Myers Briggs is one of the most recognized personality assessments available and widely used to help people understand themselves and others better. I have used Myers Briggs to help marriages and organizations learn to communicate more effectively, build teamwork, and have stronger working relationships. Myers Briggs is a preference assessment, and while no assessment can typecast a person, it can be a very helpful tool.
I am consistently asked what my own Myers Briggs type is, so I decided to share it here. I am an INTJ on the Myers Briggs Preference Assessment. That means I am:
Introverted – I wrote about this previously HERE and HERE, but, I am energized through times of inner reflections. It’s not that I don’t like or enjoy people, but I am most comfortable talking to people after I know them than I am initiating small talk.
INtuition – I don’t need (or want) many details to make a decision. I see the big picture first, often with limited information. (I wrote more about that HERE.) This is great for casting vision and creative thoughts, but drives detailed people crazy. (My wife sometimes being one of those people!)
Thinking – I make rational decisions, based on reason and logic, as opposed to more emotional or values-based decisions. Even if the decision is against me, if it’s the right decision, I want to make it. Often this gets me in trouble, as I’m likely to use truth over tact in making decisions.
Judgment – I prefer life to have a sense of order and structure. I think life works better with closure of a situation, rather than just letting things happen as they will unplanned.
What’s your Myers Briggs type?