People who have a voice usually have a personality
Everyone needs a life-long catch phrase, like Matthew McConaughey’s “alright, alright, alright”.
By now you’ve probably seen the viral Harry Potter characters’ Myers-Briggs types chart. When I first happened upon it last month, the timing could not be more uncanny; a friend had mentioned that her MBTI personality type had changed drastically over the years, so I had just taken the test again myself.
I just took a Meyers Briggs assessment and I have been described as a ENFP. Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving.
According to the Meyers Briggs website here is what I am.
Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency.
This explains a lot. I’m glad to know this info so it can help me understand myself and that others know how to relate to me.
I Am Yellow! Today I took a personality profile at the Work Smart, Live Well workshop I attended. Six different personality types were assigned different colors. This evaluation reaffirmed who I know who I am as a person. My personality tends to understand people, I am kind and caring, being around people is awesome. However there are some downsides to this. I tend to put off decisions, I give in to people too and I have been known to say yes to everyone and saying no is hard. Approval is something I thrive on.
This personality type has caused me great joy but also great pain. I tend to lead with my heart and I do many things without thinking. I tend to be passive agressive. Love and peace are things I desire more than being right about something.
Its easy for me to over-commit myself at the expense of myself. Saying no to anyone is hard for me. However its something I have to learn how to do. Often times I don’t speak up for what I want and need. Giving in to others is easy for me and I won’t be open about what I want.
Being a people pleaser is hard work. You give up your wants and desires in order to keep others happy. Friends this is something I have to work on to keep myself from burning out which is has happened in many facets of my life.
So you know a little more about me. I will be learning to say no and be concerned about my own welfare a little more. Friends can still be friends even if I am not always bending over backwards for them. Let’s see how this goes.