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what’s your type?

19 Oct

A dear friend is collecting data on the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a tool for organization management.  She asked the Y’s & Co. to take this test and then share with her.  At our high school, we all had to take a longer variation of this test in ninth grade, and then I think we were theoretically supposed to take it again as seniors and observe how our personalities might have shifted.

I don’t remember taking it as a senior, but I do distinctly remember my 14-year-old type: strongly ENFP (“the inspirer”—uh, sure…).  At some or multiple points in the last 13 years, it seems I’ve shifted to INFJ (“the protector”).  I would like to preface, I am not someone who puts a lot of stake into so-called “personality tests,” and I’d like to reuse my friend’s description: “your typing is really just a zip code for your personality, it’s not an exact location.”  Yet, as many of us discovered today, I found the description of my type surprisingly on the money…and the subsequent contemplation of it has been a profound (though perhaps somewhat enlightening?) time-waster for “the guardian” Eric and me today.

Don’t want to bore you with the details, but I found this part reaffirming as I struggle through renal: “In the workplace, the INFJ usually shows up in areas where they can be creative and somewhat independent.  They have a natural affinity for art, and many excel in the sciences, where they make use of their intuition.  INFJs can also be found in service-oriented professions.  They are not good at dealing with minutia or very detailed tasks.”  Well, that explains my impatience with the nephron.  Get me to the clinics please!

Also, John, I think you can attest to this point, no?  “They are usually right, and they usually know it.”  <llllllllllllllll…>

So…what does Myers-Briggs say about you??  So curious I am…