A few weeks ago, I finally got around to taking a Meyers/Briggs-type personality test. My friend Tea has been encouraging me to do so for years, and David has also taken it a few times, and I was so thrilled to finally be participating. (I took this one, which isn’t- as I understand it- the “full” or “real” one, but yields fairly accurate results, I’m told.) (If you’re curious about taking it, this version only takes a few minutes.)
According to the test, I’m ENFP. I found the descriptions eerily accurate, to the point where I had to laugh. “Has lots of great ideas but lacks follow-through.” YES. You see? I can’t help it! I’m an ENFP, and that’s just how we are! We are, after all, the champions.
All snort-chuckling aside, I found it very interesting to read/see/validate certain traits of my personality. I hope to use the information not as an excuse for my actions, but rather to recognize my own strengths and weaknesses. I think that’s exactly what the results did for me: articulated parts of my personality that I had not seen/heard articulated before.
When I posted it on facebook, I got tons of people sharing their personality types. I found this very intriguing. David couldn’t remember his type, so he retook the test as well. It wasn’t a surprise to us that we are almost exact opposites.
Have you ever taken a personality test? Do you think they hold any credibility?