Carly and I had some fun this weekend taking Myers-Briggs tests. Yes, that’s what we do for fun.
The test defines which of 16 pre-defined personality buckets you fall within. I find it interesting both as a way to learn more about myself and better understand people I interact with.
There are many forms of the test. For a quick & dirty test, check out Monster.com where you can simply identify yourself with the fields that best fit your personality rather than jumping through a zillion what-if’s to arrive at the same result.
According to the Myer’s Briggs test on Monster, my type is ENTP:
(Extravert, Intuitive, Thinker, Perceiver)
People of this type tend to be friendly, charming and outgoing; quick-witted, energetic and irreverent; ingenious, imaginative and creative; curious, flexible and unpredictable; logical and analytical.
The most important thing to ENTPs is being creative, seeing possibilities and always having new challenges.
Great careers for ENTPs
– Investment banker
– Management / marketing consultant
– Radio / TV talk show host
– Real estate developer
– Strategic planner
– Internet marketer
– Advertising creative director
I’d say that’s a pretty accurate description of me, and that I’m doing the right type of work for my personality. According to one analysis Carly found online, the worst job for me would be a wedding planner which also sounds very accurate. If you want to learn more about me, just look up more information on ENTP personality types. That’s what Carly does.
I’d love to find out what your type is in the comments. And share something about whether you agree or disagree with what that personality type supposedly says about you.