Let me introduce you to Meyers & Briggs. You may recognize the implication of these letters – to identify one’s personality type – even if you don’t know their meaning. While researching the colors of my parachute, I tested to see if my instincts and the experts agree about what I do well. This stemmed from contradictions of getting high SAT math scores yet abundant budget headaches. I felt I would thrive at job interviews presenting key words that effectively communicate my strengths. What I found became an insightful window into my self!
I started with this easy to follow book.
I promptly popped strong, accurate keywords into my job-search cover letter. Next, I turned to the well-known Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator. Employers trust this test to find quality complementary employees to build effective teams. I hesitated for a moment knowing tests may reveal things you don’t want to hear about yourself, but I prefer full-disclosure so I would rather know.
Definition: Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging – Way Touchy Feely!
Introverted (vs. Extroverted) doesn’t mean I am shy. More it that I need to recharge in between social events with some quiet time living alone inside my head for a spell. Some characteristics below have extroverted tendencies.
Intuitive (vs. Sensing) doesn’t mean I’m psychic or follow my gut well all the time. It means that I prefer an abstract big picture train of thought and letting my imagination wander for a while.
Feeling (vs. Thinking) doesn’t imply I never use my head, rather that I consider the impact that decisions may have on others with the goal of restoring harmony when possible.
Judging (vs. Perceiving) doesn’t mean I’m judging or diagnosing people, it means I try to control my environment to bring about closure.
Click here for a full explanation – it’s scary accurate!
Fun facts for INFJs –
Known as “the Confidant/Visionary”
Less than 1.5% of the population
Famous INFJs: Oprah, Gillian Anderson, The Tinman from The Wizard of Oz
I can’t wait to spend time with Google to learn more. Note, I took the free test, not through M-B website, but I took two different free tests and they agreed… feels great to be understood.
What are your letters?