What do you think Barbara Walters, Desmond Tutu, Colin Powell, the Pope and I have in common?
We are all ESFJ’s. And what is that, you might ask. According to the Myers-Briggs personality test, we are all Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging, the same personality type (out of 16 different ones).
I did Myers-Briggs tests way back when I worked in the corporate world and we had various management workshops. Where we were to discuss our personality types and to figure out how we best could work together.
Professor of psychology Mark Leary, says to take these tests with a grain of salt. It may be helpful in indicating how we interact with others and how we make decisions, Leary says, but it is by no means the key to unlocking our inner secrets. However I believe that personality tests can teach us a lot about the parts of ourselves we either do not want or cannot objectively discover. It can teach us about those parts of other people, too. And I personally enjoy reading articles that, in broad terms, are summarizing my personality.
I just did a quick and easy personality test, 16 personalities (that is based on Myers-Briggs however further developed) and had some interesting discussions about it with family and friends that also completed it. What I like about this test is that it is purely an assessment of personality. Not a judgment of it. It is not for us to compare ourselves with others, but to better understand ourselves.
Try it out for free HERE, it is fast and I find it interesting to discuss afterwards! Let me know what you thought about it…and your findings!
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”