Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Personality Tests

I am fascinated by psychology. One personality test: the Myers-Briggs test, is scary accurate. As in, I had to stop reading about myself because it was TOO true. David and I have had so much fun reading about each other, guessing our friends types, and making all of friends and family take it.

This isn't just a "what color are you" kind of test...this test has helped my marriage!

Ok, so I'm not going to go anymore "hokie" on you...but, it's a lot of fun. Here is my type:

ENTJ

ENTJs have a natural tendency to marshal and direct. This may be expressed with the charm and finesse of a world leader or with the insensitivity of a cult leader. The ENTJ requires little encouragement to make a plan. One ENTJ put it this way... "I make these little plans that really don't have any importance to anyone else, and then feel compelled to carry them out." While "compelled" may not describe ENTJs as a group, nevertheless the bent to plan creatively and to make those plans reality is a common theme for NJ types.
ENTJs focus on the most efficient and organized means of performing a task. This quality, along with their goal orientation, often makes ENTJs superior leaders, both realistic and visionary in implementing a long-term plan. ENTJs tend to be fiercely independent in their decision making, having a strong will that insulates them against external influence. Generally highly competent, ENTJs analyze and structure the world around them in a logical and rational way. Due to this straightforward way of thinking, ENTJs tend to have the greatest difficulty of all the types in applying subjective considerations and emotional values into the decision-making process.
ENTJs often excel in business and other areas that require systems analysis, original thinking, and an economically savvy mind. They are dynamic and pragmatic problem solvers. They tend to have a high degree of confidence in their own abilities, making them assertive and outspoken. In their dealings with others, they are generally outgoing, charismatic, fair-minded, and unaffected by conflict or criticism. However, these qualities can make ENTJs appear arrogant, insensitive, and confrontational. They can overwhelm others with their energy, intelligence, and desire to order the world according to their own vision. As a result, they may seem intimidating, hasty, and controlling.
ENTJs tend to cultivate their personal power. They often end up taking charge of a situation that seems (to their mind, at least) to be out of control, or that can otherwise be improved upon and strengthened. They strive to learn new things, which helps them become resourceful problem-solvers. However, since ENTJs rely on provable facts, they may find subjective issues pointless. ENTJs appear to take a tough approach to emotional or personal issues, and so can be viewed as aloof and cold-hearted. In situations requiring feeling and value judgments, ENTJs are well served to seek the advice of a trusted Feeling type.

If you would like to take the test: here it is!

What's your type? Is your significant other the opposite or similar?

7 comments:

Emily said...

Fun!

I always love tests like this and I can't wait to see how my husband and I compare. Thanks!

Corinne said...

I knew it! I knew you were an ENTJ! I'm a little bit obsessed with Myers-Briggs...I'm an INTP. Myers-Briggs has been really helpful with how I relate to people, and I love to analyze people and figure out their types.

Kelly said...

That's all fine and dandy, but if you start asking us to dress in towels and hypnotizing us in the sidebar I'm out. Of the cult.

Kelly

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

OoOhhh...I will have to do this!

Madame Samm said...

I am an Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinker and Judger....No wonder I like you...I had this test done years ago while in Pharmaceutical. It still applies today...So you are right, we are all those things and more lol..
blessings my dear. Madame Samm

ModernMom said...

More knowledge is always a good thing! I had not heard of this one:)

Too Many Hats said...

I got an ESFJ for me. I know I took this in college and was something slightly different, but not sure what.