretation really speaks to you more than the others do.
As for me, I am a "helper" as an ESFJ. Here is one basic overview of my personality profile. Those of you who know me, do you think this fits me?
ESFJs, the most sociable of all types, are energized by interactions with people, tending to idealize whatever or whoever they admire. Harmony is a key to this type, which is represented in about 13 percent of the general population.
ESFJs are the great nurturers of established institutions such as the home, the school, the church, and civic groups. Wherever they go, they promote harmony and harmonious relationships. They are outstanding hosts or hostesses, able to call people by name, usually after one introduction. At a social gathering they can be observed attending to the needs of others, trying to insure that all are comfortable and involved.
Social ties matter to the ESFJs, and their conversations often drift to nostalgic recounting of past memories. Traditions are developed, supported, and carefully observed by the ESFJ.
ESFJs are hurt by indifference and need to be appreciated both for themselves and for the abundance, typically in the form of services, they give to others. They are conscious of appearances and take the opinions of others regarding social standards very seriously. Values in an ESFJ may take the form of shoulds and should nots and may be freely expressed. Conscientious and orderly, ESFJs may become restless when isolated from people.
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