Jungian Typology: My Personality Development

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Prior to starting this course, I had never given any thought to a personal development plan. It hasn’t taken long to realize that in order to build a successful and happy career; everyone needs to create a plan. In taking the assessments, I have learned many things about myself. According to the Jungian Typology, my personality trait is ESFJ. I knew before taking this assessment that I have a play by the rules personality type. I take my responsibilities seriously, and I do not like to bend the rules. I enjoy the social aspects of life and desire a peaceful environment. I do have a tendency to take on more responsibilities than I can handle, and I have a difficult time delegating to others. I discovered that this personality tends to make decisions …show more content…
The past year has brought a couple of major changes for me from a personal standpoint. My youngest child left home for college and the church that I have been a member of for many years, closed its doors. From a professional standpoint, I have experienced some challenging changes as well. I have received changes in responsibilities which have increased my work hours drastically and I have been given additional duties that I am responsible for on a daily basis. I have been dealing with the feeling of being overwhelmed by the amount of work that I have on my task list each day. The assessments revealed that I have a few areas that I need to improve upon. One of the main areas is organization and delegation. I need to become more aware of how I spend my time and be able to prioritize to manage it better. The fact that I often take on more responsibility than I can handle plays into this issue. Trying to multitask can sometimes decrease productivity. I had always thought the reverse of this statement was true. Another factor in decreased productivity is delegation. I have a difficult time letting go of tasks that need to be completed. I hate to admit it, but it is a control issue. I need to learn to be able to delegate some of the tasks that I am given to allow others the opportunity to prove that they can handle more. By evaluating …show more content…
In reflecting on the results thus far, I have determined that it is important to have a vision for my personal development plan. In developing a personal development plan, I want to be able to take the areas that I need to improve upon and turn them into a strength that will help me succeed in my life as well as my career. I hope to be able to alleviate some of the stress that these changes have brought about. I have discovered that learning from the assessments, has allowed me the ability to reflect on what I can do to make improvements in all aspects of my life. A personal development plan is important to me not only because it is a tangible guide to direct me to stay on course, but it will also help me to reflect and learn more about myself as an individual. I am excited to continue the journey of learning more about myself as a person, a student, and a professional and I realize that in all aspects there will always be areas that I need to work

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