Yep, I am an ENTJ.
Some of you might have already pegged me as such, but who cares about my personality type anyway? Whether you realize it or not, you all do.
Isabel Briggs Myers, co-creator of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), says, “When people differ, a knowledge of type lessens friction and eases strain. In addition, it reveals the value of differences. No one has to be good at everything.” Knowing your type and those you work with will help you better understand each other and work better together.
Knowing your type will also help you better understand your natural strengths and weaknesses and can help you choose a career that is more satisfying. According to training and coaching professional Barry Smith, everyone does best when they are working with their innate strengths. Working in our strengths also gives us energy and enjoyment. Working in our weaknesses drains us of energy and typically causes frustration.
Do you know your personality type? If you don’t, for $49.95 (plus tax is applicable) you can take the MBTI assessment online. Broke college student and don’t want to pay for it? I get it! I scoured the internet searching for a free alternative, you know, one that didn’t tell me what 80s movie or Disney Princess I was. As you can image, that took a while. However, true to my ENTJ type, I didn’t give up and ultimately found a free personality test that gave me the same results as the MBTI.
If you already know your type, let’s get to know one another better, post it in the comments. For those of you who don’t know your type take one of the assessments and then share your results. Looking forward to seeing all of your personality types!