The following pages will describe my Myers-Briggs Personality Score. I have completed the same if not similar tests many times and I always end up with the same score, Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Judging. That being said my feeling category is always borderline on the thinking as well. It’s like a 52 to 48 % split so it depends on which questions the tests ask how close I am to feeling/thinker. To me that just shows that I make my decisions based on my feelings and by thinking through the consequences of my choice.
Personality Type: Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Judging.
I have always agreed with my personality type scoring. I used it as part of my explanation for our very first question when you asked us to describe our personality. I have come to understand my personality type and see how it affects my everyday life including my career. That being said I always remind people of what Thompson and Henderson (2007) discuss, the letters indicate the preference yes, but it’s actually the numerical score that indicates the strength of that preference. Therefore to say that I am a feeler is not 100 % accurate. My preference is feeling however that score is always just over the 50/50 mark. I would also consider myself a very logical person especially in particular areas of my life for example my career.
Overall my personality type matches me very closely. Heiss (2007) states, that the number one characteristic for ISFJ’s is the desire to serve others. I would have to agree with that statement as I can remember being as young as four years old and telling my mom that I wanted to work with kids when I was all grown up. I have always felt this deep connection with other people and found myself to be extremely empathetic almost to a fault. It can be extremely draining to feel all of the emotions of the people around me.
If you look at my personality type in two main aspects of my life, personal and business you will see that I match the general traits of an ISFJ. Most importantly above all is my family which also coincides with the ISFJ subtypes. Before I heard of Jung’s Personality types I would make statements like, “I’m the friend that everyone goes to when they have a problem” or “I’m exhausted tonight, I think I am going to stay in and read a book and re-charge”. Once I was introduced to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator I realized that what I was describing was the ISFJ personality type. I always had a few very close friends as I mentioned I was and continue to be the friend that others ran to when they needed support. I consider myself to be extremely loyal and I have friendship that span over two decades. I would chose to hang out with three or four people rather than going out to a club. I find it exhausting to be around a lot of people as a child I did not understand why I became so anxious at crowded events like parades or concerts. Now as an adult I understand and I am able to manage large groups of people.
On the business side of things I just like most ISFJ’s can be depended on to complete things, I will and have worked long and hard to ensure all tasks get completed. I have a very strong work ethic and have held a job consistently since the age of thirteen; I have never been without work. My previous job before this one I was at for 11 years. As most ISFJ’s I often felt unappreciated and overworked at home and work until I realized that it was mostly my own fault. I am horrible at delegating and every year I put it on my personal development plans at work to continue to work on delegation skills.
If we break down each scale we can see how closely I fit into the ISFJ personality type. The first scale, Extravert/Introvert is the scale where most people guess wrong if asked to describe my personality. On the outside I am a very bubbly, happy and outgoing person. I find it easy to make new...