Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Extroversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Judgment.

As a part of A-Team every year, we take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Basically it's a personality preference test. 

Are you introverted or extroverted? Do you go off senses or intuition? Are you more about logical thought or your feelings and emotions? Do you judge or perceive?

These kind of things always freak me out. They know me so well. Here's a brief run-down of what it said about me.

Characteristics of ENFJs
-ENFJs base decisions on personal values.
-They are warmed by approval and are especially sensitive to criticism or tension.
-ENFJs see meanings and connections where others do not.
-ENFJs naturally see the potential for growth in others and devote energy to help others achieve it.

How Others May See Them-ENFJs are energetic, enthusiastic and very aware of others.
-They listen to and support others, but also have very definite values and opinions of their own which they will express clearly.
-They like their lives to be organized and will work to bring closure to ambiguous relationships or situations.

Potential Areas for Growth
They may make decisions too quickly without taking in enough information or considering factors beyond their personal values.
-If ENFJs do not find a place where they can use their gifts and be appreciated for their contributions, they will usually feel frustrated and may worry, feel guilty, and doubt themselves, and become overly sensitive to criticism- real or imagined.
-Under great stress, ENFJs may find themselves suddenly and uncharacteristically critical and fault-finding with others. They generally keep these opinions to themselves, but find the thoughts troubling and upsetting.

Work Related Strengths
Promotes harmony, builds cooperation, respects a variety of opinions, can be a good public speaker and/or facilitate group discussions, decisive, organized, natural leader

Work Related Weakenesses
-Tends to idealize people, can make decisions too quickly, may have trouble dealing with conflict, tends to delay thinking about problems, may take criticism too personally

Popular/Good Occupations for ENFJs
     *writer, JOURNALIST, advertising account executive, recreational director, PR SPECIALIST, politician
-Education/Human Services/Counseling
      *facilitator, career counselor, UNIVERSITY POSITION: dean of student, housing director (combine those and a couple others, and that's what I want!), social worker, nonprofit organization director
       *HUMAN RESOURCES, travel agent, small business executive

That last part, the part about good careers, is the most exciting part of it to me. The fact that both majors as well as my minor are on there is SO comforting! It's nice to know I'm in something that's a good fit.

Overall, I was very impressed with the results.

There are websites that list famous people of each personality type. Who's like me?

Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln
Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning
Ben Stiller, Lauren Graham, Matthew McConaughey
Oprah Winfrey, Phil McGraw, Diane Sawyer

All very respectable people who I would love to emulate  in some form or another. They are smart, funny, successful, and loved and respected by a lot of people.

Want to take the test yourself? Go HERE


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