Discovering Yourself

There’s a lot to do this month, with new year resolutions and all, but while you’re making decisions this year to become a better you, a question you should ask yourself is: Do I really know myself? It’s a deep question if you think of it critically because you are a product of interaction with people, the experiences you’ve had and your environment moderated with  your individual perception.

Phew so much grammar. Anyway, there’s one way to start, finding out your personality type here. If you don’t have the time to here’s a rundown of the 16 personalities (according to Jung’s and Briggs Myers’ theories of personality type.) and they are divided into four main groups;

Disclaimer: The information below is not a form of professional advice. This post contains information based on research carried out by professionals sourced online and is only for information purposes.

  1. THE ANALYSTS

These include the;

  • INTJ which represents Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging. They are very Imaginative and Strategic.
  • INTP which represents  Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. They are curious and love inventing.
  • ENTJ which represents Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Feeling. They are bold and strong-willed.
  • ENTP which represents Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging. They are curious and smart.

2. THE DIPLOMATS

These include the:

  •  INFJ which represents Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. They are quiet and mystical.
  •  INFP which represents Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. They are poetic, kind and altruistic.
  •  ENFJ which represents Extrovert, Intuitive,Feeling, Judging. They are charismatic and inspiring leaders.
  •  ENFP which represents Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. They are enthusiastic, creative and sociable.

3.  THE SENTINELS

These include the:

  • ISTJ which represents Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging.  They are practical and love facts.
  • ISFJ which represents Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. They are very dedicated and warm protectors.
  • ESTJ which represents  Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. They are administrators are good at managing things.
  • ESFJ which represents  Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. They are extraordinarily caring, social and popular.

4.   THE EXPLORERS

These include the:

  • ISTP which represents Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. They are bold and experimental.
  • ISFP which represents Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving. They are flexible and are great artists.
  • ESTP which represents  Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. They are smart energeetic and perceptive.
  • ESFP which represents  Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving.  They are spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic.

This is just a summary of the personalities that exist. Now, the importance of learning about your personality type, is to help you understand yourself better and understand why you act the way you do. If you follow the link , after you take the test, you’ll see that it explains behavior in relationships, among friends and even career paths to pursue. It’s not magic or like horoscopes, it’s just study based research that describes human behavior and personalities.

I plead that you take out time to answer the quiz, read through the description and apply the knowledge in your life. You could take the quiz alongside a significant other,it helps create better understanding in your relationship. It should not be used as an excuse like “this is the way I am” but rather for personal growth. Keep your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses. On a final note, know that personalities change with time and environment, for example, I changed from one to another and people are often combinations of personalities but one personality is always the most dominant.

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