Take the test!

Thanks to the lovely applications on Facebook (which I truly despise...not f-book but those damn apps), I recently took a version of the Myers-Briggs personality test and found out I was still, in fact an ESFJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) personality type. I guess I figured that in the last two years since I've taken the test, it might have changed. But sure enough, I'm still "the helper" or "provider" as the tests determined.

"Providers are very likely more than ten percent of the population, and this is very fortunate for the rest of us, because friendly social service is a key to their nature. Highly cooperative themselves, Providers are skilled in maintaining teamwork among their helpers, and are also tireless in their attention to the details of furnishing goods and services. They make excellent chairpersons in charge of social events. They are without peer as masters of ceremonies, able to approach others with ease and confidence, and seemingly aware of what everyone's been doing. And they are outstanding hosts or hostesses, able to remember people's names, usually after one introduction, and always concerned about the needs of their guests, wanting to insure that all are involved and provided for."

I just took it again tonight and yep, still the same. I suggest you take the test and follow the links at the end that will give you a description of your type, information about how you handle relationships and who you would best be paired with, and even suggestions on potential career fields. Or, add the application to your Facebook page. That test has a lot of cool insights into your personality, relationships and the works! Which reminds me, I still have reading to do on that. *The actual Myers-Briggs Type Indicator costs a little bit of dinero and is administered by a real live person.

You think you know yourself until you start reading a description of people like you and realize "oh yeah, that's why I do that." Anyway, have at it!

Now the question is: is it appropriate to ask someone to take the Myers-Briggs to see if we're compatible on date #2? Haha...only kidding. I would never be that mean. And besides, there would actually have to be a date #1.


James said…
Your Type is INTJ
Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking , Judging
Strength of the preferences %
Whoa, I'm with James here - I was also an INTJ. Apparently we are Rational Masterminds? :) It's interesting taking the test, because some of the questions, I think, "well, obviously the answer is YES, who in their right mind would choose NO?" Then I realize that there truly are major differences in how different people are wired in their brains. It's also interesting how an introvert and an extrovert can be such awesome friends ;)
Shawn said…
Wow, I take what I said about us having a lot in common. According to Carl Jung, we're polar opposites! I'm an INTP (architect). Though I didn't take the facebook version, I took the official test in a class during grad school.

I hate these kinds of things that typecast individuals, however, the description is remarkably accurate.

The bigger question looms - what advantage does knowing your (or your partner's) personality type provide?
Sassy Molassy said…
That's funny because I have a few other coworkers and friends who are ALSO INTJs and we tend to get along very well. I still haven't figured out what that means, but I think being fairly different can actually make people get along better because they don't butt heads as much. Who knows.

And, I have no idea what advantage knowing a partner's personality type provides, but it would allow me to better understand the person.
Anonymous said…
hahah I would say if anything, you have a great idea for Ending a "bad" date :) off to take the test...hmm...
Anonymous said…
Myers-Briggs...wasn't that a type of chainsaw motor??? Oh..sorry..that was Briggs-Stratton...I get them confused..

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