A post in response to: Why Are We Obsessed With Personality Tests? – by Julien Smith
I am an ESFJ Extroverted Sensing Feeling Judging – according to a facebook test I had taken a little while back. It’s based on the Jungian Typology. This means something like I want to like everybody, I strive to see others point of views and like to make people feel good about themselves. I’m warmly interested in others. I use my Sensing and Judging characteristics to gather specific, detailed information about others, and turn this information into supportive judgments. I want to like people, and tend to be skilled at bringing out the best in others. I strive to understand other points of view. – As cheesy as this sounds, it’s kinda true.
It’s interesting that you mention personality tests and how they can help you “find your place in the world”. On ecademy (a business focused social networking site) they came up with a color profiling system that is supposed to help you find compatible business associates. I was measured as a “High Blue”. If you think about it, the success of team building depends upon a balance and cooperation of each personality type involved.
I haven’t really found my place in the world yet, I’ve been a little busy helping other people find theirs. I really liked Julien’s In Over Your Head blog. I am not really sure why, but I think he writes like the kid in class who would be really quiet, yet very intelligent. You know, the type who only speaks when he really has something to say. So, you can’t help but stop and listen.