Alex and I have been really into the Myers-Briggs Personality test lately. Have you ever done it?
I did it back in high school, again in college, last year at my job and again this year. I get the same thing every time, INFJ. He is an ENFP.
We've been asking all of our friends to take the test, too. We love this one found on 16 personalities.
Why do we love it so much? Because it's so telling about the personalities of everyone and helps us navigate those friendships and relationships.
For example, I noticed in my description that it says that I am very sensitive, "When someone challenges or criticizes INFJs’ principles or values, they are likely to receive an alarmingly strong response. People with the INFJ personality type are highly vulnerable to criticism and conflict, and questioning their motives is the quickest way to their bad side."
Last weekend, I was criticized by some of my loved ones for ruining all the fun all the time. Everyone started arguing and I totally shut down. I had an alarmingly strong response. The next day I reflected and saw it for myself. So next time I experience criticism, maybe I can catch myself before I storm off.
We are in the middle of planning a weekend trip to Big Sur. I'm noticing everyone's personality types coming out as we prepare. Instead of fighting them, it is so helpful to recognize it as their personality and be more consciousness of their needs, their strengths and their weaknesses.
I was interested to see the personalities of the people that I interact with on a regular basis. One of my best friends discovered that her boyfriend and I are both INFJs and she is almost the opposite of us.
I created this book to track my friends and I'm offering it as a free downloadable PDF so that you can do the same!
Here are directions for how to assemble.
1. Download PDF and print double sided.
2. Cut down the middle of the pages while the pages are stacked.
3. Put the bottom half on top of the top half.
4. Fold in half and add staples if desired.
5. Add all the people you can get to take the test - friends, family and coworkers.
I'll be checking out this book soon about how all the personality types!