Hey there friends!
One of my favorite things to do in my pastime is study personality! I love learning more about why I think and act the way I do. I also find it helps me have awareness for both my strengths and weakness, giving me a focus for improvement. As far as how it helps me view the world, I feel like it gives me a lens of grace to view people through. Instead of becoming irritated by someone’s personality differences, I can recognize their personality type and have grace and understanding for those differences.
I’ve spent the most time reading over Myers Briggs. It has helped me understand why I think and act the way I do. (My personality type is INFJ.) The first time I figured this out–I was SO excited! I thought I was the only person who thought the way I did and responded to situations that way. It turns out that though it’s a rare personality, there are plenty of others!
Recently I got into the Enneagram as well. This one has been harder for me to pinpoint, as its based more on your core motivation, rather than how you think and process. I’ve finally realized (after tests and reading up) that I am a 4. I feel like all the descriptions of 4’s tend to be super negative, (Has anyone else noticed this??) so I can’t say that I ALWAYS relate. (I swear I’m not perpetually self absorbed, incurably moody, depressed and in the midst of an identity crisis.) I do relate strongly to the empathy, social adaptability, attraction to depth/melancholy, introspection and desire for authenticity. As far as wings go, I’m still not sure what my strong one is. When I’m alone I feel like I have a 5 wing, but when I’m at work I feel the 3 wing in full force!
SO, LET’S DISH!
I’d love to get to know you all better by understanding your personality types! Whether it’s Enneagram or Myers Briggs, let’s talk personality. What is your personality type? What is one of your positive traits that you LOVE, and what is one part of your personality that is challenging for you to deal/live with? If you have anything else you want to add FEEL FREE!