By mike t. • September 14, 2018

What Personality Type Are You?

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Everyone has a unique personality that drives them to act and react differently from one another. By knowing yourself and others more in-depth, you can connect and align easier with the world. 

One of the more widely used tests is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator test. MBTI uses an extensive list of questions to give you a personality type that most resembles you based on the answers you've provided. Within the MBTI® Manual: A Guide to the Development and Use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, the ideas below within their program help to shape your personality type readout within their method:

∙Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).

∙Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).

∙Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).

∙Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

The answers you give will determine which letters describe you in each category. Combined, you have your personality type, identified within four different letters that can help you to understand your personality better. There are similar programs that are available for free that can help you with determining your personality type.

The power of knowing this information for not only yourself but for others is beneficial in connecting and aligning to each other. By understanding more about a person's ideas of society and by knowing your own, you can help avoid unnecessary triggers from language or ideas and have more productive interactions. Understanding your triggers through knowing your personality is also powerful because it can help you calm yourself down when becoming triggered.

Whether it's the industry-wide used Myers Briggs or one of the free options available, using these methods to help you identify your personality and understand more of both yourself & others to work more effectively as a team.

The Myers & Briggs Foundation - MBTI® Basics.