We take many different measures in life to learn about and understand ourselves and personalities. Life is a ever changing and evolving process. That's the beauty in living. Right? Some of us try Meditation, discussions with friends and love ones, self evaluations, therapy, hobbies, changing careers, the list goes on and on. I was recently reminded of a test I took in college, after speaking to a friend about life's transitions. She asked me had I taken the Myers Briggs test and what was my personality type. Like most things, we forget and move on. So I took her advice and began the test. Boy oh boy how we forget, this test is so accurate. I think everyone should take it. I wanted to scream to the roof tops, "I FINALLY GET ME!"
The test explains so much. As I stated before it was several years ago when I took the test, so most of it I had forgotten. I began to reflect as I read over the results, and this entire time I've been walking in my truth. Wow, it felt so good to have a conformation of all my craziness. I'm not asking the world to understand my quirkiness, I just want to have the opportunity to use my gifts and talents for good, like most of us. I've allowed myself to open up to the universe and so many positive things have happened. I enjoy great clients, who are doing some remarkable things with their lives, and I just find myself as a small piece of a much bigger puzzle that must be completed. I was sent here to help others, I learned this early on. In my career, I am truly fulfilled when I am able to help others. My truth is my truth. We receive life from each others energy. I'm so grateful that good energy is all around me, and it's my hope I return it tenfold.
What I learned:
I am an "Inspirer"
- Observant. ENFP personalities believe that there are no irrelevant details or actions – they try to notice everything, seeing all events as part of a big mysterious puzzle called life.
- Very popular and friendly. ENFPs are altruistic and cooperative, doing their best to be empathic and friendly in every situation. They can get along with nearly everyone and usually have a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
- Energetic and enthusiastic. ENFPs are always eager to share their ideas with other people and get their opinions in return. Their enthusiasm is contagious and very inspiring at the same time.
- Know how to relax. People with this personality type know how to switch off and have fun, simply experiencing life and everything it has to offer. Their wild bursts of enthusiastic energy can often surprise even their closest friends.
- Excellent communicators. ENFPs tend to have great people skills and they instantly know how to present their ideas in a convincing way. They can handle both small talk and deep, meaningful conversations, although the ENFP’s definition of small talk may be somewhat unusual – they will steer the conversation towards ideas rather than weather, gossip etc.
- Curious. ENFPs are very imaginative and open-minded. They enjoy trying out new things and do not hesitate to go outside their comfort zone if necessary.
- Highly emotional. ENFP personalities tend to have very intense emotions, seeing them as an inseparable part of their identity. This may often cause the ENFP to react strongly to criticism, conflicts or tension.
- May have poor practical skills. ENFPs are brilliant when it comes to solving problems, creating processes or initiating projects (especially if they involve other people) – however, they are likely to find it difficult to follow through and deal with the practical, administrative side of things.
- Overthink things. ENFPs always look for hidden motives and tend to overthink even the simplest things, constantly asking themselves why someone did what they did and what that might mean.
- Get stressed easily. ENFPs are very sensitive and care deeply about other people’s feelings – this can cause them a lot of stress sometimes as people often look toward them for guidance and encouragement, and the ENFP cannot always say “yes”.
- Find it difficult to focus. People with the ENFP personality type lose interest quickly if their project shifts towards routine, administrative matters – they may not be able to stop their mind from wandering off.
- Very independent. ENFPs loathe being micromanaged or restrained by rules and guidelines. They want to be seen as highly independent individuals, masters of their own fate.
You can take the test Myers Briggs Test here.
ABOUT: Have you ever heard someone describe themselves as an INTJ or an ESTP and wondered what those cryptic-sounding letters could mean? What these people are referring to is their personality type based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is a self-inventory test designed to identify a person's personality type, strengths and preferences. The test was developed by Isabel Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs based on their work with Carl Jung's theory of personality types.Today, the test is one of the most widely used psychological instruments in the world.
The Development of the Myers-Briggs Test
Both Isabel Myers and her mother Katherine were fascinated by Jung's theory of psychological types and recognized that the theory could have real world applications. During World War II, Myers and Briggs began researching and developing an indicator that could be utilized to help understand individual differences. By helping people understand themselves, Myers and Briggs believed that they could help people select occupations that were best suited to their personality types and lead healthier, happier lives.
Myers created the first pen-and-pencil version of the test during the 1940s, and the two women began testing the assessment on friends and family. They continued to fully develop the instrument over the next two decades.
Just so you know, it will be an eye-opening experience, take 15 minutes to find out more about the person who lives within! Here's to discovering more about your Life Brand!