When I was in my late teens, my aunt introduced me to Myers Briggs personality assessment, which indicates how you perceive the world and make decisions. I was so intrigued by this and immediately took the online assessment.
My result was INTJ, which I felt like fit me perfectly at that time! I remember reading the description and being amazed at how accurate the results were in comparison to how I viewed myself.
I've always had a passion for psychology and enjoy reading up on it for fun. It is because of this that I take retake the Myers Briggs assessment every so often just to see how my percentages of each letter change. As we grow and experience different circumstances, it is normal for our letters to change slightly -- usually just the percentages adjust, but sometimes your whole "type" can change. Imagine my surprise when I took it fall of 2015 and saw ENTP instead of my usual INTJ!
My drastic change can be chalked up to the fact that I had gone through a lot of life changes that past year, done a lot of personal development work, and felt a lot more confident / outgoing than I was before.
In case you're not familiar with this personality assessment, here's a quick breakdown of it. The theory behind Myers Briggs is that there are 16 different personality types -- each consisting of 4 letter combinations. The different pairs of personality traits are:
Where your energy comes from: Introversion (I) or Extraversion (E)
How you take in information: Intuition (N) or Sensing (S)
How you make decisions: Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
Your preferred way of living: Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
So, for me -- my energy comes from being around people, I take in information via patterns and possibilities I make decisions based on logic, and I like to see possibilities unfold. Depending on where I'm at in life, my I/E (introvert / extrovert) and J/P (judger / perceiver) will oscillate, but I'm almost positive that I'll always be an "N" (intuition) and "T" (thinker) and I don't see those ever changing.
It should be noted that this is just a guideline and should be taken with a grain of salt. We all ebb and flow in our day to day lives and no one description can describe us perfectly.
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