Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a big fan of personality tests. My latest favorite is 16 Personalities; it closely resembles the Myers Briggs test — but it’s free and “freakishly accurate”.
Once your personality type has been identified, the summary sheds light on everything from your career choices, to how to find the work environment best for you, along with information about friendships, romantic relationships, etc.
Understanding my personality type has helped me further hone in on my strengths and has helped me come to terms with some of the things I struggle with. I appreciate the summary this test offers because it put words to feelings I had not been able to understand or properly articulate before. I’m not joking when I say I finally felt understood when reading the results.
I’ve been able to use this information to help define my career path, focusing on developing my interests and accepting (without feeling guilty) areas that are not in the cards for me to thrive in. Why spend time on things that deplete my energy? I’ve also been able to share the results with my husband, my mom, my boss, and friends so they have better insight into what makes Katie tick.
My personality type is one of the rarest personality types among women, which confirms I’m an odd duck, and I’m okay with that. Take the test and share your results with me. What did you think? Are they spot on? Any other INTPs or ISTPs out there?