Thursday, June 28, 2007

do you know your Meyers-Briggs typology?

I was asked this at an interview in New York and quite frankly, off the top of my head, No i don't.

I've taken a number of online quizzes, Meyers-Briggs being one of them, but damnit, it's not on my resume. thinking now...maybe it should be. I took the test when I got home. I am an "ENFJ."

Extraverted is an attitude. I draw energy from action. If I'm inactive, then my level of energy and motivation tends to decline.
Intuitive is an irrational/perceiving function. I trust information in a more abstract or theoretical sense, whether or not I can associate it with other information I have.
Feeling is a decision-making function. I prefer to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation (i.e. putting myself in the other person's shoes).
Judging describes how I like to get things done. I prefer to have clear plans and do not like to be distracted.


The personality test I could recall I had taken was my personalDNA. From an earlier post, I am an Animated Creator and that's pretty cool.

Belbin (first name Meredith) has 9 team-playing roles you want want to be familiar with as well:
  • 3 Action oriented team roles – Shaper, Implementer and Completer Finisher
  • 3 People oriented team roles – Co-ordinator, Teamworker and Resource Investigator
  • 3 Cerebral oriented team roles – Plant, Monitor Evaluator and Specialist.
knowing who you are and what personality you bring to the table will benefit YOU and the company you're interviewing with. good luck!

2 comments:

johanna said...

i'm not too far off from you, i'm an INFJ :)

Greg said...

ENTP. I took the Meyers Briggs test in a class. I was the only ENTP, and the teacher made special note of it as its rather uncommon. According to wikipedia 3.2% are ENTP but only 2.4% are ENFJ.

We're oh so different than those ignorant masses.