Excellent advice…. which I clearly don’t take.
I have a friend who’s always talking about her Meyer Briggs test results. She had to take the quiz when she wanted a promotion at work because her employers needed to know if she was management material.
If you’re not familiar…
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
Not being considered for promotion, (unless being upgraded to your favorite blogger counts) I decided to find the free versions online and take a stab at finding out what kind of personality I am.
None of my preferences were strongly one way or the other, which must mean I’m drab and quite tedious.
A breakdown –
Hmm… I’m a benevolent pedagogue who manipulates others with my unique salesmanship.
The definition of a pedagogue is a dull or pedantic teacher. Not exactly how I see myself, but online quizzes can’t be wrong.
Not sure that’s the best likeness…. but I’m carrying cake and a book, so maybe it’s not too far off the mark.
Quiz #2 shows me to be extroverted as well…. and feeling over thinking, though by much wider margins.
Not quite sure what they mean by a turbulent identity, but it sounds badass…
So I’ll take it.
Another extrovert result, and apparently I talk too much.
Sorry… but that’s not exactly shocking.
This quiz had me going both ways for cognitive style.
And dead even for thinking over feeling.
But the last part?
I’m a judgemental bitch if ever I saw one.
I also sound uptight and anal.
Good thing I don’t take these things seriously, because from the sounds of that profile I’m a robotic taskmaster with a whip.
Of course, the whip thing could be interesting…