As a kid, I was fascinated by astrology and its potential ability to teach you about yourself through your astrological sign. I don’t mean horoscopes, but more the traits associated with each of the signs. I couldn’t get enough of learning what it meant to be me!
As an adult, I’ve ran into the Myers-Briggs personality type test. Specifically, this assessment is a “psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions”. In simpler terms, it takes a deeper more scientific look at your personality.
This personality test is used widely among employers, but I don’t think it should be exclusive to the work environment. It can teach you a lot about your personality by breaking it down to four determining traits.
For example, I am an INFJ: I-introvert, N-intuitive, F-feeling, J-judging.
You are either:
Introvert or Extrovert
Intuitive or Sensing
Feeling or Thinking
Judging or Perception
The above traits are categorized as:
Introversion/ Extroversion are “Attitudes”, preferences for the way that we function cognitively.
Intuitive/Sensing and Feeling/Thinking are “Functions”, with intuition and sensing being information-gathering function and feeling and thinking being decision-making functions.
Judging/Perception are “Lifestyle Preferences”, preferences to how we react to the outside world.
If you are anything like me, you will find the results of this personality test ultra-fascinating. I really can’t get enough of learning about myself.
Nifty little fact: The creator of the MBTI was the same type as me!
*I’d like to note that if you do take the test, be very critical of yourself. Choose answers that best fit how you act and feel. Don’t choose answers that sound best to you or that are ideal in your mind because you may not always act or feel that way! That also won’t result in an accurate profile.
Here are two sites that you can take the MBTI for Free:
After you get your results, feel free to come back to this post and view the charts below that will tell you your Star Wars and Harry Potter personality match!