I’m an INTJ. I’m detail-oriented and set high standards. And you’re a…oh, sorry, what? I was checking my Facebook feed.
Yep, that’s me. I enjoy learning about my own personality type but lose focus when it comes to the other…15?… types. It’s like reading someone else’s horoscope: it’s mildly interesting but it doesn’t really resonate.
But Penelope Trunk recently wrote about teaching kids to identify personality types being a key factor in their ability to navigate relationships and, ultimately, find the right partners, personally and professionally. I like this because it offers a tangible way to help kids build a very intangible skill – a sort of curriculum for teaching emotional intelligence.
And THAT resonated.
I can be hyper-analytical and demanding, so I know I have to flex my communication style to be more approachable and supportive. That knowledge gets me a long way, without giving much thought to personality type. But I can do better. And helping my kid navigate the world is my number one priority. If Myers-Briggs will help me do that, I’m in.
How about you? What’s your experience with Myers-Briggs or other personality typologies?