Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? How was your personality shaped? What does your personality say about you? What are your strengths? weaknesses? Why one thing could be such a big deal to someone and not a big deal to you and vice versa? Whoa that was a lot of questions #sorryNotsorry :p
I swear I was going somewhere with that…
So speaking of your personality, have you ever heard of the Myers-Briggs personality test?
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
I am always down to take personality quizzes and tests so of course I had to find out my personality type. I remember taking the actual test years ago at my old job and wanted to know if I would still get the same type now. So I googled. Because even though I wanted to take it, I was not willing to pay :p I found 16personalities.com and took that quiz there. and lo and behold, I did indeed get the same personality type as I did years ago according to this quiz.
Apparently, I am an “ESFP” Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perception. When I read how they started the description of this type, I knew that it was not a mistake.
If anyone is to be found spontaneously breaking into song and dance, it is the ESFP personality type. ESFPs get caught up in the excitement of the moment, and want everyone else to feel that way, too. No other personality type is as generous with their time and energy as ESFPs when it comes to encouraging others, and no other personality type does it with such irresistible style.
If you know me in real life, you know I’m always singing and dancing… randomly.. embarrassingly sometimes. But hey, it’s just my ESFP ok!!?
Here are some other points about this personality type that I thought was dead on about me:
ESFPs are known for their irrepressibly social and excited attitudes. They don’t internalize much of anything, sharing it all with their extensive circles of friends with wit, style, enthusiasm, and optimism. ESFPs are explorers of the pleasures of life, and they take particular pleasure in sharing those experiences with others. For ESFPs, there’s no point in living if you can’t feel alive.
I’m loud, outgoing, and enthusiastic about everything.. what can I say? :p
Conflict-Averse – ESFPs sometimes ignore and avoid conflict entirely. They tend to say and do what’s needed to get out of such situations, then move on to something more fun.
ME TO A T.
Poor Long-Term Planners – In fact, ESFP personalities rarely make detailed plans for the future. To them, things come as they come, and they rarely bother with taking the time to lay out steps and consequences, with the belief that they could change at any moment – even with things that can be planned.
Making new friends isn’t a problem for ESFPs though – they use an alluring combination of blunt truths and disarming openness and charm to keep things moving. Where ESFP personalities falter is in keeping the friends they already have. In their excitement and focus on here and now over history, ESFPs too easily exhaust the adventure one person has to offer, moving on once one person’s novelty has worn off.
That last sentence. So true about me. It’s something that I’ve realized about myself the past couple of years. I think that’s why I don’t like to hang out with the same people too much because I don’t want to “easily exhaust the adventure”. But I also have those friends that I’ve had for years, where we might not see each other for a while, but then get together and it feels like nothing has changed at all. Strange, right??
It’s uncanny how reading about this personality type makes me gasp and say “Omg that is so me!” If you would like to see what personality type you are, check out the quiz here: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
Let me know which one you get in the comments, kk?