Finding Your Personality Type

April 5, 2016

I’ve always been fascinated with psychology. How people think, why they do what they do, observing body language and people’s interactions – and my favorite game, sitting at a restaurant and making up stories about where people are from and what they’re doing there.

During college, I took an introduction to psychology course and was a communication major. I had to take a variety of different personality tests (which I secretly loved). While I don’t remember the results of those tests, I decided it was time to go online and see what the Internet had to say about my personality.

While I didn’t take the official Myers Briggs test, I did take a scarily accurate version of the test on 16personalities.com. It’s always fun to learn about yourself – and it can be an effective tool to put to use when thinking about developing yourself as an individual, and how to best work in all relationships – romantic, friendships, and in the workplace.

The results? ESFJ –A

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Here are a few “learnings” that hit close to home, as it relates to the workplace:

  • ESFJs are well-organized, enjoying bringing order and structure to their workplaces. Hello, budget spreadsheets and timelines! Two of my favorite things.
  • ESFJ personalities make surprisingly good accountants (um, no thank you), but purely analytical careers are often too dull for ESFJ’s – they need human interaction (yes) and emotional feedback to be truly satisfied in their line of work.

  • ESFJ’s spend a lot of their energy establishing social order and prefer plans and organized events to open-ended activities. Did you say Friendsgiving, with seating arrangements? 

    • ESFJs are excellent managers of day-to-day tasks and routine maintenance.

Also I feel pretty cool, because these are my fellow ESFJs.

You know you want to see what your personality type is. Go ahead, do it!