What is your personality type?There is a huge chunk of people out there, doing jobs they don’t like.Yes, unemployment is to blame but unawareness is to be blamed even more.
The fact is, we don’t care to know about ourselves and keep on living our lives under rocks.We never ask ourselves what we are good at, seldom spend time learning about ourselves. So what if the education system doesn’t provide us with courses to answer these intricate questions, this is what we owe to ourselves.
‘Who are you?’
Today, I sent this question to about 20 friends of mine (small size, I know :P) and most of them replied with their names.
I won’t lie, the first time I was shot with the same question, a string of very stupid answers came out of my mouth too!
This is such an important question that no one has ever emphasised on it, or those who have, have gone nuts trying to find the answers! If we look closely into the situation, we find that people tend to invest more energy in decisions that are less important in the longer run.
Don’t believe me? Okay!
Remember how you transformed yourself into a PhD scholar while buying the phone/tablet/PC you are reading this article on?
You asked everyone you thought was eligible to answer. Searched every blog you could, analysed comparative studies on Amazon, Flipkart and every google review website you could get your hands on, didn’t you?
Now, how many experts did you decide to contact to find out which is the appropriate career for you?
How many blogs have you referred to?
For those who are still not satisfied, Indians have an entire history of getting married to a person of their parent’s choice.(And choosing a career goes down the same lane as well).These are the decisions Indian people make casually.Tell us in the comments if you disagree or agree.
I was also caught up in the same questions as to what I can do, there is this system set up and whatever I do, I will have to go the same school and will obviously have the same parents :D. After days and months of frustration, I began to look for answers in psychology.
This is what I found out.
Myers-Briggs type indicator categorises personalities into 16 broad categories. Initially, Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist gave four main divisions, combinations of these then came as personality types as we know them now.
These four division were
Extroverts: They are the people who have an outgoing personality, they socialise a lot. They believe in sharing their feelings and solve problems by talking through.
Introverts: They like to spend time alone. They tend to have more energy by spending time with themselves. They focus more on their inner thoughts.
Sensing: These people trust facts more than what people are saying. They analyse the data behind the information.
Intuition: These people read between the lines. they figure out the bigger picture before going into facts.
Thinking: These people tend to make a complete pros and cons list of the problem they are about to solve. They take decisions after pondering over every minute detail that they can think of.
Feeling: These people value emotions and feelings of the people involved.
Judging: These people want to have everything figured out beforehand. They plan a lot and have roadmaps for everything.
Perceiving: They figure out things as they unfold. they figure out their plans as things happen in life.
Now all the highlighted letters above combine to make 16 different categories which are as follows:
1.ISTJ-The Duty Fulfiller
3.ISFJ- The Nurturer
4.ISFP- The Artist
5.INFJ- The Protector
6.INFP- The Idealist
7.INTJ – The Scientist
8.INTP- The Thinker
9.ESTP – The Doer
10.ESTJ – The Guardian
11.ESFP – The Performer
12.ESFJ – The Caregiver
13.ENFP – The Inspirer
14.ENFJ – The Giver
15.ENTP – The Visionary
16.ENTJ – The Executive
Different personality types are suitable for different professions. If you know your personality type then that is one step closer to choose your ideal career.
If you want to know what personality type are you, log on to 16personalities.com and get to know yourself better.You will definitely creep out after the results, saying these people know you better than yourself.You might end up accepting traits you knew you always had but has denied accepting for a very long time.
Nothing could be more joyous right now to know that this test is free.It is a very detailed test and you will probably have the deepest look into yourself.Try now!
Find out whether you are a person who likes go where life leads them or carefully mark every milestone to be achieved from the beginning. Find who you are and what you should work on to become a better version of yourself!
Go get ’em!