What is Your Personality Type?

Chances are you’ve probably taken some sort of personality test before. You may have taken one in a Psychology class or maybe through a website or magazine feature. Do you remember the results of that test? Probably not.

So why not take another stab at it?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (sometimes also called the Jung Typology Test) is a personality test made of simple “yes” or “no” questions that measure your preferences, views, and opinions. The results are calculated to determine your four-letter personality type.

Out of the sixteen identified personality combinations, my test results were ENFJ. Categorized under the “Idealist” temperament, the ENFJ is described as “The Teacher.” As I read through the description, I realized it was pretty spot on.

Now it’s your turn, what is your personality type? Take the test.

What’s really the point in all this? I’m getting there, trust me.

We are asked by parents, guidance counselors, teachers, and peers: What do you want to be when you grow up? What are you going to go to school for? What’s your major going to be?

At the lovely age of 16, maybe 17, and usually by 18, our minds begin thinking about the future. As you ponder all of these questions, have you ever considered how your personality type might influence your career choice?

I’ll be honest and tell you that I really didn’t. Wouldn’t it have made sense though?

The test was originally developed by a mother and daughter during WWII to help women determine which types of war-time jobs would be best suited for them.* Genius!

Let’s apply some of that logic. Do your personality type and career of choice seem like a good combination?


* More about the history of the test and personality types on Wikipedia.

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