Have you taken a Personality Test?

We humans are so different from each other. We behave so differently from each other. That sometimes, we don't understand why our neighbour acts the way they do.

Understanding yourself and those around you is extremely important. And the fact is we all have different personalities, so much that we can't be boxed into one category ENTIRELY. But we can be summed up. A general look at the way you behave might correspond with another person's, placing you in the same personality type as that person.

We are aware that there are people with very large numbers of friends, while some people prefer to keep a small number of friends, who usually are very dear to them. And we are also aware that some people are calmer than others. Some people are more organized than others and more of other variations like that. These are all variations in the way we behave as people.

That is why taking a personality test is important. A personality test helps you understand yourself better. It helps you identify your unique traits and how you can harness them for the growth of yourself and society.

Personality tests also help you understand the people you've had difficulty understanding through reading up on their personality type and understanding how to relate with them. It explains why they do what they do and why they are so different from you. It helps you build solid relationships with your loved ones when you read up on their personality types because it helps you understand them better.


It is still a debate as to what is responsible for the differing personality traits in humans. Some say it's nature. That is, an individual is born with his unique personality traits. And some say it's nurture. That is, the environment dictates and moulds a person's personality. I don't have a side I am picking. I will say both play a role in a person's personality type. Simple.

So, how can you take a personality test? There are many personality tests online, developed by psychologists. But I'll recommend ONE you can try. You know, to better understand yourself.

*Take the MBTI personality test here.

I recommend MBTI one hundred percent! The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a personality instrument test famous for its mouth-gaping accuracy. It was developed by Isabel Myers Briggs and her mother Katharine shortly after the completion of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung's work, 'Psychological Types.'

The MBTI groups people broadly into two types, Introvert and Extrovert and more narrowly into 16 different types. MBTI is fun to take, educative and nearly accurate. Some critics have said MBTI has no scientific basis, but who cares when I find it very accurate?

According to MBTI, I am of the INFJ personality type.
That is, I am Introverted, Intuitive, a Feeler, and a Judger. There are 15 other types;

*INFP *INTP *INTJ *ENFJ *ENFP *ENTJ *ENTP *ESFJ *ESFP *ESTJ *ESTP *ISFJ *ISFP *ISTP *ISTJ

You will need to read up more on the net on the different personalities. And it's because I'm not a MBTI practitioner so I can't give detailed explanations of the types. And yes, there are MBTI practitioners who specialise in MBTI. And trust me, it's amazing when I read up on my type's description that is about INFJ, and find somethings so strikingly accurate.
  Like for instance, INFJs are all about self- improvement. From reading every psychology article they can find to taking online self discovery tests. And we are usually always online, at least very frequently, we can be found reading articles or something like that. And I found all those in the description of INFJ and it resonates with me very much because it's very true.

MBTI also helps in relationship matches as well. Any type can work in a relationship with other types but some personalities are better suited for each other.

So, personality tests are important overall really.

Have you taken the MBTI test before? If so, you can share your MBTI type with me in the comments below.
  And if you've not taken it before, be sure to click on the link I provided above. You'll enjoy it really and you'll learn a lot about yourself. A lot.

Comments

  1. I have taken my share of personality tests and each one has shed light on what makes me tick. I would recommend trying it.

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  2. I have and I find these tests so interesting. I'm an ENFP and it couln't be more accurate about my personality. Fits it to a T. how neat!

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    1. You're ENFP? Wow! I absolutely love ENFPs. Good to know you've taken MBTI before.

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  3. Personality tests are like windows to our core selves. They help you understand why you act the way you do and make you more accepting of yourself. Totally recommend MBTI too!

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  4. Usually I'm scared to take personality tests because it puts you in a box of definitions. But to each their own right? Thanks for sharing!

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