Have you ever wondered why you communicate better with some people than others or why some jobs seem more appealing to you. Or maybe, you are super detail-oriented and organized and it drives you crazy when your partner in the group work isn't. As much as we often get frustrated with others in our life who dont think the same way we do. As much as we like to think we are right. The truth is our personality types are just different.
Today, we will be looking at Myers-Brigss Type Indicator or Myers-Briggs Personality test to have a better understanding of these differences.
Myers-Briggs types are based on the four facets of personality developed by the famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung. This test is not a normal test. Someone asked me "If I score badly on this personality test, does it mean I have a bad personality?". The answer is No, no no. This test does not measure how good you are as a person. What it does is to describe the differences in the way people think, make decisions and approach the world around us.
Let's look at Introvert vs Extrovert first. This is not the same thing as being shy versus self-confidence as many people incorrectly assume. It's about how you get your energy and how you like to focus your attention. For example, Don is an extrovert, he likes being around a lot of people and activities, that doesnt mean he doesnt need his alone time too sometimes. But Don recharges his energy by interacting with people and sharing ideas. On the other hand, Sophie who is an introvert, and although she is totally fine with going to a party or being with a large group of friends. That does not recharge her battery. What does is her being alone or with one other person, reading a book or listening to music. So on a Saturday night, Don is excited to go to a party, he loves seeing his friends and meeting new people, it energized him. Sophie, on the hand, in that particular situation, prefers to have a long conversation with...
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