A few days ago, I came across the Briggs Myers personality test while scrolling through YouTube. Intrigued, I decided, eh, why not, and took the test after looking it up on google. The results honestly shocked me. I was shooketh to the bone, ha-ha.
Reading about the personality type I was given was like reading a small handout about myself. Though written by another person who had never met me. It was as if they were able to explain to me better than myself. Excited, I dug even deeper into the given personality type INFJ.
While I was reading some of the traits, I noticed I do have almost, if not all, of the characteristics, listed. It also had strengths and weaknesses. Intrigued, I dug deeper. Personally, I believe by understanding the basics of one’s personality, you can pinpoint and understand why some people are the way they are. It also helps with pinpointing some of the things that one can work on to become the best version of oneself.
With that being said, I thought doing a recommendation post on the Briggs Myers personality test would be fun to do, and help others understand themselves a little better if they have not already taken this test before.
However, be aware of living by a label. These tests are here to help one understand themselves a bit better, not to be used as a type of identity you must live by and morph into. Your personality is a part of you, but it is not all of you and your personality can change.
What is the Briggs Myers personality test?
Through research, I found that the Briggs Myers personality test is a personality test created by a mother and daughter duo, Isabel Briggs Myers, and Kathrine Briggs in the 1940s.
As the online source, Myersbriggs.org explains, “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.”
The test focuses on if you are more:
Extroverted or Introverted
Sensing or Intuitive
Thinking or Feeling
Judging or Perceiving
When taking the test, there can be 16 different outcomes; the one you receive is the personality type you are.
Knowing personality types can be very beneficial if you think about it. We are all different with different outlooks, understandings, and ideas about life. When you narrow down the facts and statistics, there is a way to help one another understand each other.
Everyone in the workplace is different, some people may have some similarities, but all-in-all we are different and have various weaknesses and strengths. By understanding a personality type, you could implement that in the workplace and give people tasks that complement their strengths to better the workplace flow.
This concept may be a little out there, but if a boss or manager took the time to get to know and understand their employees via a personality test, they could help their business grow at a faster pace.
When people are working together as a team, understanding one another, and acknowledging weaknesses, there is a considerable advantage when it comes to building a business.
You’ll also be growing relationships within the company, which makes employees trust and enjoy coming to work. Of course, there will be dull days, but they won’t be dreading every shift if they feel valued and thought of (and pay that one can actually live off of, but that is a topic for another day.)
While I know this idea is very farfetched, just like many of my other ideas, I still believe managers and bosses should take their employees into consideration when it comes to strengths and weaknesses.
What is an INFJ?
As stated above, I am an INFJ. What this means is INFJs are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging. INFJ’s make up 1.5% of the population, making us very few and a bit hard to understand.
Honestly, I am just starting this journey of finding out who I am, so I do not know much of the INFJ personality type. I do know I feel more understood and not so alone with my thought processes as I did before I took the test. I was even able to find more like-minded people who hold the same ideas as I do, which is a plus. If you are interested in finding out more, you should definitely check out the free online test.
Some famous INFJ’s include Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa, Tom Selleck, and even Hitler was thought to be an INFJ.
Where can you go to take the personality test, what should you expect when taking the test?
There are several places you can take the Myers-Briggs personality test. My favorite place has been 16personalities.com. They even have in-depth information about the personality type you get, fun quizzes to see how you and other people answer, and you get your own profile.
16 personalities is a fantastic website and dedicated to its readers. There is a lot of free information, though they do have options for people to buy books, courses, and more. Once you’re done reading this, you should definitely go check them out.
I also took the test on a few other websites and got the same results. The 16 personality test was the best, in my opinion. However, I will say you have to be as honest as possible if you truly want to find out your correct personality type.
There will be about a 10-minute questionnaire that you will answer. There are no right or wrong answers, just respond with what you feel is best. There is an extra letter at the end, as you can see. I got T, which means I am more on the emotional, stressed side than the calm assertive side. I am working on becoming more relaxed and confident.
How is this beneficial?
Personally, I find knowing about my personality type beneficial in many different ways. I know I mentioned a few beneficial outcomes prior. However, I decided to include a few more. Here are some of the ways I believe people can benefit from when learning about their personality type:
- Understanding yourself better
- Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses to improve upon
- Finding like-minded people who share the same views and understandings as you
- Understanding other people
- Feeling understood
- Becoming more aware of yourself and those around you
We are all beautifully different, but we are tied together in some of the ways we think, feel, and react to certain things depending on how we grew up and perceived the world around us. Honestly, that’s pretty neat if you think about it.
The Myers-Briggs personality test was conducted by a mother and daughter. They created this test to help people become more understandable and for it to be useful in others’ lives. There are 16 different outcomes when taking the test. Myers and Briggs created this model with the help of the theory C. J. Jung created. By taking the test at 16personalities.com, you can find out your own personality type. Additionally, by finding out what personality type you are, you can work on your strengths, and weaknesses, understand yourself better, and more.
Thank you to everyone who reads, likes, comments, and shares the posts on Motivational Coping and Healing. You guys are awesome!! I hope you enjoyed this recommendation post and learn more about yourself by taking the personality test if you have not already.
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We have collected 447 cards so far, and the number is continuously growing. Everyone who has written a letter or sent a donation for a card thank you so much. You are terrific and spreading hope to those who may feel hopeless and lost.
*We have stopped doing the letter and card drive for now. Thank you to everyone who participated.
All constructive criticism is always more than welcome. I am new to blogging and would love feedback. I learn through my mistakes, so if you find any errors let me know in the comments below.
I would love to hear about some of your results, and if you feel like the test was accurate or not.
The Myers & Briggs Foundation – MBTI® Basics, http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/home.htm?bhcp=1.
“‘It’s so Incredible to Finally Be Understood.”.” 16Personalities, http://www.16personalities.com/.