If you’ve ever taken a personality test, you’ve probably rolled your eyes in disdain and thought to yourself,
“What a crock!”
Am I right? I’ve taken several in my lifetime and have, for the most part, always read the results thinking, “Eh, that’s kinda like me.” This time, however, I think I’ve found the Holy Grail of Briggs Meyers 16 personality tests — and the BEST part? It’s FREE to take!
Mike Dillard, a mentor of mine, (If you’re familiar at all with the world of network marketing and/or online businesses, you’ve likely heard his name. 🙂 ) recommended I take it, as a course of finding clarity in who I am (I’d already done a lot of soul-searching in my life, so this wasn’t a far-fetched leap.), why I do the things I do or have the reactions I have, the kinds of relationships that will suit me best, the top career choices for me, and, truly, a whole lot more. Now, I’m coachable, so I did as instructed… still a bit, like, “Okay, whatever.” When done, however, I have to say, Mike was right on point!
The premise behind these kinds of tests is that we all have a variety of personality types, to varying degrees, within us. What’s the norm, though, is that one trait is very dominant, while the others (although still present) are somewhat removed, thus allowing us to be identified by a specific type or combination of types. The same is true of this particular personality test. This one kinda forced me to look at a few things I knew was happening but didn’t fully understand the motivation behind what was happening.
For example, I KNOW I’m very principally-based. By default, things like honesty, trust, communication, and respect are paramount in my world. Well, I’d always sort of written off my entrepreneurial bug as an “authority issue” (which I’ll openly lay claim to, regardless lol), also became clear to me that, more often than not, is a matter of losing respect for a manager or upline who had broken one of these major links with me — most likely never being able to re-establish it. I pondered it for a bit… then agree 100%, as I reflect on previous jobs, managers, who worked well and who didn’t, who started off as great and why they didn’t end up that way, etc.
So, I FULLY endorse and encourage you to take this simple 10-15 minute test for yourself by clicking here.
Another example would be that I’d always “known” I was, mmmmm, let’s say different, okay? And, honestly, I came to terms with this as a child and am perfectly fine with having a fairly unique perspective, personality, will, and so on. Until taking this test, I didn’t know exactly how different. See, according to my results, I’m an INTJ. As such, I have “one of the rarest and most strategically capable personality types”, with only 2% of the population sharing my time. It doesn’t stop there, though, because… as a woman, I’m even more rare: Only .8% of the female population share my personality type combination. Who knew??? Depending whether the glass is “half full” or “half empty”, I suppose this could be seen as a blessing or curse. I, personally, choose to think of myself as extra special. What about you?
(Oh yeah… more and more companies are incorporating this kind of testing into their application and interviewing processes. Shouldn’t you know the results before they do???)
Find out your OWN Briggs-Meyers 16 personality results
— and don’t forget to share the party with your friends. 🙂