The Myers-Briggs Personality Test

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The purpose of this project is to discover my “personality type” by taking the Myers-Briggs Personality test online and answer questions in conjunction with the textbook, Type Talk at Work. After the test is completed, this paper will be divided into two sections, Step 1 and Step 2. The information from this paper will include examples from my life and work to indicate the strengths and weaknesses of my personality based on the personality test.

Step 1: Personality Test
Overall Meyers-Briggs Personality Type
After taking the Myers-Briggs Personality Test online, I was able to determine my four letter personality type. Of the 16 personality types, my four letter personality type is ENFJ (Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging).
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I tend to be energized when I am working on a project that interests me and I prefer to work alone. In the past at various places of employment, I haven’t had the best experience working in groups. Unfortunately, I was always paired to work with individuals who did not carry their own weight and that left me to do the extra work for the team to be successful. While I do have friends, I can say that I have very few friends and I regard them as family members. I have always been careful who I open my heart to. I have about seven friends who I have known for many years, and I ended up marrying one of them. I also have a sense of loneliness even when I am around a group of people I know. Whatever situation I am in; I know how to change it up (from extrovert to introvert).
Weaknesses. While we all have different personality types and no one personality is better than the other. I can say that by being less extroverted people tend to judge me and therefore dislike me because they can’t read me, I’ve been told. People perceive me as being “stuck up”, which is not true. Since I am aware of this, I make sure to appear to be more friendly when around new people for the first time. After they get to know me, then I discretely slip back into my moments of being more
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Idealists are labeled as teachers. As an idealist, “I am passionately concerned with personal growth and development” (Keirsey.com, n.d.). In addition, idealists are always on a personal journey to discover their true self and to find the best ways for self-improvement (Kiersey.com, n.d.). Idealist’s are usually drawn to professions such as education, counseling, ministry, social work, and other positions that involve helping individuals find their way in life (Kiersey.com, n.d.). Driven by passion, idealists are enthusiastic, loving, kind-hearted, trusting, spiritual, and have meaningful relationships. I have to say that the results for the temperament type describe me very well. I am a person who helps friends, and family when they are in need. I have worked in non-profits for years helping others to get their life back on track. I put God first in everything that I do. I am always the encourager, and friends and family call me when they need to hear the truth or just uplifting words. I hold personal and professional relationships in high regard.
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